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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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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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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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Hits & Misses in Nevada County (March 23)

March 22, 2017 — Each week we'll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. You can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to drogers@theunion.com or bhamilton@theunion.com. HIT: To California being among the states […]

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George Rebane: A sea change at Music in the Mountains

March 22, 2017 — Earlier this month, Jo Ann and I attended an all-Beethoven concert at the Amaral Center. It was the launch concert of a new series put on by Music in the Mountains that featured the Sacramento Philharmonic and violin virtuoso Chee-Yun Kim. Those who arrived early […]

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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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Lynn Wenzel: The budget of death

March 21, 2017 — And Jesus said unto them: "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." This administration has submitted a budget. Those who call themselves Christians, and most of them do, should […]

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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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Robert Lobell: Let’s address some myths on immigration

March 21, 2017 — Those who promote immigration reforms would do well to take into account some apparent myths regarding immigration: Myth # 1— Most immigrants are here illegally: Most of the foreign-born people living in the United States have followed the rules and have valid authorization to be […]

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John Carr: Carrtoon

March 21, 2017 —

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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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R.L. Crabb: It takes a village idiot

March 20, 2017 —

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Todd Juvinall: Liberals experiencing Trump derangement syndrome?

March 20, 2017 — Reading the Hilary Hodge column on Feb. 28 finally put me over the top. What I have observed for many years is the leftist/extremists of America are missing reality. Things like a true American culture, personal responsibility and a willingness to get along with others […]

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Hilary Hodge: Doug LaMalfa should know no seat is safe

March 20, 2017 — As I watched the live feed of Congressperson Doug LaMalfa's town hall meeting at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, I couldn't help but feel a little pride for our community. Before the event, I saw pictures posted on social media of the long line of constituents […]

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Fran Freedle: Outraged with The Union

March 19, 2017 — I was really outraged when I looked at the March 11 edition of The Union. It was outrageous to feature The Union's favorite subject, pot, on the front page above the fold. Emulating such a product exacerbates informing the public about the harms this drug […]

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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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George Boardman: Nevada County leadership MIA as big economic opportunity goes up in smoke

March 19, 2017 — Economic development in western Nevada County is a lot like the weather: Everybody talks about it but very little is actually done about it. While Placer and other neighboring counties have economic development units that aggressively seek new business, our Board of Supervisors is content […]

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Cheryl Cook: What lies beneath the borscht?

March 17, 2017 — Billionaires have the means, money and power to soar silently above the laws and regulations by which ordinary folks live. Their showy stunt work and brilliant financial maneuvers are often clouded within the complexity of tax returns, hidden assets and money laundering, and nefarious deals […]

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