Briefs: American Legion feed celebrates St. Patrick's Day
The American Legion Post 42 is hosting a Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed next month for the St. Patrick's Day holiday.
The event is scheduled from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. March 17 at Veterans Memorial Hall, 17th and B streets, Marysville.
Tickets are available at the door and cost $12 for adults and $20 for couples. Children 5 and under are free.
For more information, call Gene Downing at 751-7317.
Learn how to prune rose bushes
The Wheatland Senior Center is the site of a class on pruning rose bushes in the winter, led by instructor Jennifer Miner of the Flower Hut in Wheatland.
The class, at 2 p.m. Saturday, includes a demonstration on the rose buses on the senior center grounds, at 705 Third St.
Participants are asked to bring gloves and pruning shears.
Cost for the class is $5 for the public and $3 for senior center members.
Call Dave Brown at 713-2928 for more information.
Dog training is meeting topic
Training dogs for autistic children is the program at Saturday's meeting of the American Association of University Women of Marysville-Yuba City.
The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Fremont-Rideout Conference Center, 989 Plumas St. in Yuba City, with guest speaker Bridget Robins of Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions.
Cost for the lunch, catered by Marcello's Restaurant, is $15, with reservations required.
For more information, call Jeanine Rounds at 671-0588.
Garden ceremony planned Wednesday
Wheatland is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for its community garden at noon Wednesday next to park Place Park, near McDevitt Drive and Spruce Avenue.
Garden plots at the site, the first of two community gardens planned, are available for lease through Wheatland. For more information, call Community Development Director Tim Raney at 916-372-6100.
Comedian set for Laughlines
Stand-up comic Don Friesen is headlining the 2013 Laughlines in Yuba City, presented by Soroptimist International of Marysville-Yuba City.
He is a two-time winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition.
The event is at 8 p.m. March 8 at the Bonaza Inn, 1001 Clark Ave.
Tickets are $35 per person.
The show includes performers Sean Peabody, Cheryl Anderson and Jimmy Earll.
For advance tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com or call 682-5909.
No plea made in murder case
A Yuba City man charged with killing a 94-year-old neighbor last month appeared in court again Wednesday, but did not enter a plea.
Michael Patrick Alexander is charged with first-degree murder, torture, burglary and attempted robbery in connection with the death of Leola "Dodie" Shreves, whose body was found Jan. 23 at her home in the 500 block of Park Avenue in Yuba City.
Alexander, 20, lived next door to Shreves. He was arrested a few days after one of Shreves' family members made the grisly discovery.
The Sutter County District Attorney's Office has not said whether it will seek the death penalty.
Yuba City police said Alexander broke into Shreves home some time on Jan. 28 and a violent struggle ensued. Investigators said Alexander's motive was "in part" financial, but have not elaborated.
Alexander remains in custody without bail at the Sutter County Jail. He is due back in court on March 27.
Garamendi joins ag committee
As he had hoped, US Rep. John Garamendi has received permission to join the House Agriculture Committee, giving him a seat on three congressional committees rather than the typical two.
In a release announcing the move, Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, said agricultural groups in his district had helped push for the waiver allowing him to sit on more than two committees.
"Our farmers work hard and deserve a representative who rolls up his sleeves and gets to work for them," Garamendi said in the release, adding he is particularly concerned with promoting ag research, investing in conservation programs and ensuring food security.
Garamendi is also a member of the House Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure committees.
Grant benefits unemployed
A handful of unemployed people in Yuba-Sutter will get training to help them find jobs in growing industries, thanks to a $19 million state grant being given to local Employment Development Department offices in 13 counties.
The training will be for jobs in health care, professional and business services and transportation and warehousing and come from the governor's portion of funds under the federal Workforce Investment Act.
Training is meant to help about 2,500 workers statewide; a press release on the grant did not break down how many workers in Yuba-Sutter would be affected, or how much of the grant would come here. Other counties receiving money through the grant include Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles and Orange.
Job training will come from the California Multi-Sector Workforce Partnership, a collaboration of 14 Workforce Investment Boards.