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WaPo: Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

WaPo: Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

“Donald J. Trump, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament,” the editorial board of the Washington … Continue reading

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Sunday Commentary II: Questions We Should Be Asking About Our Future

Jul 24, 2016
Sunday Commentary II: Questions We Should Be Asking About Our Future

While the council largely made clear that they would like some different questions asked in the initial input from the community, I still see this as a missed opportunity to engage the public in this process. There is nothing in particular wrong with the three questions that the staff came up with: What do...

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Sunday Commentary: Will Skeptics Listen to Black Republican Senator on Racial Profiling?

Jul 24, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Will Skeptics Listen to Black Republican Senator on Racial Profiling?

There are those who have dismissed claims of disparate treatment of blacks by the police arguing that this is largely an election year ploy to curry favor by Democrats.  That of course ignores the fact that until the last two years or so, Democrats have largely ignored issues of racial profiling. That said, it...

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Fire Union President Sues City of Davis for Unpaid Overtime

Jul 24, 2016
Fire Union President Sues City of Davis for Unpaid Overtime

Firefighters Union President Bobby Weist is at it again, as he filed a class-action suit against the city of Davis alleging he was not properly paid for all hours worked.  The complaint, filed on behalf of similarly situated individuals on July 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against...

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Heating up to near record highs through the week

Jul 23, 2016
Heating up to near record highs through the week

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Summer is prime time for farmers markets

Summer is prime time for farmers markets

SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR FARMERS MARKETS, in our region and all across America. The USDA’s 17th annual National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, celebrating the role of farmers markets in local economies. The markets create local jobs; return more of their sales to the local economy than grocery stores; and provide consumers with...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Direct-marketing farms have double the regional impact

Direct-marketing farms have double the regional impact

By UC Davis Sacramento-area farmers and ranchers who sell their products directly to consumers generate twice as much regional economic impact per dollar of output as do area food producers who don’t engage in direct marketing, reports a UC Davis agricultural economist and a team of UC Cooperative Extension researchers. The newly released study of the...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Sierra Stages’ “Little Shop of Horrors” is a winner

Sierra Stages’ “Little Shop of Horrors” is a winner

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: If you’re looking for a break from sobering TV and newspaper headlines and surreal national politics, go see Sierra Stages’ presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Playing Pokemon Go Safer In Some Neighborhoods Than Others

Jul 23, 2016
VIDEO: Playing Pokemon Go Safer In Some Neighborhoods Than Others

Although the game is for the most part virtual safety inequality in the real world isn’t. Here in Sacramento, California in parts such as Valley Hi, Meadowview, and Mack Road has risen in violent crime by 35 percent. This can make any Pokemon Go players a bit eery while playing the game. 

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