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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Message from Woodland on water grows more clear

Sep 5, 2012
Commentary: Message from Woodland on water grows more clear

The Op-ed by Woodland's representatives on the JPA, Mayor Skip Davies and Councilmember Bill Marble drew a response on Monday from the Vanguard. As we argued, reading through the lines it is clear that their patience with Davis is wearing thin.  Inde...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Law enforcement use of social networking sites needs judicial oversight

Sep 5, 2012
Commentary: Law enforcement use of social networking sites needs judicial oversight

It is relatively easy to gauge the impact of social media on some levels of law enforcement.  Simply watch expert testimony at gang trials as they cull incriminating photos of youths dressed in particular colors, adorning specific tattoos or slashing ...

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Budget Travel Adventures
My 27 hour travel nightmare – the journey home from Dublin

My 27 hour travel nightmare – the journey home from Dublin

You’ve heard the stories.  You may have your own travel nightmare story to tell.  I’ve had a few incidents here and there.  However, I’ve never had everything go wrong – until today. The day started innocently enough.  A Tuesday deadline for my College Football Travel Tour meant I was up until 3:30 am writing...

ranSACkedmedia.com
The ranSACkedmedia Podcast – Episode #16

Recorded live on location at Chalk It Up! 2012 in Fremont Park, it’s the 16th freaking episode of The ranSACkedmedia Podcast! This episode is all ADD, all the time! Get to know the first impromptu ranSACkedmedia Podcast guest, “Vic&#8221...

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The Citizen Rosebud
Friends Who Shine (the Metallic Shoe Edition)

Sep 4, 2012
Friends Who Shine (the Metallic Shoe Edition)

"Gold and silver shoes should be as common as the Nike. Then the world would be a happier place." -La Sophia Get your shine on, peeps! Seems the trend of metallic shoes has walked beyond the bloggersphere, and well past the fashion magazine fortune tel...

California Stem Cell Report
Seven researchers appeal in $35 million California stem cell round

Three more researchers are attempting to overturn rejection of their applications for millions from the $3 billion California stem cell agency, including one who reported detecting an "evil" stem cell earlier this year. They are competing in the $...

In Search of the Finer Things
Another Labor Day in Ashland, Oregon

Another Labor Day in Ashland, Oregon

We spent another Labor Day weekend in Ashland, Oregon this year (after enjoying it so much last time), and enjoyed some fine Shakespeare Festival delights. I always feel a rush when I first glimpse the Elizabethan stage. We saw "As You Like It" (and we...

ranSACkedmedia.com
Commentary: City credit card policies deserve immediate, swift reform

Excuse me while I vent. When the first news broke that Lisa Serna-Mayorga was resigning from her position as a top-level staffer from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s office as a result of  questionable charges on her city-issued credit card, I ...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Pumpkin streusel muffins

Sep 4, 2012
Recipe: Pumpkin streusel muffins

  Okay, so I kinda lied a little. Well, more like, omitted. These aren’t just Pumpkin Streusel Muffins. They are Pumpkin Streusel BRAN muffins.   I figured the “bran” part would scare you away.   It doesn’t taste like a bran muffin. I promise! I tastes like pumpkin goodness.   I know that many of...

Nevada City Advocate
Local group leads Donner Summit fight

Sep 4, 2012

Sierra Watch beats large development

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