To help with the ongoing fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the local front, the Rideout Foundation is encouraging Yuba-Sutter residents to support the effort in a variety of ways.
Our hearts go out to friends and folks who are now unable to be with loved ones in care facilities.
You’re sitting at home (or working at home, or lounging at home, or remodeling, or fidgeting, or climbing the walls...). You might think you’re fine, or you might think you’re going crazy.
It’s just starting to dawn on a lot of us how huge of a deal this pandemic and the countermeasures we’re taking against it are.
The suggestions have given way to strong suggestions, which have given way to directives. Our local public health officials are taking things pretty seriously ... we all need to take the hint and do all we can to minimize our risks of being infected by the new coronavirus.
We make a point of trying to stimulate some discussion on a relevant issue once or twice a week on our Facebook page.
We haven’t noticed or heard of there being any sort of clamor raised by Yuba County agriculturists about industrial hemp, which is now legal to grow in the U.S.
There’s excitement in Marysville, as the city government seems to finally be pulling out of a decade-long slump and realizing there are some prospects to be courted.
For Yuba-Sutter, the coronavirus seems to be more about psychology than about physical health. We’ve got no confirmed cases, yet we’re starting to get a little panicky.
I had always thought that some day, when I was older, I’d let my hair grow out. Grow really long. I always had the hankering to grow it out like any of the many rock ‘n’ roll idols I had way back when. But long hair was frowned upon by my supervising adults. I probably could have gotten away…
There were throngs of viewers. You’d see them standing still, gazing at items or engrossed in reading the information on placards. You heard oohs, ahhs, and various exclamations. People were taking photos, taking selfies.
Professional licensing boards, no matter what state, can sometimes turn out to have hangups about jurisdiction and control ... turf. You sometimes hear horror stories of people who move from another state, where they were a fully licensed and experienced professional ... whether it’s counsel…
Welcome to the Bok Kai parade and festivities. This will be the 140th rendition of the celebration started by the Chinese community to celebrate their culture, mark their immigration, make note of their presence.
You immediately recognize that people in some positions carry weight on their shoulders, bear a lot of responsibility, come frequently to the edge of the cliff -- a police officer, a soldier, a surgeon, a judge, a fire chief ...
Speculating for the cause of preparing the infamous B Street property for development didn’t work. Holding onto the property and slowly paying off the bond obligation for more than a decade didn’t do much good, either.
How are local neighborhoods best represented on local government boards? By electing at-large board members who might work on behalf of the entire region? Or by electing representatives by districts, who might then bring issues specific to their neighborhoods to play on the board?
We had a little incident in our front parking lot the other day. A person approached an employee in our front parking lot in a threatening manner. Fortunately, another employee noticed the confrontation and called the police ... the suspect took off.
Argue about what, if anything, to re-name 5th Street. Argue for or against Martin Luther King Jr. as the new name. But, please, don’t try to justify your argument for some other name by claiming King has no real connection to Marysville.
It's good news that Yuba County will soon be accepting bids to design and construct a new tri-county juvenile hall in Marysville.
Sometimes systems go on for years, decades, without a lot of thought and no problems. Sometimes that’s because they’re good systems and ought to be left alone. Sometimes it’s because of dumb luck.
It was just about all I hoped it would be: our community showing up for something different, a little quirky, an event that sets us apart, helps define our personality. It was something that few of us had thought of, few of us think of, hardly any of us really know anything about, but there …
It should be an interesting primary election ... and not just on the national front. There are a number of contested seats that could be decided in the primary. There’s plenty of campaigning here on the home front for voters to contemplate.
We’re small town people. We come from a town about the size of Marysville. We’ve lived in a couple towns less than half that population. We’ve seen how towns – especially small towns, we think – can develop more than just traits and customs.
It looks like the Olivehurst Public Utility District will have the green light to add infrastructure to provide water and sewer service to the Sports and Entertainment Zone in Yuba County.
There’ve been a few asks now since last election. And people are a little freaked out about the looming monster issue of public employee retirement system liabilities. And it’s been a long time since a recession ...
Erik’s Law would limit the number of times a person sentenced as a juvenile to life imprisonment without parole can make a bid to have the sentence changed. It seems like a logical fix to California law.
Hopefully, we all remember the pictures from a few years ago: During the last check of the snowpack of the season, where officials should have been walking on snow ... they were walking on bare earth.
The Yuba Water Agency is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Yuba County residents. YWA leadership rewrote their vision statement last year to reflect that. County residents and businesses should feel a little happier – YWA means what it says and has the means to do it.
We saw a couple sets of statistics this past week that made us stop and think a bit about our communities. One was the latest county-by-county population estimates, which showed growth in our area. The other was a report on real gross domestic product, listed county by county, and more growth.
It was a few minutes before either of us could speak out loud. We’d been accosted by a woman and her three children – in a very good way. She wiped away tears and grabbed my wife and hugged her tight and told the three children what we were delivering and they each gave us hugs and courteous…
We’re not convinced that members of the Supreme Court get how serious a problem this entire nation faces with the growing homelessness issue ... or more aptly, crisis. But the enormity of an issue isn’t necessarily what sways the high court to take up a case ... it’s matters of law they must…
After 53 days, California Highway Patrol officer David Gordon was finally moved out of the intensive care unit and into his own room.
If our informal online survey is any indication, Yuba-Sutter residents maintain a high level of confidence in the president. In Congress? Not so much.
According to a wire story we printed Tuesday, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., along with other major utilities in the sate, asked state officials to allow them to take higher profits. They argued that larger returns to shareholders were needed to attract investors who might otherwise be timid …
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is now experimenting, it’s reported, with new technology that might help prevent future electricity shutoffs and equipment failure-related wildfires.
A lot of folks will be, in one way or another, involved in some sort of holiday event focused on reaching out to the less fortunate. Being helpful, sharing, caring.