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Appeal Democrat
Effort underway to find Vietnam photos

Etched on a wall in Washington, D.C., are the names of 58,000-plus people, those who went to fight in Vietnam and never returned. Now, one woman's quest to help put a face to every single one of those names has brought her attention to Yuba and...

Appeal Democrat
Sugar high: Drinks tied to obesity face greater scrutiny

On the menu at Yuba City High School, circa 2000: A bag of Doritos smothered in nacho cheese accompanied by a large cup of fountain soda. That's the meal Mary DeLong, director of student nutrition at Yuba City Unified School District, remembers as...

Appeal Democrat
Gold Rush-era mercury will flow during floods

LOS ANGELES — The destructive environmental legacy of Gold Rush mining in the Sierra Nevada could last for thousands of years in the form of ongoing erosion of mercury-laced sediments, according to new research. Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, was...

Appeal Democrat
Appeal-Democrat website changes start Tuesday afternoon

Viewers will notice a change in format for appealdemocrat.com starting this afternoon. Sometime around 1 p.m., a re-designed, subscription-based site will come online, replacing the old site. The Appeal-Democrat joins a growing list of newspapers and...

Appeal Democrat
Marysville workshop scheduled

Marysville's City Council will take a close look on Thursday at where the city is and where it should go in a day-long goal-setting workshop. The session is expected to be the first time City Council members look at options on how to move the city...

Appeal Democrat
Two seriously hurt in Yuba County wreck

Two motorists suffered major injuries in an early Monday collision on Highway 70, about 11 miles north of Marysville, the California Highway Patrol said. Drivers Justin Raber, 30, of Sacramento, and William Stark, 53, of Oroville, were taken to...

Appeal Democrat
Yuba City, Sutter County to jointly meet on Tuesday

Transportation improvements, department consolidation and job creation are on the agenda as Yuba City and Sutter County officials meet jointly today for the first time in three years. While no binding decisions will be made, it provides an...

Appeal Democrat
Yuba County man gets 3 years in prison for molesting unconscious victim

Jose Banda Borrayo, 39, was sentenced on Monday in Yuba County Superior Court to serve three years in state prison after pleading guilty in a plea deal to molesting an unconscious victim. The Appeal-Democrat is not naming the victim because he was a...

Appeal Democrat
Briefs: Military drone protest planned Tuesday at Beale Air Force Base

Protesters will be out at Beale Air Force Base this morning dressed in Halloween costumes to protest the use of military drones, including the Global Hawk. The protest is slated 6:15 a.m.-8 a.m. at the Wheatland entrance on South Beale and Ostrom...

Appeal Democrat
Workers called 911 about care of assisted living center’s patients

CASTRO VALLEY — Owners of an assisted living facility that had its license suspended last week were given permission by the state to keep operating as patients were relocated, but concerns about care led workers to call 911 for help over the...

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