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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…

I was reading the article in the Appeal Democrat entitled “San Diego veteran’s path to Trump, QAnon and a deadly insurrection” (Page A10, January 9, 2020), when I was struck by the similarities in Ashli Babbitt’s story when compared to that of Islamic radicalization. Many will say “Ah you ar…

(Jan. 1, 2021) Holy Smokes! Thomas Hoskins’ letter to the editor gave us a fine civics lesson, which was agreeable to me. But he was disregarding the fact that there was no voter fraud in the 2020 November 3rd election. No voter fraud other than one man that used his dead mother’s ballot to …

A December 19 Facebook post stated there were only 133 million registered voters in the U.S. for the November 2020 election so if Trump received 74 million votes, Biden could not have won with 81 million votes. This was false.

The inverted values that Trump has cultivated in those who remain his solid support will be dragging us down for some time to come. The profound divisiveness, the false narratives, the convoluted justifications, the inexcusable self-service, and the stark dishonesty of this man and his admin…

In the event that President Biden strikes a nuclear agreement with Iran or North Korea, it has to provide for the immediate monitoring of any suspected site. If we have to wait to monitor a site, they can move the nukes out of there during the waiting period. It will be the same with the sit…

47 U.S. Code § 230 Communication Decency Act was implemented in the ‘90s to protect internet platforms like Facebook from liability or responsibility of content posted by contributors which may be illegal, offensive or libelous. 

Election fraud is real and happened this year. I do not understand how if the United States has a recorded record of 133 million registered voters and President Trump received between 73/74 million votes leaving approximately 59 million votes for Biden ... how did Biden win? If not fraud on …

“We’re not going to let this President pick another Supreme Court Justice.” Mitch McConnell’s words when he refused, for nine months, to give President Obama’s selection, Merrick Garland, a hearing. Our Constitution doesn’t give the Senate leader the authority to do this. Hence, the Supreme …

On Dec. 4, 2000, as I walked into my law office in the McCrory Real Estate building in Marysville, I was happy to be back from visiting the East Coast over Thanksgiving. My friend and landlord Jerry McCrory asked me about the trip. I said I was now able to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme…

James Self’s letter to the editor (12/23/20) does not say that Ms. Sidney Powell was dumped by President Trump as she tried to connect the Dominion voting equipment with agents from China, Iran and Venezuela. This lady will lie and cheat, hoping to gain influence with our President.

Poor Donald, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. First he was fired by 81m voters. Now even his neighbors at Mar-a-Lago don’t want him. Trump was tolerated for 4 yrs as president, but as ex-president he just isn’t worth the aggravation according to them. New York City doesn’t want him either ot…

Attention Assemblyman Gallagher and Senator Nielsen: I discovered from the California Secretary of State’s webpage on https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ovsta/frequently-requested-information/dominion-voting, that Sutter County uses Dominion Voting Systems equipment and software for our elections.