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How low is this crime? Can you believe stealing from the Food Bank? That’s pretty bad! (Stealing is always bad, of course, but stealing from a nonprofit?) Toni Thompson called me Thursday, just beside herself, after opening a gas bill for $4,000! It seems some thieves stole a commercial gas card from one of the Food Bank’s trucks on Jan. 24. Since then, they have been charging gas in Nevada City (Railroad Avenue), Yuba City, Roseville and North Highlands. Some of the gas stations had multiple purchases in a short time period, leading authorities to think that the thief or thieves bought gas for a number of people in exchange for the cash. Did that happen to you? Do you know anyone approached to have their gas charged on someone else’s card? The card is Pacific Pride and if you have information for the authorities, call Sheriff’s Officer Sam Brown at 265-1471.

Happy signs: This came from Lew and Paulette, managers of Old Barn Self Storage. “We want to thank Bill Hunter for his kind words about our ‘Happy’ signs. We are happy that our efforts can bring a smile to all people but especially our young people. We will try to come up with something each month to make them smile.”

Dogs belonging to shooting victims: The couple that was found dead earlier this week in Nevada City owned four dogs. Cheryl Wicks said they will be arriving today at the shelter for adoption. She didn’t yet have a description of those dogs, but she told me she is loaded with dogs at the moment and has the following available: Australian Shepherd mixes; Lab mixes; Rottweiler mixes; Pit Bull mixes; a Husky; a Shar Pei mix, Chow puppy mix; and a Brittney Spaniel. The shelter is open from 1 to 4 p.m.



Rodeo stays in Penn Valley: After months of contract negotiations the Penn Valley Rodeo Association and the Penn Valley Fire Protection District Board have reached a mutual agreement. They look forward to the 49th annual Penn Valley Rodeo to be held in Penn Valley on May 19, 20, and 21. Volunteers are needed! Please contact Jeannie Pittman 530-639-2169.

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Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at dixier@theunion.com, or by fax at 477-4292.


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