SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is acting as California's cheerleader-in-chief, countering the state's anti-business reputation in an address to hundreds of business, agriculture and education leaders.
The Democratic governor spoke Wednesday to an annual gathering in the state capital hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce.
Robert M. Parker, 38, of Sacramento, was arrested by the Yuba County Sheriff's Department at noon May 20 on Riverbank Drive on suspicion of controlled substance possession for sale and transporting a controlled substance for sale. He was booked into the Yuba County Jail.
New red-light traffic cameras planned for two Marysville intersections were squelched by the City Council, with one member saying they create a "negative atmosphere" for the city.
The council voted 3-2 Tuesday night against installing cameras on southbound J Street at Fifth Street and on southbound Ramirez Street at East 10th Street.
MOORE, Okla. — It was the school where panther paw prints once beat a playful path to the front door, where teachers did the Harlem Shake last month and 400-plus students were just a few days from their summer break.
But Plaza Towers Elementary is now the epicenter of a nation's horror.
It's in shreds, as is nearby Briarwoo
A federal agency wants farmers to clear orchard trees lying beneath its power lines, and it's willing to pay them to do so.
The Western Area Power Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy, is pursuing a plan calling for the clearing of orchard trees within its easement. Farmers can receive compensation for trees choppe
Yuba County and Wheatland officials will try again to hammer out a tax-sharing agreement that would move forward annexation plans for some 4,000 acres east and north of the city.
The hope is a new agreement will satisfy county supervisors who last month denied a master agreement to streamline Wheatland annexations. Such a tax-sharing agr
All 11 officers involved in the deadly shooting last month of a Cleveland man have returned to duty as the Sutter County District Attorney's Office continues its investigation.
Wheatland Police Chief Allyn Wightman confirmed a Wheatland officer placed on paid leave after the April 3 shooting of Daniel Lee Lucha Jr. returned to work earli
An Olivehurst man remained behind bars on Tuesday, two days after authorities said he beat his adult daughter with folding chairs and a can of beans during an argument over a missing chicken feeder bolt.
Dewayne V. Eddy, 54, is scheduled for arraignment today in Yuba County Superior Court to answer a felony allegation of assault with a d
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
Excitable popcorn, Mr. G and hard-nosed, wood-bat baseball is back.
The 2013 Marysville Gold Sox season kicks off on Thursday at Appeal-Democrat Park, where manager Jack Johnson and his collegiate baseball players from around the country will play host to the San Mateo Rounders.
The festivities, however, have already begun.
Smoke, smog, pollen and pollutants — these are just a few things people breath into their lungs unknowingly.
But thanks to junior high Girl Scouts Maria Garcia and Alexa Carrera-Griggs, students at St. Isidore are now prepared.
Every day, Garcia and Carrera-Griggs hoist a colored flag up their school's flag pole to help tea
Significant new questions are cropping up about a California Energy Commission program designed to assure there will be enough hydrogen refueling stations to make buying hydrogen fuel cell cars practical when they debut commercially between 2015 and 2017.
One year ago, the commission pulled back more than $28 million in grants it had ten
Marysville motorists won't be the only ones having to negotiate an ever-changing series of detours while Caltrans completes its $48 million two-year roadway reconstruction project.
Fire engines, ambulances and law enforcement vehicles will have to closely monitor traffic flows in responding to any emergencies that might occur in or aroun
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
It's estimated some 50 rounds were fired in the early morning hours of April 3 at a downtown Yuba City intersection. No confirmation on that, yet.
It was at a place where some customers were still coming and going from a convenience store, where there was still some traffic, where residences are not far off (in fact, at least one round w
Every spring for almost a quarter of a century, the Gladding McBean clay factory in Lincoln housed a juried ceramic exhibit called Feats of Clay. Ceramic artists from across the country vied to get their work into the exhibit.
Why wouldn't they? With part of the annual show exhibited in a factory beehive kiln just yards from where the bl
Getting your money's worth or being satisfied with a purchase are critical tenets for savvy consumers.
But when it comes to handling sub-par experiences, both consumer and business advocates say it's best to let cooler heads prevail before becoming threatening or considering litigation.
If you aren't happy with a product or servi
Dear Mary: What do you think about settling a debt with a creditor? I recently agreed to one for a credit card, and the bank did notify me that the forgiven debt will be considered income by the IRS.
I will have to file taxes on this amount using form 1099C. The bank will report the zero balance to the credit agencies, my credit r
MOORE, Okla. — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said
What is it about presidents' second terms that makes them seem so scandal-ridden? Simple: The iron law of longevity. All governments make mistakes, and all governments try to hide those mistakes. But the longer an administration is in office, the more errors it makes, and the harder they are to conceal.
Just ask Richard M. Nixon, Ronald
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