Briefs: Tractor, truck crash kills two
Two Arbuckle men were killed when a pickup smashed into a nut bankout wagon that pulled out in front of the truck on Hillgate Road west of Arbuckle on Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said.
Travis Green, 19, and Jaime Gomez, 36, were pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.
The accident occurred at about 10:20 a.m., just west of Whiskey Creek Road.
The Ford pickup, driven by Green, was eastbound when the farm equipment, driven by Gomez, pulled out from a driveway, also heading east, and the vehicles collided, the CHP said.
"He turned right in front of him," said Sgt. Pete Montez, who did not believe the sun was a factor.
The wagon, which was being used for the almond harvest but was empty, spun and ejected the driver.
The pickup continued another 100 feet and overturned, coming to rest on its roof on the north side of the road, the CHP said.
Montez said the investigation is ongoing, and Cal-OSHA is on scene because of the involvement of the farm equipment.
Closures set for 5K run/walk
Parts of streets around Geweke Field in Yuba City will be closed to traffic Saturday morning for the annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/walk.
The event starts at Geweke Field near Highway 99 and Sunsweet Boulevard, with streets closed between 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
The route, exiting through Gray Avenue Intermediate School on Gray Avenue, travels north to Forbes Avenue, east to Clark Avenue, south to Spiva Avenue, east to Cooper Avenue, north to Forbes, east to Walnut Street and south to Reeves Avenue.
It continues west to Cooper, south to Morley Avenue, west to Clark, north to Kimball Avenue west to Gray and north to the school.
Share your debate thoughts
The first presidential debate, set for this evening in Denver, is considered a pivotal moment for the 2012 presidential race. Can Mitt Romney make the sale to voters? Is President Barack Obama still the best choice for the next four years?
If you're an interested observer of the debates, whether Democrat, Republican, or none of the above, we would like to hear from you after it's over.
Contact reporter Ben van der Meer at 749-4786 or email@example.com to set up a time when you can share your observations.
Lions sponsor Chili Cook Off
Loma Rica Foothill Lions Club is sponsoring its Chili Cook Off, open to cooks and people just wanting a taste, at its clubhouse, 5667 Fruitland Road in Loma Rica.
The event is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13. Admission is free, with tasting kits at $5.
Activities include live music by Joanie Lee and Southern Wings, vendors, a hot dog bistro, jump house, face painting, crafters and horse shoe competition.
In addition, free eye exams are being during the event, provided by the Foothill Lions Club.
To participate as a cook or crafter, visit foothill-lions.net or call 675-3690 or 752-3265.
Free coats on Oct. 27
New and used coats are being collected for the 16th annual Yuba-Sutter Coats for Kids and Adults free giveaway, sponsored by the Sunset Buttes Lions Club of Yuba City.
Donation boxes can be found at all four Butler Cleaners in Yuba City and Marysville, Raley's and Bel-Air supermarkets in Yuba City and Village Pharmacy in Wheatland.
Children and adults will be able to pick up a free coat, sweatshirt and hot dog from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Camp Singer, 1023 14th St., Marysville.
A total of 2,400 coats and sweatshirts were given away during the 2011 event.
Tales of the Crypt set for Oct. 13
Stories of Marysville pioneers and tours of the cemetery are featured in Tales of the Crypt set Oct. 13 at the Marysville cemetery off Highway 70 north of Marysville.
Tours are 4 p.m.-7 p.m., sponsored by the Friends for the Preservation of Yuba County History.
Tickets, $10 per person or $20 for a family of four, can be purchased at the Candy Box, 415 D St. in Marysville, and at the event.
Call 743-0726 for more information.
Scarysville Oct. 31 downtown
A haunted house, costume parade and contest, games, a haunted bakery and piles of Halloween candy are featured in the Scarysville Halloween Festival planned around downtown Marysville.
The annual event is from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 31 on D Street and surrounding streets.
The festival is sponsored by the Marysville Business Improvement District and Marysville. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 740-1213 or go to visitmarysville.com.
Sutter Medical needs volunteers
Sutter Medical Foundation is starting a new volunteer program, open to adults 18 years and over.
Duties include guiding patients to their appointment or location and clerical projects. Prior health care experience is not needed.
For an application, email email@example.com or call 749-3498.