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Musk’s mad at the media for reporting the truth

Tesla founder Elon Musk is becoming increasingly disenchanted with the media’s treatment of his company, and he’s threatening to return fire. Tesla has received plenty of negative media coverage recently: Missed production schedules, questions about working conditions at its factories, … Continue reading

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Lehman expected to be named next county executive officer

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet behind close doors Tuesday to consider a successor to county CEO Rick Haffey, and most people will be shocked if the job doesn’t go to current assistant CEO Alison Lehman. … Continue reading

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Referendum on Diaz as election officer starts this week

This week could go a long way toward cementing or sinking the reelection hopes of county Clerk/Recorder Gregory Diaz, who is facing two opponents in the June election. Nevada County is one of the few counties test driving the state’s … Continue reading

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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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