Monthly Archives: March 2018

How The Sacramento Bee resembles Omaha Steaks

I know a widower who occasionally buys meat from Omaha Steaks. Now that they have him on their radar screen, Glenn is constantly bombarded with online ads and emails urging him to buy more. I chuckled when he first told … Continue reading

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QUICK HITS: When everything looks like a gun

Apparently anything held by a suspect looks like a gun to a cop, as the recent shooting in Sacramento shows once again. Friday was a bad day for Bay Area sports teams: Stephen Curry injured his knee and Madison Bumgarner … Continue reading

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Facebook is ‘shocked’ people are abusing its social platform

Founder Mark Zuckerberg insisted the notion that people used Facebook to spread false news was “crazy” after the 2016 presidential election. Then the company denied Russian interests used the social media platform to meddle in the election. That was before … Continue reading

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Reflections on the first 2 rounds of March Madness

I left Reno early Sunday, making my final three bets on my way out-of-town. The roads were clear, I wanted to beat the crowds back, and I didn’t want to be late for a family event. The three favorites I … Continue reading

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March Madness: Where only the strong survive

Having nothing better to do, I spent three hours on U.S. 80 earlier today driving to Reno to meet two old friends to view the first two rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, aka, March Madness. Given the crappy … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Pennsylvania special election

The vote is still too close to call the winner in Pennsylvania’s special Congressional election, but it’s clear the Democrats are the big winners in a district that voted big time for Donald Trump in 2016. The result also confirms … Continue reading

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Will California greet Trump with violent protests? Bring it on!

President Donald Trump is scheduled to make his first trip to California Tuesday since he was elected president, and nobody expects him to get a friendly welcome. Just to make sure, the divider-in-chief threw more red meat to the hungry … Continue reading

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