It's been 20 years since Michael A. Ciociola and his family sat in their living room, thinking of ways to show appreciation for those who've served in the armed forces beyond the traditional "thank you."
But what started as a brainstorming session in Ciociola's home is now an intricately designed program that takes more than 200 voluntee
Earthquakes are pretty low on the list of natural disasters that directly concern most Yuba-Sutter residents.
"It's not out of the realm of possibility, but we certainly are more likely to feel an earthquake that is outside of our boundaries," says Scott Bryan, Yuba County's emergency operations manager.
But when we do experience
As the United States grows warmer and extreme weather more common, the federal government's flood insurance maps are becoming increasingly important.
The maps, drawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, dictate the monthly premiums millions of American households pay for flood insurance. They are also designed to give homeowners a
Billy Martin has a degree from Yuba College and wants to work.
"I've put out 200 or 300 applications since December. We walk everywhere," Martin said, "and still no jobs, no luck."
Martin, 55, is homeless, mostly living around Simpson Lane in Linda.
On Friday, Martin was one of about 300 homeless, unemployed or underemplo
Construction crews will begin working June 4 on the first stage of the state’s two-year $48 million highway reconstruction project in Marysville, Caltrans said Friday.
Starting at about 6 a.m., crews will close the westbound lanes of 10th Street just north of Ninth and E streets to begin the intensive project expected to take two c
Hillary L. Jones-Martinez, 20, of the 1200 block of B Street, Yuba City, was arrested by the Yuba City Police Department at 8:55 p.m. May 23 in the 500 block of Colusa Avenue on suspicion of controlled substance possession. She was booked into the Sutter County Jail.
Kevin D. Duncan, 51, of the 800 block of Spiva A
Three defendants linked to a human trafficking ring in which women from Mexico were used as prostitutes in five Northern California cities, including Yuba City, received county jail sentences on Friday, Attorney General Kamala Harris said.
Nery Najarro-Rodriguez, 42, Jorge Perez-Hernandez, 37, and Luis Mata, 30, pleaded no contest to con
Registered nurses at Rideout Health Group will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, the association representing the nurses said Friday.
The agreement, if finalized, would provide some 400 registered nurses with a 9 percent across-the-board pay increase over the four years of the agreement
I am disgusted at the District 2 Little League and its board members for deciding that my daughter's softball team, the Olivehurst Linda Heat (Minors), is not eligible to play TOC's this season. It's an outrage that adult actions are being taken out on our girls, who had nothing to do with decisions made prior to the season starting.
It was quality family time for hundreds of people last Saturday morning as the annual Jim Watson Youth Fishing Derby brought kids and their parents out to Ellis Lake. For some it's an annual event, for others it was their first ever and they were newly acquainted with fishing poles, hooks and worms and, hopefully, the sturdy tug of a catfish on
A Santa Maria man who claimed Fidel Castro ordered him to hijack a helicopter last year in Yuba County was returned to the Marysville courthouse on Friday to face criminal charges.
Judge Julia L. Scrogin reinstated criminal proceedings against 20-year-old Zachary Hinders.
Hinders was declared mentally incompetent and unfit to sta
The following businesses and agencies will be closed Monday, in observance of Memorial Day.
Government offices: Closed.
Schools: No classes.
Post office: No service.
Trash pickup: No interruption in service.
Transit: No service; office closed.
Appeal-Democrat: No interruption
WASHINGTON — A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules that protect the minority party.
Tactics for dealing with the government's budget and debt became the
Calvary Christian Center in Yuba City is honoring veterans this weekend with A Grateful Nation Remembers, but religion has little to do with it.
"This is nothing like a church service," said the Rev. Michael Ciociola on Wednesday. "No preaching, no hymns, nothing of that nature. The normal liturgies are off the table. This is not to do a
Name: Ronisha Hall.
Family: My husband, Michael Hall; five children, Rhnijuh, Tajia, Michael II, Teosha and Tyrisha.
City of residence: Marysville.
Occupation: Youth minister at Calvary Christian Center in Marysville, and I consider myself an entrepreneur.
Men to serve missions
Tyler Jerome and Tyler Stimson of the Feather River congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints left to serve as missionaries for two years.
Stimson, the son of Paige Hensley and Greg Stimson, both of Yuba City, will serve in Baltimore.
Next week, our middle daughter will graduate from high school. How can it be? It seems like she was just running around in diapers. Now she is headed out the door for college.
When I was younger, I always thought life's next season would be my happily-ever-after: graduation, finding a job, getting married, having kids, owning a home. Whe
I don't know why he caught my attention; the area is replete with folks on bicycles. Perhaps it was the fact that he had a rather large adult tricycle laden with a full cart on the back. His pace was slow and steady even as the heavy winds fought him along the way.
I noticed the following day he was down the road a stretch of maybe some
Ramps on Highway 99 to East and West Nicolaus will be closed for about 60 days starting Tuesday as California Transportation Department contractors build a new two-lane bridge over the Feather River.
The on- and off-ramps at Garden Highway south of the Feather River Bridge are affected.
The work is part of
Motorists are being detoured this week around the 14th Street entrance to Beckwourth Riverfront Park in Marysville while a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crew tests a gas line.
Drivers are being directed to the south entrance of the park while pressure testing on the line is done, according to City Services Director Dave Lamon.
Family: Dad, Steve; mom, Suzy; older brother, Nate; younger sister, Rachel.
Residence: Yuba City.
Occupation: I am currently working as a high school student, but I'm considering a career change, as it doesn't pay very well.
Hobbies, interests: Reading and writing and ba
Wayne W. Martinelli, 48, of the 4200 block of Mary Avenue, Olivehurst, was arrested by the Yuba County Sheriff's Department at 1:31 p.m. May 21 in the 200 block of Fifth Street on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. He was booked into the Yuba County Jail.