Local briefs from Wednesdays newspaper.
Dud grenade found at YSDI
An inert military training grenade was discovered Tuesday at Yuba-Sutter Disposal Inc. on North Levee Road, Marysville police said.
The grenade was spotted at 3:20 p.m. about 100 yards east of the office building, hidden by brush. An employee found the grenade while cutting brush.
YSDI workers were evacuated.
Firefighters from Marysville and Yuba City set up a perimeter, cordoning off the area.
Beale Air Force Base's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit examined the grenade and determined it was inert.
One scale for public dumping
Only one scale will be available for inbound and outbound traffic at the Yuba-Sutter Disposal Inc. Marysville transfer station for several days starting Friday due to the installation of a new public dumping inbound scale.
Scheduled through April 2, the closure does not affect operating hours, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., though patrons can expect delays. The transfer station is at 3001 N. Levee Road.
Historical Society meeting tonight
“Women's health issues over the Overland Trail” is the topic of today's meeting of the Wheatland Historical Society at Pioneer Hall in Wheatland.
Set at 6 p.m., the program features Bob Laperrier, president of the Sacramento County Historical Society, and Jack Steed, author of “Donner Party Rescue Site.”
The special program will be preceded by an informal open house from 3 to 6 p.m., a new event planned to take place before each historical society meeting where participants can share stories and photos.
May 3 hearing on fare hike plan
A proposed fare increase for Yuba-Sutter Transit's Sacramento services is the topic of a public hearing May 3 during a special meeting of the Yuba-Sutter Transit Authority Board of Directors.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Yuba County Government Center, Room No. 2, 915 Eighth St., Marysville.
The meeting also includes a workshop on the company's draft of its operating and capital budget for the fiscal year.
For more information, call Rose Menefee at 634-6880.
Gray Lodge bike tour scheduled
Gridley Lions Club is sponsoring a bicycle tour through the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area west of Gridley Saturday, with participants starting between 8:30 and 10 a.m. and traveling at their own speed.
The day includes interpretive talks by Lions Club members.
Cost for the 8-to 20-mile tour is $15 per person or $30 per family.
For tickets, call Floris Van de Ven at 458-8135.