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Google’s high-speed web plans hit snags

Google’s high-speed web plans hit snags

Editor’s note: Nevada City had been an applicant for Google Fiber, as you might recall. “Google parent Alphabet Inc. is rethinking its high-speed internet business after initial rollouts proved more expensive and time consuming than anticipated, a stark contrast to … Continue reading

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Bank robbery: A target for community policing

Bank robbery: A target for community policing

Editor’s note: In light of three bank robberies in 18 months at the TriCounties Bank in Nevada City, I found this article interesting: “Through a crime awareness course, the Suffolk County Police Department takes an active role in helping financial … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Boardman column lumps us into North State for pot consumption to make his point

Boardman column lumps us into North State for pot consumption to make his point

George Boardman, The Union’s paid weekly columnist, has a propensity for twisting facts to fit his thesis — as well as the words of others. I have no idea whether The Union management notices this, but others do. It’s why … Continue reading

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Will Nevada City Council probe police about three bank robberies in 18 months?

Will Nevada City Council probe police about three bank robberies in 18 months?

I wonder if the Nevada City Council will step up and probe the police about the robbery of the Tri-Counties Bank on Railroad Ave. for the third time in 18 months. “The suspect appeared agitated and anxious to leave,” according … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Visit to the Lake Tahoe Consours d’Elegance

Visit to the Lake Tahoe Consours d’Elegance

We enjoyed the 44th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance this week on the West Shore, featuring the Chris-Craft racer. (top left: a 1954, 19-foot Chris-Craft racing runabout “Duckers,” which was featured on a U.S. Postage Stamp; we wrote about her … Continue reading

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Russ: You missed out on a chance to test VR at the mall in Seattle

Russ: You missed out on a chance to test VR at the mall in Seattle

Right wing activist, global warming denier and political blogger Russ Steele (a former Union columnist, along with George Rebane) has been waxing on about “Green Screen Review” on his blog, largely poking fun at the local effort to jump on … Continue reading

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Campaign heating up to stop proposed Dorsey Marketplace project

Campaign heating up to stop proposed Dorsey Marketplace project

A regular reader send me a flyer that has been circulating around Grass Valley to stop the Dorsey Marketplace project. I suppose this is going to send “Bradley Jackson” into a tailspin:  

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Is the “brilliance” of The Union’s management repeating itself?

Is the “brilliance” of The Union’s management repeating itself?

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from a blog post back in 2009. Rebane and Steele are now former Union columnists, and Ackerman is the former (former, former) Union publisher. Now the  columnist is “Bored Georgeman.” The more things change at our … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Donald Trump and the twilight of white America

Donald Trump and the twilight of white America

“Racial resentment and economic anxiety are not separate forces,” according to this essay in The Atlantic. “For many Trump supporters, they are inextricably linked.” “On June 25, 2015, a week after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president of the … Continue reading

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Further into the muck with Mr. Trump

Further into the muck with Mr. Trump

“Three months from the presidential election, and one day after his running mate promised ‘specific policy proposals for how we rebuild this country at home and abroad,’ Americans find themselves asking whether Donald Trump has called for the assassination of … Continue reading

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