Yuba County supervisors are appealing a Yuba County Superior Court judge’s ruling that Measure K, approved by rural county voters in 2018, should have been classified as a “special” tax.
Some administrators make a living talking about when they’ll be talking about doing something about something.
California is blessed, in terms of economic strength, with a great diversity of engines – agriculture, manufacturing, electronics, etc. The greater diversity in the business sector, the more able we’ll be to weather the storms and the quicker we’re able to recuperate after they pass.
We took quite a collection of comments from Facebook friends and people interviewed on the streets and feel confident saying that no one is happy with the shape Ellis Lake (and the park around it) is in.
For working stiffs, there’s a long weekend coming up. Only, what do you do to celebrate Labor Day? Here’s our recommendation: make plans to go to Nicolaus.
We’re impressed with some of the forward thinking by area officials when it comes to that area in Yuba County around the amphitheater and new Hard Rock Casino.
Election season is approaching. Sometimes it feels like it’s coming on very slow; sometimes way too fast. Oops, it’s already here. We feel the need to pace ourselves and to remind candidates and supporters of some news and Open Forum rules and customs.
Maybe the current level of acceptance of the cannabis trade is as it should be: dependent on the values of the majority of constituents, as local politicians gauge it.
We’ve seen reports of a couple incidents where someone heard a sound that made them think there was an active shooter and soon a crowd of people is panicky. Unfortunately, one of the occurrences was here in Yuba-Sutter at our fairgrounds.
Sooner or later, we need to put in as much effort addressing why someone would want to shoot a lot of people, as we do arguing about how they accomplish it.
Like Linda Fire Chief Rich Webb said in a recent story, it’s understandable how some people might be “lulled into a false sense of security” about this fire season.
The homeless have rights that must be accommodated. So do local residents, though it sometimes feels like we forget those.
It’s been a normally warm summer so far. And this week, it appears, will start a stretch of weather just a little bit warmer, yet. You tend to forget what an extra 5 or 10 degrees can do. Please take care of yourself, your loved ones, your animals.
Whether you agree with them on the need for widening Highway 70 from Marysville to inside the Butte County line, or whether you agree with them about the questionable safety of a continuous left-turn lane, we think the Keep 70 Safe Committee and others who oppose some aspects of a state proj…
We’re applauding Sutter County supervisors for awarding a contract last week for reconstruction of the Casa de Esperanza building -- partly because it’s just good that the ball is rolling to get this vital service back where it belongs.
It’s been our experience that every city that wishes to be on the gain wants to have a well-qualified and effective economic development officer, and very few find one who stays for long. From our perspective, Yuba City just lost one.
We were lucky to have been driving on Hwy 20 into Marysville as the big Fourth of July fireworks show started up. It was spectacular. The best sight was driving over the 10th Street Bridge as the fireworks were being set off in the vicinity of the construction site at the 5th Street Bridge.
I recently returned from a two-week vacation. That's a lot longer than my usual vacations; it left me plenty of time to sit around with my Pops, who turned 94 this year. I have a few take-aways:
In about a month, if things go as hoped, we’ll get to try out two traffic lanes and a pedestrian/bike lane on the new portion of the Fifth Street Bridge.
It’s looking as if there will be a public fireworks display this year for Yuba City/Marysville residents. That’s good ... a traditional way for Americans to get together and “oooh” and “ahhh” and feel the pride. It hasn’t happened here for a lot of years.
You can complain about the homeless in your neighborhood; and you can believe that being homeless is their own concern and that they should quit being homeless or leave ... and that’s about as deep as some of us get. But progress won’t be made until the community actually takes on the problem.
We wanted to take a little space to offer up our thanks and respect for all the organizations, churches, officials and plain old volunteers who are involved in organizing and conducting special programs and services this long weekend for Memorial Day.
Area law enforcement officials cite statistics showing that the amount of violent crime in the area is down. That feels about right; but we also have a feeling that some of it is right there, just out of sight, ready to get back in business. That’s how we feel about gang activity, especially.
To no one’s surprise, California forestry and fire officials this week concluded that Pacific Gas & Electric equipment caused the Camp Fire – the devastating wildfire that burned down the city of Paradise, other nearby communities and rural residences and businesses, and was the direct c…
First and foremost, Ismael Huazo-Jardinez, 33, is accused of driving at a high rate of speed while drunk, failing to negotiate a curve, and slamming into a trailer home, killing a father, a mother and their son, and seriously injuring their daughter ... and that ought to be well remembered a…
Sometimes, good ideas come at inconvenient times ... sometimes good ideas arrive as mediocre ideas are about to be executed. Sometimes good ideas seem like too much trouble to worry about.
We understand the necessity for caution, but it’s unfortunate we can’t simply celebrate a great water year.
Kudos to officials who organized a kick-off tonight to launch new and revitalize old neighborhood watch groups. Doing so shows a real commitment to community policing and partnering with constituents.
It’s unfortunate, the level of vitriol, over interpretations of the Mueller Report, being lobbed both ways from one political camp to the other.
Yuba County supervisors better have their flak vests handy – they’ve got a long trek ahead of them through sometimes unfriendly territory as they go about consideration of legalizing commercial cannabis operations.
The Yuba City Council is now actively recruiting for a new city manager. It’s an important position and responsible for how the city works for its citizens.
Frankly, we think the bi-annual point-in-time homeless counts are just a bit iffy: it all depends on the subjects of the count being in the right places at the right times to be counted, and any number of things can affect those things. Still, it’s the best available data we’ve got; and whet…
If you’re an area resident and drive a vehicle, you’ve probably got your favorite bad street. Pot holes, broken pavement ... did we mention pot holes and broken pavement?
It’s not our place to tell people they have to shop local or how to spend their hard-earned money. But it is our job to make the suggestion: shopping locally whenever possible helps all of us financially.
Yuba-Sutter area residents overwhelmingly tend to support Beale Air Force Base personnel and their various missions out of our belief in the need for a strong and ready military and empathy for those who serve the nation.
Providing, equipping and operating a hospital emergency room has to be one of the more expensive sides of the business. In a true emergency, life and limb can be endangered. Or patients with a lesser maladies, might need to have fast treatment. They need ample staff and equipment to be able …
We printed a report a couple weeks back in which the rate of homelessness was connected to the rate of domestic abuse.
Raise the subject of distracted driving, and most of us mentally jump ahead immediately to young drivers texting behind the wheel.
Some of us are 100 percent down on having a transient population camping and hanging out around our cities. Some of us are 100 percent sympathetic with the campers. By far, most of us are a little of both (many of us understanding about the situation until the camping takes place in our own …
It’s like someone who had recently partaken made up the rules governing marijuana and it’s first cousin industrial hemp. The situation, as it stands, as well as we can parse it out: