This Week in Local History: Feb. 3 to Feb. 9
H.H. Dunning returned from Sacramento, where he attended a meeting of the Sacramento Valley exposition committee, which entrusted the duty of arranging and maintaining the exhibit of Panama California exposition at San Diego. After some discussion it was decided to limit the expense of constructing the exhibit, building and maintaining the exhibits to $100,000. Yuba's share was $2,777.58, while Sutter paid $2,865.
Athan Woods of Arboga was found guilty in Marysville District Court of petty theft. Woods was accused of stealing his ex-wife's new Easter dress and hiding it in a field behind her home. He told deputies at the time of his arrest, "I did it because I love her. I was just playing a trick." Woods said he had been drinking when he took the dress, but wasn't drunk. Judge J.J. Hankins gave Woods a 30-day suspended county jail sentence and placed him on probation for one year.
A box of explosives was removed from a Marysville mini-storage shed containing $35,000 in stolen merchandise. Sixteen sticks of dynamite were removed by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad from Beale Air Force Base. A grandfather clock, wooden dressers and ceramic figurines stolen from a Madera County furniture store were found. A wooden container holding several boxes of ammunition also was found.
Students at Franklin Elementary School were given bottled water to drink after the school's well tested positive for total coliform bacteria. Principal Doug Reeder said he was not aware of any of the school's 420 students becoming ill from the well water which he said may have been contaminated from the rain. Franklin Elementary's custodian treated the well with chlorine, and a subsequent test on Jan. 31 came back negative.
A lawsuit filed against Yuba City by a partnership that was to build the city's downtown theater has been settled in what some termed a "business decision," the city said. According to the city, the settlement provided that Roxy Yuba City Partners not challenge a 12-screen theater expansion proposed on Whyler Road by Cinemark, a competitor.