Monthly Archives: May 2016

Barbarians at the gates

Oh no! A large sign promoting the candidacy of Donald Trump has been spotted at the southern entrance to Nevada County on Highway 49, further discouraging millennials from moving here. If you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe our weather … Continue reading

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What a bunch of dumbbells

The Sacramento Bee, the region’s largest newspaper that prides itself on holding the powerful accountable, has some explaining to do about the  36-page section on Northern Californian’s numerous aquatic recreational opportunities it published Monday. It made the fatal error of … Continue reading

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Nobody has clean hands in the Lamphier child porn case

Former Supervisor Terry Lamphier’s no contest plea to a single charge of misuse of country property by a public official–accessing child pornography on a county computer–caps a 1.5-year law-and-order drama that did little to instill confidence in our local criminal … Continue reading

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Diaz is MIA when there’s bad news to report

Have you ever noticed how county Clerk/Recorder Gregory Diaz is always front-and-center when there’s positive news to report, but nowhere to be found when somebody screws up–again. Diaz’s most recent media appearance was May 11 in The Union, when he … Continue reading

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CABPRO could use an introductory course in media relations

Today’s edition of The Union contains a letter from Jean Gerard complaining about the paper’s coverage of CABPRO’s opposition to Measure W, a letter that demonstrates substantial ignorance of how the media operate and how to deal with them. Gerard … Continue reading

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Who says the Republicans aren’t a big-tent party?

The Republican Party is generally described as a refuge for angry white people, but it can still accommodate a range of opinions, at least in Nevada County. The list of convention delegates submitted by Donald Trump to the Secretary of … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

“What we’re down to is we’ve got a liar, we’ve got a crazy man and we’ve got a guy who is a socialist. I have thought about voting for (Bernie Sanders) just because it’s the fastest way to the end.” … Continue reading

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