Freedom Communications, Inc.

1530 Ellis Lake Dr.
Marysville, CA 95901
FAX: 530-749-8397


Paula Patton

Debbie Baggett
Advertising & Marketing Director

Eric Vodden
City Editor


1860. Joined Freedom Communications Inc. in 1946.

Daily: 16,346 Sunday: 16,982

Award-winning newspaper committed to local journalism and community coverage, and stressing enterprise work by editors, reporters and photographers.

Special features:
The Appeal-Democrat regularly produces Sunday enterprise packages and weekly Lifestyle, Faith & Family, Food, Education and Marketplace sections. The award-winning A-D websites feature such special features as a Green blog and sports department podcasts.

Recognized by Editor & Publisher magazine in 2011 as one of the 10 That Do It Right, based on interactive initiatives. Website judged best in the state by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2008 and 2009. The CNPA has also awarded the Appeal-Democrat in general excellence, special projects, editorial writing, spot news photo, feature and profile categories. The Appeal-Democrat has also been recognized for general excellence by the Society of Newspaper Design. Twice awarded D.R. Segal Award as Freedom Communications? best newspaper for excellence in community journalism (2006, 2007).

The Community

A Northern California community on U.S. Highways 20, 70 and 99, 40 miles north of Sacramento, off Interstate 5, 35 miles from Chico.

Primarily agricultural community with growing retail, entertainment and tourism bases that includes an amphitheater, a community college with full athletic program, and summer collegiate baseball team. Beale Air Force Base is located in Yuba County.

Things to do:
Regional and local arts with numerous visiting performers, several community acting groups and community events including the California Peach Festival, Yuba City Home Show, Yuba-Sutter Fair, Way Way Way Off Broadway, and Cultural Celebration. Yuba-Sutter is located two hours from world-class recreational areas such as San Francisco, Napa Valley, Reno and Lake Tahoe.



Average area home price: