Local briefs from Thursday's paper.
Child cruelty alleged in motel
A 29-year-old Olivehurst woman was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty after leaving her five children unattended in a Linda motel room, according to the Yuba County Sheriff's Department.
While Rabecca Ann Torres made a trip to the store on Tuesday, one of the five children stepped on a sharp object and suffered a foot injury that required medical treatment, said Capt. Ron Johnson.
Torres was arrested when she returned to the room at the Royal Motel in the 800 block of North Beale Road. Johnson described conditions in the room as poor.
The five children were turned over to Child Protective Services. Torres was being held Wednesday in Yuba County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Workshop offered on special phones
A free workshop on specialized telephones and devices that help make calls is being held at 10:15 a.m. today at the Yuba City Senior Center, 777 Ainsley Ave.
Admission is free.
The “California Telephone Access Workshop” includes information on devices that turn up the volume, make dialing easier and allow hands-free operations as well as flash incoming calls, display conversation in text and remember numbers.
For more information, call 822-4608.
First 5 Yuba sets panel meeting
The public is invited to the First 5 Yuba Advisory Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m. March 7 at the county Government Center, 915 Eighth St. in Marysville.
Participants can help shape the committee shape future programs, strategies and funding for young children and their families.
For reservations, call 749-4877.
Hindu Temple hosting event
The Sri Narayan Hindu Temple in Yuba City is hosting its 11th anniversary celebration Saturday at 1829 Franklin Road.
The program, sponsored by Hardial Singh Hunji and family, includes tea at 8 a.m., havan at 10 a.m. and preeti bhojan at noon. The temple was established in 1996 in memory of Kushlia Devi Hunji.
For more information, call 755-3453.
Documentary screens March 16
The documentary film “Bomb Day - Stories from Marysville's Chinatown,” featuring stories from residents who grew up in the area between 1925 and 1940, is set March 16 at the Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Center in Marysville.
The program is one of several events planned in the city during the 2007 Chinese festivities leading to the Bok Kai Festival.
Created by local historian Daniel Barth, the film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.
A question and answer session will follow. DVD copies of the film will be available for purchase.
The Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council is at 630 E St. For more information, call 846-3024.
Matricula and passport services are part of the meeting with the Mexican consulate March 17 in Yuba City, sponsored by Del Norte Clinics Inc.
The community meeting is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Red Cross, Three Rivers Chapter, 2125 E. Onstott Road.
Free medical screenings will also be offered.
For information on document requirements, call the Sacramento Mexican Consulate's office at (916) 441-3287. For more information about the meeting, contact Del Norte in Yuba City at 674-4261.
Members of the Marysville Adult Activity Center are working on St. Patrick's Day Tuesday, one of several activities planned during the group's weekly meetings.
The group, open to local residents age 50 and over, meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Sampson Street and Rideout Way in Marysville.
Weekly activities also include:
March 13 - A potluck at noon.
March 20 - Celebrating March birthdays.
March 27 - Starting Easter crafts.
Meetings also offer crafts and table games on a regular basis.