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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

In 1928 my father-in-law immigrated to the U.S. from Germany. It took him four years of applications and a requirement that he would have a sponsor in the U.S. who would be financially responsible for him until he could make his own living. He was drafted and fought in WWII against his homel…

A shocking statement from Yuba County Supervisors Leahy and Bradford:  “…the committee believes it is important to put aside personal and community beliefs.”  What the heck is this?  Well, it is just one of the misleading justifications these pro-marijuana supervisors are using to promote co…

Gov. Newsom wants to sell his Marin County home for $6 million. He paid $2-$2.25 million for it in 2011. Is this the same person that says housing costs are too high? Is this the same person who criticized towns such as Wheatland for not having affordable housing? Just a random thought. 

Why does Yuba City let all the roosters run around in the city? They go to the bathroom everywhere and this is a health issue. I have asked the city about this and no one knows why. Maybe the city should put up a sign saying “Welcome to Yuba City, the home of the roosters.”

Thank all of you very much for the annual Chinese New Year’s Parade. The volunteers and workers and members doing such a wonderful affair for all of us to attend. It is the high light for all of us and our families. I was so impressed about the well behaved children whose received treats wra…

When you are attacked by a racist, your feelings are not the only one’s affected. It is something more profound in your being. The color of your skin is not decided by you. The place where you were born was not decided by you. Whether you are pretty or ugly was not decided by you. Consequent…

Write it down, jot it down on a piece of paper. First you have to sit at a chair at a table before you can write upon that paper. A pen is as mighty as a sword, but when it runs out of ink you have to buy another pen until it, too, runs out of ink. Not so mighty, but it’s mightier than a pen…

I am Racquel Wright, a retired Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army Nurse Corps. I am writing to you asking for support of a fellow soldier who served four tours in Afghanistan as an outstanding Marine: Zack Snyder, of Yuba City.

You may be unaware that some significant decisions have been made recently by the Yuba City Unified School District. At the last meeting on Feb. 12 the school board voted 5-2 to move the sixth- through eighth-grade students out of Central Gaither to either Barry School or Riverbend Elementar…

I had a friend, LeeLee. Well, she was more than my friend. We were BEST friends, life sisters, if you will. On Feb. 18, 2012, she was killed by a 19-year-old on his cell phone. She was on her way to pick up her husband from work. The driver was lost and trying to find directions on his GPS. …

To Michael Paine, Yuba County Democratic Committee. Read your letter about the president’s State of the Union address. I did not like your comment about “southern uneducated white males.” Does that also mean white males in Yuba and Sutter counties? I just wonder when all this hatred will end…

Someone should cover the countless number of dump trucks traveling through the city of Marysville coming from the city of Paradise that is further clogging up our city streets. 

Not a clue Marysville – stop shooting yourself in the foot! You plan to start charging up to $16,000 in fees to organizers of such notorious events as the Bok Kai Parade? So this means you plan to also charge preposterous fees for all future events, such as the Peach Festival; Christmas Para…

This subject can affect the whole family with consequences everlasting. My son was a caregiver to his wife for twenty years, working a full-time job, took on the responsibility of being a full-time parent (soccer mom), only it was dance classes, gym and Girl Scouts that their child enjoyed. 

Last April, I attended a Yuba City Council meeting to speak out against the council’s proposed resolution to oppose the passage and implementation of Senate Bill 54, the so-called Sanctuary State law. Readers will recall that SB 54 was passed as a public safety law to ensure that local law e…

I am a Yuba City, Sutter County resident and I would like to call your attention to the lack of public transportation to the Yuba College, Sutter campus location or River Valley High School. 

I’m sick and tired of two years of fighting in Washington, D.C. Some of it is serious, but most of it is petty ... like kids fighting on the play ground. Now this asinine fighting has spilled into some of the TV shows.

Per the latest polls, 47% of Americans blame Trump for the current government shutdown … triggered by Trump’s demand that taxpayers (you and I) pay for a wall he wants to build on the Mexican border.  During the campaign for the presidency, he said the wall is needed to stem illegal immigrat…

Before Sept. 11, you could arrive at an airport 30 minutes before departure and easily make your flight. Nowadays, you better get there two and a half hours early. Convenient? Hardly. Necessary? Absolutely, for the protection of life and property!