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Emerge CA focuses on Nevada County to elect Democratic women

Emerge CA focuses on Nevada County to elect Democratic women

“Emerge California is changing the face of California politics by identifying, training and inspiring Democratic women to run for public office, get elected and seek higher office,” according to a new posting on its website. “This year, we are launching … Continue reading

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Why YubaNet is a genuine news source and The Union columnist Boardman is drivel

Why YubaNet is a genuine news source and The Union columnist Boardman is drivel

Last month we wrote about The Union columnist George Boardman’s uncalled for attack on YubaNet. Boardman claimed that YubaNet is “smoke and mirrors” when it comes to being a “genuine news source.” Sure, “Bored Georgeman.” Whatever you say. Now just weeks … Continue reading

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Humpbacks headed our way

Humpbacks headed our way

A blog post from the naturalist on our whale watching boat in the San Juan Islands: “We left our dock this morning under a high marine layer which quickly burned off as we progressed to the west. We spotted several … Continue reading

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Our local paper “on the road” — not too informative

Our local paper “on the road” — not too informative

We are enjoying a family vacation in Seattle and the San Juan Islands before school starts. (Summer is too short). Earlier this week, I tried to find out what was going on at home based on The Union. I fired … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita! Touring Italy like a local

La Dolce Vita! Touring Italy like a local

From the summer issue of SierraFoodWineArt magazine: Chef Gianfranco Maffezzoni and marketing director Stefano Landini have reenergized Trattoria Milano in Grass Valley, thanks to their passion for authentic Italian food and customer service. They have built a loyal following. Now … Continue reading

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Who edits The Union’s mobile website?

Who edits The Union’s mobile website?

I called up The Union’s mobile website from Seattle — you know, to catch up on hometown news — and here’s what I saw:

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Longstanding Woolman Semester program in Nevada City suspended for fall

Longstanding Woolman Semester program in Nevada City suspended for fall

Editor’s note: I received this email. I hope this 12-year-old program can be restarted, at least in some form. Over the years, 307 alumni have enjoyed the benefits of the program. Woolman is a nonprofit educational community originally founded in 1963 … Continue reading

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Wooden boats on parade on Lake Tahoe

Wooden boats on parade on Lake Tahoe

From the summer issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: “Lake Tahoe is water. Clear, cold, deep blue and majestic,” E.B. Scott writes in The Saga of Lake Tahoe (1957), a definitive book on America’s largest Alpine lake. But the lake also … Continue reading

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Jodanna Bishop fundraiser video

Jodanna Bishop fundraiser video


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British scientists fret about Brexit

British scientists fret about Brexit

“Britain has been a powerhouse of discovery since the age of science began. Newton, Darwin, Crick? They parted the curtain on gravity, evolution and DNA,” the Washington Post is reporting. “Now comes Brexit, and to use a non-scientific term, the … Continue reading

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