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We, the undersigned, are public health officers in the Greater Sacramento region. We write this letter in support of our colleague Dr. Phuong Luu, the Public Health Officer for Yuba and Sutter counties. We have worked closely with Dr. Luu throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and know her as a co…

What’s another name for the word innuendo? The term that comes to my mind is “sucker punch.” That’s where you hit someone where they have no opportunity to defend themselves. As a minister, I am privy to a lot of very personal information about people. If I had a grudge against someone, and …

Bravo to Randy Fletcher, Yuba County District 5 Supervisor, for his visionary leadership to bring better broadband to Yuba County foothills communities. I agree with his assessment that, “... we need to get positioned for our future. It is essential to have great broadband for our citizens,”…

Ask law enforcement if they can protect you and your family 24 hours a day; of course they cannot. Protection of ourselves, our families falls to us. We cannot wait for law enforcement to intervene in a violent attack. We must be allowed guns to do what liberals will not do, protect ourselve…

 Our House of Representatives should have refused to seat QAnon Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. She and other QAnon Republicans don't have the common sense God gave a goose. It should be obvious to anyone that Hilary and her hordes or legions of cannibal pedophiles couldn't be …

(Response to a letter to the editor from March 11) Mr. Cooper is correct that he is not living in the U.S.A. anymore. In fact, he must be living on a different planet or in an alternate universe. To insinuate that educators “want to sit at home on their duff and get paid” is absolutely wrong…

The Marysville City Council approved Resolution No. 2021-XX approving a Plan Review application for a 71 Unit Affordable Complex in an R-4 Multi-Family Zoning District at 1315 Yuba Street on the block bounded by E. 13th, E. 14th, Ramirez and Yuba Streets (formally the Caltrans District 3 Cor…

When a tribe can see clearly where democracy has taken us, (consumerism, overwhelming debt, global crisis) how can it surprise you that they may not find democracy a good idea? When a tribe hears “bring us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses” what they really hear is “so they can kill…

On our behalf and that of our neighbors in Sutter, we are raising a strong objection to the permitting of a hemp grow behind our homes along Pass Road. Our homes are on Butte Ave, just hundreds of feet from the plants. Sutter High School’s hay field is barely 90 feet away. The overwhelming s…

Some of us were born Caucasian. At the time we had no idea of our skin color. I recently heard that “brown” is the predominant skin color in our world. I often think it would be advantageous to be able to wear a kind of eye glass that does not allow the wearer to see skin color. That would c…

Wow! Toto, I don’t think we are in the USA anymore. We now have an old guy who seems to have the onset of dementia as president signing executive orders that have cost Americans jobs. Now he is opening the southern border to the illegal immigrants and they are flooding in especially so-calle…

It seems very clear that PG&E can raise prices to pay for the damages that their faulty equipment caused on all the fires in California – all they have to do is call it something else. The rate increase is $8.73 a month to ... pay for wildfire reduction and power safety shut off; where i…

Thank you to Steve Miller. It has been a joy to have him as editor of the Appeal. We have appreciated Steve’s constant enthusiasm for our community and his positive support of community events. Our Yuba Sutter will miss him. He has brought to the Appeal an editorial philosophy that has genui…

I want to start by sincerely thanking the Sutter County Grand Jury for their dedication and service to better our community. These are 19 ordinary citizens who made an extraordinary commitment. They volunteered for an entire year to be our “Civil Watchdogs.”

Do what I say, not as I do. It is okay for me, but not for you. The mantra uttered by the left. To control deplorables they pass insane laws to control us. The intelligentsia, the elite, the liberal believe we are too stupid, incapable of taking care of ourselves, ignoring the fact that we h…

Dear Lesley Clarkson (“Re: Government,” Feb. 17 Forum), the organizations that govern our country are NOT 1.) a capitalist economy, 2.) a democratic government, and 3.) a social services system. The United States of America is a constitutional federal republic. Based upon the Constitution as…

The Apathetic Marsh Mellow Pajama Young Man: When I was a young man in the ‘60s and ‘70s it was a good achievement to get a job, get your driver’s license and buy your first car. You were proud of yourself and you made your parents proud. 

Dear Mr. Hudspeth (David Hudspeth, “Re: Politics,” Feb. 13 Forum), the organizations that govern our country are: 1, a capitalist economy; 2, a democratic government; and 3, a social services system.

Mr. Cooper (Bily M. Cooper, “Re: Socialists,” Feb. 6 Forum) is concerned about the Biden administration destroying the U.S. through a “socialist” agenda. I can assure you that in the history of the world there has never been a successful Socialist government. The risk is minimal, because we …

As I sat in the Beale Clinic parking lot, this old oak tree, sitting sentinel at the edge of the lot, began to tell me its life story. Thought you might want to share it with the community. Something to read about besides COVID.

I am concerned for my country. It is changing right before my eyes. Free speech is literally being taken away from patriotic Americans. This is unacceptable. Free speech is the cornerstone of our republic. If the 1st Amendment is taken away, what is left for us? Nothing! It will affect our l…

In my work, I get to listen to lots of people. Lately, I’ve noticed that many of them seem to be saying the same thing: that they love downtown Colusa. Although it is the time of year when professions of love are not uncommon, the sheer volume of mentions seems to point to a deeper momentum.

Have you ever experienced bullying? Being raised in Vacaville among Spanish kids bullying was a reality for me. Kids … would occasionally pick on me, a Caucasian Protestant pastor’s kid. On the baseball field we meshed well and enjoyed each other’s talents. In 1952 I was on the first Little …

Kudos and much gratitude to Sutter/Yuba Co. Health Dept. for the Covid Vaccine Clinic on Saturday. It was organized, on time, and well run with helpful and cheerful workers. From the lady police officer, door checkers, nurses, and anyone else involved, they made it a quick and pleasant exper…

In the 2020 Sutter County Community Health assessment, residents, staff, and multiple groups provided feedback and input about the county’s health priorities. The community voices were able to provide input and help pursue the exploration of factors that affected our health, for example chro…

This Feb. 4 marks 5 years. Five years now since my son Matthew was shot (in Yuba City) by some teenagers as he was walking in the other direction. He was only 15 years old. My entire world was shattered that day. This is something I can never move on from or get over. It’s something I just h…

Hey, all you rabid anti-socialists. Take the “Capitalist Free Market Challenge.” Accept no money or unearned benefits from our government.  Return any “stimulus” money you have received or will receive to either the Treasury or the IRS. Compute what you’ve contributed to Social Security and …

Poor Donald, rendered mute and neutered by Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, all Trump can do is wander from table to table at his Mar-a-Lago Club repeating the same sad story to his lunch crowd members until their eyes glaze over with boredom as to how the November election was stolen from him…

On the 16th of January the CHP chased a suspected drunk driver from outside of Marysville into town at speeds of up to 100 mph. There are also two other agencies that should have helped the highway patrol and I see no reason why this suspect was not stopped outside of town. There were only t…

My grandson and his family moved to Texas. He got signed up for school. He got on the bus to go to school. The kids on the bus were all black. His skin is “white”. They tormented him. They teased him. They called him racist. They acted on all the things their adult parents are teaching them.

If and when past VP Joe Biden is inaugurated I will address him as President Biden out of respect for the office. However there will be consequences to his presidency. He and his VP choice will, along with the liberal-left house and senate, quickly push through, in my view, destructive legis…

Congratulations to President elect Joe Biden. A new chapter in American politics has just been written. It is now permissible to lie, cheat and steal and be elected President of the United States of America. I also congratulate the mainstream media for convincing enough of the population …  …

I learned the American Cancer Society’s Discover shop will be closing. It is so disappointing that such a worthwhile organization, which many in our community donate/contribute too, will no longer serve our area. 

I’m disgusted that some local people have been congratulating a Colusa County resident for taking part in Wednesday’s violent insurrection. The rampaging mob that stormed the Capitol was bent on destruction, fueled by hatred, lies and baseless conspiracy theories. They resorted to violence i…