Category Archives: Local

History, Tradition, A Parade, And Maybe Even A Little (gasp) Politics

The Constitution Day festivities begin today with the Marching Presidents potluck dinner. This weekend: Duck Races and the parade on Sunday. Celebrate freedom while you still have any.

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Beware Of Bears

There has been a dramatic increase in bear molestations this fall, as the beasts desperately seek enough food to sustain themselves through the coming winter. Please remember to store all munchies in a secure area, and don’t leave food in … Continue reading

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Here’s Mud In Your Eye

I did this drawing ten years ago, during an era of exceptional rancor in Nevada County politics. Here’s a passage from my chronicle of those ugly times, Once Upon A Village. “With the election of 2004, a new generation of conservatives … Continue reading

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The Fall Run

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Altered States

For the record, I know that there will never be a State of Jefferson, or six Californias, or any other configuration of counties or regions. I don’t think there are many folks who actually believe in that fantasy. There are … Continue reading

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The Portraits of Dorian Crabb

Scoopy is complaining that I ridicule his physical appearance. (In this case, not a picture, but referring to him as Big Bubba.) Then, for good measure, he states that he could make light of my physical shortcomings, but he would … Continue reading

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Jack & Jill 2014

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St. Bob of Boston Ravine

All in all, 2014 has been a good year for me. I received two awards for editorial cartooning, was recognized by my peers for promoting my Cornish heritage, and I published a 192 page book that I started twenty-odd years … Continue reading

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If You Build It, They Will Complain

There’s a big controversy brewing in Nevada County over a fellow who builds furniture in his garage and donates it to veterans. The homeowner’s association says he is violating the CC&R’s, which all residents agree to when they move into … Continue reading

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A Cornish Tradition

When I was growing up in Grass Valley during the sixties, I was aware of my family’s  Cornish roots, but it was never a big part of our lives. We ate a lot of pasties and my dad was a … Continue reading

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