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Alyssa Mayo: The silent passengers in California

November 19, 2019

I am born and raised Californian. Both of my parents are born and raised Americans. They received their educations, developed their own businesses, and worked hard for every cent they made. They bought land in...

Russell Steele: The ‘new normal’ is not what you think

November 15, 2019

As millions of Californians endured power outages, and thousands more were evacuated under threats of catastrophic wildfires this weekend, former Gov. Jerry Brown told Politico that “this is only a taste of the horror and...

Shirley Freriks: We The People can make a difference

November 15, 2019

This is the second article by a group of community members in a series on our changing climate, offering a variety of perspectives on food, health, nonpartisan lobbying and shared values. Through Climate Connections, we...

Don Rogers: Bring on the matriarchy

November 14, 2019

During a breakfast meeting at Spindleshanks recruiting candidates for the 2020 North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program, I counted 30 people, only five of us men. I think this is the future: Women rising over the...

Greg Zaller: A different approach to the homeless problem

November 12, 2019

Do you remember the Albert Einstein quote, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results?” This quote describes the homeless problem in Nevada County. Homelessness will...

Vivian Tipton: Happy birthday, Pops

November 11, 2019

My dad, a Wyoming native, was born on Nov. 10. He was a high school football star and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He fathered seven children and embraced five more as a...

Thomas Elias: Can money, new dwellings stem homelessness?

November 11, 2019

Californians are about to find out whether money and new apartment-style dwellings can do much about the state’s expanding and seemingly intransigent problem with homelessness. As ad hoc encampments proliferate, featuring everything from small pop...