'Worst place' ranking still rankles
Rand McNally's nine criteria for its 1985 rankings are represented by the nine photos of Yuba-Sutter life starting at upper left: housing, transportation, recreation, crime, education, arts/entertainment, climate, economy and health care.
'Worst place' ranking still rankles.
The ranking raised hackles and ruffled feathers throughout Yuba-Sutter.
When the gavel rang down in early March 1985, designating Yuba City the worst place to live in the United States, the proclamation was met with outrage, disbelief and amusement. Rand McNally's second edition of "Place. Read 'Worst place' ranking still rankles...