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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re moving into the homestretch for the Nov. 3 General Election (some say “Praise the Lord”). It comes during a time when a lot of us have time to sit down and compose a letter to the editor, so time to review a few campaign season letter etiquette rules.
Back at the beginning when we were beginning to comprehend that it was a pandemic, we thought Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom was doing well – acting just the way you want the leader to act in the face of something so onerous, so unruly, so potentially deadly.
We’re all Americans. We may like to talk like we’re hardboiled dealmakers, but we inherently believe in fair play: so we don’t wish someone ill and when someone does become ill, we wish them well. It doesn’t matter how much we love or dislike President Trump, family and staff – we wish them …
Thumbs Up: We have a whole lot of respect for the Friends of the Marysville Stampede, the Flying U Rodeo Company, and the Rosser family. They made a tough decision and it’s for the best.
For the danger of high water and flooding there are decades of experience, reams of procedures, hundreds of public servants who know what they’re to do.
It’s a tricky three-day weekend. We’d like to be recreating with friends ... but we’re worried about all the warnings that social gatherings are the greatest contributors to increasing COVID-19 cases. How about properly distanced gatherings? It’s going to be very hot. Not a great weekend to …
Here’s hoping that our city and county leaders are dedicated to working on a set of strategies to deal with a possible surge in homelessness. We know that the matter is on some agendas.
It’s insurance you’ve earned by working. It’s “unemployment insurance” and if you held down a job and were laid off or furloughed, it shouldn’t take months to get your first unemployment check. It shouldn’t take months to get a simple call back to clear up a problem or answer a question to g…
We received some positive feedback on our story and feature photo package about the new bridge. But one caller wanted to keep us humble – she had just one message about our 5th Street Bridge replacement project spread in the Saturday edition, in which we featured several photos of the major …
Embarrassingly, the Appeal celebrated a birthday this month and we let it sneak up on us. It was in August 170 years ago: the first publication of a newspaper that was eventually bought out by another newspaper which eventually merged with another newspaper and morphed into the Appeal.
I haven’t taken the time to go back and do an actual tally, but take my word for it ... we’ve been getting more than the normal number of letters to the editor lately. For the past couple months, I think.
This will be a memorable and a remarkable election season. And we’re not talking just about national politics and the presidential race.
It’s the modern-day shibboleth (a word, a way of saying something, a sign, a token that proves you to be trustworthy and a member of a society): Wearing a mask in public.
Maybe it’s time for something different to ease the pain of losing, searching for, working with, and again losing city administrators.
As California communities juggle new spikes in COVID-19, the need for accurate and timely information is more important than ever. But without action by the California Legislature, a major source of that vital information – community newspapers – are now at risk.
Even as Yuba-Sutter’s confirmed cases broke the half-a-thousand mark, there are still COVID-19 deniers. They invest their brain cells in disagreeing with generally-accepted truths and protect their investment by employing various levels of obstinance: nobody can be right who doesn’t agree wi…
We’re coming to our readership somewhat hat in hand – asking our friends to help by conveying their support to federal legislators for a bi-partisan proposal meant to help newsrooms operating through some very trying times.