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Nevada City “Uncorked”: Food and Wine Experience

Nevada City “Uncorked”: Food and Wine Experience

We enjoyed Nevada City “Uncorked” this afternoon. We met two women at the Nevada City Winery who were from Reno, and read about the affair in our magazine, which circulates there.

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Why more people don’t run for local political office

Why more people don’t run for local political office

What a hoot! In an editorial this morning, The Union laments: “Our community needs candidates for election.” Who would want to run? Local politics are the most odious part of the “Sierra foothills lifestyle”: personal attacks, whisper campaigns, political puppet … Continue reading

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TheUnion.com launches a new style for pullquotes: “xxjj xjx jxj xjj x xjj xj xjjx jxjxjx”

TheUnion.com launches a new style for pullquotes: “xxjj xjx jxj xjj x xjj xj xjjx jxjxjx”

Pullquotes are a a brief, attention-catching quotation, typically in a distinctive typeface, taken from the main text of an article and used as a subheading or graphic feature. The Union has introduced a new style for them: “xxjj xjx jxj … Continue reading

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Our County tourism website now linking to marijuana growers group on Facebook

Our County tourism website now linking to marijuana growers group on Facebook

This is a TGIF! The GoNevadaCounty.com website — managed under a contract between the County and the Economic Resource Council — is promoting the Constitution Day parade on its Facebook page. But instead of linking to the event on the … Continue reading

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States face pension fund gap approaching $1 trillion

States face pension fund gap approaching $1 trillion

“After years of not setting aside enough money, state pension funds are looking at a $1 trillion shortfall in what they owe workers in benefits, according to a new analysis from The Pew Charitable Trusts,” as CNBC is reporting this … Continue reading

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Muckraking SF columnist Warren Hinckle dies at 77: RIP

Muckraking SF columnist Warren Hinckle dies at 77: RIP

Editor’s note: When I went to work at The Chronicle in the ’80s as one of their youngest reporters, Warren Hinkle (with his eye patch) and his dog were a fixture in the newsroom — at least when he showed … Continue reading

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Verizon texts its customers to support new downtown NC cell antennas

Verizon texts its customers to support new downtown NC cell antennas


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Sources: Sacramento magazine purchases Sierra Heritage

Sources: Sacramento magazine purchases Sierra Heritage

Sacramento magazine — owned by a Michigan outfit — has purchased Sierra Heritage magazine, knowledgeable sources told Sierra Foothills Report. Auburn-based Sierra Heritage was established in 1981. The late Janice Forbes was the founder of Sierra Heritage. Now Rick Dyess … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to consider legal standard drawn from ‘Of Mice and Men’

Supreme Court to consider legal standard drawn from ‘Of Mice and Men’

Editor’s note: Texas courts have relied on ‘Of Mice and Men’ to define intellectual disability and sentence people to death instead of relying on science and medicine. Now the Supreme Court will hear the matter.  More background is here. “In … Continue reading

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A bear on Banner Mountain

A bear on Banner Mountain

From the Friends of Banner Mountain Facebook page:

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