Briefs:Man in chase pleads not guilty
A Yuba City man accused of leading police on short vehicle chase last week with a make-shift bomb in his car pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a slew of criminal charges.
Michael Frederick Hesse, 32, was charged in Sutter County Superior Court with more than half a dozen allegations in connection with the pursuit, including possession of destructive device in public, evading police and resisting arrest.
The California Highway Patrol arrested Hesse just after 10 p.m. Friday on Von Geldern Way.
Officers reportedly seized body armor, a chemical mask, a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun and methamphetamine-making materials, in addition to the improvised explosive.
Hesse has an extensive criminal background and has been arrested 25 times in Sutter County since 2001.
His most recent conviction came in 2010 when he was sentenced to 16 months in state prison on a drug possession case, authorities said.
He remains in custody at the Sutter County Jail on $500,000 bail and is due back in court on Friday for a bail review.
Jail escapee gets 3 years in prison
An inmate who escaped last month from the Sutter County Jail pleaded guilty on Monday and was sentenced to three years in state prison.
Johnathan Pattee, 26, also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for damaging a smoke detector at the jail and was resentenced to serve an additional eight months in a prior stolen vehicle case, officials said.
Pattee escaped through a fire door Aug. 22 and scaled a 14-foot barbed wire fence.
He was on the run for more nearly two days before he surrendered to a Marysville police officer.
Pattee reportedly told investigators he gave up running out of frustration because law enforcement had repeatedly visited every place he had gone to escape.
Jail officials said modifications would be made to prevent future escapes, although due to the jail's wooden construction, some doors in the building cannot be locked for safety reasons in case of a fire.
Judge Brian Aronson ordered Pattee's transfer to state prison.
Planning panel to hold workshop
The next portions of the map for charting Yuba County's future growth and development is part of a public workshop during the county Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m. today.
On the agenda are workshops for the resource efficiency plan and the development code update, two documents meant to supplement the General Plan update adopted last year and designed to govern county development for the next two decades.
Once in place, the supplementary documents will give new flexibility to the county, allowing, for example, boutique agricultural businesses to be more easily established in the county's foothills.
The workshops will include public comment. The meeting is in board chambers at the Yuba County Government Center, 915 Eighth St., Marysville.
Flu clinic scheduled today
A drive-through flu vaccine clinic is scheduled today at the Yuba County Health and Human Services Department, 5730 Packard Ave., Linda.
The clinic, from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., is for nonpregnant adults ages 18 and over.
A donation of $10 will be accepted, though no one will be denied the vaccine due to lack of payment.
Rouse to speak about race
The North Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a "meet the candidate" event Thursday morning in Yuba City for 3rd Assembly District candidate Charles Rouse and his wife.
From 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., Rouse will meet with locals and discuss his take on the issues in the election, in which he hopes to unseat Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Loma Rica. Rouse is a Democrat from Corning.
Because of limited space, the event is reservation only, and is $5 for chamber members and $8 for nonmembers. Coffee and pastries will be served.
To reserve a space, call 415-1606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donner letters to be discussed
"Tamsen's Last Letter," about letters written by Tamsen Donner in 1846 on her travel to California, is the featured presentation in the September Table Talks at the Yuba County Library.
Local historical researcher Sue Cejner-Moyers will talk about Tamsen's letters home to family in Independence, Mo., describing the journey with her husband, George, their five daughters and 80 other pioneers.
The free program is at 3 p.m. Saturday at 303 Second St., Marysville.
Call 749-7380 for more information.
Free workshop at Senior Center
Fall prevention demonstrations, plus various health service booths and speakers, are featured in a free workshop for seniors at the Yuba City Senior Center, 777 Ainsley Ave.
Set from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, the fall prevention workshop is sponsored by the Yuba-Sutter Healthcare Council and community partners.
For more information, contact the senior center at 822-4608.