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Marysville Yuba Appeal Democrat (Newspaper) - June 25, 2008, Marysville Yuba, California Electrical storm j sparked 800 fires � STATE, PAGE A3 MSIDE WEDNESDAY . Bridal gallery and pet shop open in ^ downtown Marysville / Page CI Many states shunning abstinence ^ education funding / Page A4 Nick Ramos is prototypical leadoff ^ batter for Gold Sox / Page B1 Marysville-Yuba City, California Online: www.appeal-democrat.com Single copy 470 + tax School bond OKU for ballot Marysville district board backs $47 million measure for Nov. 4 By Ryan McCarthy Appeal-Democrat A $47 million bond measure for the Marysville Joint Unified School District will go before voters in November, district trustees voted unanimously Tuesday. "Good schools make your home worth more," trustee Sandy Fonley said in supporting putting the bond proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot. The bond to pay for modernization of the district's schools would require 55 percent voter approval to win passage. A survey of voters in the district found 60 percent support for the measure, according to the district. "Our schools are woefully in need of new buildings," said district super- intendent Gay Todd. A new Alicia Intermediate School in Linda and a new permanent Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts - now located next to Marysville High School - are among projects listed as potentially funded by the bond. But district officials said both school projects will go forward whether or not the bond measure wins approval in November. A successful bond could contribute toward funding for the projects, district officials said. Marysville resident Bernard Nah-len asked the trustees Tuesday to postpone a bond vote until the economy improves. "It's a waste of money to carry this forward," said Nahlen, 80. WHAT'S NEXT Voters will decide on Nov. 4 the fate of the $47 million bond measure for modernization projects in the Marysville Joint Unified School District. Costs to the district for the election will total about $18,000. "With the way the economy is and our state budget deficit," he said, "I don't believe this bond measure will Turn to MJUSD/A6 TO CATCH A THIEF ... Yuba County sheriff's Deputy Dan Hanson looks inside a car to spot any visible items that a thief might want to steal, during the implementation of a new program called "If I Were a Thief," at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Linda on Tuesday morning. Deputies and volunteers put fliers on the windshields of cars reminding drivers to secure their vehicles. Nick Adams Appeal-Democrat Sheriffs team checks cars, places fliers to educate drivers on theft By Rob Young Appeal-Democrat Those weren't parking tickets or pizza promotions that drivers found under their windshield wipers Tuesday at the Wal-Mart in Linda. They were friendly reminders from the Yuba County Sheriffs Department: Don't make your car a target of crime by leaving doors unlocked, windows down or valuable items clearly visible inside. It was the second time this month that deputies, aided by senior volunteers from the Sheriffs Department, put the message out, said Crime Prevention Officer Shawn Garcia. The program, called "If I Were a Thief," is modeled after a similar one in Contra Costa County, she said. "If I were a thief... you would now be a victim," said the fliers. Included was a checklist of valuables spotted inside the car. If there were none, a "Good job" box was checked. If doors were unlocked or windows were left partly down -as a reporter's were - that was also noted. Reactions varied. Linda Green of Olivehurst, who scored a "good job," thought the program was a good idea. "I put my stuff in the trunk," said Green. Nick Adams/Appeal-Democrat Yuba County sheriff's Crime Prevention Officer Shawn Garcia, right, talks with Ger Thao in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Linda on Tuesday explaining why a thief would target her vehicle due to visible jewelry in the car. Thao said she would take steps to make sure her car wouldn't be targeted Turn to FLIERS / A6 by putting her valuables in the trunk of the car. Sutter board passes budget Building plans under scrutiny By Robert LaHue Appeal-Democrat Aside from a few tweaks during three hours of hearings Tuesday morning, the budget approved by the Sutter County Board of Supervisors was identical to the $226 million preliminary budget produced two weeks ago. But there were numerous . questions concerning planning for a new general government services building and the request for legal fee reimbursement by Auditor-Controller Robert Stark. Supervisors Jim Whiteaker and Stan Cleveland expressed Turn to BUDGET / AS What to do with prime YC site? By John Dickey Appeal-Democrat The Yuba City City Council talked about one of the most talked-about pieces of land in the city Tuesday. A study session delved into the question of what the City Council would like to see - or not see - built on the nearly 6.6-acre Feather River Mills site where plans fizzled for a downtown movie theater. "We always get asked by the community, 'What are we going to do with this site?,'" said Turn to YUBA CITY /A5 FREEDOM C0MUUN)CATIONS, INC. Vol.157 Y No. 177 DAILY 6 ^50863" 00009' mi HIGH: 92 LOW: 57 Bridge D4 Lottery A2 Calendar A2 Movies B5 Classified D3 Nation A4 Classic Comics D4 Obituaries a Comics N Opinion B7 Crosswords Bfi Sports B1 DearAbby M State A3 Entertainment 85 Sudoku D4 Finance a Weather AS Local a World C5 appealdemocrat .com Want to know the latest? Sign up for breaking news alerts by e-mail at appeal-democrat.com GAS GAUGE ^ help you And tin bait tool on prices appealdemocrat .com