Word on the Street: 

What are Yuba-Sutter’s

pros and cons? 

 We asked people around the community what they appreciate and worry about. 

Siera Wolf, 24, Yuba City:

Q: How long have you lived in the area?

A: My whole life 

Q: What do you appreciate about the Yuba-Sutter area?

A: I like that it’s a smaller community. Despite it being small, we have a lot of resources. 

Q: What do you worry about in the Yuba-Sutter area? 

A: The increase in violence and homelessness. Rent keeps going up. 

Q: Would you recommend the area to a friend?

A: Jobs are limited. It’s a nice place to live but only if you have a skill that could be profitable in the area.

Personal Column: 

My last day as a journalist

Thursday marked my last day as a journalist.

I thought I would make it longer, but it’s a tough industry and I’m looking forward to a new opportunity.

In the three years I’ve spent in Yuba-Sutter, I’ve had the responsibility and honor of covering some of the greatest and worst times of people’s lives.

For instance, our team at the Appeal-Democrat worked all hours of the night/early morning to cover the Oroville Dam spillway incident in 2017. 

– Rachel Rosenbaum

Your Comments: 

Talking to children about shootings

We asked what readers think about how to talk to children about mass shootings. A sample:

– Kari Olson: You can’t control whether this will ever happen to them but you can do your best to give them the information they need to stay alive.

– Jeffrey Andrus: I generally ignore it as the chances of it happening to me are so small. Much more likely to be hit by a dump truck ... My kids are not aware of the recent events in any meaningful way as I see no need to inform them. Let them be kids.

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