This Week in Local History: Jan. 20 to Jan. 26
The building of the first concrete casson at the site of Parks Bar Bridge, near Smartville, was commenced when County Engineer Crook wheeled the first wheelbarrow of concrete to be placed in the excavation.
Two men in a buggy were driving up D Street when they met with an accident what was very laughable to those who saw it, but was not funny to the men themselves. The well-groomed horse was trotting along at a good pace and just after turning into D Street from Third, the buggy dropped down on one side with a dull, sickening thud and the old nag came to a dead stop.
A Yuba County woman told sheriff's deputies that she was robbed by a man who refused to sit down for breakfast. Mrs. Viola Mae Homles was sitting in her home when a man threatened her with a club and demanded money. The man dumped the contents of her purse onto a table. "Can I fix you something to eat" she inquired. "No I just want cash," he replied pocketing the 75 cents her purse contained.
A fire on Plumas Street in Yuba City closed two stores and caused damage estimated at $65,000. The Western Auto Store at 652 Plumas St. and the Vogue Dress Shop, 654 Plumas St. was closed for some time for repair of damage caused by the fire which started in the attic of the building.
A 20-year internecine squabble among Wintun Indians in Colusa ended with five families losing their homes on the reservation. The families were evicted from their mobile homes 71⁄2 miles north of Colusa on Highway 45 after the Colusa Indian Community Council exercised its legal rights to removed people it considered squatters.
A three-year-old boy and a woman were rushed to a hyperbaric chamber at Beale Air Force Base last night after being overcome by carbon monoxide during a barbecue in a Yuba City home. Two other people at the home were also hospitalized after being overcome. They were stricken with carbon monoxide poisoning while barbecuing inside their home.
A church bus from Sacramento carrying about 26 Russian children and adults went out of control westbound on 12th Street in Marysville, and wound up in Ellis Lake. The driver, Ivan Zemetskiy, tried to apply the brakes, but the bus wouldn't slow down. He drove up over the curb hoping the grass would help slow the bus, but he said it was too slippery. The group, was heading back to Sacramento from a church outing in a bus the church had bought from the military a couple of years ago.
The Yuba City Planning Commission gave mostly good reviews to a proposed 12-screen movie complex on Whyler Road, approving the project's development plan. Commissioners voted yes and the plan passed 4-1.