Briefs: GOP names central committee
The Yuba County Republican Party has named its new central committee, after a series of caucuses last week in Marysville.
Split by supervisorial district, the committee has three members from Districts 1 and 3, two from District 2, five from District 4 and six from District 5. There are also four "at-large" members from the county as a whole.
Executive officers for the committee will be decided at the committee's next meeting on Jan. 9, at the party headquarters at 526 D St. in Marysville. There is also one committee spot to fill, with any registered Republican in the county eligible.
Garamendi votes for Beale, Travis
US Rep. John Garamendi said his vote Thursday for the final version of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act was a vote for Beale Air Force Base, particularly in maintaining its core mission of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
"By specializing in mobility and intelligence gathering, Travis and Beale Air Force Bases are the tip of the spear of a military transforming to meet America's national security needs in a post-Cold War world," Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, said in a press release.
Garamendi, whose 3rd Congressional District includes both bases, said part of drafting the act included his lobbying to keep both the MC-12 mission and Global Hawk Block 30 at Beale.
The final version of the act also includes a pay raise for military service members and improved mental health services.
Registration open for Polar Bear Plunge
Online registration is available through noon today for the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge and Slide on New Year's Day at Gauche Aquatic Park in Yuba City.
The annual event is at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 421 C St. Registration starts at 8 a.m.
Nonswimmers must be accompanied into the water by an adult able to swim.
Persons using the swimming pool's 25-foot waterslide must be at least 48 inches in height and under 301 pounds.
To register, go to gap.yubacity.net. The cost is $20 before noon today or $30 after, including on the day of the event.
2013 Buttes calendar available
Images from in and around the Buttes are featured in the 2013 Sutter Buttes calendars available from the Middle Mountain Foundation.
The cost is $13 for the 13-month calendar that displays photos by local photographers.
The calendar can be purchased at various local businesses and online at middlemountain.org/body/merchandise.
Proceeds benefit the Middle Mountain Foundation.
Cancer Society seeks jewelry
People looking to clear out their jewelry can donate items to the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop for its upcoming Gems and Jewels fundraiser.
Brooches, bracelets, necklaces, bangles and other jewelry can be donated at the store, 1270 Stabler Lane, Suite 310., Yuba City. Donations are tax deductible.
The store is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
Call 755-3112 for more information.
Run for Harmony Health on Jan. 5
The second annual Resolution 5K Color Run/Walk, to benefit the Harmony Health Family Resource Center, is set Jan. 5 in Marysville.
The race is at 9 a.m., with the run/walk at 9:30 a.m., starting at First and D streets in Marysville.
Registration is from 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m. The cost is $25 per person.
Awards for each age group will be presented at The Brick, 316 D St. in Marysville, after the event.
For more information or to register, visit myharmonyhealth.org or contact the clinic at 1908 N. Beale Road, Linda, or call 743-6888.
Black and White Dance on Jan. 12
The Black and White Dance hosted by Classic Ballroom of Marysville will be Jan. 12 at the Allyn Scott Youth and Community Center, 1830 B St., Marysville.
The dance is from 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m., preceded by a one-hour lesson in waltz at 7 p.m.
The cost is $5 for the dance and $5 for the lesson.
For more information, call 751-7635.
MLK celebration set for Jan. 19
The Yuba-Sutter community is celebrating the 15th Annual the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March and Birthday Celebration on Jan. 19.
The event starts at 10 a.m. at the Yuba County Courthouse, 215 Fifth St., Marysville, and ends at Crossroads Community Church, 445 B St. in Yuba City.
Yuba-Sutter Transit is providing transportation for the event.
For more information, contact unity march founder and coordinator Charlese "Lisa" Harris at 673-4396.
City halls closed for a week
City halls in Marysville and Yuba City are closed through Tuesday, for the holidays, reopening on Jan. 2.
Wheatland and Live Oak city halls and county government offices in Yuba and Sutter counties are closed Jan. 1.
The holidays will not affect emergency services in either county.