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The roads in Yuba City are second to none in terms of how bad they are. I have been a tax payer in this area for over 40 years and still wonder what they do with all the money we pay for service's in this town. I look forward to the day when I can leave town and this great "progressive" stat…

King George III, King of Great Britain from 1760 to 1820, tried to suppress the fledgling American colonies into subjugation. He sent the World’s greatest army (at that time) to reign in the American colonies that were seeking their own independent identity and wished to be recognized as a v…

The Appeal-Democrat delivers a local newspaper Tuesday through Saturday that manages to cover a two-county region with a fairly small staff. Like most print operations, they also rely upon wire services for news and opinion stories outside the Yuba-Sutter region. This is not a new or unusual…

Over the last year+ I have noted the lack of conservative viewpoints being chosen as ‘filler’ articles for state/national issues in the Appeal Democrat. Having been assured that the staff’s priority is to be politically fair and balanced the product continues to be liberal dominant. With the…

Hello, I have had a subscription for the Appeal since? 1990 (actually earlier if I consider time planning on moving here 1989). My Question is should Newspapers be expected to be delivered dry? Come on correct current short comings, bag em, tie or band em. Get it right! or send me a refund check!

In our democracy, it is essential to maintain relevance. One must be at the specified place at the appointed time, with the where-with-all to influence the action. To accomplish this in the body politic one must get elected. The Republican Party is currently in a self-destruct mode and in da…

Jeff Larson’s story on Marysville’s new team, the “Drakes” quoted Dan Flores who said Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played at Bryant Field. They did not. They played at an old ball park on Third Street near Hust Brothers Auto Parts. In fact there is a plaque on the Hust Brothers building commemor…

Cal Trans and the City of Live Oak should be ashamed of the "improved" highway through the city. I can not believe a professional designed this mess. I also can not believe the city of Live Oak signed off on this dangerous "improvement". I drive through Live Oak on a regular basis and the is…

The 2022 Wreaths Across America program, where citizens purchased and placed more than 2,000 remembrance wreaths on veteran’s gravesites at 7 cemeteries in the Yuba Sutter area, was a huge success. Thanks go to the military service organizations, service clubs, local dignitaries, Cemetery em…

David Hudspeth, in his Letter to the Editor dated December 10, ’22, expresses his frustration with the political situation of this day. I can well understand his angst concerning many of today’s political issues.  

Warmer weather and the sound of the bats hitting the baseballs is just a few weeks away. College teams will be starting to practice and play ball at the end of January, and the D-1 colleges soon after that. The professional ball players will be reporting to spring training. Some already assi…

The November 22, 2022 article, “A Rotten Traffic Problem,” stated that “two state highways that severely impact the city and its side streets” cause traffic problems in Marysville. Many citizens expressed their concerns about this at a meeting at The 530.

The Calm, Cool and Collected Conservative of yore have been replaced in part by the outspoken purveyors of divisive and sometimes racial rhetoric with little thought given to governing. They excel at assigning blame, labeling and denying the role they play in keeping the political pot at a c…

I was dismayed, but not surprised, that the Sutter County Tax Initiative failed to pass. One percent that would have generated approximately $19.5M of much needed revenue for the county. One percent.

Why do we distrust Critical Race Theory? First, because the term has no fixed meaning - it may mean teaching history including the significance of race and ethnicity; or it may mean discriminating against individuals today for things done by other people at other times.

Like Mr. Watson, I too believe $50 Billion in profits in one quarter is obscene price gouging and capitalism at its worst. One only has to go to Live Oak or Olivehurst to get a $.50 cent per gallon decrease. What accounts for that?

On Friday, November 11, Veterans Day, the Foothill Lions and Lionesses of Loma Rica “made my day” as Clint Eastwood would say. I am a 96 year old WWII veteran of the 11th Airborne (paratrooper) who was stationed in the Philippines and then Japan.

I find it rather odd that everyone talks about the high prices of everything and that the current administration is the fault for it. Well let me tell you one thing that isn't the fault of the administration, and that's gas prices. 

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. It was formerly known as Armistice Day, and was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation t…

On the Saturday, October 29 Forum page of the Appeal Democrat an article entitled “Musk takes Twitter helm….” was printed. In this article from Bloomberg News it states that “…he wants to ensure ‘free speech on the social network.” The article also states “…Musk’s initiatives threaten to und…

What possible interest does a Political Action Committee organized to fight the funding of parks in Los Angeles have in decisions voters are being asked to make to fund public safety and other critical local services in Sutter County?

I remember a time (pre-Trump) when candidates who when the results of the election were announced, were humbled if they won and dignified and gracious in defeat, knowing they were in it for the long haul and more opportunities would present themselves. Such terms as good citizenship and spor…

I can go to any auto repair shop, get a good faith cost estimate, and leave feeling satisfied that I paid for what I got. I can take my pet to a veterinarian and know the costs before I authorize treatment. Not so with human healthcare.

I am so encouraged to learn the new Pacific School Institute is appealing the charter petition that was previously denied by the Yuba City School Board. It is up to our county board of education to realize the advantages this school's structure offers and work to bring this educational suppo…

As a long-time teacher at Yuba City High School, the parent of four children enrolled in Yuba City Unified schools, and treasurer for the Yuba City Teachers Association (YCTA), I write in support of the four YCUSD School Board candidates recommended by YCTA: Londa Lamb (Trustee Area 1), Lind…

The tragedy of this time we are living in may be worse than you realize. First, had voters done a small amount of research before the 2016 presidential election they’d have known before they voted. One candidate had so much baggage to bring to the White House all you had to do was go online …

The Secretary of State’s Official Voter Information Guide does not speak the truth about Proposition 1. The quick reference on page 5 states “A yes vote on this measure means: the California Constitution would be changed to expressly include existing rights to  reproductive freedom – such as…

On August 10, 2022 the AD had an article which related the Editors perception of the Sutter County Board of Supervisors meeting at which a vote was held to place a sales tax increase on the November ballot. 

1% Sales Tax Increase (they use 1 cent to make it sound smaller, just FYI) to generate over $19 MILLION is ridiculous. Just because other jurisdictions do it is not a valid argument for Sutter County to join the insanity.

Unless you’ve had to call for emergency services for a loved one, you will never appreciate the importance of our fire departments. On more than one occasion I have had to call 911 and the first responder was the Oswald Tudor Fire Department.

In response to the recent letter about the absence of a public debate between our 2022 congressional candidates, it is a loss for voters when candidates refuse to participate in opportunities to help their future constituents learn more about them. 

Some people have suggested that Sutter County eliminate the library and museum, have an all-volunteer fire department, and stop sending fire fighters to medical aid calls, rather than ask voters to support a slight sales tax increase of one percent to keep vital services operating in the com…

Since 2004 I have routinely traveled across the intersection of Franklin and Wilbur roads in Yuba City to and from work. The pavement there has gradually broken down to a severe degree. I haven’t noted any other intersection in Yuba City this bad. 

Fellow citizens of Marysville: After I wrote a letter to the editor regarding property rights in Marysville on September 13, within hours of its publication, I was arrested by Marysville Police Department. 

In response to the story about Tri-County Diversity’s (TCD) exclusion from the Yuba Sutter Community Task Force’s (YSCTF) Community Connections Fair, I have concerns. TCD’s purpose is “To unite the LGBTQ+ and ally community by providing support, resources, and education while creating a safe…