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Name: Larry Riley.
Family: Wife, Linda, and son, Sean.
Residence: Yuba City.
Occupation: Publisher of Appeal-Democrat and Tri County newspapers.
Hobbies, interests: Golf, surfing (since 14), NCAA and NBA basketball.
Where do you get your news? The Appeal-Democrat, of course!
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? Employment.
What do you like about the Yuba-Sutter area? Friendly small town atmosphere.
What do you miss about your former hometown? The ocean. I moved here from Orange County.
Where would you like to live someday? A Florida Key — I like the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle.
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? Because of job benefits — politicians such as presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton; athletes Johnny Unitas, Hank Aaron, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson. And Mick Jagger — a picture of myself and a friend is on the back cover of the Rolling Stones' 1982 European tour guide.
What would you do with a million dollars? Tithe, pay our son's tuition, adopt a military family and save for retirement.
Favorite sports team: Gonzaga University men's basketball and anything Notre Dame.
Who has had a strong influence in your life? My wife. She's the love of my life.
Tell us about a memorable experience: The day our son was born.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A fighter pilot.
What are your favorite places to go to in the area? Watching the Gold Sox on a mild summer night.
What is your dream job? Being Warren Buffett's personal assistant.
Favorite foods? Mexican.
What is your dream vacation? The Vatican — the history is fascinating. People of all faiths are attracted to it.
What would you like to see different in the community? Continued revitalization in Marysville and fresh water in Ellis Lake.
What was the last good book you read? "Flags of our Fathers" by James Bradley.
Favorite book: Bible, of course.
Favorite movie: The original "Ghostbusters."
What is your pet peeve? Inconsiderate cellphone users.