Briefs: Wheatland council passes pot ordinances
The Wheatland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve two new medical marijuana ordinances.
The first, Ordinance No. 441, prohibits the establishment of dispensaries where medical marijuana can be sold within city limits. The second, Ordinance No. 442, regulates the cultivation of medical marijuana within city limits.
The plants must be grown only indoors, and only under a series of conditions outlined in the city's code.
Developments get pre-approval
Two residential developments won pre-zoning approval as well as approval of development plans and agreements from the Wheatland City Council on Tuesday.
The Johnson Rancho property could see up to 12,481 low- to medium-density residential lots developed on 3,461 acres, with the Bear River Hop Farm property at 1,265 low- to high-density residential lots on 529 acres.
Both lie outside Wheatland's boundaries. City officials hope to win the approval of a large annexation plan from the Local Agency Formation Committee before the end of the year.
That plan would bring both development projects into the city limits.
Refuge auto tourclosed for repairs
The 3-mile auto tour of the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge near Colusa is closed through Sept. 14 for road repairs and enhancement.
The work includes widening the two-way section at the beginning of the auto tour and additional turnouts on the its one-way portions.
Located off Highway 20, the habitat includes 4,567 acres of property visited by thousands of waterfowl from September to March.
Trash bill on itsway to Brown
Assembly Bill 845 has received a final concurrence vote in the Assembly and is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown, with Yuba County officials hoping it doesn't get his signature.
The bill, which went through a previous iteration under a different number, would prevent local ordinances banning importation of garbage into a community based on where the garbage comes from.
County officials are concerned the bill could affect the county's ability to weigh in on a proposal to ship San Francisco trash to the Ostrom Road landfill by train, beginning in 2015. Yuba County spokesman Russ Brown said the county will send a a letter encouraging a veto.
Tobacco classes in September
The September session of the Clean Break tobacco cessation classes start the day after Labor Day, at the Fremont-Rideout Cardiac Rehabilitation classroom, 401 I St., in Marysville.
The free four-class program is from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 5, 10 and 12.
Participants are advised to attend all four classes.
To register, call Bob Norton at 695-2846.
Veterans parade set for Nov. 11
Plans are under way for the 10th annual Yuba-Sutter Veterans Day Parade in downtown Marysville.
The parade is at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 on D Street.
Entry forms can be found online at the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Day Parade Facebook page and at Marysville City Hall, 526 C St.
For an entry package, email email@example.com with the words parade registration in the subject line or call Cindy Verrill at 743-2390 for more information.
Entries forms must be returned by Oct. 26.
Oct. 10 quilt drawing set
A colorful "opportunity quilt" to raise funds for the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is on display at Sutter Community Bank, 700 Plumas St., Yuba City.
Crafted by a member of the museum, the quilt in the French braid design features fuchsia pinks, soft corals and black edging.
Tickets, $5 each of $20 for five, can be purchased at the bank and at the museum, with the drawing for the quilt held Oct. 10 at the museum, 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City.
Call 822-7141 for more information.
Hot August winners named
Ty Brown of Yuba City received the best of show award with his 1965 Shelby Cobra at the third annual Hot Night Cool Cars event Saturday in Olivehurst, hosted by various Olivehurst businesses.
Winners in the event also included:
Peoples choice — Clayton Smith, 1941 Cadillac four-door sedan.
Best bike — Micheal Foster of Olivehurst, 2004 Honda VTX 1300.
Best trike — John Neiswanger of Gridley, 1958 Harley Davidson service car.
Best engine — Virgil Willard of Olivehurst, 1966 Ford Mustang.
Best interior — Kenn and Sheri Vess of Loma Rica, 1940 Ford Tudor.
Best paint — Duane and Peggy Taylor, 1939 Ford Roadster.
Most radical — Floyd Eckman of Olivehurst, 2003 Dyna Simms custom.
Most unique — Jim Casey of Browns Valley, 1932 Ford Tudor sedan.
Fall prevention talk scheduled
Senior issues about falls are featured in a workshop on fall prevention at the Yuba City Senior Center.
Set from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 22, the workshop includes demonstrations on Tai Chi and the correct way to fall plus health screening vendors.
The senior center is at 777 Ainsley Ave. For more information, call 822-4608.