Local briefs from Tuesday's newspaper.
Republican women to host Rick Keene
Assemblyman Rick Keene, 3rd District, is the keynote speaker for the luncheon meeting of the Sutter County Republican Women Federated.
The event is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ruthy's in Hillcrest Plaza on Clark Avenue in Yuba City.
Cost for the luncheon is $15. For more information, contact Margaret Scott at 300-2875.
Ideas needed for flood protection
The Yuba City City Council is seeking interested persons in serving on a Citizens Advisory Committee to advise City Council on funding ideas for major flood protection improvements.
Each of the five council members will make one appointment by early April.
Interested citizens should apply at the city clerk's office, 1201 Civic Center Blvd., Yuba City. For more information, call 822-4601.
Pool tournament at senior center
The Yuba City Senior Center is hosting its second annual Pool Tournament at 1 p.m. March 26 in a round robin format.
Cost is $7.50 per person. The deadline to register is March 16.
For more information, call 822-4608 or visit the senior center at 777 Ainsley Ave., Yuba City.
‘Fisherman' at Magic Theater
“The Fisherman and His Wife,” by The Acting Company's Children's Magic Theater, is set March 17, 24 and 31 at 815 B St. in Yuba City.
Show times are 1 and 3 p.m. all days. Tickets are $5 each, available at the door or call 751-1100.
Contracting fair reservations due
Reservations are due by noon today for the second annual Free Small Business Contracting and Procurement Fair in Yuba City featuring guest speaker Scott Denniston, national director of the Office of Small Business/Veterans Affairs.
The event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Cost for the buffet lunch is $30. Reserve on line at www.vboc-ca.org or call the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation at 751-8555.
Deputies short-circuited the theft of copper wire from a PG&E facility in Olivehurst, a Yuba County Sheriff's Department official said Monday.
When PG&E employees arrived at the Rancho Road shop on Saturday, they noticed a large amount of wire was missing from an outside storage area. More wire lay outside a large whole in a fence, said Capt. Ron Johnson.
When a car drove by slowly, the employees discretely kept an eye on it and called 911, then saw a passenger get out of the car and run to where the wire lay outside the fence, said Johnson.
Deputies tracked down the car and recovered about half of the $1,500 worth of stolen wire. They arrested 44-year-old Ronald Charles Gorham of Linda and 37-year-old Vincent Joseph Furr of Olivehurst on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property, said Johnson.
Gorham was being held Monday in Yuba County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. Furr was no longer being held after posting bail.