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.
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 …