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Robin Hart: Memories of Apollo 11 landing

July 19, 2019

It was an afternoon in Los Angeles, California, on July 20, 1969. I was 15 years old at the time, and my dad, mom, sister, brother and I were huddled around our small black and...



Thomas Elias: Wildfire insurance crisis hits ever harder
Thomas Elias: Wildfire insurance crisis hits ever harder

July 19, 2019

Californians have heard plenty about the wildfire crisis that’s afflicted this state for the last few years, highlighted by a rash of huge blazes and evacuations of more than 1 million area residents. But as...


Don Rogers: Careers that couldn’t be
Don Rogers: Careers that couldn’t be

July 18, 2019

I know, I just know, I’m going to grow into the next Merlin Olson, the Hall of Fame-bound defensive tackle for our Los Angeles Rams. Why else would a skinny little fifth grader be such...


Jim Lewis: Cuba unfairly portrayed in the media

July 18, 2019

A recent travel industry magazine reported that 75% of Americans have no interest in visiting Cuba. However, most Americans who visit say it was one of their best trips abroad. To the casual observer, this...


Hits & Misses in Nevada County

July 17, 2019

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...


Terry McLaughlin: Getting ahead of the DMV line for REAL ID
Terry McLaughlin: Getting ahead of the DMV line for REAL ID

July 17, 2019

Our days of flying domestically using only our California driver’s license as identification are numbered, unless we obtain a new REAL ID. In 2005, the REAL ID Act established nationwide requirements for state ID’s as...


Viv Tipton: Are all hospices the same?

July 16, 2019

Are all hospices the same? It seems that when reported in the news they are, but in actuality, they are not. Like all aspects of health care, there are profound differences in hospice care and...




Thomas Elias: Wildfire insurance crisis hits ever harder
Thomas Elias: Wildfire insurance crisis hits ever harder

July 15, 2019

Californians have heard plenty about the wildfire crisis that’s afflicted this state for the last few years, highlighted by a rash of huge blazes and evacuations of more than 1 million area residents. But as...







Gerald G. Doane: Targeting with hate bombs

July 12, 2019

Social and political conflict in America has always promoted hostility and prejudice toward one’s perceived enemy. Targeting your opponent with hate bombs is part of the social and political game in America. Today’s targeting and...



Mark Wilson: Global warming and the ‘PAIN’ theory

July 12, 2019

Forty-four years ago, geochemist Wallace Smith Broecker popularized a new term. At a time when Gerald Ford was in the White House and Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” was blasting from every car’s AM radio, Broecker...