Briefs: Man's cause of death unknown
Investigators on Thursday said they are awaiting toxicology test results before ruling on the official cause of death of 23-year-old Jay Saner, whose body was pulled from the Feather River on Monday.
Foul play is not suspected, according to Brenda Baker, a spokeswoman for the Sutter County Coroner's Office.
"Evidence of water was found in his lungs," Baker said. "There was no indication of any defensive wounds. It could be accident. It could be any number of things."
Emergency responders were called around 12:45 p.m. Monday to a report of a man drowning near the levee of Second Street near Mosquito Beach.
A fisherman spotted Saner struggling under a log on the river and tried to help.
Saner died at Rideout Memorial Hospital a short time later.
Police speeding campaign continues
Police efforts to crack down on speeding in Yuba City continue as part of a new campaign to curb excessive speed.
In March, the Neighborhood Speed Awareness Program will focus on Bradley Estates Drive and Bird Street, east of Live Oak Boulevard, Sgt. Michael Green said in a statement.
In February, police targeted Royo Ranchero Drive and Helen Avenue.
The program is an alternative to court fines for violations.
Violators may attend a driver-safety class to have a citation nullified.
The two-hour course includes information on braking distances, vehicle load dynamics, vehicle versus bicycle and pedestrian injuries and crash prevention techniques.
Drivers may choose to attend court and handle the ticket in the traditional manner.
For more information, call the Yuba City Police Department Traffic Unit at 822-4795.
Cancer survivors raising funds
A team of colon cancer survivors and friends is raising funds for the Colon Cancer Alliance with a drawing for a "Go Blue" gourmet kitchen basket.
For information about tickets for the raffle, call Sue Davis at 751-7237.
The team plans to take part in the 2013 Sacramento Undy 5000 5K walk/run on March 2 at William Land Park in Sacramento.
Rideout Cancer Center patients in Marysville and their families have received support through the Colon Cancer Alliance's Blue Note Fund.
Group grades representatives
A free-market, small-government group has given the Yuba-Sutter area's new and past representatives in the House of Representatives varying grades on their voting records relative to economic freedom.
US Rep. Wally Herger, who retired this year after more than two decades as the region's House member, received a grade of "A" from Americans for Prosperity-California, while US Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, whose redrawn district includes Yuba-Sutter as of this year, received a D-.
Several other California representatives, all Democrats, also received D- grades, while two Democrats received F grades. Herger and US Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, both Republicans, were the only ones who received A grades.
The grades were based on votes on such issues as repealing the Affordable Care Act, ending ethanol subsidies, US Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., proposed federal budget, and several resolutions to overturn new regulations.