Category Archives: Culture

The Blind Leading The Blinded

There aren’t many people in today’s world who remember what life was like in the days of mass epidemics like influenza, whooping cough, or the scourge of polio. Yes, many of us survived childhood diseases like chicken pox and measles, … Continue reading

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This is an amazing documentary. The greatest artist you’ve never heard of…

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Stop The Presses!

That’s right, folks! It’s the 2019 edition of The Merry Widow Gazette, and it’s available at enlightened businesses everywhere in Western Nevada County.  And don’t miss the Mardi Gras parade on Sunday,February 17, which is actually President’s Day weekend, but … Continue reading

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A Fly In The Ointment

Regular readers know that I have complained about the two-party duopoly since I started doing this Village Idiot gig. I rarely vote for either when electin’ time comes around, and only halfheartedly cast my lot with third parties, cartoon characters, … Continue reading

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You Can’t Get There From Here

Mayor David (Sparky) Parker recently posted an update on the status of the gate blocking Duffy’s Alley in Nevada City on his Facebook page. The owners of the Golden Era bar property originally sought a temporary closing of the alley … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective

On this Martin Luther King Day, we sometimes need to look beyond skin color, ideology, and sound bites to remember that Dr. King advised us to not judge by the color of skin, but the content of character.

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A Disturbing Trend

Newly installed Sheriff Shannan Moon will have her hands full, if the trend toward local criminality continues. It will also be worth watching how the state’s effort to empty jails and prisons will affect the numbers. Nevada County’s police blotter, … Continue reading

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Culture Wars: Episode 2019

As the rebel stronghold of California enters the Newsom era, Progressives watch with anticipation to see if the young warrior can live up to his hype. Stay tuned…

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Hello, Nineteen

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Goodbye, Eighteen…

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