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There is little doubt the “Beat LA” cry often heard when Southern California sports teams play in other parts of America originated in the San Francisco Bay area, probably during a Dodgers-Giants series in September 1982, when a playoff berth was at stake. 

The state Department of Finance reported this month that California, which has a stubborn and growing shortage of housing, added just 77,000 houses, apartments and condos in 2018.

Who first declared that “demography is destiny” is uncertain, but that doesn’t detract from the aphorism’s validity – and what’s happening in California right now proves it.

The busy corridor of Fifth Street has the most dangerous intersection in the Yuba-Sutter area. That intersection is F Street and Fifth Street. The most obvious way to improve Fifth Street is to block off F Street from Fifth Street, like in the suburbs. That room can be used for parking. Also…

More than 400 people came to the 27th Annual Garden Tour presented by Marysville-Yuba City branch of AAUW, enjoying the results of the work and dedication of people who love to create interesting and beautiful outdoor spaces. Thank you to those owners as well as to the artists who shared the…

California, as we all should know by now, has the nation’s highest rate of povertyas measured by the Census Bureau’s supplemental – and most accurate – methodology.

The United States shut the door on measles, one of the most contagious diseases known to humans, in 2000 – declaring it to have been “eliminated,” for all intents and purposes. Success in fighting the disease at home and abroad has meant that countless children have been spared suffering, in…

Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of all animals prayed: “heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of these creatures.” 

For years Franklin Road between Harding and George Washington Boulevard has been a busy thoroughfare. However, in years more recent, its residents and their pets have been subjected to unenforced excessive speed violators. No matter the outcry and numerous requests and emplacement of the YCP…

After meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, top congressional Democrats issued a surprising announcement: The president had agreed to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure.

Ten years ago, we asked a hotel clerk in Frankfurt, Germany, how to walk to the local synagogue. “Easy,” she said, smiling, “go to the second light, make a right and walk until you reach the armored half-track.” European Jews, to try to protect themselves from Palestinians in the 1970s and t…

What if communications today were governed by a law passed before the telephone was invented? Or if transportation were guided by federal policy made before there were cars?

I am befuddled as to why residents residing well within the city limits/growth boundaries of Yuba City are allowed to keep chickens. Albeit not roosters, but female chickens produce more than their fair share of unwanted and annoying noise. Every morning, as well as throughout the day, we ar…

We’ve all seen children, often very young children, hunched over from heavy book backpacks, shuffling along sidewalks just an hour or two after sunrise on their way to school.

On Wednesday, April 24, Fox 40 reported a federal judge granted a proposal for PG&E to pay $235 million to its employees in bonuses. How can a utility pay bonuses when it just filed for bankruptcy? If you divide $235 million by 85 deaths in Paradise and eight in San Bruno, you will find …

Global warming is not a myth, but predicting the end of the Earth 19 years ago was and now in 12 years or 1,200 years is. Al Gore predicted 19 years, but it did not happen. Now AOC’s 12 years will not happen. If the environmental scientists like OC’s and friends really believe that the end o…

When the state Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act last year, it touched a match to a tinderbox of concerns about how much of our personal information is outside the protection of federal laws. Now companies of all kinds are lining up to support federal data-privacy rules …

I applaud Mr. McAnulty for submitting a common sense letter to the A-D regarding the debate between legal versus illegal immigration in our country (Re: Illegal immigration is simply illegal, April 14). 

The American Dream is the dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone. Opportunity should abound for each according to their ability. It should not be constrained by humble beginnings, race or gender. Many are living that dream today, but many others are…