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I would like to encourage everyone on both sides of the “vaccination debate” to try to respect each other’s decision-making process in deciding what they will or will not put into their body. The shaming and peer pressure tactics are causing division among friends, family, coworkers, etc. Th…

As we find ourselves once again in the middle of a drought California residents are being asked to conserve water by reducing our individual usage. I wonder if our neighbors involved in rice and almond farming are being asked to cut back on their usage as well? Perhaps the 921 golf courses i…

I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am with Adventist Rideout Hospital and the care I received. The staff, the Doctor Garg, the lab assistants Samantha and Amy. The wonderful caring nurses staff. These are the names I remember, there were more and I’m sorry if I can’t remember your nam…

I was horrified, heartbroken and outraged at your story about the fish kill in the Sutter Bypass. Who could be so callous and or greedy as to let untold thousands of fish die a slow death while suffocating in the 19 mile long canal in the Bypass. Those responsible need to be held accountable…

I could almost stand up and cheer Mr. Hamrah’s article until he limited his assertion to “these heel clicking left wing journalists.” Not to include the conservative media is to ignore the elephant in the room. If anyone is clicking their heels it is the right wing fascist. That being said I…

The Board of Supervisors is going to consider whether to approve or deny a permit for a truck yard that has been operating illegally for 3 years. The yard, adjacent to Barry School, does not have a permit to operate, has not been in compliance with building and environmental codes, poses a r…

I’m glad to see that Sutter and Yuba county are having new businesses coming in; the only thing is we don’t need another 7-Eleven, gas station, cell phone store, massage place, fast-food restaurant or a 50th Starbucks. What is badly needed in this area are decent shops and department stores.…

I am Kathleen Hoffer, who owned a 12 3⁄4 year old Miniature Schnauzer. Her name was Zoie. On May 19, my son-in-law took her to the 24 hour facility on Onstott Rd. in Yuba City. He arrived there at approximately 8:00 pm. She was dehydrated and was throwing up bile and had diarrhea. The Triage…

I was at the Marysville City Council meeting Tuesday and the mayor shut down my speaking before I was done. Not allowing me to finish my three minutes allowed. Because they don’t care what the citizens of Marysville think. Only what they think. There were two other citizens that spoke. And b…

American calendars are crammed with a number of holidays and observations. So many, in fact, that some of the lesser-known dates don’t seem to get a lot of recognition. Coming on the heels of Memorial Day, Flag Day (June 14) has relatively few fireworks ignited in its honor. But there is a r…

The article regarding the acquisition of the Sutter Theater was disappointing.  Information was provided regarding the transformation of an old, dilapidated movie theatre into a performing arts venue.  However, no information was provided as to who provided this valuable service to our community.

Thanks to James P. Carter for pointing out that while the voters in Yuba County voted against having a casino (three times), yet, someone decided to over-rule the voters, and build it anyway. I was appalled when I heard it was going to be called Thunder Mountain, because that name should hav…

What are the Republicans doing? Are they going to continue to chase Trump down his imaginative rabbit hole believing his voter conspiracy ideas about an stolen election, an idea he started before the 2016 election. They choose to ignore the insurrection of 1/6, ignore the massacre in Tulsa 1…

In your Saturday, May 29th edition, David Read wrote about local parks being named and not using names consistent with Yuba County history.  I agree, and want to expand on that theme, concerning the casino in Yuba County south of Marysville.  The local people voted that they did not want a c…

I read recently that the Olivehurst Public Utility District is seeking input from the community about ideas for names for two new parks in the River Oaks South area in Plumas Lake. A survey was circulated with some suggestions one of which was “Kule Loklo Park” which means “Bear Valley” in t…

While we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, many people will see Memorial Day as an opportunity to gather, celebrate, and return to a sense of normalcy. However, Memorial Day is an important occasion each year. It is an opportunity to honor the brave men and women who sacrificed the…

Since the Jan. 6 “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol, “bureaucratic progressivism has hardened into iron fisted wokeism.” The Pentagon has developed paranoia regarding white nationalism. In February, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo to all Pentagon leaders stating that the defe…

Hey, where is my trophy? When my children were young and involved in sports, I noticed the wholesale presentation of trophies, medals, and ribbons to every team member whether they played well or not. Exceptional athletes were rarely singled out for the praise they deserved. Instead of eleva…

With respect to the sale of the bowl to a church, I would hope that all affected parties curb the ill will and reflect on a positive future and pleasant memories. Friends and families have enjoyed this center for 31 years. The youth in this community, with their parents and grandparents, gat…

Thank you, Appeal editors, for printing the letters of support for Yuba-Sutter Health Director, Dr. Luu. I do not know Dr. Luu personally, but I have been following the news report regarding the pandemic, and the individuals involved with their opinions and comments.

Those traveling State Route 99 between Yuba City and Live Oak soon will find themselves exposed to a much greater risk of accidental death or injury as a result of the ill-conceived Caltrans’ plan to enhance what they peddle as “highway safety” at the Lomo Crossing intersection.

I am so proud of the fighting men and women who serve in our military; for their values, courage, patriotism, and most of all, their love of country. For the past hundred plus years, they have given their very lives for this country, and for people from foreign lands. They have fought agains…

Veterinarian Loretta Dean, of Sutter, passed away May 1st. She was the first woman graduate of University of California at Davis. She had applied to Vet School after her undergraduate work but was denied access. She continued her studies for another year, re-applied and was accepted, opening…

Lloyd Leighton’s letter to the editor points out what happens when high government fees raise the cost of building new homes. Wealthier Californians can still afford to buy a home. They benefit from artificially high appreciation rates caused by the shortage of housing that these high fees c…

I am honestly getting appalled by how some people in this area refuse to mask up in public nor local businesses to demand such things to patronize their business. I heard on KUBA that a woman got cited during a council meeting for not wearing a mask and refused to. It is absolutely ridiculou…

I am writing because of my deep concern over the damaging proposals in HR 1 and the destruction they will have on the integrity of the election process in America. Here are my concerns:

From 1976 until 2000, conservatives were blue; liberals were red.  In the 2000 presidential election, all television media unabashedly switched the colors of the political parties to the opposite of what they were.  “Whatever the reason, all the news outlets certainly played a part in establ…

Thank you, County Health Officers, for your eloquent show of support for Dr. Phuong Luu. After her tireless efforts to guide Yuba and Sutter counties during the worst of the pandemic, Dr. Luu deserves our utmost respect and gratitude. I’m certain that her calm guidance amidst ever-changing i…

As a longtime local resident, I am deeply pained that Dr. Phuong Luu was subjected to life threatening and vicious remarks by an ignorant and hate-filled member of our community. I will not repeat the remarks here, nor will I amplify the microphone of this individual by naming him. 

The first school shooting that I remember was at Lindhurst High School on May 1, 1992. With so many random acts of violence in recent years, this event is hardly remembered outside of the region. In our region it definitely changed all of us and still affects us to this day. With each random…

(To the board of trustees) Yuba City Unified School teachers and staff have a problem they deal with every single day they’re working. The problem is delivering a first class education to children from poor and nearly poor families. The pandemic has only accentuated the problem. These are ki…

I found out about an agenda item two days prior to the Live Oak Planning Commission meeting on April 20, 2021. The item was “Bishop Avenue Truck Parking Project” – a proposed facility to park 80 semi-trucks on Bishop and Hwy 99, open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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…