Monthly Archives: November 2013

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times

The income gap is getting so bad in the United States that even some of the rich guys who can insulate themselves from the common rabble are starting to get nervous. Bill Gross, manager of Pimco, the world’s largest bond fund, … Continue reading

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‘The Christmas Card’: Just like your home movies

“The Christmas Card,” the 2006 Hallmark Channel movie that was filmed in Nevada City, is currently making its annual Christmas season appearance. The movie is much like home movies: Interesting if you know the people or the locale, but very forgettable otherwise. … Continue reading

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Do you really want your daughter to play soccer?

Most of the discussion about concussions focuses on football players, but there are plenty of other sports that can be dangerous to your children, according to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Concussion … Continue reading

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Observations from the center stripe: Micro managing edition

MICRO MANAGERS: The Economic Resource Council plans to take a close look at who should be authorized to sign checks. And to think these people get taxpayer money to run their operation…DIRECTOR STEPHEN De Sena comes across as somebody who could get that … Continue reading

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Nevada County’s Blanche DuBois economy

You can tell a lot about a community by looking at its retail line-up. If the roster includes Whole Foods, Nordstrom and Restoration Hardware, you can safely assume it’s a high income area. On the other hand, if the area … Continue reading

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Brian Dahle, call your Congressman

Assemblyman Brian Dahle (R, Lassen) will make a rare personal appearance at the Rood Center in Nevada City this morning for a town meeting on agriculture, or at least the legal part of the market. Ag (minus marijuana) isn’t big … Continue reading

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