Monthly Archives: April 2014

The pipe dream called the State of Jefferson

While it has little chance of ever succeeding, the movement to create the State of Jefferson does reflect the frustration of many people who believe government is out of touch with the voters. The movement, which envisions creating a 51st … Continue reading

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The judge objects, but doesn’t suggest a better way

Retiring Superior Court Judge Sean Dowling took to the pages of The Union last Friday to comment on questions I posed in my weekly column that should be asked of the candidates who want to replace him. Dowling, who has become … Continue reading

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What’s best for the athletes? Adults don’t seem to care

Which local high school is replacing its boys varsity basketball coach: 1. Nevada Union, which finished the season with a 7-20 record; 2. Bear River (8-16), including 0-10 in league play; 3. Forest Lake Christian (25-5). The answer is Forest … Continue reading

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Observations from the center stripe: Resilient youth edition

TEENAGERS ARE apparently more resilient than we thought. A 16-year-old jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge a couple of years ago to see if he could do it, and walked away with a few bruises. Now a 15-year-old has apparently … Continue reading

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Nothing new this week

I’ve been sick since Monday, too sick to do much writing so I’m not posting any new material this week. I expect to be back to full strength by next Friday, April 18. UPDATE: I started feeling human again Thursday, too … Continue reading

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Peeling the onion off the skin, Part 2

When last we visited with our political pundit and purveyor of puffery, Jeff Pelline was sounding the alarm on Christmas Day about the unfolding Nevada County political season: “I smell another contentious year of elections with unqualified albeit ideologically like-minded people … Continue reading

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Recruiting in the 415 and 510? Good luck with that

The Economic Resource Council has concluded that much of our growth will come from the recruitment of small, growing companies in the 415 and 510 area codes. They will be lured here by Nevada County’s natural lifestyle and small town … Continue reading

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