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RIP, former Chronicle publisher John Sias

RIP, former Chronicle publisher John Sias

“John B. Sias, an Army paratrooper who came home from World War II and built a career as an energetic media executive, first as president of ABC and later as the only non-member of the de Young family to run … Continue reading

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U.S. will give Mt. McKinley back its original name, Denali

U.S. will give Mt. McKinley back its original name, Denali

“North America’s tallest peak is getting a new name as the Obama administration resolves a decades-long dispute between Alaska and Ohio,” as the Los Angeles Times and others are reporting. “President Obama will announce Monday that his administration is officially … Continue reading

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Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is a small hotel in the suburbs of Nairobi, Kenya which, together with its associated Giraffe Centre, serves as a home to a number of endangered Rothschild giraffes, and operates a breeding program to reintroduce breeding pairs back … Continue reading

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Why does the only black presidential candidate insist the US is post-racial?

Why does the only black presidential candidate insist the US is post-racial?

“It’s not racist, or even controversial, to point out that black people in the US face systemic hardships and prejudices, from increased poverty rates to higher police brutality,” as Sidney Fussell writes in Guardian. “But as that observation, notably via the … Continue reading

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Missing hiker found alive in Sierra NF after 9 days

Aug 29, 2015
Missing hiker found alive in Sierra NF after 9 days

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No Friday night prep football scores in The Union’s Saturday print edition

Aug 29, 2015
No Friday night prep football scores in The Union’s Saturday print edition

I was surprised to notice that the Saturday edition of The Union newspaper does not have the sports scores from either the Nevada Union or Bear River High School football games on Friday night. This is a big departure from … Continue reading

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Cooler weekend ahead after morning showers

Aug 29, 2015
Cooler weekend ahead after morning showers

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Nevada County Man Sentenced to Nearly 30 Years in Prison for Wounding Two Law Enforcement Officers in Gun Battle

Aug 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA, Aug. 28, 2015 - United States District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Brent Douglas Cole, 61, to 29 years and seven months in prison today for an assault on law enforcement officers, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

On February 11, 2015, after a three-day trial, a federal jury found Cole...

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Red Flag Warning for Lake Tahoe, very breezy, dry and cooler in the lower elevations

Aug 28, 2015
Red Flag Warning for Lake Tahoe, very breezy, dry and cooler in the lower elevations

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Economic development: We are the “middle earth” between Los Gatos and Amarillo, TX

Economic development: We are the “middle earth” between Los Gatos and Amarillo, TX

We had a great summer vacation, including spending a week in Los Gatos, where we visited with friends and sent our son to a computer camp at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. (The class was full). The … Continue reading

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