Briefs: Man posts bail in Yuba hate crime case
An Olivehurst man was released from federal custody on Friday, three days after he and two others were indicted on hate crimes charges in connection with an 2011 attack prosecutors say was racially motivated.
Anthony M. Tyler posted a bail bond and was released after briefly appearing in US District Court in Sacramento, according to Lauren Horwood, a Justice Department spokeswoman.
Billy J. Hammett and Perry S. Jackson were held without bond.
All three were arrested Tuesday after a grand jury handed down indictments linked to the attack on April 18, 2011, on a 46-year-old black woman and a 32-year-old white man.
They are due back in court on Tuesday.
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE
Building fire investigation begins
An investigation into a fire that destroyed the civil engineering building earlier this week at Beale Air Force Base is expected to begin Sunday.
Monday's fire razed the two-story, 38,000-square-foot building, which was erected in the 1940s. Damage estimates have been placed at more than $10 million, officials said.
One unidentified firefighter suffered minor injuries in the blaze.
US Air Force Air Combat Command is expected to arrive late today and begin its investigation into the fire's cause on Sunday, Capt. Brian Wagner said.
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, plans to tour the damage Monday. Garamendi has pledged to help the base find the funding needed to rebuild the structure.
Casino complaints in one proceeding
The deluge of legal complaints over taking land for the Enterprise Rancheria Indian casino into trust have been combined into one proceeding, but the first hearing on the matter won't be for a couple months.
Separate complaints by other casino operating tribes, gambling watchdogs and local elected officials were combined this week in the US District Court in Sacramento.
The parties were also given until Tuesday to file responses to a defense filing regarding the plaintiffs' request for a temporary restraining order on land being taken into trust.
A hearing on those motions will only take place if necessary, according to a judge's ruling. Otherwise, the next hearing in the case is set for March 20 at the courthouse in Sacramento.
Class on healthy meals on tap
An expert will host a class next month at Dobbins Seventh-day Adventist Church on how to cook and prepare healthy meals.
Brownsville Institute acting director Mercy Ballard, who is also a registered nurse, will host the free class on making food to lower cholesterol and blood sugar and promote healing.
Ballard has also developed greenhouse and garden operations at the Brownsville Lifestyle Center, and has given seminars on healthy lifestyle changes for the last 10 years.
The class is at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at the church's fellowship hall, 10034 Marysville Road, in Dobbins.
Safety seat check-ups offered
Free child safety seat check-ups are planned Saturday at Live Oak Market, 10153 Highway 99, in Live Oak.
Weather permitting, the Keeping Kids Safe Program is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., coordinated by the Yuba City Police Department Traffic Education and Enforcement Unit.
For more information, call 822-4795.