Health care facilities in Yuba-Sutter have been using video conference systems for several years, getting patients in touch with specialists out of the area.
By using the telemedicine service, patients also save time and don't have to worry about traveling to a distant office.
The primary focus of Veterans Administration clinics
By Laura van der Meer
Just off of Highway 99, where mainstream stores and restaurants operate, sits a quiet stretch of shops for Indian clientele along North Palora Avenue.
Yuba-Sutter has one of the largest Sikh populations outside of India, and one of the largest Punjabi populations in the United States. Yu
Women stand in a line with their arms raised and swivel their bodies as they move their hips to the music. They wear brightly colored hip scarves that jingle as they move.
They are participating in a belly dancing exercise class taught by Jessica Chernicki at The Laughing Lotus in Marysville.
She started belly dancing while she w
Itching for a change in scenery? Trade those local peach, prune and walnut orchard visuals for a day trip to the Napa Valley, where you can take in more than just wine. Travel up Highway 12 just off Interstate 80, where the Carneros wine estate looms magnificently on a knoll. Curiously, right across from the stone mansion restaurant and tasting
It's time to dream of those summertime sandwiches and BLTs, made with tomatoes you grow in your own yard — in pots or the ground.
In most areas of the country, mid-May is the ideal time to put in tomatoes because they need warm soil, not just warm sun. They also need consistent moisture, especially while the fruit develops. Too muc
A promotional price for seniors is stepping up ridership for Yuba-Sutter Transit.
"I like it because I can ride it to work and take it home," weekday rider James Cameron, 67, said of his monthly pass.
In April, the transit system started issuing senior monthly bus passes for $5 — allowing for unlimited use on the local fixe
Shawna Wroten of Yuba City always thought of herself as "big and beautiful" no matter what her weight.
At more than 300 pounds on her 5-foot-6-inch frame, there was the occasional broken chair, she said, but she always laughingly answered that her weight was 160 pounds.
"It was a running joke in the family," said her mother, Vick
When a group of elves help a poor shoemaker, he and his wife have their lives turned around and learn a lesson along the way.
This is the story of "The Elves and the Shoemaker," the latest production at The Magic Theatre. The play begins its run on Saturday.
"It's a great story about the nature of kindness," said the play's direc
The continuing adventures of Robin Hood, according to Yuba-Sutter writer-director John Trent, kick into gear this weekend at Art-O-Culture in Marysville.
"Robin Hood and The Time Bandit," set for the next two weekends, is about Prince John traveling back in time to when Robin Hood was a kid and trying to prevent the youth from becoming t
A Mid-Valley industrial designer has received a US patent for a guitar amplifier that is lightweight and affordable yet has the sound of traditional tube-type amplifiers.
Jason Sannar, product design manager for Gibbs Group LLC of Yuba City, was granted his first patent, which protects the design of the EM-1 guitar amplifier made by Four
Elks give to local nonprofits
Marysville Elks Lodge presented cash awards to five local nonprofit organizations.
Awarded were Allyn Scott Youth and Community Center, Central Valley Homeless Veterans Assistance Program, Yuba-Sutter Gleaners Food Bank, Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand Down and Butchie's
With the closing of B. Dalton Bookseller at the Yuba Sutter Mall and Amicus Books in downtown Marysville, both in early 2010, the picture for book buyers in Marysville and Yuba City didn't look good. The two towns were left with only one bookstore, the longstanding Book House, which sells used books in Yuba City.
In 2013, the situation h
After several years of houses frequently popping up on the market due to foreclosure, most Yuba-Sutter mortgage professionals and lenders are seeing payment deficiency rates drop.
Mixed results from federal mortgage-assistance initiatives like the Home Affordable Modification Program and Home Affordable Refinance Program have played a ro
Days are getting brighter as pleasant weather draws people outdoors, and the sight of greenery grips the imagination of current and possible gardeners.
"The rewards even from a small container or garden are so much more than you expect in the sense of accomplishment," said UC Master Gardener Barbara Kiernan, a resident of Plumas Lake, du
Sutter cheer places second at championship
The Sutter Union High School Competition Cheer Team received second place in the non-tumbling performance cheer category at the National Cheerleaders Association West Coast Championship.
The competition was held March 16 at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park.
Celebrating a 100th birthday used to mean disturbing a person's set schedule, bringing a change of pace to a slower lifestyle.
In Pauline Wheeler's case, it meant finding time in her activities so friends and family could share the day with her.
"I keep busy," she said Monday morning, taking an hour to talk.
Dressed in a
Dear Straight Talk: I'm 16 with a stepsister the same age. We share a room during visitations and have become good friends. She has confided that she is gay and is having gay sex with a gay friend. She said she is not ready to come out, but needed to talk to someone. She said she knows I'm straight and will not try anything sexual with me, so it
Q: This is really embarrassing, but I'm obsessed with hooking up. I'm out on the town night after night. I'm miserable if I have to go home alone, and miserable when I don't. How do I stop? — Evelyn Q., Syracuse, NY.
A: It sounds as though you may be struggling with what's popularly called sex addiction. (Charlie Sheen, Russell Bra
Parkinson’s group meets Monday
Larry Alvers will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Tri-County Parkinson’s Support Group, at 1 p.m. Monday at Sutter Medical Foundation, 969 Plumas St., Room 208, Yuba City.
He is chair of the board of directors for the Parkinson Association
Dear Savvy Senior: What resources can you recommend to help older job-seekers? I'm 62 and have been out of work for nearly a year now and need some help. — Looking For Work
Dear Looking: While the US job market has improved slightly over the past year or so, challenges persist for many older job-seekers. Fortunately, there are a nu
I have a 75-year-old mother and a 5-year-old son — and both of them are wetting the bed. Double help! — Jean F., Boise, Idaho
Bed-wetting and incontinence are challenging problems for both those experiencing the trouble and the caretaker — YOU. Fortunately, with a little work, both conditions can be managed pretty well.
Dear Straight Talk: My parents have always dominated my life. I'm a junior at a college I hate. I play college sports and a musical instrument I'd rather not play. I've never worked, being too busy being "enriched." I sound spoiled, but I'm actually depressed and seeing a counselor. My parents are not bad people, they are just intent on my succe
A Transformational Healing Music Concert is planned from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. today at the Center for Spiritual Living, 103 D St., Marysville.
Featured performers Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill from Mount Shasta will present an evening of Celtic songs, myths and stories, healing music and participatory chants from a
Lori Verderame fears Americans are selling off their fortunes one garage sale at a time.
Verderame, an antiques expert known as Dr. Lori, is waging a campaign to educate people about the unrecognized treasures gathering dust in attics and populating yard and garage sales. She shares her expertise on the Discovery Channel series "Auction