Thank you, Chuck Smith.
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.
Clearly, Yuba Community College District directors will need to work on their messaging in explaining the need for a proposed $228.4 million in improvements to campuses, including Linda and Sutter County.
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.