Category Archives: History

Jack Kirby

Back in the waning days of 1963, I was looking over the comics selection at Williams’ Stationary in Grass Valley. I hadn’t been keeping up with comic books much, the DC brand was too juvenile for my 12 year old … Continue reading

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Past Lives Matter

With the current feeding frenzy over the legacy of the confederate flag, it occurred to me that Nevada County has its own problem with the symbols of our history. The gold miner that proudly adorns our county seal is a … Continue reading

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1999

Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999…That’s the year I made these predictions. I got a few things right. Privacy has been flushed down the low volume toilet. The only typewriters left are in museums along with pay phones in … Continue reading

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Local Thespian’s Final Curtain Call

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A Night To Remember

There are certain events in life that radically change everything. A birth, a death, an illness, and sometimes an accomplishment that moves you another rung up the ladder of success. Such an event occurred in my life in the early … Continue reading

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Mary Grace

It’s been a stressful week in the old neighborhood, with the brutal assault of Mary Grace Tassone and the search for her attacker. Thankfully, the manhunt ended when the alleged assailant was apprehended Thursday afternoon a few blocks away in … Continue reading

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Blame Comic Books

Comics have always been ahead of the curve in social evolution…

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The Door Is Open

While digging through a box of old strips, I came across this gem from ten years ago. My, how times have changed…

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What’s In A Flag?

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I have a confederate flag tucked away in my closet. It’s been hiding in there for the last forty-two years. Why? Why would I harbor that symbol of southern stubbornness and inbred … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Marvin Wilson Crabb – born October 28, 1918, passed on August 25, 2004. Veteran of the Great Depression, European and Pacific theaters of war. Lifelong union man at Purity Stores. Father to RL and Bill.

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