The Appeal-Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Marysville, California, in the United States. It has an estimated circulation of 23,000 copies a day, primarily in Yuba and Sutter counties. The paper also is sold in Colusa County to the west and Butte County to the north.
R.C. Hoiles, who built the Freedom Communications newspaper chain around the Santa Ana paper that became the Orange County Register, bought the Appeal-Democrat in 1946 and placed his son-in-law Robert C. Hardie in charge as its publisher.
Hardie directed the paper for the next 55 years, as circulation rose from about 7,500 to more than 20,000. Even as residents and businesses gradually shifted west from Marysville to nearby Yuba City, Hardie kept the Appeal-Democrat in its longtime home, twice acquiring new headquarters there (in 1950 and 1986).
Editor: Len La Barth, former Web editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, who joined the Appeal-Democrat in September 2006.
Advertising Director: Debbie Baggett
Circulation Director: Teri Jackson
Human Resources Director: Donna Blair
Accounting Director: Glenn Goodman
Classified Director: Nancy Brown
City Editor: Eric Vodden
Sports Editor: Currently Open
News Editor: Todd Hansen
Photo Editor: Chris Kaufman
Multimedia Editor: Larry Badger
Community Editor: Leticia Gutierrez
Features Editor: Susan Benitez