Thursday, the day before the one-year anniversary of the devastating Camp Fire, agencies and organizations got together near New Bullards Bar Dam and announced the creation of the North Yuba Forest Partnership.
It’s an old, old issue, never quite settled. Addiction ... is it wholly a health issue? Or is it sometimes a morals issue? Is a war on drugs sometimes a war on people with physical and/or behavioral health issues?
Around town this past week ... at coffee, at club meetings, at shops, downtown, at the mall, at the bowling alley ... someone was talking about fires and shutoffs and very likely about generators. They were talking about how much they are using the generator they already have, or how they wi…
On a tour of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Wednesday, everyone had that slightly edgy sort of smile you see on people when big things are about to happen – you wear that sort of smile when you’ve done a lot of work, taken on a lot of responsibility, are starting something brand new, when …
Take the dog for a walk, morning or evening, around Marysville and the pooch is bound to be worried... there are cats running around everywhere.
Since a few years ago when Colusa County became eligible for a grant for a new juvenile hall and very logically decided it made more sense to partner up with Yuba and Sutter counties and build a new center that would be more cost efficient, the plans have been developing, and developing ... …
We need to find ways to encourage the development of affordable and decent housing –there may be no other issue, currently, that impedes our economic growth. One piece of recent legislation will help ... but we need to still do more.
Here’s a plea to everyone about to be affected by yet another Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power shutoff: stay safe. Notice was given that, due to weather conditions, a shutoff could start sometime today, so there will be a bunch of people turning on their generators.
California Public Utilities Commission took the “extraordinary” step Monday of issuing a press release about their president directing Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to shape up and take corrective actions. It was in response to the company’s unprecedented power shutoffs in Northern California.
Members of the group didn’t take time Tuesday to flesh it out, but the idea of cooperative goal setting amongst various social action groups came up at a roundtable discussion with local Assemblyman James Gallagher.
We’re not enamored of Pacific Gas and Electric, that’s no secret.
County officials, code officers and law enforcement need to find a way to protect our levee system from degradation due to over-camping and sheltering.
When Pacific Gas and Electric Co. first started talking about regularly using power shutoffs, there was some murmuring amongst consumers, but general agreement: the company has to do what it must to prevent devastating wildfires.
The Marysville City Council made the right decision in their 4-1 vote last week to deny a request to authorize the privately-funded repair and testing of the Yuba River/Ellis Lake pump facility.
Our take on the third bridge theme: It was a good idea decades ago, thought state officials, so they bought property on both sides of the river to be ready to build when the plans were made and the money put aside.
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.