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More than pumpkins and pies: Bishop's opens for new season

Linda Gadea brought her two grandsons to Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm all the way from Ukiah. The 120-mile drive is an annual pilgrimage.

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Tuesday 09/18/2018
Election 2018: Congressional candidates square off on big topics
Posted: September 18, 2018

Editor’s note: Candidates running for the U.S. 3rd Congressional District seat and then candidates for Sutter County sheriff faced off Monday night in the first of several forums sponsored by the Appeal-Democrat and Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce.

Estimate: ‘Space force’ would cost $13B over five years
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 8:48 pm

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s proposal to create a “space force” would cost nearly $13 billion over five years and require a sweeping reorganization of parts of the Pentagon and intelligence community – including shifting the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, Calif., into the new military service – according to an internal Air Force memo.

In landmark study, doctors say test identifies people most likely to get Alzheimer’s disease
Posted: September 18, 2018

MIAMI – The beginning was the worst. It frustrated Janet Parkerson when her father started to forget what he had done that day or the day before.

18-year-old pleads not guilty in shooting; Norteño ties documented
Posted: September 18, 2018

A teen arrested in connection with last week’s Johnson Park shooting in Olivehurst pleaded not guilty in Yuba County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Sutter County pay issues take center stage
Posted: September 18, 2018

When the new Sutter County human resources director was introduced at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting, her $161,648 salary was unanimously approved, though questioned by a concerned employee.

Civil War living history and re-enactments march into Marysville this weekend
Posted: September 18, 2018

The National Civil War Association and the Re-enactors of the American Civil War will stage a living history and battle re-enactment from the Civil War on Sept. 22 and 23 at Cotton Rosser Arena and Pavilion in Marysville.

Monday 09/17/2018
Election 2018: Views on important issues for the midterms
Posted: September 17, 2018

With midterm elections right around the corner, residents of Sutter and Yuba counties have a variety of ideas on what issues candidates should be addressing. Here is what some citizens said when asked about the topics on Monday:

Remaining jurisdictions to consider Recology agreement
Posted: September 17, 2018

Two jurisdictions that are members of the Regional Waste Management Authority have already given the go-ahead for a new 10-year contract with Recology Yuba-Sutter for waste collection services. Three more jurisdictions are expected to do the same at a series of hearings this week.

Defendant no-shows for hit-and-run resolution
Posted: September 17, 2018

Tyler Rose and family appeared in Yuba County Superior Court on Monday expecting a conclusion to the case of Heather Marie Phillips, the woman who admitted to running him over on Simpson Lane last fall.

Yuba City to consider awarding $1.1M contract for police department expansion
Posted: September 17, 2018

Yuba City City Council members will consider awarding a $1.1 million contract to the lowest bidder for an expansion to the police department – a project previously approved by the council in June. 

Authorities: Woman breaks into home, eats chicken nuggets and is arrested
Posted: September 17, 2018

A Yuba City woman was arrested over the weekend after allegedly breaking into a home to steal items after she finished eating chicken nuggets. 

Second teen arrested in Olivehurst shooting
Posted: September 17, 2018

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office has made a second arrest in last week’s Johnson Park shooting in Olivehurst. 

U.S. slaps tariffs on additional $200 billion more in Chinese goods; retaliation likely
Posted: September 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump threw his biggest punch yet at China, imposing tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports and gambling that American consumers are willing to pay more for popular products to wring trade concessions from Beijing.

Man accused of starting brush fire so someone would call 911
Posted: September 17, 2018

A Marysville man was arrested Saturday after allegedly starting a brush fire in order to get someone to call 911.

Florence pounds flooded Carolinas as death toll rises to 23
Posted: September 17, 2018

Florence, the once-powerful hurricane that swept across the Carolinas in recent days, has prompted a widespread emergency across all of North Carolina, from the ocean east to mountain west. Floodwaters are expected to push many rivers to all-time highs and could spur life-threatening landslides as the storm's remnants move west.

Sunday 09/16/2018
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meetings offer comfort for caregivers
Posted: September 16, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease isn’t just hard on the victim. It’s also tough on those who care for them.

First candidate forum begins tonight at 6 p.m.
Posted: September 16, 2018

To kick off election season, the first of a series of candidate forums will be held to give local voters an opportunity to hear about the candidates and issues.

Marysville Stampede corrals the masses, features fun for the whole family
Posted: September 16, 2018

People of all ages crowded around at Cotton Rosser Arena for the second day of the 85th annual Marysville Stampede on Sunday.

Mexican Independence Day Festival showcases traditions
Updated: September 16, 2018 - 10:58 pm

A place to celebrate heritage, tradition and culture spread across the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds as music played during the Mexican Independence Day Festival.

Us Profile: Favorite memory to share: ‘Giving birth to my daughter’
Posted: September 16, 2018

Name: Nai Saefong.

Saturday 09/15/2018
Marysville Stampede: Americana in Marysville
Posted: September 15, 2018

Lance Johnson has been to some big rodeos, but Saturday marked his first time at the Marysville Stampede.

A persistent PERS problem
Posted: September 15, 2018

Over the next several years, cities and counties across the state will have a decision to make in how to handle the rising costs of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), primarily with the unfunded liability portion – something experts say could spike in the near future. 

Meet the new doctors of Rideout at event Thursday, Sept. 20
Posted: September 15, 2018

For some people, getting used to a doctor is a big deal. Getting to know and coming to trust a physician is important, and Adventist Health-Ridout Medical Center is hosting a special event to facilitate just that.

Sutter-Yuba Republican Women Federated to conduct presentation, host guest speaker
Posted: September 15, 2018

The Sutter-Yuba Republican Women Federated is conducting a presentation Thursday concerning state propositions that will appear on the upcoming General Election ballot.

Sutter County hires new human resources director with local roots
Posted: September 15, 2018

Sutter County has hired a new human resources director with local roots.

A special upcoming look at a Browns Valley gold mine
Updated: September 16, 2018 - 3:44 am

Community members will have an opportunity to see and learn about a historic gold mine in Browns Valley next month as part of an event put on by the Yuba County Historic Resources Commission.

Business Brief: Yuba-Sutter Economic Development awarded $15K
Posted: September 15, 2018

U.S. Bank recently awarded $15,000 to Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corp. to help its economic programs. 

Business Brief: Yuba City cops to stand-in for waiters at ‘Tip-A-Cop’
Posted: September 15, 2018

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar has partnered with the Yuba City Police Department to host Tip-A-Cop, benefitting Special Olympics Northern California. 

Friday 09/14/2018
Gov. Brown’s climate efforts look to space
Posted: September 14, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – When Gov. Jerry Brown said California should launch its own satellite in the 1970s, the plan was considered so far-fetched that critics dubbed him Gov. Moonbeam.

Kid's Rodeo: The Old West comes alive
Updated: September 17, 2018 - 10:43 am

Zachary Vaughn had never been to a rodeo before. Friday was the Encinal Elementary School student’s first experience up close, and it didn’t disappoint. 

Homeless shelter location chosen
Posted: September 14, 2018

The Sutter County Board of Supervisors this week approved using a portion of Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health property on Live Oak Boulevard for a temporary emergency homeless shelter.

Cold Case: Man accused of murder on the run for over 30 years
Posted: September 14, 2018

Eva Crist had done up her hair and makeup, as she took pride in doing. Then she headed to the Oasis Bar on Plumas Street on a Monday night in 1986. She knew the owners, loved to dance and was expecting a fun night.

Candidate forums set to begin Monday, Sept. 17 in Yuba City
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 10:05 am

The General Election. It’s closer than you might realize: vote-by-mail ballots are due to go out in just a few weeks.

Public Safety: Not all sex offenders are on Megan’s Law website
Posted: September 14, 2018

Sex offender registry

How each rodeo event is judged
Posted: September 14, 2018

Have you ever gone to a rodeo and enjoyed all the action, but wondered what it was the people with clipboards are looking for? How do they judge the performances of contestants?

Florence makes landfall in North Carolina, slamming state with 'life-threatening' rainfall
Posted: September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence continued sweeping across part of the southeastern United States on Friday, making landfall in North Carolina and bringing with it powerful winds along with forecasts warning of "life-threatening" storm surge and rainfall.

Thursday 09/13/2018
Marysville Stampede: Saddle up, get ready to rope
Updated: September 17, 2018 - 10:43 am

It’s just about rodeo time as the Marysville Stampede rumbles into town, and officials and volunteers are preparing for the big weekend.

Sutter County DA: DUI should have been on the table
Updated: September 14, 2018 - 2:48 am

The Sutter County District Attorney’s Office declined to file a criminal hit-and-run charge against Sutter County Fire Chief John Shalowitz, and noted in a memo about its decision that he should have instead been investigated for driving under the influence.

The rural-urban interface: Young coyote seen along the Feather River levee
Posted: September 13, 2018

If you hear some howling, barking, woofing or yelping near the Feather River, it might not be the usual dog. It might be a coyote or fox.

Foothills cell tower concerns overruled
Posted: September 13, 2018

It’s not that the small community of Camptonville doesn’t want a new Verizon cell tower, they just want one that will improve communications for their own residents. 

Grammy-nominated gospel hip-hop artist to perform Saturday, Sept. 15
Posted: September 13, 2018

The first gospel hip-hop artist ever to be nominated for a Grammy Award, T-Bone, will perform Saturday at Yuba Sutter's Tent Revival hosted by Praise Chapel and Firehouse Church.

Yuba County road improvements planned for Sept. 17 through Sept. 28
Posted: September 13, 2018

Yuba County has plans to improve four of its roads over the next couple of weeks, which is why officials are urging residents to plan accordingly as delays are expected. 

Boy wounded in Olivehurst shooting undergoes another round of surgery
Posted: September 13, 2018

A 15-year-old boy shot in the stomach and arm in Olivehurst on Wednesday underwent another round of surgery Thursday morning. 

Elk Grove man killed in car accident near Williams
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 8:38 pm

An accident Thursday near Williams claimed the life of an Elk Grove man, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

Live Oak man arrested, accused of carjacking woman at Dollar General
Posted: September 13, 2018

A Live Oak man was arrested after allegedly carjacking a woman Wednesday night – the man using a metal pipe to simulate a gun.

Hurricane Florence's poised to unleash punishing wind and rain
Posted: September 13, 2018

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence, a large and dangerous Category 2 storm, landed on the North Carolina coast Thursday morning. Sea water was already surging ashore along the Outer Banks, washing over roads. It marks the beginning of a prolonged assault from wind and water, which - by the time it's over - is likely to bring devastating damage and flooding to millions of people in the Southeast.

Wednesday 09/12/2018
Make way for the Stampede
Updated: September 17, 2018 - 10:43 am

Rush hour traffic took a break to watch the Twin Cities Cattle Drive on Wednesday.

Two more arrests made in Sikh temple violence
Posted: September 12, 2018

Two more men have been arrested in connection with a recent attack on an Indian politician visiting the Yuba City Sikh temple.

Wrong-way driver maintains not-guilty plea in deadly crash
Updated: September 12, 2018 - 11:58 pm

The wrong-way driver charged with killing a Yuba City woman on the 10th Street Bridge in June appeared in Yuba County Superior Court on Wednesday.

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