Briefs: Homeless man discovered dead in Yuba City
An unidentified homeless man was found dead near an apartment complex in Yuba City on Monday afternoon.
The man, who appeared to have died from natural causes, was found on the 1300 block of Destin Drive, said police Sgt. Kim Slade.
Sutter County Sheriff's Department officials said they will not release the man's name until next of kin are notified.
Police responded to a call from a neighborhood resident, who had found the man's body lying on the ground, Slade said.
There were no immediate signs of foul play, and no alcohol or illegal drugs were found in the vicinity. "He probably just stopped there to rest," Slade said.
An autopsy will be performed.
Three hikes in Sutter Buttes slated for this weekend
Three hikes are scheduled this weekend in the Sutter Buttes, coordinated by the Middle Mountain Foundation.
Hikes include, on Saturday, Brockman Challenge; and on Sunday, a summit ascent on North Butte and another on the east ridge, Shaeffer Ranch.
Cost for each hike is $35. Space is limited. Participants are asked to bring food and water.
For more information, call 671-6116 or visit middlemountain.org.
New base housing topic of luncheon
New housing being built at Beale Air Force Base will be discussed on March 13 at the Yuba County Alliance for Development meeting in Linda.
Representatives from homebuilder Balfour Beatty will be the keynote speakers at the luncheon, discussing ongoing work and plans for more than 300 new homes on base and maintenance for 178 more.
The meeting is slated at 8:30 a.m. at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club. For more information, call 749-7560.
Children's Bok Kai mask classes set
Children of all ages are invited to hear the Bok Kai story and make masks at workshops at the Yuba County Library, 303 Second St., Marysville.
The 133rd celebration for the Chinese water god Bok Eye is the Year of the Snake.
The free workshop is slated at 10 a.m. Saturday and March 9. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Advance registration is suggested. For more information or to volunteer for the event, call 742-6508.