Category Archives: Local

Have A Flameless Fourth (Please)

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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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Nature Boy

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Defacing Public Property Dept.

A particularly barky dog has moved into the neighborhood, and I think our local felines have made it clear how they feel about the situation… (Note to self: Lock up your felt pens at night.)

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Lowell Robinson

I hear that Lowell Robinson has passed away. Lowell was a pillar of our community, and he will be missed.

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But Is It Organic?

Nevada County has promised to crack down on illegal roadside entrepreneurs. They seem to pop up from out of nowhere…

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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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The Rabbit Hole Of Regulation

As anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis knows, I have long been a critic of the regulatory atmosphere in California. I’ve spent many an hour sitting through public meetings where the subject has been debated, and then … Continue reading

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No Milk Left In The Sacred Cow

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SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) is a national organization that professes to be seeking honest solutions to the proliferation of medical marijuana gardens in rural areas. Locally, they spent a lot of time working to defeat the compromise marijuana growing … Continue reading

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