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Tristan Berlund: Another good production by Sierra Stages

March 22, 2017 — WOW! Sierra Stages' "End Days" — with Jesus and Stephen Hawking, an outstanding cast and the best in "dark humor" dialog that delivers knee-slapping laughs galore. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Another great one, Sierra Stages. Thank you. Tristan Berlund Nevada City

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Gary Pesselt: The last straw with LaMalfa

March 22, 2017 — In August of 2016, I sent a letter to Congressman Doug LaMalfa. In November, I called his Washington D.C. office and spoke with his office manager. I asked him about the letter and he told me that the congressman doesn't have time to deal with […]

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Deborah Ireland: Thanks to ‘smart people’

March 22, 2017 — Kudos to The Union's Priya Mathews and the graphics group she works with for helping me design and place an ad in South County Scene. I received kind and experienced advice and assistance with something of which I knew very little. Never did I dream […]

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JoAnn Hair: Thank you to McEvoy Electric

March 21, 2017 — My microwave became non-functional, but being an old house with new "smart meters" I thought I should have the electrical checked. Not knowing an electrician, I checked the Yellow Pages, I called McEvoy Electric. He listened to my questions, checked the line to the smart […]

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Robert Erickson: Trump Care is ‘Don’t Care’

March 21, 2017 — The Republicans seem to have finally come up with a plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act, informally known as Obama Care. It is likely that this plan, should it become law, will become known as Trump Care. I submit that a more appropriate name […]

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Eileen Hawkes: Prevent driving and texting

March 20, 2017 — As I so often hear about deaths and injuries while using cell phones or texting, I wonder if the automobile manufacturers could not install a mechanical or wiring device that would disrupt receiving signals while the car engine is turned on. Perhaps there could be […]

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Lawrence Gold: Under surveillance

March 20, 2017 — Our love lives have taken a hit! No more sex in front of the TV or the microwave. Lawrence Gold Grass Valley

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Martin Jobe: Compassion in action

March 20, 2017 — I wanted to thank The Union for the wonderful article regarding my brother, Stephen Jobe, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Incompetence seems to be the norm for government agencies nowadays. And it's really sad that it takes so much effort to get them […]

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Norm Sauer: More concern for choices, not teacher unions

March 19, 2017 — Rich Howell, a retired union member educator, attackedmy column "Making Education Great" wherein I demonstrated by factual examples Democrat senators showing more concern for powerful teachers' unions than poor minority children's education in vetting Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. Mrs. DeVos founded the American […]

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Chip Wilder: Propane price gouging?

March 17, 2017 — Adding to the ever-growing list of stories that The Union could publish is the propane price gouging going on in Nevada County. The price per gallon is wildly different from one company to the next, as well as one month to the next from the […]

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Dave Wilzbach: A wonder to behold

March 15, 2017 — California's drought has ended naturally, when Donald Trump became our president. How about that? It's about time for a big smile. Dave Wilzbach Grass Valley

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Jim Luckinbill: On the Centennial Reservoir project

March 15, 2017 — I'm strongly opposed to the new dam for several reasons. Dams are so old school. They are like nuke plants. No one builds them anymore. They are outdated. We are tearing dams down now, not building them. We have learned that people can conserve water […]

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Harry Wander: Our thanks to former Supervisor Nate Beason

March 13, 2017 — The Board of Directors of the Cascade Shores Homeowners Association wishes to thank Nate Beason for the many efforts he has made on behalf of the residents of Cascade Shores during his service as a Nevada County Supervisor. Mr. Beason was always available to listen […]

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Tom Behlmer: What’s Congressman LaMalfa been up to?

March 13, 2017 — Here is what your Congressman, Doug LaMalfa is up to: In 2016, he voted against legislation to prevent people on the "No Fly" list from being able to buy a gun. He voted to reduce the power of the Congressional ethics oversight office. Mr. LaMalfa […]

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Norma Rajar: Grass Valley mural project needs more input

March 13, 2017 — I read with interest the article about the Grass Valley mural idea moving forward. Beautifying and adding interest to our historic city is a great idea. I have a problem with one person pushing forward an agenda of her choice, with her friends in mind, […]

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Carol Kuczora: Protesting legislators, not meeting

March 12, 2017 — Protesting legislators, not meeting I appreciate that The Union's photographer liked the back of my two-sided sign at the demonstration Friday in Auburn enough to come behind me to shoot it. It was a graph that superimposed three exponential curves over two centuries: Temperature of […]

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Craig Silberman: Think about it

March 10, 2017 — I own a power drill. The law says I can carry my drill anywhere. I can keep it in my car; I can wear it on my belt; I can take it grocery shopping. But I usually leave my power drill at home. My power […]

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Corey Hitchcock: Save the Bear River

March 10, 2017 — Think before damming the Bear River. People come here to live or visit because of our region's beauty and proximity to the wild, wondrous Yuba and Bear rivers. The waters and sources of these rivers are inextricably intertwined. If you dam one, you deeply affect […]

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Bob Hren: Yes, Trump’s election already benefits America

March 9, 2017 — Three months after my December Other Voices, a writer challenged my assertion that the election of Donald Trump will benefit all Americans. I have to admit, the writer is correct. Many criminals, cop-killers, illegal aliens (but they are not Americans), progressives, socialists, and other hangers-on […]

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Magdalene Jaeckel: Time to wake up

March 6, 2017 — Time to wake up I was touched and impressed by the article of Alan Greenbaum, the former Rabbi who was able to put himself in the "shoes" of the Germans who experienced the change of their beloved fatherland into the most terrible dictatorship of the […]

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