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2008-07-13 12:00:42

By Robert LaHue, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 13--The Sutter County grand jury targeted pension increases in its latest report, but not the long-disputed pensions of county employees. Instead, the jury scrutinized pension increases approved for Live Oak's workers. In the annual report released this month, the grand jury said the City Council didn't do enough independent research into the long-term impact of pension increases and did not make a strong enough attempt to...

2008-07-13 12:00:21

By Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 13--Four suspects, including a 16-year-old, were arrested in connection with eight vehicle burglaries at Parks Bar Bridge since June 1, Yuba County Sheriff Steve Durfor said Friday. "This particular area is a prime target for thieves because of the rural setting, and the relatively large numbers of people who park there to fish or use the river," said Durfor. Cell phones, wallets and portable electronics were taken. Detectives recovered a...

2008-07-10 12:01:17

By John Dickey, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 10--Choking, bad air blown in from wildfires provided new weather-related health concerns Wednesday to go along with the sizzling heat. Area sports events were canceled, Yuba City's Gauche Aquatic Park closed, and elderly residents, children and people with respiratory ailments were told to stay indoors after a count of tiny particles released by wildfires jumped from 50 micrograms per cubic meter to 251 micrograms in just...

2008-07-10 12:00:45

By Leticia Gutierrez, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 10--Marilyn Monroe, with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in the film "Some Like it Hot," fills a big screen Saturday in Marysville as a vintage film series kicks off in support of the Sutter Performing Arts Center in Yuba City. The classic is the first of six films planned through October at the Lee Burrows Art Center, 630 E St., Marysville, sponsored by the Sutter Performing Arts Association and the Yuba-Sutter Regional...

2008-07-10 12:00:45

By Josh Kendrix, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 10--As if the television industry didn't have enough to worry about, now comes word that the median age of all viewers is 50. A new study conducted by a group called Magna Global concluded that the median age of live TV viewers -- that is, those who are watching a show live and not recorded -- is 50. This is bad news because the demographic most advertisers want and networks go after is those age 18 to 49. All their efforts...

2008-07-09 12:00:49

By Andrea Koskey, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 8--Smoky skies and high temperatures expected to stick around the Mid-Valley this week have prompted air quality officials to continue with strict warnings against outdoor activity, especially for those with highly sensitive respiratory problems. The California Independent Systems Operator, which oversees the state's power grid, also issued a flex-alert Monday asking residents to reduce the use of energy between 3 p.m. and 6...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

By Rob Young, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 8--QUESTION: We live on the same street as East Lake in Marysville and have noticed a significant drop in the water lately. Can you tell us what's going on? ANSWER: A whole flock of pelicans also noticed that significant drop in the water level and showed up recently to feast on the easily accessible fish. It must've been like, well, shooting fish in a barrel. What's going on, according to City Services Director Dave Lamon, is...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

By Howard Yune, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 9--Foes of a landfill planned on a Colusa County reservation got to air their objections face to face with tribe leaders. But though the two sides were only a few yards apart physically, it was unclear how much the political gulf is closing between Native Americans who see a moneymaker in a landfill -- and residents fearing its runoff will foul their drinking water beyond the boundaries. "I can't help but think the tribe is...

2008-07-04 09:00:43

By Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 4--Today's local Independence Day activities include: --Sixth annual Children's 4th of July Parade -- 10 a.m. starting at Plumas and A streets, ending at Town Center, in Yuba City. Safety helmets are required. --The 14th Annual Cardboard Boat Races at Ellis Lake in Marysville -- Registration starting at 10 a.m. and the races at 2 p.m. Open to children and youths ages 8 to 17 years. --Annual Fourth of July Picnic in Wheatland -- 10 a.m. to...

2008-07-03 12:00:46

By Ryan McCarthy, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 3--A love for challenges helped bring the new interim superintendent to the Plumas Lake School District, once one of the fastest growing in California but recently hit by declining enrollment amid foreclosures in the Yuba County community. "The best thing I can do is provide some stability," Paul Carras said. Carras, 62, said he anticipates working for three to six months in the interim post until a permanent superintendent...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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