I am a parent of a seventh-grader at YES Charter Academy who has attended YES since 2008 while I've served as a garden volunteer and classroom assistant.
My son is the third child we've sent through public schools in northern California. At YES Charter, I've witnessed more creativity, dedication and good communication than at any other s
We came to Marysville in 1951 and immediately purchased a monthly subscription to the Appeal-Democrat, that, by the way, has gone without interruption.
As you can imagine, we have seen many changes both in personnel and format, some for the better, some — well I won't go there. There was a time when you could almost always count on
I see that again you have featured an upcoming performance by a local group, the Yuba Sutter Symphony, with an article and even photos.
As we all know, the arts in general have a hard time finding support in our schools and communities and you have done a nice job of spotlighting many recent productions.
I wish to point out, howe
The Yuba City City Council is considering purchasing the 800 Northgate Drive building.
A council member stated that it was to provide cheaper rents for fledging businesses. I do not think that our city should be in competition with private enterprise. Our country believes in a free marketplace. Our city is having difficulty in maintainin
On April 22, you published a letter from Billy M. Cooper titled "Why not background checks for politicians?" wherein he suggests that, instead of background checks for gun purchases, there should be background checks for politicians.
There are background checks for politicians, they are called elections. President Barack Obama has passed
California's Legislature has declared war on gun owners.
Currently, there is a bevy of new laws passing through Sacramento that will affect gun ownership in a myriad ways from restricting the purchase of ammunition to removing access to one's own gun in one's own home.
Some of these bills will either create felons out of law abid
Wow! What a journey this has been. But in the end, we are saying YES! to YES Charter Academy with Yuba County Office of Education. Thank you so much to Randy Fletcher, Lou Binninger, Marlene Rastetter and Mary Hovey for voting to support school choice in the foothills.
Thank you to our amazing council of directors, staff, community and f
I would like to thank the police officers and the 911 dispatcher of Yuba City who were very quick responding to my call when my car was stolen. Not only did they recover my car, but it was not damaged.
It took them no more than 10 to 12 minutes to respond and locate my car. The bad guy got away, but I was left with all my property intact
This letter is to convey my appreciation to the Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville. My daughter, Jo-anna Myles, became very ill and passed away on April 26. The superb care that the staff from the ICU on 3M did for my baby in her last days was absolutely phenomenal and displayed to me the caring and professionalism that all caregivers shoul
What a tragedy losing four crewmen of an MC-12W aircraft in Afghanistan.
Two of them were deployed from Beale Air Force Base. I am the honorary commander of the 489th Recon squadron at Beale, which trains the crews of the MC-12W.
When notified of the memorial service for the four airmen, I thought it a great opportunity for the c
My name is Karlie, and I am a high school AFS exchange student from Australia. This year, I was hosted by the Milner family. As I think about heading home this June, I want to thank my entire host family, but especially my host mom, Monique.
My host mom, Mo, always puts other people before herself and she does everything she can to help
A few more thoughts about the Mosquito Beach access cut-off:
Another major issue concerning Mosquito Beach access road, aside from the fact it makes that walk very difficult for some people (elderly, disabled, children, etc.), is security. Yes, they put a small parking lot outside the gate, but you won't be able to keep an eye on your ve
In defense of Margaret Thatcher: She rescued her country from the decades of decline following World War II. Her economic policies came to be known as Thatcherism and were adopted by some 50 other nations. She restored Great Britain to prosperity and greatness. She believed in the reality of right and wrong. She brought under control the powerfu
I am an American, born in America, who came to California and found my home. Anyone wanting to live in America and stay forever in America should be a citizen. And we citizens should stop fighting each other.
We shouldn't have to watch our hard-earned dollars go to a government who now epitomizes the Statue of Liberty's: "Give me your po
For the past 18 or more years, there has been a memorial service presented by Calvary Christian Center of Yuba City, which is the most extraordinary, touching and outstanding contribution to our service men and women who served in the past and to those who are now serving our country.
The program will be presented at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. M
Recently, a letter to the editor written by Natalie Murphy was published.
After reading this letter, I was very pleased that her feelings about the allegations against Dr. Richard Maddalena were exactly the same as mine. I have been a patient of Dr. Maddalena for several years and have complete trust in his abilities.
I am in favor of the China tour, sponsored by Yuba City to enhance trade between China and our area.
Especially encouraging, in this discussion, is the item that Mat Conant (longtime local farmer) has volunteered to go on the trip, to speak for farming interests in the Yuba-Sutter area.
Having personally visited the family farm a
Re: China trip: It's important that we taxpaying citizens have a voice.
It amazes me that an economic development manager, a Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau board member, and an elected Yuba City mayor are requesting that the taxpayers pay for their trip to China.
Did Mat Conant and John Buckland graduate from a university to become on-t
Jaspreet Atwal is mistaken if he thinks that stricter laws on gun ownership and federal programs to remove all high powered rifles, assault rifles and automatic weapons (semi automatic?) would reduce guns on the street ("Gun control is needed, April 26).
It's just wishful thinking and an idea that has been pushed by liberal, socialist De
A recent letter writer wrote about all the scary chemicals used in fracking. Fracking has been used for years in all areas of our country. There is more pushback from environmentalists claiming poisonous chemicals and fearful scenarios from them. We use dangerous chemicals every day from under our sinks.
I'd like to share my personal exp
I have been following with interest the news articles and editorials dealing with Superintendent Gay Todd's salary increase and those of the two assistant superintendents in Marysville.
I can understand how people would feel strongly about this issue. However, if, in fact, their contracts state that they are entitled to additional monies
It is obvious that Sutter North does not care about their patients' or doctors' feedback.
Ever since they have outsourced their medical billing (eliminating local jobs), it took four months to get someone to correct my billing errors.
I ended up having to go to my doctor's office and enlist his nurse to help. She gets better resu
There are two slightly off-matters in the article about the park in the Sutter Buttes. State Parks owns a road to the park. A prior owner, T. J. Brady, bought a road from the owners between the park property and North Butte Road, and that road went to State Parks when State Parks bought the land.
No court has decided that the road is not
We have been subscribing to Appeal-Democrat for 53 years. We always enjoyed cartoon pages. But now after all these years, you take out Hocus Pocus. We are seniors with many friends who get together to challenge each other to see who could find the differences in the quickest time with prizes. We don't care about your astrology. If we had to live
I am frustrated that Gov. Jerry Brown and now the Yuba City City Council are seeking financial benefits from China.
For years, people have cried out not to buy from China because of the inhuman working conditions in that country. Now that finances are less than desirable does it make it all right? We will become guilty of taking advantag