Late in the year 2012, we came to interview for the editor’s job at the Appeal-Democrat.
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.
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.
Frankly, we’ve been wondering for quite a while when the fence might fall down ... it just looked like it would some day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.