Why does Waste Management charge an arm and a leg for yard waste?
A couple years ago I took a bed level high load of leaves to the yards waste area. I was charged $27.50 for the load — outrageous!Learn more »
It’s time for parties with spiked punch, spirited eggnog on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve champagne, and then beer and football games on New Year’s Day.
Driving drunk risks your life and others. If you do not harm anyone, a DUI costs thousands. Isn’t a taxi cheaper than that?Learn more »
I am a local volunteer/youth coordinator at NEO, and volunteering there has provided many opportunities for me to give back to the community and pursue my interests and passions.
Music is a big part of my life, and with NEO I can explore this in many ways. The NEO youth center has many instruments in it, such as a guitar, a grand piano, and a snare drum, that I, and anyone else, can play while there. Through NEO, I have also been able to DJ some local community events that NEO has helped out with, which is a lot of fun and provides valuable experience. Along these same lines, NEO acts as a great outlet for all young musicians by hosting open mic nights at the youth center every other week and by providing them with opportunities to play at local community events.Learn more »
No, Ms. Erdmann, 92 percent of the jobs lost “during Obama’s first term” did not belong to women. It was not true when Romney said it in spring 2012, and it was even less true when Fiorina repeated it recently. From January 2009 to January 2013 women gained 416,000 jobs.
But this is irrelevant to assessing Clinton’s accomplishments, as are increasing college costs, Obamacare, the national debt, or the viability of Social Security. To suggest that she is anything other than an incredibly accomplished individual, whether or not you agree with her or like her or respect her, is objectively absurd.Learn more »
I would like to commend Frank Pinney on his full-page global warming advertisement. I follow the debate closely, and found Mr. Pinney’s content extremely well researched and generally factual.
He should be commended for having paid money to publish the material, but also taking time to produce an excellent comprehensive discussion. People who want facts would be wise to reread the article.Learn more »
Thanksgiving Day is partly synonymous with food. It has only been within the past two centuries that people generally awakened to the realization that the condition of the human body is inextricably dependent on the quality of food.
Solid food requires many hours of digestive activity before its nourishment is finally available to the cells and tissues of the body. So today, fresh fruit and vegetables have come into their own. The reason for the efficacy of such juices lies in the fact that this liquid food is digested in minutes.Learn more »
The University of Missouri Student Association vice president recently said, “I personally am tired of hearing that First Amendment rights protect students when they are creating a hostile and unsafe learning environment.”
She is inferring that I don’t want you to speak if you disagree with me or if what you say offends me. The education of all students is being disrupted by activist student behavior, a trend becoming prevalent in our colleges where free speech isn’t encouraged but shut down. Political correctness is used to silence others with whom there is disagreement rather than allowing open dialogue. College administrators must let students know this type of behavior has consequences and will not be tolerated.Learn more »
I was part of the United Methodist delegation to Rio de Janeiro during the first climate talks in 1992. Even then, world leaders agreed that stopping climate change and alleviating poverty must go together.
This November 30, the 21st “Conference of the Parties” (COP 21) will take place in Paris, where world leaders will be protected by greatly enhanced security because of the recent terrorist attacks. Civil society won’t enjoy such protection — demonstrations in Paris have been prohibited. But around the world people will gather to call for world leaders to take strong action to limit greenhouse gas emissions, including mechanisms for wealthy nations to share renewable technologies to enable poor developing nations to leap frog over fossil-fuel polluting industrialization that has caused climate change. Locally there will be a demonstration on Nov. 30 and two prayer services on Dec. 1.Learn more »
It is all too often that we only let people know when they are doing a bad job, and rarely when they are doing a good one.
I had surgery at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in October, and could not have received any better care. From the wonderful pre-op nurse Laura to the young Jessica who brought the dinner trays, I was treated with such care and kindness.Learn more »
The Craft Guild of Nevada County would like to thank everyone who helped with promoting Winterfaire this year. There are so many it is impossible to name all who have helped. It does make it possible for us to give back to our community. Come see us next year, which will be our 34th year, on Oct. 15-16, 2016.
Jeannie Norman, presidentLearn more »
My family has been actively involved with NEO since day one. After over seven years of volunteering we have witnessed the many changes NEO has gone through and the many obstacles they’ve had to overcome. One thing that has stayed the same over the years is the positive influence NEO provides to youth in our community.
For many years NEO didn’t have a place to call its own. When I ran a business here in Grass Valley, I would let NEO take over the store, parking lot, and sidewalks in order to host their events. Countless youth in Nevada County had their first musical gig or dance performance in front of my store. We hosted fundraisers in the parking lot and outdoor movie nights too. Those days are over now because one of NEO’s dreams has become reality. NEO now has a physical building to call their own. A place to host events and a place youth can call home. But they’re not done dreaming because their dreams are much bigger. And they need your help. They need our help.Learn more »
With all the negativity in so many of the columns appearing in The Union these days, it is so refreshing to read Hollie Grimaldi Flores’ commentary column.
Hollie incorporates her special brand of humor and I look forward to reading her column. It is a real pleasure.Learn more »
I’m responding to Nancy Eubanks Other Voices, which was in part a response to an analysis I provided on Oct. 5 regarding the impact of Dodd-Frank regulations on small businesses. I highlighted three examples of the damage Dodd-Frank has caused.
1.) It has driven community banks which primarily serve small businesses to close their doors.Learn more »
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, we extend sincere appreciation to The Union for hosting the ninth annual Paint the Town Pink.
This special event brings our community together to raise awareness and funds to benefit advancement of breast care locally and to support breast cancer survivors and fighters. We thank the many merchants, vendors, volunteers, restaurants, entertainers, fundraising teams and the public for their contributions to Paint the Town Pink.Learn more »
Kindness to humans is lacking at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Having suffered four days of hell, I feel I must warn the community to seek care elsewhere.
On a Saturday morning I rushed to the ER with shortness of breath. After a diagnosis I was admitted but then waited 15 hours to get a bed at 3 a.m. I was scheduled for an echocardiogram that I finally got a day and half later. No doctors where available to read results until next day. Found out your family doctor cannot examine you or treat you in hospital. Now a team of “hospitalists” is in charge of your care in the hospital. I saw one doctor after I left ER. She did not know me or why I was there. She was supposed to read the echocardiogram and release me but disappeared. Finally convinced a nurse to release me and had to take the echo to family doctor. Hospitalists seem nonexistent, I saw one for five minutes after the ER. Nurses never make rounds, do not respond to requests. Room was never cleaned.Learn more »
Would like to express my deep gratitude to the man who picked up my cellphone where I had dropped it on Nevada City’s Broad Street Halloween night and who promptly placed a call to locate the owner.
Not too much wrong with the world when there are people like him in it.Learn more »
I was surprised to see no mention of the terrorist attacks in Paris until I got to the last page of Saturday’s paper. Apparently, you thought a satirical website, suction dredge mining, a digital library, and a push to transport a mentally incompetent suspect more newsworthy than the loss of 150 lives. How disappointing.
Mary AndersonLearn more »
This is in reply to Linda Erdmann’s (Nov. 18) and Joseph Cohen’s (Nov. 6) rebuttals to my original (Oct. 26) piece about Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments. I was simply trying to set out her history of accomplishments not her platform.
Much of Ms. Erdmann’s economic concerns fall under the issue of income inequality, in part a consequence of the Bush and other Republican administrations globalization and two wars etc., which are addressed in the Clinton campaign. Additionally, I devoted three paragraphs detailing some of Hillary’s achievements as Secretary of State that was apparently overlooked.Learn more »
Kudos to The Union staff. Thank you so much for again producing your history of Nevada County film.
Its content represents the staff’s dedication to conscientious research into Nevada County’s fascinating past while presenting it in an interesting manner. Its value will grow as the years go by.Learn more »
In reply to the Nov. 13 letter to the editor, noting “The State of Jefferson is a waste of time and money,” the author offers solutions that are an even greater waste of time and money.
All of the solutions offered have been tried again and again but overwhelming representation from the large counties continues to prevail, and frankly, always will.Learn more »
Twenty-five years ago we were fortunate enough to have been referred to Galen Martin, M.D. as our primary physician.
He was a magnificent doctor, steering us through all the curves of the medical/insurance system, taking our health challenges seriously, giving us every advantage of his knowledge, often going beyond “usual” care to get us seen by specialists, and always funny, personal and truly caring. A great loss to our community — our condolences to his family.Learn more »
I just came back from my birth country of Sweden. On Nov. 13, I was attending the funeral of one of my dear old friends of 50 years.
My friends family took us all to the Fotografiska Museet in Stockholm, where we together with many, many others could see a small, powerful exhibition called “Where the children sleep.”Learn more »
I am very disappointed that The Union made an exception to its policy in order to publish Sauer’s rebuttal to Mann’s rebuttal to Sauer’s original letter.
Sauer’s rebuttal only repeats what he said originally adding a few specious references.Learn more »
Recently, we enjoyed a delightful vacation in Paris. We were greeted at our VRBO apartment by the local host.
She went over how to operate things, made sure our computer was locally connected, advised us where essentials were, i.e. nearby pharmacy, restaurants, grocery shop, Metro Station, etc.Learn more »
Each year starting in October though Nov. 22, churches, families, businesses of Nevada County are filling shoeboxes with gifts such as toys, clothing, hygiene item and games.
This all started in 1993 over in Wales.Learn more »
For all if those who have written on climate change, I suggest you go to http://www.insideclimatenews.org, and scroll down to “Exxon. The road not taken.”
This article explains how Exxon discovered and proved in 1977 that burning fossil fuels emit CO2, leading to global warming. Recently a whistleblower released an inside email exposing the 38-year-old cover up. Let’s hope that these facts end the fiction that climate change is not man made. The importance of accepting the reality of global warming is the premier issue facing the world.Learn more »
Last night I was privileged to attend the dress rehearsal for Sierra Stages’ “Falsettos.” Sandra Rockman, who directed this play, Ken Getz who did the musical direction, George Jayne who did the dance direction and the gifted actors who brought such unique
characters to life this 1992 Tony Award play here, in our littleLearn more »
This is a plea to all you tail gaters on McCourtney Road and elsewhere who haven’t a nanosecond to lose.
Some suggestions: Leave earlier. Adjust your meds so as to achieve a greater serenity. Stay home.Learn more »
Norm Sauer, please read Bill McKibben’s article at The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/14/exxons-climate-lie-change-global-warming) and tell me what you think.
I encourage everyone else to read this article as well. It effectively ends all debate on the reality of human-caused climate change and shows that Exxon-Mobil was fully aware that their activities were leading to global catastrophe 37 years ago and did everything they could to hide the fact.Learn more »