Briefs: Marysville vigil today honors girl killed last year
A candlelight vigil today will memorialize the tragic death one year ago of 9-year-old Julianna Villa-Hopkins in Marysville.
Julianna was killed Nov. 10, 2011, when she was struck by a car at East 17th and Huston streets. The Marysville third-grader was on her way class at Kynoch Elementary School.
Friends and family described Julianna as warm, playful child who loved animals, baking cupcakes, drawing, and playing with her younger sister, Isabella.
The vigil is scheduled to begin at sunset, shortly before 5 p.m., at the Huston intersection where Julianna was struck.
The public is invited to attend.
Contractor finedin sting operation
A Pleasant Grove contractor received a $400 fine from the Contractors State License Board after being caught in a sting operation earlier this week in Fair Oaks.
The contractor, Jesse Becerra, received the administrative citation and fine for not listing his contractor's license number in advertising his services for fencing work. Board officials solicited Becerra's work based on his ad and issued the citation when he arrived on Tuesday at a country club in Fair Oaks.
In all, the sting operation resulted in nine people receiving either citations or notices to appear in court.
In the latter case, the notice was for contracting without a license. Becerra has an active license, according to the board's press release.
Christmas in November begins
The 2012 Christmas in November is going on from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Ave., Yuba City.
Admission is free.
The event features vendors selling gifts for Christmas, treats and decor.
Vendors will be set up in the main exhibit hall.
For more information, call 674-1280.