This Week in Local History: March 3 to March 9
At the meeting of the Marysville city council the report of William Meek concerning the amount of money needed for the purchase of the local baseball park was heard. Mr. Meek stated that he had received a letter from Emery Oliver, who owned a strip of 40 feet on Fifth street and 120 feet on I street. Mr. Meek reported that it would require $7,788 to purchase the remainder of the park.
Violent denunciation of the American flag led to the arrest of a man who claimed to be a member of the notorious I.W.W. The man got a soap box and stationed himself at the junction of D and Second streets. In the course of his address he denounced the American flag, the system of government, the capitalist and employers generally, big and small.
Fire destroyed the dining room of the Golden Key Restaurant in Yuba City and caused severe damage to the rest of the building. Fire Chief Harold Rudge estimated the damage loss at approximately $50,000. Flames were roaring through the frost windows of the dining room when firemen arrived.
Sutter County supervisors were trying to bring a little self-esteem to county residents via a local version of a controversial state program. Supervisors voted 3-2 to form a local Self-Esteem Task Force modeled on a statewide organization studying the relationship between self-esteem and destructive social behavior.
The conversion of an existing Tierra Buena home to the Shepard of the Valley Church was approved by Sutter County Planning Commission. The project proposed to modify a home at 1302 Hooper Road into a 130-seat capacity church. The plans for the six-acre site included the development of a sanctuary, gymnasium, fellowship hall, Sunday school facility and amphitheater.
About 100 people filled almost every seat and lined the walls at a Sutter County Board of Supervisors meeting to show their anger of the demolition of the historic Onstott house west of Yuba City. Several members of the crowd urged supervisors to consider passing an ordinance to preserve other historic buildings. The board did not formally discuss the Onstott house because it was not on the agenda.
A suspicious bag that caused the evacuation of Johnson Park School in Olivehurst contained a computer, a state investigator said. About 87 students who were at school by 7:15 a.m. were bused to Lindhurst High School. Other students who were just being dropped off by their parents were sent home. A note was attached to the bag instructing the finder to phone the police and get a reward. Wires protruded from the bag.
Yuba City City Council introduced an ordinance making Guache Aquatic Park smoke-free and chew-less. The idea of a tobacco-free park was promoted by the Substance Abuse Steering Coalition.