Yuba-Sutter hasn’t been cursed, yet, with wild surges of confirmed cases of COVID-19 or of virus-related deaths. We’ve had small daily increases since the first confirmed case a while back.
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.
I’ve got some words for the governors of Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri and the eight other states that have yet to adopt statewide stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. And they’re not nice words.
There’s a good chance that, pretty soon, we’ll all get caught up in the numbers – actually, we are already. The state and national and world numbers are shocking. But the local numbers are the worst.
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.
To help with the ongoing fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the local front, the Rideout Foundation is encouraging Yuba-Sutter residents to support the effort in a variety of ways.
As the shelter-at-home directive was issued last week, many assumed it would last a few weeks. But the buzz we’re getting from state government and health officials is that it could be much longer than that. We asked our Facebook friends for their thoughts:
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.
Our hearts go out to friends and folks who are now unable to be with loved ones in care facilities.
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.
You’re sitting at home (or working at home, or lounging at home, or remodeling, or fidgeting, or climbing the walls...). You might think you’re fine, or you might think you’re going crazy.
California’s homeless crisis is one of the state’s top issues, but the least discussed aspect of this broad problem is the damage these homeless encampments cause to our levees.
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.
We have been sharing articles and posting questions to the Appeal-Democrat Facebook page to update our readers about coronavirus closures and impacts in the community. We asked about taking care of school-aged kids, fielded comments about business closures and asked how people were coping wi…
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…
It’s just starting to dawn on a lot of us how huge of a deal this pandemic and the countermeasures we’re taking against it are.
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 suggestions have given way to strong suggestions, which have given way to directives. Our local public health officials are taking things pretty seriously ... we all need to take the hint and do all we can to minimize our risks of being infected by the new coronavirus.
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.
We make a point of trying to stimulate some discussion on a relevant issue once or twice a week on our Facebook page.
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.
We have entered an important new chapter in the response to the COVID-19pandemic: After a week filled with school closures and the cancellation of major public events of all kinds, Congress and President Donald Trump are hopefully close to adealto address the spread of the dangerous coronavirus.
The Appeal weekly posts questions our Facebook page. This week we posted that we’ll be doing a project on climate change, including an informal survey. We asked readers what sorts of questions we should ask about the topic.
We haven’t noticed or heard of there being any sort of clamor raised by Yuba County agriculturists about industrial hemp, which is now legal to grow in the U.S.
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.
For decades, Iowa with its almost lily-white populace has had far more to say about the political destiny of America than California, the most populous state, whose residents far more closely represent the nation’s full diversity.
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…
There’s excitement in Marysville, as the city government seems to finally be pulling out of a decade-long slump and realizing there are some prospects to be courted.
For Yuba-Sutter, the coronavirus seems to be more about psychology than about physical health. We’ve got no confirmed cases, yet we’re starting to get a little panicky.
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.