Patricia Black and Mike Mooers can continue denying what Planned Parenthood has done and will continue doing until they watch the complete tapes, believe their own eyes, and get off the liberal “Kool-Aid.”
How can any free-thinking caring American think any other way? I am personally appalled by those who will stand by left-wingers like Obama, Hillary, and Planned Parenthood and not their own intelligence to see and do the decent and right thing.Learn more »
Sue Jeffrey recently wrote about abortion in these pages. She asked a very important question: “Please tell me what it is, if it isn’t government overreach, when those who morally and religiously oppose the killing of an unborn child are forced to pay for that procedure?”
I’m happy to answer her question. It’s democracy. Our government, through our elected representatives, allows federal tax dollars to be spent on abortion, but only in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother.Learn more »
The Falls Prevention Coalition’s eighth annual Community Event drew 275 people, our largest number of attendees ever.
Many individuals and organizations contributed to its success. Special “thank yous” to: The Seventh-day Adventist Church congregation and staff for allowing use of their church campus and supporting our work; Emily’s Cake & Catering; the Food Bank guys for setting up; The Union; KNCO broadcasters for interview time; and the fabulous RSVP staff and volunteers for the many things they did to help with organizational details.Learn more »
I have been volunteering with Hospitality House for about eight years and I see faces disappearing from the shelter and becoming neighbors.
Tom manages the Rapid Re-housing program, which has housed over 90 people this year, including 24 children and 34 chronically homeless — with a success rate of 96.8 percent.Learn more »
Regarding Mr. Montes’ op-ed on Sept. 26 about the perfection and morality of free enterprise, and the good it has bestowed on the world, rich and poor alike.
Is the history of the Civil War a giant federal government conspiracy because the slave owners decided that it was wrong to beat, sell and rape their slaves, and gave them freedom out of the goodness of their hearts? Or maybe slavery itself is historical hoax? As is global warming?Learn more »
Nobody likes to talk about it, but homelessness is a big issue that causes both moral and safety concerns.
According to the January 2015 homeless count, 279 people were living in unsheltered or emergency living arrangements.Learn more »
I do not know Linda Campbell personally. But I have been following The Union’s coverage of her actions. And I am disappointed by their critique of her. The last time I read our Constitution, our first amendment right is our right to free speech.
Has that been changed and no one told me?Learn more »
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, a letter to the editor commented on my State of Jefferson Movement description of the general governance structure for the new state.
Once we separate from California, we will need to form a new government. Our governance structure is based upon input from colleagues from the committees involved in this 20-county effort.Learn more »
On behalf of my 12-year-old granddaughter and myself, who were involved in an automobile accident on Highway 49 last Thursday, I would especially like to thank Matt and Russell from Dignity Health (Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital) for their efficient and thorough assistance with a health/injury screening at the accident site.
Also thanks to CHP Officer Douglas for help at the scene. And last, a special thank you to the very kind lady who chose to remain anonymous, who came over to our vehicle immediately after the accident and before any officials arrived, who had a most calming effect on my granddaughter who was quite upset at the time.Learn more »
Great column on Oct. 2 by The Union’s publisher Jim Hemig entitled, “Who will take up our legacy?”
I am the Exalted Ruler at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge and I can’t agree with you more. I am 56 years old, still work full time and am able to find time to devote many volunteer hours a week to the great cause that is the Elks. In the good-ol’ days, our lodge had almost 500 members. Now we are down to around 130.Learn more »
Does anyone think we should be entertaining ourselves with a little more kindness and a lot less violence?
Didn’t we think lions killing Christians was depraved? What is so “civilized” about entertaining ourselves with violence in every aspect of entertainment available? The violent movies and games are especially bothersome to me. I wonder what would happen if we would saturate the media with a lot of talk and action about mental and emotional health?Learn more »
Having known Larry King for the past four years, I have the utmost respect and admiration for him.
I was very impressed with his comments and concerns regarding the Eskaton employees efforts to establish a connection with the SEIU.Learn more »
Norm Sauer wrote a well organized and carefully researched article debating human caused climate change that was published in The Union on Sept. 21. Two days later a caustic rebuttal was published in The Union written by a professor from Pennsylvania.
How could the professor’s article appear in The Union so fast, I ask? My theory is that our small group of local “carbon haters” met and said, “How do we respond to this well thought out attack against us? We don’t have the expertise locally to respond so let’s get help from a highly paid out of state professor to do that for us.”Learn more »
I’d like to offer my congratulations to the Nevada County Department of Social Services. For the second year in a row the department was recognized by the state of California for its fast and efficient work processing applications for the CalFresh program.
Nevada County processed 99.2 percent of the applications it received within 30 days — an impressive accomplishment — and important, too, because CalFresh is often one of the first social services people access when their financial situation declines. Providing wholesome food to families quickly can help them remain in permanent housing or pay for needed medications. In short, timely access to CalFresh can save money by preventing families from needing other more costly social services.Learn more »
John Cook notes, “Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding.”
Yet this isn’t what happens with climate change denial, such as Mr. Sauer’s column represents.Learn more »
I would like to clear up misinformation written by Ray Bryars (Other Voices) on Sept. 25. When the Berriman Ranch project was approved in 2010, it was the intent of the developer to construct a short trail segment from the subdivision to Kmart.
At the time of approval, Kmart had “tentatively” agreed to the idea and indicated they would grant an access easement. Recently, as we entered the design phase of the project, we once again approached Kmart to secure an access easement. Their board reviewed various tie-in locations and ultimately decided not to grant an easement because they did not want to direct the public behind their buildings where there is no public access.Learn more »
On behalf of the 49er Breakfast Rotary of Nevada City, I would like to, once again, thank our faithful donors for the food and drink they supplied for our Hospitality Booth at the Barbara Schmidt-Millar Triathlon.
The unending generosity of SPD, Flour Garden Bakery, BriarPatch Co-op and SaveMart is deeply appreciated. These businesses donated baked goods, fruit and refreshments to support the athletes and volunteers at this event which raises money for the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Women’s Imaging Center.Learn more »
Regarding Tom Ferrer’s letter (Sept. 17), Earth’s hottest year on record, Mr. Ferrer dismissed the referenced website as a climate change denier’s site, ignoring the peer reviewed paper at the link showing no warming for 18 years.
He searched Google, where he claims to have found three websites showing that 2014 was the hottest year on record, citing Wiki as the source.Learn more »
Music in the Mountains Alliance extends a huge thank you to North Star House for providing the perfect venue for our event; Solune for Jacques’s sage advise and delicious wines; Chef Antonio Ayestaran and his awesome crew for another outstanding meal; Motoshi Kosako’s and Akio Sasajima’s beautiful music; Myra Nicol for our lovely invitations; our wonderful local merchants who’s donations for our auction helped raise funds for our Young Musicians programs; and to all whose attendance and support made our “Forks & Corks” food and wine pairing a success.
You are all the best!Learn more »
With all the discussion going on in our community on our homeless population, I felt I must chime in. My son, a 43-year-old man is sadly one of them. I will refer to him as “G.”
G suffers from mental illness with the co-occuring disorder of addiction. He is on probation and, like many, he cycles in and out of Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, mostly in his case because he does not check in with his probation officer.Learn more »
A study by climate scientists from Stanford University released in a report Sept. 17, 2015, debunks claims by climate change deniers that there was a recent 15-year lull in global warming.
Their study thoroughly debunks all of the statements made by Congressman LaMalfa at his recent public meeting. In short the study shows that a suspected 15 year lull in global warming, seized upon by climate skeptics as evidence that climate change had ground to a halt, never happened. The Stanford researchers blame the costly misunderstanding on faulty statistical methods. Their findings debunk the idea that global warming stalled or slowdown between 1998 and 2013, despite the fact that numerous climate studies claimed otherwise. Noah Diffenbaugh, a climate scientist in the university’s School of Energy & Environmental Sciences and co-author of the study said, “Our analysis shows that there hasn’t been any slowdown or pause, rather, it showed that global temperature is a noisy system that goes up and down, but the long term trend of global warming persists.” The full article can be read online in the September 2015 issue of Climatic Change.Learn more »
After reading the first few paragraphs of the publisher’s column, I knew immediately what movie he was talking about.
I was visiting my daughter, when we started watching this movie. After 30 minutes or so, I couldn’t handle it anymore. As was mentioned, it had to be one of the dumbest movies ever.Learn more »
There’s a significant stretch of the Deer Creek Canyon that lies between the creek and the far edge of the parking lot behind the Miners Foundry and Nevada City Winery.
Previously we brushed out upper reaches, and discovered an inordinate amount of trash, lumber, and various forms of detritus.Learn more »
I subscribe to two newspapers, a national paper and The Union. The workers producing The Union may feel it a compliment that you only steal their product, however I cannot share this pride. Currently I receive one or two newspapers a week via rural delivery instead the six newspapers that I am paying for.
I am sure you know who you are, but just in case, you are stealing from my newspaper tube along Highway 174 near Peardale. Should I be fortunate enough to get a photograph of you in action you may be assured that I will share it with the newspaper and the sheriff’s department. I assure you that I will be trying to get the picture.Learn more »
Let me start by saying I was born and raised in this gorgeous county and I love this place. A huge part of why this county is wonderful is the small-town atmosphere.
Knowing that you are safe walking down the street, and your children are safe walking home from the bus stop. Until recently. It seems there are more and more incidents of attempted child abductions. Earlier this week law enforcement was able to catch, and arrest a man that allegedly attempted to grab a 10-year-old girl. Kudos!Learn more »
I was interested in the article about the architect Travis Price who is promoting the building of container apartments for a practical and economical way of housing students.
I recently talked to my brother in Berlin where there is a great deal of activity building container apartments for refugees from Syria. This is done all over Germany as a way of accommodating refugees, although their number is so overwhelming that they cannot build them fast enough. Yet, it is a beginning.Learn more »
While visiting and shopping in Placer County the other day the cashier at Raley’s asked, “Paper or plastic?”
Seeing my shocked look she said, “You must be from Grass Valley where stores voluntarily ban plastic-single use bags.”Learn more »
Regarding Dick Sciaroni’s letter to the editor on Sept. 15, let’s not nitpick others’ credentials.
Mr. Sciaroni wants us to believe that it is not possible for the National Academy of Sciences to be politically motivated.Learn more »
Norm Sauer’s Sept. 21 column, “If you can control carbon you can control life,” takes the position that: CO2 “is clean, makes for growth, and makes it green.” 2. Man-made global warming is a conspiracy concocted by a few scientists; 3. Even if it were happening, schemes to regulate CO2 will merely transfer wealth to the government. I beg to differ.
CO2 is a naturally occurring gas that is true. Sugar also is natural, but too much causes diabetes. CO2 is our earth’s natural thermostat. But, burning fossil fuels has raised the setting, injecting too much ‘glucose’ in our atmospheric ‘bloodstream.’ Since 2000, Earth has broken all-time monthly heat records 30 times and seasonal heat records 11 times. 2015 will be a humdinger. Clearly, something’s awry.Learn more »
First, I would like to thank our vigilant letter-writing citizens and scholars for rebutting the climate bunk referred to in a recent letter by those two “doctors.”
Why should we believe the “research” these two “doctors” did regarding climate change?Learn more »