If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

I am a retired teacher of the Yuba City Unified School District. I am writing in response to the letter written to the district from the Yuba City Teachers Association. 

After digesting the recent announcement on “mortgage payments relief,” I’m wondering why the governor and/or county supervisors aren’t touting relief on property taxes. 

I’ve seen a lot of information in the paper regarding the schools, but what I don’t see is a plan for the district to move quickly towards online learning that actually counts.

As the coronavirus pandemic terrorizes the nation, the federal government generally and President Donald Trump specifically have been criticized —with good reason —for their lack of preparedness and slow reaction.

Today as a human race we are facing some uncertainty. A virus is running uncontrolled amongst mankind with no end in sight -- it truly puts things into perspective. 

As the coronavirus pandemic was clobbering California – and the rest of the known world –this month, local government officials in Sacramento County enthusiastically decided to ask voters to approve a hefty sales tax increase for transportation improvements.

I have not seen any information posted that details how many people have been tested in Sutter and Yuba counties. It would be helpful if Dr. Luu could provide this info to the Appeal-Democrat to publish so we know where we stand in the community.

As a former competitive target shooter and daughter of a former national rifle champion (Miralotte Ickes), I was very perturbed by the two photos accompanying the congratulatory article on Madelynn Erickson in the March 22 Appeal Democrat Sports Section.

During his first couple weeks of managing California’s COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s words and actions were impressively cool-headed and measured.

When we heard that the Los Angeles Unified School District would close schools for two weeks to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, my two sons – one in third grade, the other in fifth – were thrilled because no school usually means they get to sleep late, watch too much televisio…

The abrupt and apparently prolonged closure of California’s public schools due to coronavirus fears is –or should be –a reminder of their vital societal role.

As you all know, our Bi-County Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu issued a directive to Yuba and Sutter county residents to remain at home except to engage in “essential activities,” effective 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in response to the regional spread of COVID-19. In light of this directiv…

The whole world has assumed that the most prudent course of action is to fight the virus with fury. Hence, school closings, shelter-in-place requirements, cancellation of sporting events, restaurants and bars shuttered, travel restrictions, etc.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s engaged, steady-hand-at the-tiller approach to managing California’s slice of the global coronavirus pandemic is winning well-deserved plaudits.

Brushing teeth after meals can prevent tooth decay, save dental bills, and avoid halitosis. But not many know that brushing the tongue helps the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, immune system, and prevents a shocking number of diseases. So how is the tongue associated with so many diverse proble…

The Yuba-Sutter Valley Quilt Guild has put on its annual quilt show in March every year for the last 36 years. This was the 37th year, and it was only almost a quilt show. 

This is Sunshine Week, which pays homage to the principle that the public’s business should be public even though officials often try to keep us in the dark about their unsavory activities.

The economic transformation of California after World War II – first into an industrial powerhouse and later into a center of technology and trade – owed much to its geographic location on the eastern edge of the Pacific Rim.

The high point – or low point – of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign for president occurred last June during a multi-candidate debate when she lashed out at former Vice President Joe Biden on racial justice.“

As hard as it may be to believe, cheap gas isn’t always a good thing. For instance, after Saudi Arabia announced a deep discount in its crude oil prices, global stock markets plummeted, with the Dow dropping nearly 8% Monday. If history is any guide, gas prices will recover from this clobber…

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is about to emerge from bankruptcy, but the biggest energy issue facing California isn’t PGE’s finances, its corporate structure, or its ownership. It’s the power lines.

Editor’s Note: Following is a transcript of the greeting delivered by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain president Mark Birtha to attendees of the annual Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce awards banquet conducted there Feb. 28.