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I am a 21-year-old autistic boy and with the help of my mom and dad I get to travel a lot in our motor home. One of the biggest things that I noticed is many places in this country that there are hungry people. I would like to help, so I am going to create a Thanksgiving food drive for the p…

I am concerned about the lack of interest in getting vaccinated while so many local people are dying. Before they pass they will usually say they wish they had taken the vaccine. There is so much misinformation going around in the media. As a follower of the Bible, Matthew 25 through 36 come…

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As record-breaking fires blacken millions of acres in California and elsewhere in the West this year, politicians are mostly sticking to a standard script in response. President Joe Biden’s proposed budget this year includes a $500 million boost to what the White House calls “forest manageme…

My name is Aj Windsor, I am an intern at Colusa Behavioral Health. I am also in the social work program at Chico state University. I have witnessed the unfortunate circumstances some of these people who are unsheltered in our community have to endure. These people in our community need acces…

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Samantha came to class like any other day. She was texting up a storm, fingers moving so fast sparks were flying off her acrylic nails. When I asked her to get off the phone, she became defiant. The most common next steps for a teacher in this scenario are to either take the phone away or se…

Why is either a roundabout or traffic lights even being considered for this intersection? Hwy 99 is a major highway, not a city street. Money should not be an issue, surely that’s why we have the most expensive road fuel in the US and the reason that boondoggle SB1 was passed. Regarding the …

I would like to encourage everyone on both sides of the “vaccination debate” to try to respect each other’s decision-making process in deciding what they will or will not put into their body. The shaming and peer pressure tactics are causing division among friends, family, coworkers, etc. Th…

As we find ourselves once again in the middle of a drought California residents are being asked to conserve water by reducing our individual usage. I wonder if our neighbors involved in rice and almond farming are being asked to cut back on their usage as well? Perhaps the 921 golf courses i…

I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am with Adventist Rideout Hospital and the care I received. The staff, the Doctor Garg, the lab assistants Samantha and Amy. The wonderful caring nurses staff. These are the names I remember, there were more and I’m sorry if I can’t remember your nam…

I was horrified, heartbroken and outraged at your story about the fish kill in the Sutter Bypass. Who could be so callous and or greedy as to let untold thousands of fish die a slow death while suffocating in the 19 mile long canal in the Bypass. Those responsible need to be held accountable…

I could almost stand up and cheer Mr. Hamrah’s article until he limited his assertion to “these heel clicking left wing journalists.” Not to include the conservative media is to ignore the elephant in the room. If anyone is clicking their heels it is the right wing fascist. That being said I…

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When you think of rural America, what comes to mind? Rolling fields of farmland or peacefully grazing livestock? Maybe an old, abandoned gas station that looks like something from a 1970s horror film. Whatever your initial thought was, I’m sure it had nothing to do with the growing class div…

The Board of Supervisors is going to consider whether to approve or deny a permit for a truck yard that has been operating illegally for 3 years. The yard, adjacent to Barry School, does not have a permit to operate, has not been in compliance with building and environmental codes, poses a r…

I’m glad to see that Sutter and Yuba county are having new businesses coming in; the only thing is we don’t need another 7-Eleven, gas station, cell phone store, massage place, fast-food restaurant or a 50th Starbucks. What is badly needed in this area are decent shops and department stores.…

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Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative Democrats had the opportunity to alleviate the state’s twin crises of drought and wildfire by including resources for ongoing funding, prescribed burning and water storage in this year’s budget. These solutions are not new, but they require political will. I…

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The state’s staggering budget surplus and historic unemployment rates illustrate the split between California’s haves and have-nots: A $76 billion chasm separates wealthy elites from underpaid workers. Vulnerable Californians were hit hard by the pandemic, and our colleges and universities m…

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California’s housing crisis is a multi-front guerrilla war, pitting those who want to lower legal and political barriers to construction against those who see new developments as threats to the environment and/or the ambience of their neighborhoods.

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As Californians endured another extreme heat wave last week, millions hoped to avoid a repeat of last year’s crisis, when power blackouts eliminated air conditioning as the final refuge from sweltering temperatures. 

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While California is known for its world-famous entertainment industry and ever-transforming tech sector, agriculture is the often-overlooked backbone of our diverse state and one of its earliest economic engines. 

I am Kathleen Hoffer, who owned a 12 3⁄4 year old Miniature Schnauzer. Her name was Zoie. On May 19, my son-in-law took her to the 24 hour facility on Onstott Rd. in Yuba City. He arrived there at approximately 8:00 pm. She was dehydrated and was throwing up bile and had diarrhea. The Triage…

I was at the Marysville City Council meeting Tuesday and the mayor shut down my speaking before I was done. Not allowing me to finish my three minutes allowed. Because they don’t care what the citizens of Marysville think. Only what they think. There were two other citizens that spoke. And b…

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The internet has been a great unifier, enabling people to join others around the globe in pursuit of common interests. And now, the internet’s largest platform operators – Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google – are uniting Democrats and Republicans on the House antitrust subcommittee in pursui…

American calendars are crammed with a number of holidays and observations. So many, in fact, that some of the lesser-known dates don’t seem to get a lot of recognition. Coming on the heels of Memorial Day, Flag Day (June 14) has relatively few fireworks ignited in its honor. But there is a r…

The article regarding the acquisition of the Sutter Theater was disappointing.  Information was provided regarding the transformation of an old, dilapidated movie theatre into a performing arts venue.  However, no information was provided as to who provided this valuable service to our community.

Thanks to James P. Carter for pointing out that while the voters in Yuba County voted against having a casino (three times), yet, someone decided to over-rule the voters, and build it anyway. I was appalled when I heard it was going to be called Thunder Mountain, because that name should hav…

What are the Republicans doing? Are they going to continue to chase Trump down his imaginative rabbit hole believing his voter conspiracy ideas about an stolen election, an idea he started before the 2016 election. They choose to ignore the insurrection of 1/6, ignore the massacre in Tulsa 1…

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Adrian Mondragan is a second-generation small-scale organic farmer on the Central Coast, working amid some of the largest growers in the state. He grew up in a low-income Hispanic farming family, and proudly launched his Watsonville-based farm, Urban Organics, in 2009. He grows a variety of …

In your Saturday, May 29th edition, David Read wrote about local parks being named and not using names consistent with Yuba County history.  I agree, and want to expand on that theme, concerning the casino in Yuba County south of Marysville.  The local people voted that they did not want a c…

I read recently that the Olivehurst Public Utility District is seeking input from the community about ideas for names for two new parks in the River Oaks South area in Plumas Lake. A survey was circulated with some suggestions one of which was “Kule Loklo Park” which means “Bear Valley” in t…

While we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, many people will see Memorial Day as an opportunity to gather, celebrate, and return to a sense of normalcy. However, Memorial Day is an important occasion each year. It is an opportunity to honor the brave men and women who sacrificed the…

Since the Jan. 6 “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol, “bureaucratic progressivism has hardened into iron fisted wokeism.” The Pentagon has developed paranoia regarding white nationalism. In February, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo to all Pentagon leaders stating that the defe…

Hey, where is my trophy? When my children were young and involved in sports, I noticed the wholesale presentation of trophies, medals, and ribbons to every team member whether they played well or not. Exceptional athletes were rarely singled out for the praise they deserved. Instead of eleva…

With respect to the sale of the bowl to a church, I would hope that all affected parties curb the ill will and reflect on a positive future and pleasant memories. Friends and families have enjoyed this center for 31 years. The youth in this community, with their parents and grandparents, gat…