Briefs: Violin recital benefits arts council
Musician Rebekah Hood is presenting "Fantasy and Passion" on Saturday at the Lee Burrows Center for the Arts in Marysville.
The On Stage performance is at 7 p.m. at 630 E St. Tickets are $10 per person.
Hood will perform a solo violin recital, with special guests Helen Graham and Justin McKay.
Proceeds benefit the Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council.
For more information, call 742-ARTS.
Dogs up for adoption at event
Dogs are available for adoption on Saturday at the Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue Thrift Shop in Yuba City.
Activities that day, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., also include a mystery bonus sale.
In addition, a volunteer recruitment drive is under way.
The store is at 855 Gray Ave. For more information, call 755-2025.
Flu vaccine clinic at school
A drive-through influenza vaccine clinic for Sutter County residents is scheduled at Riverbend Elementary School in Yuba City, sponsored by Sutter County Public Health.
For ages 2 and up, the clinic is 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29 at 301 Stewart Road. Appointments are not necessary.
Donations of $5 will be accepted.
Participants are asked to wear clothing that quickly bares the upper arm near the shoulder in case an injection is needed.
The public is advised that injectable flu vaccine is available for people 18 years and older.
Information and screening and consent forms are available online at suttercounty.org/ publichealth or call 822-7215.
Library holding Fall Book Sale
Books of all types, from novels to children's to cook books to self-help are part of the Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Sutter County Library.
Money raised helps support activities at the library.
The sale, Oct. 6 to 13 at the library, 750 Forbes Ave. in Yuba City, is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Positions open on several boards
Applications are being accepted for positions on various boards supervised by the Sutter County Board of Supervisors.
The positions include:
Sutter County Fish and Game Advisory Commission — A resident of Sutter County to represent District 2. The commission meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
Live Oak Cemetery District — Applicants for the four-year term must be a resident of the cemetery district.
Child Care Planning Council — Two positions are open for three-year terms.
Applications are available at and should be returned to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 1160 Civic Center Blvd., Yuba City.
85 plants seized in O'Banion orchard
Agents seized 85 marijuana plants on Thursday from an outdoor grow behind an orchard on O'Banion Road in Yuba City.
No arrests were made, according to Martin Horan, NET-5 task force commander.
Horan said agents are preparing to send the case to the Sutter County District Attorney's Office, seeking arrest warrants and criminal charges against the growers, who are accused of selling marijuana under the guise of a Proposition 215 grow.
"Even under 215, you can't sell it and you can't give it away," Horan said. "Unless you're the primary caretaker of a card holder, you can't furnish marijuana to another person."
Horan noted a Proposition 215 card holder's primary caretaker is legally required to do more than simply furnish marijuana.
"You actually have do something that provides care besides that," Horan said.
Authorities said the plants had an estimated street value of $250,000.
Fuel prices remain among lowest
Marysville continues to have one of the lowest per-gallon prices for unleaded gasoline in Northern California, but calling it a bargain might be a stretch.
With a 9-cent gain since last month to $4.09 a gallon, Marysville is tied with Modesto for second-lowest price, 9 cents below the average in the state's northern portion. Ukiah, at $4.08 a gallon, was the only city cheaper.
Overall, prices have risen 8 cents in Northern California from a month ago, and 22 cents from a year ago, which AAA of Northern California said stems from high gasoline demand globally.
Sutter Energy could see gain
A rule by the board of governors for the state's Independent System Operator could help the Sutter Energy Center's future.
The approval Thursday allows the operator to enter a contract with a power plant based on future need for the energy the plant would produce. Earlier this year, officials with Sutter Energy's owner, Calpine Inc. told state and local officials they might have to shut the plant because they didn't have contracts to sell electricity.
At the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission, state utilities finalized contracts for 2012 with Sutter Energy Center, but Calpine officials warned such a problem could arise again.
The operator's approval means Sutter Energy Center, in rural Sutter County, could stay active under a contract to provide energy in 2017-18, when state officials have determined its capacity will be needed.
Local officials, citing the plant's economic impact, have pushed to keep it operating.