Monthly Archives: February 2014

Feeding California’s two-headed pension monster

Two actions occurred earlier this week that guarantee Californians will pay higher taxes for fewer services in the future to satisfy the insatiable demands of our two-headed pension monster, CalPERS and CalSTRS. The CalPERS board decided Tuesday that the state will increase … Continue reading

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Clarification of ‘Making a concealed weapons list…’

Sheriff Keith Royal said earlier this week he didn’t provide a list of Nevada County residents with concealed weapons permits to The Union when the newspaper requested the information in 2004. In accordance with the law, Royal said he first notified … Continue reading

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The day I struck out Jim Fregosi (swinging)

My high school baseball career was little noted nor long remembered, but I can say I struck out Jim Fregosi, six time All-Star, former manager, and a long-time baseball executive who died last week at the age of 71. Before … Continue reading

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Observations from the center stripe: Common sense edition

COLLEGE IS supposed to make you smarter, but the student newspaper at the Truckee campus of Sierra College reports that students like to spank bears that frequent the campus…SETTING PRIORITIES: President Barack Obama spent three hours in Fresno last week … Continue reading

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Making a concealed weapons list, checking it twice

More of your friends and neighbors, and just plain strangers will be packing heat in the future if a ruling outlawing concealed weapons restrictions is allowed to stand. More than a few Nevada County residents already have the right. A panel … Continue reading

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The incredible shrinking Grass Valley (Group)

Last week’s announcement that what’s left of Grass Valley Group has been sold to Belden Inc. for $220 million will likely lead to the loss of more good-paying high tech jobs in the community as the new owners carry through with “implementation … Continue reading

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