Monthly Archives: January 2014

Newell’s personal baggage will get the once over

District Attorney Cliff Newell’s personal baggage figures to get the attention TSA gives somebody on its watch list now that attorney David Alkire has announced his candidacy to restore “personal integrity and professionalism to the leadership” of the office. Alkire kicked-off his … Continue reading

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Affluenza appears to be spreading among the one percent

Tom Perkins, a legendary California venture capitalist who is worth an estimated $8 billion and is the proud owner of a 289-foot sailboat that cost him $130 million, believes he is abused and unappreciated. Perhaps reflecting on his plight in the … Continue reading

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San Francisco values in…Chico?!

It’s a basic tenet of the news business that you can get away with a lot of things in a metropolitan area like the Bay Area that you would never try in a place like Chico. But those lines may be blurring. … Continue reading

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And the winner of Super Bowl XLVIII will be…

Denver is a slight favorite to win Sunday’s Super Bowl because of what happened two weeks ago in the conference championship games. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning methodically sliced and diced the New England defense to get Denver to the Super Bowl, while … Continue reading

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Observations from the center stripe: Winter Olympics edition

YOU KNOW the Winter Olympics are near when speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno surfaces. Where does he hibernate between Olympiads?…NBC, RED BULL, Under Armour and P&G had a lot riding on skier Lindsey Vonn, who had to withdraw because of … Continue reading

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Ferguson probably won’t have clear sailing now

Assistant District Attorney Anna Ferguson’s hope that she would have clear sailing to the Nevada County Superior Court seat being vacated by Sean Dowling probably evaporated when David Alkire announced his candidacy for district attorney. Among the reasons he listed for the defeat of incumbent Cliff Newell … Continue reading

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Ready to share more of our precious water with the Southland?

No Northern California politician worth his special interest contributions would ever dream of sending a drop of our precious water to Southern California. That captures the sentiment of many north state residents, some of whom refuse to drive Interstate 5 … Continue reading

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