Briefs: State, county veterans services must show how they aid
State and county veterans' services offices will have to file annual reports showing how they've helped veterans over the previous year, and how many claims they've gotten, under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.
Assembly Bill 2198, by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, requires the California Department of Veterans Services' annual report to include the amount of services they provided in the previous year, as well as what the county veterans' offices did.
Numbers of homeless veterans helped to connect with federal services will also be included.
Nielsen, R-Gerber, said in a press release he was happy Brown signed the law, adding it will give veterans the best services they're entitled to receive.
Chinese exhibit opens at Community Memorial Museum
Chinese Pioneers in Sutter County, a new permanent exhibit, opens this month in the multicultural wing of the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County.
A reception is from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 28 at 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City. Admission is free.
The exhibit represents a small kitchen where a Chinese bachelor farmhand would cook and take his meals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Sutter County.
Chinese men during that time were often involved in agriculture.
Many of the artifacts in the exhibit were used by Chinese farmers and ranch cooks in Sutter County.
For more information, call the museum office at 822-7141.
Family of Year nominations
Nomination forms are being accepted for the 16th annual Family of the Year honoring one family each in Yuba and Sutter counties.
Winners will be announced at the Family of the Year Entertainment Evening at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Boyd Hall in Yuba City.
Qualifications include strong family values, achievements of family members and community service efforts.
Nomination forms, due by Nov. 1, are available at the Yuba County Library, Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, the Yuba Sutter Mall's guest services kiosk and the Appeal-Democrat office.
Forms should be returned to the Family of the Year Committee, 7989 Butte Ave., Sutter, CA 95982.
For more information, call Betty Knorr at 673-6599.