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We’re wishing our friend T.J. Fetters and all his associates the best today as they host some 300 athletes and coaches for the Northeast Regional Softball Tournament – a Special Olympics event. And we’re wishing all the best to all the athletes, too – have a great day on the diamonds.

I’m proud to be part of a community where officials and workers do what they can to keep hungry kids fed. It would be a lot easier to take the summer off and not think of the problem, but a lot of people connected to the school systems and volunteer groups work out programs to provide lunche…

I wasn’t going to write about this subject. I don’t know why, though I suspect it’s because writing about it acknowledges the thing and it’s a scary thing. I’ll admit it: I’m a little shook up.

What’s the reason you keep a monster alive and caged? A verifiable monster, that is, such as Charles Manson. That’s what we’re wondering about. There might be a few reasons for not executing convicted murderers, the only thing we can think of in Manson’s case is simply that execution wasn’t …

Yuba-Sutter folk love their downtown celebrations and arguably the biggest of the year is now in session. Marysville's 18th annual Peach Festival opened last evening and continues through the day today with all sorts of vendors, all sorts of entertainment, and all sorts of peach stuff ... pe…

By the time we get to the tiny cove on the downstream edge of Hammon Grove Park, Susan the border collie/Lab mix has usually picked up a stick and dropped it in front of me a few times until finally we're at the edge of the river and I pick it up and throw it in the water for her.

Very serious allegations are made in a lawsuit brought by Anu Chopra against Sutter County. The former deputy district attorney, who was let go from the Sutter County District Attorney's office, alleges she suffered through a hostile work environment, discrimination, retaliation and more.

We'd noticed — in emails and messages we received, as well as wire stories, posts on social media sites and in conversations overheard — a very real yearning and push for unity now that a fairly divisive election is behind us.

I was thinking about this last Monday during Scarysville: I'd like to forget about Ralph Nader's assault on the hot dog ("among America's deadliest missiles," he said, because they could be filled with all manner of things and probably not good things …). Just thinking of his campaign agains…