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I am trying to figure out how Governor Newsom got elected and then re-elected. The do as I say not as I do Governor, announced that he will aggressively move the state further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels while retaining and creating jobs and spurring economi…

Having no more to go on than what was reported on in the AD on 5/11 I am inclined to believe that the Feather River West Levee Financing Authority (FRWLFA) has successfully completed their initial mandate of bringing the levee system up to standard (See comments by Ms. Barbara LeVake.) and, …

Doug LaMalfa does NOT deserve to be re-elected as our Representative to Congress.  He hasn’t done anything for California or the Nation.  Ask him why he voted AGAINST the American Rescue Plan to help struggling Americans with economic losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Ask him why he vote…

I live on the west side of Lincoln Road in the south side of Yuba City and I am concerned. Many years ago, or so my neighbors tell me, when the block I now live on was originally annexed into the city, they were promised services. At the time, everyone got water hook-ups. However, once the d…

In an April 18, 2022, article, Robert Summa wrote about the Didar S. Bains Park Groundbreaking Ceremony. Yuba City Council dedicated the park in the name of Didar S. Bains, a pioneering Sikh farmer who immigrated to the United States with few financial resources, came to be known as the Peac…

I was an avid appeal subscriber about 10 years ago, and I moved from the area, and so I stopped getting the paper; when I moved back, I never subscribed… Until recently. Reading the paper always gave me a feeling of “home” and comfort. I resubscribed about six months ago and I must say I’ve …

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a volunteer and advocate with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this month I am asking everyone to join us and demand #MoreForMentalHealth.

This Letter to the Editor is in response to David Hudspeth’s Letter to the Editor dated 4-22-22.  Mr. Hudspeth’s article is in response to the AD’s article of 4-20-22 that covered the candidate’s forum sponsored by a local Tea Party chapter.    

I’m writing in response to Maree Gauper’s insightful and very well-summarized letter from Thursday about the book by Dr. Irvin Waller, “Science and Secrets of Ending Violent Crime”. Ms. Gauper pleads with us to elect politicians and others who are committed to realistic preventative practice…

In my 19 years of service as the GM of Yuba Water Agency (YWA), I don’t ever recall seeing derogatory language about my public role without the opportunity to comment. In the April 2, 2022, Appeal Democrat, editor Robert Summa wrote an article with the headline ‘It is willful neglect’ about …

I just read the article about the North Yuba water board agency, in Brownsville. What the two women that was complaining forgot to mention is that the only ones harassing the water board is the fellowship of Friends. The local cult in Oregon House CA. They want to control the water, and our …

There’s a saying that money talks. But, it’s concerning to me when money is a bigger priority to schools than the concerns of parents. Parents know what is best for their children, and their concerns should be not just listened to, but responded to. I have seen firsthand that many public sch…

How many PG&E guys does it take to change a light bulb, We Don’t know it’s never been done! We now have a street light at the corner of Chalis Creek & Calabrese ct, in Plumas Lake. I called in back on January 25, 2022, I have over 25 listed calls to all supervisors at PG&E, each …

I am writing in support of Dan Flores for Sutter County District 2 Supervisor. I’ve known Dan Flores professionally for 20 years. Dan’s positive, get-things done approach will serve us better than any alternative in the coming years. There is enough negativity and division in this world, and…

In a recent article published in the AD, by Mr. Goldstone, he wants high schoolers to receive training in the process of “Critical Thinking” as a means of determining the relative right or wrongness of Liberal vs. Conservative views. Based on the article Mr. Fruhling takes major issue with t…

As I drive by the old Peach Tree Mall in Linda being torn down I had several emotions going through my head. I was saddened because I remember hanging out and working at that mall during its heyday in the mid-70s and early 80s. After the 86 flood the mall did not recover well and sat lifeles…

The Yuba/Sutter bike trail is a mesh connecting our counties by abandoned rail lines, paving the crest of the levies; and thoughtful marking of surface streets where needed. These efforts provide safe routes for bicycles. I have noticed recent maintenance on our trails, and I thank the entit…

It is the most brilliant and enlightened document on self governance created in over 300 years. It has been used in various different forms as a guide by free men to govern themselves since the Constitution was created.

Dr. Reveles starts by stating, “... School board meetings have become flash points for open conflict, including personal threats aimed at school officials.” End quote. He fails to point out that the perpetrators of these uncivil and violent outburst are the very people he seeks to support in…

Your paper on Feb. 4 ran a notice of a Public Forum Hearing to request  a Rate Increase for our Utility provider.  PG&E is asking the California Public Utility Commission to approve a rate increase of 18% for both Electricity & Natural Gas.

My impression of Susan Allen’s Letter to the Editor is that she did a very credible job of showing the dilution of the original version of the Equity Policy until it is virtually useless in its revised format. I agree with her when she says that the board “... be honest about it and state cl…

Local baseball fans were excited last year when they heard the rumor that Hard Rock Casino would acquire naming rights to Gold Sox Field. We envisioned new money and heightened enthusiasm would liven up the venue, help repair the fences, modernize some of the fan activities, and just enhance…

Putting pen to paper tonight, I was suddenly saddened that the words I set down could well be instantly labeled, categorized, seemingly destined for one special kind of people and inimical to the “others.”

Recently, I read a “Guest View” opinion piece written by Courtney Ortega from Glad Tidings Church in the Appeal-Democrat (Feb. 2, 2022). Ms. Ortega attacks government employees as a whole and targets a wonderful community leader who represents Sutter County with professionalism and ethics th…

Hello, I’m a Sutter County resident and I just saw the article posted about Dan Flores getting hired by Marysville. There are many problems with him being hired by Marysville whilst already being employed as the Sutter County Supervisor. It is a conflict of interest as well as a poor distrib…

A column printed in the Appeal-Democrat, January 27, 2022, by Hannah Holzer from the Sacramento Bee, espouses extremely progressive views based on delusional precepts.  The author declares that by “entertaining fringe beliefs” of Hillsdale College, that the Placer County Board of Supervisors…

As of midnight last night, PG&E has been discharged off of felony probation for the San Bruno explosion where 8 died, 60 were injured. In what world does this even sound right? PG&E has killed over 100 people since being put on probation from all the fires that its equipment started.

 There is so much happening in our country that lies seem to be truth, and truths become lies.  We have politicians who reverse their positions and pay no price.  We have an insurrection that becomes a normal visit to the capitol. We have people say nasty stuff, which is  broadcast on the in…

 Speaking as a former middle school teacher, and community member, I’d like to underscore the inappropriateness of Marysville High School’s “Indian” mascot (Policy 0410), which is a prime example of needed change going forward.

I was very interested to read your excellent article about the proposed low-income housing project in Yuba City [City considering low-income housing at inn, Dec. 27, 2021].  It was encouraging to learn that some of our most prominent civic leaders have collaborated to put forth a detailed pr…

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…