Category Archives: Local

Cloudy With A Chance of Fallout

Growing up in Nevada County in the sixties, we were always very aware that we lived twenty miles away from Beale Air Force Base, a major strategic target for Russian missiles.

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Merry Widows 2022

It was a real treat to see so many old friends at Mardi Gras yesterday. We are all a little older and greyer, but we can still rock and roll.

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Maskitball

Don’t even ask about the rules. They change every day.

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Hello Dahle (Updated 2/19 2:46pm)

Californians have recently been introduced to State Senator Brian Dahle now that he is the first and only Republican to declare his candidacy for governor. Most of the state hooted a collective “WHO?” as he has never been a part … Continue reading

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Off-road Housing

The Nevada County Planning Commission proposes to fine or imprison those who attempt to camp out on public land.  Now I know they are thinking about fire danger, trash and trespassing, but it’s more likely to push people deeper into … Continue reading

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The Unmasked Man

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Duane Sandin

With great sadness I must report the passing of Duane Sandin, 84, late of Yakima, Washington. An ornery old cuss, but a better friend I never had. Those who have followed this blog over the years may remember Duane as … Continue reading

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The Return of Crusader Cal

Go back, back, back twenty years and you’ll find Calvin Clark, the voice of the current supervisor recall, setting a fire under then-supervisor Elizabeth Martin. Coming just a year before the general election, Nevada County decided it could wait and … Continue reading

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Let The Chips Fall…

At the very least, they could saved poor folks a ton of money for firewood.

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Who’s For Breakfast?

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