Briefs: 'Trash train' bill stalled for now
An Assembly bill closely watched by Yuba County officials stalled in the state Senate on Tuesday, though it may still come up for another vote this week.
Bill 845, by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, would limit a county or city from imposing restrictions based on its origins on trash being imported into the area.
Yuba County officials fear the bill could pre-empt any attempt to account for impacts from a "trash train" taking garbage from San Francisco to the Ostrom Road landfill, beginning in 2015.
The state Senate voted 18-17 in favor of the bill, not enough to meet a threshold within the 40-member chamber to move the bill to the governor's desk. Because the bill was held for reconsideration, it could come up again before the Senate concludes business this month.
State Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, voted against the bill.
Fundraiser set for Sept. 30
The annual To Tanzania with Love, a fundraiser for Samaritan Village, will be held Sept. 30 at Crossroads Community Church, 445 B St., in Yuba City.
Starting at 5 p.m., the event includes dinner served by students from Faith Christian School and church members and a concert featuring choruses and praise dancers from throughout Northern California.
The dinner and concert are free, with donations accepted.
Money raised goes to an orphanage for poverty-stricken children in Tanzania.
For more information, call Larry Edwards at 674-5994 or Tara Clark at 329-6619.
River Run start times scheduled
Start times are scheduled for the Yuba-Sutter United Way's River Run and its three courses starting at Gauche Aquatic Park in Yuba City.
The event is set Sept. 8 at 421 C St., with registration at 7 a.m.
Cost for the event is $25 for adults and $15 for children 10 years and under, due by Sept. 6, and an additional $5 per person after.
The 10K route, starting at 8 a.m., includes city streets before climbing onto the Feather River levee and north along the bike trail before trekking along the river and the levee before returning to the park.
The 5K, at 8:30 a.m., also includes city streets, the Feather River levee and north on a bike path before turning back to the park.
The Kids Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. on a course around the park.
To register in advance, go to at yuba-sutterunitedway.org. For more information, call Joellen Jimerson at 701-1853 or Caitlyn Stephen at 743-1847.
Canine event set for Saturday
The Western States Police Canine Association trial, with about 30 K-9 teams from 15 departments across California, is planned Saturday, hosted by the Yuba County Sheriff's Department.
The event, free to the public, starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Appeal-Democrat Park, 14th and C streets, Marysville.
Competitions include searching, agility, obedience and protection.
Fundraiser on Saturday
Mexican Night is the theme for the auction fundraiser Saturday at the Alcouffe Community Center, 9185 Marysville Road, Oregon House.
The event, in its ninth year, benefits the community center.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for the auction preview and no-host bar, with dinner at 6 p.m. prepared by chef Lucio Cueva, owner of the former Lucio's Restaurant in Yuba City.
An auction follows featuring unique items and services donated by the public.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 each or in advance for $12 online at alcouffecenter.org.
Car, bike show Saturday afternoon
The third annual Hot Night Cool Cars event is scheduled 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, sponsored by various Olivehurst businesses.
Planned on Olivehurst Avenue between Fifth and Seventh avenues, the event includes a kids zone, food vendors, and cars and bikes on display.
Registration for car and bike entries is $10. Admission is free.
For more information or to pre-register, call Farmers Insurance at 743-7440 or Video Express at 743-0747.
Tribute to victims of Sikh shooting
The 14th annual TeeyanDa Mela scheduled Sept. 2 at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds includes a special tribute to the victims of the shooting at the Oak Creek, Wis., Sikh temple.
The event, from noon-6 p.m. at 442 Franklin Ave. in Yuba City, is for women only to celebrate womanhood and sisterhood.
Activities include cultural exhibits, food vendors and performances. Admission is free.
The event is sponsored by the nonprofit International Organization of Punjabi Women Inc.
For more information, call Parminder Takhar at 845-4465.