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One Book, One Community

One Book, One Community

The community that reads together, can grow together, and that's the goal of One Book, One Community.

This spring, residents can participate in Auburn's first ever One Book, One Community, a program that encourages everyone to read the same book and then participate in discussions and events about it. 

This year's inaugural selection is "Nature Noir" by Jordan Fisher Smith. Smith is a retired state park ranger who patrolled the American River Canyon for 14 years. His book details his experiences trying to maintain land that was destined to be underwater. The American River Canyon in Auburn was set to become a lake once the Auburn Dam was constructed. Construction never happened and the land remains open to hikers, bicyclists, horse riders and more to this day.

Suspected robber killed by police in Yuba City

YUBA CITY, CA - A chase involving a suspected armed robber began in Marysville and ended with police shooting the man to death in Yuba City.

Yuba City police spokeswoman Shawna Pavey said the man and the minivan matched the description from two fast food robberies this week.

Yuba City officers, Yuba County sheriff's deputies, Marysville police officers, Sutter County sheriff's deputies, and Wheatland police officers all assisted in the pursuit which ended in the area of Plumas and A Streets around 2:45 a.m.

Witnesses told News10 they heard police on a loudspeaker offer the suspect several changes to surrender before they opened fire.

Mike Bingham, who had stopped for food at the nearby 7-11, said he heard about three dozen shots.

Bingham said that just before the shooting started, a second man in the back of the minivan waved a white piece of cloth and was allowed to leave the vehicle.

US home prices rose in February by most in 7 years

US home prices rose in February by most in 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices jumped in February by the largest amount in seven years, evidence that the housing recovery strengthened ahead of the all-important spring-buying season.

Home prices rose 10.2 percent in February compared with a year earlier, the biggest annual gain since March 2006.

Prices have now increased on an annual basis for 12 straight months, underscoring the recovery's steady momentum.

The gains were broad-based. Prices rose in 47 of 50 states and in all but four of the nation's 100 largest metro areas. Delaware, Alabama and Illinois were the only states to report price declines.

A measure of national prices also rose 0.5 percent in February from January. That's a solid increase during the winter months, when sales typically slow.

911 callers describe horror of Marysville Raceway crash

MARYSVILLE, CA -  A series of frantic 911 calls describe the horror as spectators watched an out-of-control sprint car barrel into the pit area last month at Marysville Raceway Park.

Two people in the pit were killed in the March 16 crash.

The Yuba County Sheriff's Department released seven 911 recordings following a formal request from News10.

"Please send us two ambulances and medics-- please, please!" one caller implored the dispatcher. 

"It's bad.  We've got a young child hit by a race car, " another caller reported.

"We have a kid that's been hit by a race car and he's not breathing.  We need airlift here now," said yet another caller.

During the initial calls, there appeared to be some confusion involving the names of Marysville Raceway Park and Marysville Riverfront Park.

Drive-thru customer robs Marysville restaurant

MARYSVILLE, CA - A man who robbed a Marysville Taco Bell Monday night is wanted by police.

The robbery happened around 11:12 p.m. in the drive-thru at 631 10th Street, Marysville police said.

The suspect drove up to the drive-thru window, told the clerk he had a gun and demanded he open the cash register. Police said when the clerk complied, the suspect reached through the window, grabbed the cash and drove away from the scene.

The clerk told police he did not see a weapon on the suspect. Surveillance video captured the entire theft, which also did not show a weapon.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, about 6-feet tall, with a slim build. He has brown eyes and eyebrows with short scruffy facial hair and a shaved head that is bald on top.

Anyone with information is urged to call Marysville police at 530-749-3900.

4 Ways to use leftover ham

4 Ways to use leftover ham

Spiral ham is an Easter tradition for my family. But once the egg hunts and chocolate-fortified fun is over, there's always quite a bit of leftover ham. What can you do with it? Transform Easter's leftovers into delicious new dishes, of course! READ MORE

A Garden Grows in Marysville

A Garden Grows in Marysville
Source: appealdemocrat.com

 

Beginners to masters find a plot to plant at community space

Days are getting brighter as pleasant weather draws people outdoors, and the sight of greenery grips the imagination of current and possible gardeners. READ MORE

Senior meals in jeopardy in Yuba-Sutter

Senior meals in jeopardy in Yuba-Sutter

A recent contract cancellation is bringing stomach-turning news: No more noontime lunch service at senior centers in Yuba-Sutter. READ MORE

Startling facts on nutritional value of kids meals

Most kids' meals at the USA's top chain restaurants are still failing to make the grade when it comes to good nutrition, a new analysis finds.

Fried chicken fingers and nuggets, fries and soda are the most common items offered to children, and some kids meals contain more than 1,000 calories and are high in sodium and fat, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The government's dietary guidelines recommend that children ages 4 to 10 eat 1,200 to 2,200 calories for the entire day.

"This is really disappointing," says Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy for CSPI. "Restaurants should be doing better."

The findings come after many restaurants have made some strides in offering healthier fare on kids' menus, including serving more fruit, vegetables and fat-free and low-fat milk.

6th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival

6th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival

EVERYONE is WELCOME to join us at the 6th annual Celebrate the Earth Festival, hosted this year on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10AM-3PM at our campus in Mahany Regional Park, located at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville.

This year's event will feature live entertainment, music, food and mobile food trucks, electric vehicles, local green vendors and much, much more. The event is FREE so please join us to Celebrate the Earth!

Source: Brian Jacobson, City of Roseville