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Scoop: Leading Latina environmentalist Belinda Faustinos is new appointee to TRPA

Scoop: Leading Latina environmentalist Belinda Faustinos is new appointee to TRPA

Editor’s note: In reporting for our regional lifestyle magazine — this time for a feature on “Sierra Stewards” – I often dig up some statewide news. This one interested me, since I grew up in the shadow of the San … Continue reading

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Nevada City Council to consider cannabis dispensary

Nevada City Council to consider cannabis dispensary

This is from the agenda packet of the 9/28 Nevada City Council meeting: More background is here (scroll to page 57).

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The Union’s conflict of interest in reporting on the NCERC-“Green Screen Institute”

The Union’s conflict of interest in reporting on the NCERC-“Green Screen Institute”

The Union has an highly positive article about a local virtual reality class called Connected Communities Academy. It basically is a free advertisement for the academy stating that the start date for classes is “flexible and will be based on … Continue reading

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An ugly campaign, condensed into one debate

An ugly campaign, condensed into one debate

‘”Debate’ is an iffy word for an exercise in which candidates are prompted by moderators to dole out their stump speeches bit by bit under hot lights while a clock counts the seconds and every quip and jab and stumble … Continue reading

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“Multiple reports” of whooping cough at Nevada Joint Union High School District

“Multiple reports” of whooping cough at Nevada Joint Union High School District

Editor’s note: I received this email: “Good evening parents, “This is Superintendent Louise Johnson with an important message about your student’s health. We have had multiple reports of Pertussis, or Whooping Cough on campus. The Health Department is making this … Continue reading

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Union won’t print a column from one of its editorial board members — what does this tell us?

Union won’t print a column from one of its editorial board members — what does this tell us?

On his hard right political blog George “Raghead” Rebane is whining that The Union won’t print a column from Norm Sauer, who also happens to be one of its editorial board members. It is an inflammatory and asinine article titled “Clinton … Continue reading

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The Union’s Boardman: the world’s most boring columnist

The Union’s Boardman: the world’s most boring columnist

Here’s an excerpt from this week’s installment from “Bored Georgeman”: “Much to my surprise, I encountered a phone tree that connected me to a human being after punching just a couple of numbers. The fellow I talked to was friendly, … Continue reading

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Measure C in Nevada City faces a backlash

Measure C in Nevada City faces a backlash

Measure C in Nevada City — a Nov. ballot measure to tax local residents for “status quo” police and fire services — is now facing a backlash, stemming from an ongoing series of hateful, personal attacks directed at Council Member … Continue reading

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Storyteller-broadcaster Vin Scully retiring after 67 years

Storyteller-broadcaster Vin Scully retiring after 67 years

Vin Scully is retiring as the Dodgers’ baseball announcer after 67 years. He was hired to broadcast Brooklyn Dodger games in 1950 and followed the team to L.A. in 1957. Since then, he has become one of baseball’s most trusted … Continue reading

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Kaepernick is on the cover of Time, not Sports Illustrated

Kaepernick is on the cover of Time, not Sports Illustrated

“San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is featured on this week’s cover of TIME magazine amid his ongoing protest during the playing of the national anthem before games,” as Sports Illustrated is reporting. “Kaepernick is the subject of a story … Continue reading

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