Category Archives: History

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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Who’s On First?

Back in 1982, cartoonist Dan O’Neill decided to run for a seat on the Nevada City city council. The problem was, people couldn’t tell us apart, a common problem among our kind. It was only natural that we would do … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

While searching for some artwork, I came across this flyer from 2003. I remember this meeting well. The Board of Supervisors, (Drew Bedwell, Sue Horne, Peter Van Zant, Robin Sutherland and Barbara Green) were asked by representatives of the Green … Continue reading

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Seven years ago today, Bruce Utah Phillips hopped the last train to eternity. Whether you agreed with his politics or not, he was one of the great storytellers of our time. We miss his considerable presence, but we are thankful … Continue reading

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