It’s 2022 and by now most of us, at least those paying attention, understand that what we see posted on Facebook and other social media sites should not be trusted at first glance.
The foundation of Stephanie Coontz’ editorial, “American history is a parade of horrors – and also heroes,” is based on the left’s misleading narratives. The first is that state legislatures are trying to limit free speech. That’s simply not true. Legislatures and parents around the country …
It was a slow day in the office on Thursday, things were chugging along just fine when all of a sudden a call came buzzing through the newsroom. Our editor shielded the brunt of it, peaking the interest of my co-worker and I as we listened to snippets of conversation coming from his office. …
Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Does nature make your heart churn in wonder? Do you have children that are equally unenthused about your incessant outdoor adventures?
Let me start by saying I love animals. I’ve been surrounded by little furry, and sometimes not so furry, creatures since birth and they occupy a huge portion of my day to day life.
The Yuba-Sutter region is currently heading in an incredibly positive direction when it comes to economic development and growth. This has been spurred, in some part, by migration from the Bay Area and Sacramento as Californians seek a better quality of life at a more affordable price.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Late in the year 2012, we came to interview for the editor’s job at the Appeal-Democrat.
Word is that construction is to finally start this coming week on a new juvenile hall here in Marysville.
Editor's Notes: Let’s not forget to bring back the person-to-person; mental health for emergency workers; sidewalk liability
You go on and on for years and years with the same routine. It works, in general, so why worry?
We like that the Yuba City City Council undertook a national search for someone qualified and apt to be a successful city manager. We like that, in the end, they picked someone who has lived here and has very strong ties.
Our View: Food Bank thankful for gift that helped get truck back on the road; additional donations always welcome
A thank-you was sent out Wednesday by the CEO of the Yuba-Sutter Food Bank for financial help in recovering the use of vehicles recently damaged by thieves.
It’s unfortunate that Marysville didn’t get what it hoped for in the sale of Plumas Lake Golf Course.
Editor's Notes: Not our favorite top 10 list; our rules for reporters talking to people out on the streets
It’s not one of the top 10 lists we actually want to be on.
Frankly, we’ve been wondering for quite a while when the fence might fall down ... it just looked like it would some day.
Our View: At this point with vaccinations, it makes sense to focus first on those 65 years and older
OK, it’s getting a little scary again. Let’s make a point of being calm and respectful.
(This is the last of a two-part summary of an informal, online survey conducted by the Appeal.)
Editor's Notes: An image on a Marysville street; No idea why, but it made me feel a whole lot better
I have to admit, I was feeling down this past week.
They were not patriots.
We’re often admonished to be more tolerant. For good reason. We’re at our best, as a social entity, if we have a variety of opinions, perspectives, approaches. We may disagree with others, but by allowing them the courtesy of holding their beliefs and customs, we’re stronger as a society. An…
Not that there weren't worse years – years from which humanity was glad to exit. Still, the year 2020 ranks amongst the top.
We took the pulse of the community in an online survey last summer, asking respondents to tell us their thoughts and feelings about various COVID-19 cases.
Editor's Notes: Decades from now, will they understand the significance of the picture of that guy getting a shot?
Decades from now some poor soul will have the job of editor and will be leafing through past issues of the Appeal and will come to the Weekender edition of Dec. 19, 2020, and there at the top of A1 will be the picture of Dr. Jagraj Nijjar, infectious disease specialist at Adventist Health/Ri…
You might think of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as that 1800s author who wrote all those classical poems that you probably had to memorize parts of in grade school. But you may remember the Christmas carol he wrote the words to, as well, though you may not have realized the back story.
Health care professionals all across the state and nation are pleading with us to show restraint. This one holiday season, they ask, we don't have big in-home family gatherings, we don't use public transportation, we don't go out and eat indoors. We wear masks, we keep our distance from othe…
We’re interested in whether attitudes concerning issues with the pandemic have changed since July. Readers are invited to participate in an online survey – it’s now open and takes just a couple minutes to fill out.
Today, we’re going to help deliver for SoYouCan. We’ve done so for a few years; it’s a privilege and a treat to be on the giving end. We would pay admission to be able to do so.
If you were to be tested right about now for COVID-19, it looks like you’d have about a 1 in 4 chance of having it. That according to the positivity rate Yuba-Sutter is now looking at.
Who knows how the economy will wind up after we’ve pulled ourselves out of the COVID-19 quicksands. It’s a good bet that there could be a recession of some magnitude as there will be less income to spend and more debt to pay.
She enlightened us on one of this region’s most important stories.
This happens too often. We’re driving down the road and all of a sudden there’s someone walking across the street in front of us. Or we turn a corner and, out of nowhere, when the light beams turn, there’s a human inches away from where our car is going.
Our View: How we’d like local leaders to be when it comes to considering our health officer’s advisory
We’d just like to see all local leaders – elected, appointed, business, religious, educational, public service, unions … whatever – back up Bi-County Health Officer Phuong Luu.
A good friend tells you you’re looking good, that you’re doing well, and avoids focusing on your flaws.
Our View: Join the discussions we’re offering on our Facebook page: Advice for leaders; what’s important; who helped you in life?
We’re trying to get some conversations started.
Our View: Local leadership on COVID-19 response should go beyond just complaining about the governor
As new council and board members and new executives take their places in local Yuba-Sutter government, maybe there will be a little more consideration given to actually countering unpopular state pandemic guidelines and mandates with something beyond complaining.
We’ve got a few friends and family members involved in health care.
We’ve heard from health officials and frontline caregivers who are flummoxed by the many folks who deny the existence of coronavirus and/or refuse to take just the most basic preventative actions.
Yuba-Sutter has slipped (more like fallen flat) into the purple tier – the most restrictive coronavirus class for counties that are not doing so well. The number of new coronavirus cases here has been spiking this past week.
Our View: A few suggestions for marking this day in lieu of the usual Marysville Veterans Day parade
Usually, we’d be quickening the pace this morning, making way through chores and projects to get downtown to watch one of the best small-town Veterans Day parades anywhere.
Editor's Notes: Hale to our elections workers; what to do instead of the parade; school district can’t accept donation
We know we’re a pain in the rear sometimes. But we gotta do what we gotta do ... including calling up and being pesky to elections officials who haven’t slept much in days and must have this general cloud of dark fear chasing them around, no matter how sound their operations are.
Editor's Notes: Take a breath, get away from yourself, cut yourself off, do something good; then do it all over from the beginning
We’ve heard all about it from the faithful of both sides. Their nerves are running amok – the balloting is so close, we’re not used to it taking so long, and it’s driving us all crazy. And with lawsuits more than likely, who knows how long it could drag on?
There are all kinds of kids with all kinds of interests and whenever a school system can provide them with time, coaching, instruction and support, the kids come out the winners.
A little zen of balloting:
Please, please, please: Don’t give in to cynicism and “pandemic fatigue.”
Just some gentle nagging:
If the risk of injury and/or death isn’t enough to slow you down, there will be more CHP officers on patrol
Think of it: 418 people were injured and/or killed in the Yuba-Sutter area in a span of just one year (Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018) because of one or more of just three of the causes of traffic accidents: traveling at an unsafe speed; improper turning; and driving on the wrong side of th…
It seems that there’s at least one more item to add to the Yuba-Sutter portfolio of strategies dealing with homelessness: free camping in sanctioned and maintained grounds.
Our apologies to subscribers whose Friday papers were delivered late. The fire along Simpson Lane Thursday night took out power for much of the Marysville-Linda area, including power to the Appeal property.
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