Community Briefs: Jan. 5, 2013
Watch for new stop signs
Orland officials say new stop signs are up at several busy intersections in town and motorists should be on the alert for them.
Last week, signs were installed at Marin and Chapman streets and South and Marin streets near C.K. Price Middle School and at Yolo Street and Woodward Avenue near the Glenn County Fairgrounds.
It takes a while for people used to driving down a street to become aware of new stop signs, said Janene Rehse of the Orland Police Department.
Sign poles also are up downtown at Colusa and Fourth and Fifth and Colusa streets, Tolle said, Thursday. Public works is waiting for the concrete to dry.
Swan tours near Marysville
Guided swan tours will be held 9:30 p.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. each Saturday this month.
It is a driving tour along a short route with very little walking required. See tundra swans, ducks, geese, cranes, shorebirds, white pelicans, herons, egrets and raptors.
Pre-registration is required at www.wildlife.ca.gov/regions/2/SwanTours. There is no fee, but donations to the California Wildlife Foundation are requested.
For more information, call 916-358-2852.
Toast the author is Monday
Award winning author and photographer Tim Palmer will be the featured guest at the Friends of the Colusa County Library "Toast the Author" series scheduled for Thursday at Barrel Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on the corner of Fifth and Webster streets.
The social gathering starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7.
Palmer has written 22 books, primarily about the American landscape, conservation, adventure travel, and rivers.
"California Wild," which also features is photography, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book on nature and the environment in 2004.
His latest book is "California Glaciers."