Monthly Archives: June 2016

We do live in a small community

The county Board of Supervisors is expected Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot asking voters to approve a one-quarter cent increase in the county sales tax for the next 15 years to raise about $4 million a … Continue reading

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Right sees a U.S. parallel in Brexit vote–and it could be right

American conservatives seem to be giddy over Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, rejecting globalism for nationalism and self-determination. They see a parallel in the discontent here that has fueled the rise of Donald Trump to the top … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom from my father on Father’s Day

When I was about to become a father 41 years ago and didn’t know the gender of our child, my father ticked off three pieces of advice I should give the child if it was a boy: –Never play poker … Continue reading

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Another example of how the entitled are different from you and I

Old Bay Area joke: How may college students does it take to change a light bulb? At Cal, it takes four: One to change the bulb and three to discuss its significance. At Stanford, it doesn’t take any students because … Continue reading

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Board of Supervisors: Shaken, but no earthquake

Unlike everybody else in the county with an opinion, I’m not going to look for major trends that can be taken from Tuesday’s local election results, or speculate on what it all means. As Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill once observed, … Continue reading

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Eddie Garcia could use some lessons in real-world politics

For reasons that are unclear to me, our politically dense Board of Supervisors has breathed some life into the all-but-dead State of Jefferson movement in Nevada County. CPR was actually administered by county CEO Rick Haffey, who pointed out in … Continue reading

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They don’t make leaders like Ike anymore

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe, and it reminds me of something Dwight Eisenhower did then that would never happen today. Eisenhower was the supreme allied commander in Europe, responsible for the planning and execution … Continue reading

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