"I'm going to Yuba City, Yuba City here I come."
On our travels, we stayed in Yuba City. We've heard many disparaging stories about the Yuba City/Marysville area. (Serial Killer Juan Corona hacked his way into fame here.) We found the town to be thriving and lively with new developments and growing retail sectors. The downtown area was beautifully tree-lined and filled with lots of Mom and Pop shops. But, we guess that is exactly what many Humboldters are disgusted with. Growth. Sure, there is a WalMart and strip malls littered everywhere, but there is also industry there. A huge Sunsweet prune/plum processing plant near where we stayed. Research shows it to be the largest dried fruit plant in the world. (Don't you wish Humboldt had a legal dried ag processing plant like that) Driving up and down the street were industrial vendor vans that served a huge industry like that. All manner of 18-wheelers were coming and going and conventional business was taking place. Oh yeah, conventional business was taking place. No wonder Yuba City is scoffed at. But, it's the home of Plum Amazins! We give it a thumbs up. And no 215 Card is needed for it's use. Mmmmm Plum Amazins