Latest Marysville, California Stories

2008-06-16 09:00:34

By Andrea Koskey, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jun. 16--Every day Steve Nickless and his crew load up a trailer with mowers and weed trimmers and get to work on lawns. The homes they visit, though, are unoccupied. Nickless, as an employee of BV Home Services, is hired to maintain hundreds of abandoned and foreclosed homes in the Central Valley. Thursday, the crew of four was in Plumas Lake on Golden Gate Drive to clean, mow and cut weeds to make the home at 2193 look more...

2008-01-17 09:00:50

By Ryan McCarthy, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jan. 17--Tim Kelly and his mother hit the books for long hours when, as a first-grader, he faced staying back in school and repeating the grade. Kelly successfully completed the school year with his classmates -- and, as a second-grader, was at the top of his class. "Maybe that's why I do what I do," said Kelly, 56, principal of Yuba Feather Elementary School, recalling his mother's successful help with his studies and her...

2008-01-03 09:00:43

By Ryan McCarthy, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jan. 3--ALICIA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL -- a landmark in Linda -- will close at the end of this school year. An underground natural gas pipeline within 1,500 feet of the school on Pasado Road and a Yuba County Airport runway within a half-mile helped spur the plan to shut the school, said Gay Todd, superintendent of the Marysville Joint Unified School District. Todd said the plan is to build a new school at a different site. "We don't...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.