Monthly Archives: May 2014

This is the end for Nevada County Roadkill

The three new posts today are the last articles I’m writing for this blog. When I started the blog last September, I wanted to provide a middle-of-the-view on issues and I was determined the blog was not going to dominate my life. … Continue reading

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Is McClintock running scared? Could be

Rep. Tom McClintock may be sweating the possibility he’ll have a serious challenge in November from a moderate Republican who can attract the support of 170,000 orphaned Democrats in the Fourth Congressional District. That’s one way to interpret a mailer from McClintock calling … Continue reading

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Take me out to the ball game…in Sacramento?

The Oakland A’s are striving mightily for something they’re never going to get, while ignoring the solution to their problem just 90 miles away. Even though they have more World Series titles since moving to the Bay Area than their … Continue reading

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Observations from the center stripe: No big hurry edition

WHAT’S THE rush? After 4.5 years of talking, the Nevada County Biomass Task Force has TENTATIVELY decided to hire a contractor to conduct a feasibility study. I’m betting we’ll see the next ice age before we generate any energy from … Continue reading

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Bureaucrats will tell you what they think you should know

The public’s right-to-know what bureaucrats are doing with our money is a concept that’s reluctantly embraced if not ignored by–you guessed it–bureaucrats, as two events this week illustrate. The Union reported Tuesday that the Nevada Joint Union High School District is again playing … Continue reading

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California’s beaches are yours–if you can get to them

The California Coastal Zone Conservation Initiative made the state’s entire coast public property, but a Silicon Valley darling is trying to block access to a San Mateo County beach where I spent much of my misspent youth. Vinod Khosla, a … Continue reading

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Observations from the center stripe: Political sin edition

APPARENTLY RUNNING the TARP program is a major sin among California Republicans. A new poll shows that Neel Kashkari is trailing Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (guns troubles) and businessman Glenn Champ (a registered sex offender) in the race to become the GOP … Continue reading

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