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.
We might as well admit it: Many of us have been acting like recalcitrant children when it comes to the basics of dealing with this pesky pandemic.
We regret not being more clear in a commentary last week concerning guidelines and restrictions pertaining to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Yuba City, if things go well, will trade out a wasted parcel plagued by contamination for a much-needed hotel development.
We’re proud of local residents who have organized, participated in and respected local demonstrations promoting the end of both explicit and implicit racism and in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the many other black citizens killed because of their color.
For some of us, it can’t be here soon enough; for others, it’s the plague of locusts on the horizon: Election season.
We’re not sure what the schedule will be going forward for the Museum of the Forgotten Warriors in Linda. The repository for seemingly countless artifacts of war and military service was open for a few hours on Memorial Day – it had been closed for quite a stretch due to the pandemic.
Finally! Renovations are almost done at Casa de Esperanza’s Sutter County shelter and headquarters. It was damaged by fire four years ago and has been unusable since that time.
Now comes the time. We’re all tired of it, through and through. And irritable. Some folks are just ready for an argument -- it’s too soon; it’s not soon enough.
Enjoy the resumption of some of our freedoms as we guardedly move well into a new phase of the pandemic. But, please, be polite and cooperative when it comes to social distancing, wearing masks, and greater hygiene. Some of us might feel dare-devilish, but many of us are very much hoping to …
One of the more regrettable realities of living through a pandemic is the cancellation of so many meaningful events, chief among them most of the in-person Memorial Day services and programs honoring the fallen -- men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country -- which would normal…
BCV (before coronavirus) Vern the new dog and I walked a couple miles around the neighborhood three times a week. ACV, we’ve been going six or seven times a week.
Some people are convinced the time has come to be less cautious; some people are as sure as ever that caution needs to be maintained, maybe ramped up. There are taunts, if not openly then under the breath, one side for the other.
We believe that our local elected leaders – state, county and city – are doing what they believe is best for their communities. As long as they fully listen to the opinions of medical and science advisors and put community health at the top of the priorities list, we’re hopeful we’ll go the …
I have more time for exercise and chores and projects now. So I’m feeling a little run down ... and when a person gets to feeling run down, he tends to complain, so here you are: things I miss because of this damned pandemic:
You can believe as you want about whether we went overboard or took sensible actions to prevent undue risk in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Either way, we’ve all been involved and affected by shelter-in-place orders, which included shutting down non-essential businesses and functions.
While we’re not crazy about how Sutter County supervisors met about, discussed and voted on the topic, we’re OK with their decision to forward a request to the governor to grant locals the lead in deciding when and how to open the economy.
We already curse those who scam the rest of us ... stealing, cheating, taking advantage of those of us brought up to be open and honest and trusting.
Maybe it was meant to be a balancing act – that address given Tuesday noon by California’s governor. Looks like we could be holding our breath for a while.
We predict that facial coverings will soon evolve into this era’s pivotal fashion statement. We’re envisioning a whole new medium for style and bling.
We’re hoping that even more of our fellow citizens generally follow the rules that go with this week’s newly-issued stay-at-home order; but that we don’t fall into a fog of negativity and tattletale pettiness.
We reported in the Thursday edition that Sutter County, in partnership with Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation set aside $250,000 to establish a loan program for small businesses impacted by the pandemic.
Yuba-Sutter hasn’t been cursed, yet, with wild surges of confirmed cases of COVID-19 or of virus-related deaths. We’ve had small daily increases since the first confirmed case a while back.
There’s a good chance that, pretty soon, we’ll all get caught up in the numbers – actually, we are already. The state and national and world numbers are shocking. But the local numbers are the worst.
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.