Yuba-Sutter Area

Yuba-Sutter Area

Infobox Metropolitan Area
MSA_name = Yuba City Metropolitan Area | name = Yuba-Sutter Area

largest_city = Yuba City
other_cities = - Marysville - Live Oak - Wheatland
rank_us = 236th
population = 165,080
density_mi2 = 152.4
density_km2 =
area_mi2 = 1,252.3
area_km2 =
states = California
highest_ft = 4825
highest_m =
lowest_ft = 50
lowest_m =

The Yuba-Sutter Area is a smaller metropolitan community including Yuba and Sutter Counties in Northern California, USA's Central Valley. The official name given by the US Census Bureau is the Yuba City Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is anchored by Yuba City, California, the county seat of Sutter County and to a lesser extent Marysville, California, the county seat of Yuba County.


Places with more than 50,000 inhabitants

"Sutter County"
*Yuba City (Principal city)

Places with 10,000 to 50,000 inhabitantats

"Yuba County"
*Olivehurst (census-designated place)
*Linda (census-designated place)
*Plumas Lake (census-designated place)

Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants

"Sutter County"
*Live Oak
*South Yuba City (census-designated place)
*Tierra Buena (census-designated place)
*Sutter (census-designated place)

"Yuba County"
*Beale Air Force Base (census-designated place)
*Challenge-Brownsville (census-designated place)
*Loma Rica (census-designated place)
*Brownsville (census-designated place)

Places with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants

"Sutter County"
*Meridian (census-designated place)
*Rio Oso (census-designated place)

"Yuba County"
*Dobbins (census-designated place)

Yuba Sutter Fair

The 13th District Agricultural Association or Yuba-Sutter Fair as it is most commonly referred to is the local fair in the area and is a part of the California State Fair System. The 13th district used to include parts of Yolo and Sacramento counties but decentralization led to exclusion of Sacramento County in 1889 and in 1893 Yolo County left the association.

In 1941 a ten arce piece of land was purchased for $1,020 in Yuba City in order to even better centralize the fairgrounds. Today the 13th District Agricultural Fair is one of fifty-four district agricultural associations, twenty-four county fairs, two citrus fairs and the state fair which make up the 81 State Fair system in California. [http://www.yubasutterfair.com/organization.html]

Yuba Sutter Fair Scholarship Competition

Every year at the Yuba-Sutter Fair there are scholarship competitions held much like the Miss America and Miss USA Competitions. The competition isn't a beauty pageant, though. Most competition areas are based upon community service, scholastic achievement, and knowledge of fair industry. In 2000, they opened competition up to male candidates as well with the Ambassador Competitions though in recent years lack of interest has caused the titles to remain vacant.

Yuba-Sutter Royal Courts

Concert venues

*Sleep Train Amphitheater
*Marysville Pavilion

Beale Air Force Base

See Beale Air Force Base



*Yuba Community College District
*Chapman University College
*Cambridge Career College

High schools

*Yuba City High School
*Marysville High School
*River Valley High School
*Lindhurst High School
*Sutter Union High School
*Live Oak High School
*Wheatland High School
*Faith Cristian High School
*Three Rivers High School
*East Nicolaus High School
*Pierce High School
*Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts

ights, Museums, Recreation, Shopping, and more

*Sunsweet Growers Incorporated
*Sutter Buttes
*Bryant Field
*Bok Kai Temple - built in 1888 to replace the first temple built in the early 1850s, this temple has been a Chinese community project since 1866
*Sutter Hock Farm
*Marysville High School - Oldest high school in western U.S.
*Ellis Lake
*Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County
*Mary Aaron Memorial Museum
*Museum of the Forgotten Warriors [http://www.museumoftheforgottenwarriors.org]
*Yuba Feather Historical Museum
*Edward F. Beale Museum
*Yuba Sutter Mall
*Riverfront Park
*Sutter/Yuba Friday Night Live [http://fridaynightlive.com]



*Appeal-Democrat- the daily newspaper for the Yuba-Sutter area. It has been printed in Marysville, California since 1926 when the "Marysville Appeal" (founded in 1860) and the "Marysville Evening Democrat" (founded in 1884) merged together. See Appeal-Democrat
*Territorial Dispatch
*The Nor-Cal Paper



*KMJE 101.5
*KKCY 103.1
*KXJS 88.7
*KRCX 99.9
*KRYC 105.9


*KMYC 1410
*KOBO 1450
*KUBA 1600


*Comcast Cable North Valley Television NVTV


*Rideout Memorial Hospital - Marysville, California
*Fremont Memorial Hospital - Yuba City, California

Bok Kai Festival

Annually, Marysville celebrates the Chinese New Year and the Bok Eye god with a festival. The parade has been produced each year for more than 120 years and is the oldest continuing parades in California. People from as far away as Taiwan come to worship at the secluded temple. The crash of gongs, the crack of fireworks, and the pounding of drums signal the beginning of the Bok Kai Parade. Marching bands, fire trucks, antique cars, floats and dance groups walk the streets of historical downtown. Over 15,000 spectators each year come to watch the parade's greatest asset, a 150-foot long dragon.

Other activities include martial art demonstrations, food vendors, and art exhibits.

The festival concludes with the firing of 100 ceremonial bombs with "good luck" rings contained inside the bombs.

Because the fesitval celebrates New Year according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the date of the parade is different each year.

Another interesting fact is that it has never rained during the parade, and has very seldom rained on the day of the parade.

ee also

*List of Registered Historic Places in California
*Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council

External links

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