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Music, dance spice up Charter Academy graduation in Marysville

Jun 12, 2013

The senior class president at Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts had a fitting welcome at Wednesday's commencement ceremony. "We have a really great show for you tonight," Cheryl Gragg told the audience, following a choir performance of the...

Memories flow at North Marysville High’s graduation

Jun 11, 2013

With black and yellow balloons and cakes at the ready, North Marysville High School students were both exuberant and wistful on Tuesday evening as minutes ticked down to their commencement. "My favorite memory was coming to North and meeting the...

Farming: California’s walnuts are a hot crop right now

Jun 11, 2013
Farming: California’s walnuts are a hot crop right now

Walnuts are booming in the Mid-Valley, and the world markets are going nuts thanks to aggressive purchasing. "Yuba and Sutter share in the wealth right now — walnuts are hot, nuts are hot in general," California Walnut Commission CEO Dennis A....

Yuba County Air Show pays homage to Yuba City aviation pioneer

Jun 6, 2013

The Golden West Regional Fly-in & Air Show is diving into the past for 2013, showcasing the work of a Northern California aviation pioneer. John Joseph Montgomery, a native of Yuba City, flew a "heavier-than-air" craft in the 1880s, some 20 years...

Sweltering heat headed for Mid-Valley

Jun 4, 2013

The forecast is calling for temperatures near 110 degrees this weekend in Yuba-Sutter, even though the first day of summer is still two weeks away. The National Weather Service put out a special weather statement on Tuesday, calling for very hot...

Plumas Lake: Land of dreams lives in south Yuba County

Jun 2, 2013

Plumas Lake: An idyllic neighborhood with the Sutter Buttes standing tall in the background, waterfowl flying overhead and children playing together. Residents enjoy the serenity, but some wish for shopping and better home values. Those wishes are...

Prime time for rice in Yuba-Sutter

May 15, 2013

Rice farmers are running about a week ahead of schedule this year because of dry conditions this spring. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that so far this year, about 75 percent of California's rice fields have been planted. That number was...

Yuba City teachers rally for equal pay

May 14, 2013

About 200 educators, parents and students packed the Yuba City Unified School District's board room on Tuesday evening, holding signs in support of teachers as contract negotiations continue. Salaries and prep periods for teachers were among the...

Bra event fights breast cancer in Yuba-Sutter

May 10, 2013

Kathy Sedler bared her body and soul at Art-O-Culture last month, standing topless and obstructed by screens, her chest decorated in body art. "(It was) hard. But it wasn't about me, it's sharing with other people," she said, adding the artwork's...

Yuba City students take a look forward

Apr 23, 2013

Seniors at Yuba City High School were away from their desks on Tuesday morning for lessons in the real world. "Stepping Into the Future" is an annual seminar day held for seniors, scheduled during the time that students in other grades are taking...

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