Author Archives: George Boardman

Miller and Hodge square-off at less than satisfactory LWV forum

Supervisor Dan Miller and the challenger for his District 3 seat, Hilary Hodge, got the opportunity Thursday night to explain to voters why they’re the person for the job. The occasion was one of four forums being held this month … Continue reading

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An issue that got people excited about the race for sheriff

Nevada County residents get the opportunity this year to elect the first new sheriff in 20 years, making it easily the most important office on the June ballot. The sheriff’s office is responsible for police services in the unincorporated areas … Continue reading

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Toasting the ’06 quake with Hotaling’s whiskey

In case you missed it, Wednesday was the 112th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. (Conservatives would say the quake wasn’t bad enough.) While my wife and I were both born there (she grew up in SF, … Continue reading

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What did manliness have to do with Trump’s election?

Harvey Mansfield, professor of government at Harvard University and author of “Manliness,” a put-down of western feminists, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal: “Laughing lightly, Mr. Mansfield recalls Mr. Trump’s masculine belittling of ‘Little Marco,’ ‘Low Energy Jeb’ and … Continue reading

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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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