Monthly Archives: January 2017

A bank robbery? Time to call Mr. Crime Stopper!

Some miscreant, apparently scared out of Nevada City by Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, held up the Tri Counties Bank branch on Combie Road Thursday–practically at the front gate of Lake of the Pines! The thief probably thought The Queen of the … Continue reading

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Why does it take so long to post comments on this blog?

I’ve been getting questions about why it takes so long for me to post comments on this blog. Some people interpret this tardiness as rejection and send their comments to other blogs, presumably so the world can read their insights. … Continue reading

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Foot soldier LaMalfa ready to back austere(?) President Trump

Apparently inspired by the proceedings, Rep. Doug LaMalfa issued a statement after Donald Trump’s inauguration pledging to work closely with the new president to improve the lives of all Americans. LaMalfa, always willing to follow the Republican leadership in the … Continue reading

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Journalism that stands apart in The Union

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline’s animus toward The Union is well-known in these parts–hell, he’s been obsessing about the place ever since they cut him loose several years ago. But his hatred of the paper can make him look like a fool, … Continue reading

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Compton, or The Queen of the Northern Mines?

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline reports that his son’s bike was stolen right off their front porch recently (ever hear of locks?). This goes with previous complaints about bank robberies in the neighborhood, granny units, cars up on blocks, and ruffians raising … Continue reading

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Supervisor Heidi Hall’s on the job…in Washington

When Heidi Hall was sworn in recently as the new District 1 supervisor, she said she has a lot of things she wants to accomplish, including new cannabis regulations, helping the county’s homeless population, and preparing for fire season. But … Continue reading

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Trump vs. the media: Now the real fun begins

When it was revealed that President Richard Nixon kept an enemies list, Washington reporters who made the list gained a little bit more prestige and gravitas among their peers because they were thought to be tough on the president. Reporters … Continue reading

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