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Jeff Ackerman: Give us back our sunshine

September 18, 2019

Our neighbors in British Columbia have joined residents in Washington, Oregon and California in a fight to stop the confusing and unnecessary ritual of changing our clocks twice every year. In an informal survey earlier...



Tracey Walsh: A life of service

September 18, 2019

I grew up in a family that believed in service to others, and I could not wait to be old enough to volunteer. My father was the executive director of the Easter Seal Society in...


Sharon Delgado: Taking action with the Global Climate Strike

September 17, 2019

In a recent article, climate leader Bill McKibben challenged adults to offer support to children and youth who face accelerating climate change by joining in upcoming Global Climate Strike actions. He asked, “On what kind...





Thomas Elias: Will a utility breakup process start soon?

September 16, 2019

It’s starting to look like the great utility breakup that’s been morally justified in California for years may at last be getting underway. Out-of-control wildfires might accomplish what civility and sensible management practices could not...




Denes McIntosh: Fond remembrance of Grass Valley

September 13, 2019

I am not someone accustomed to living in the past. It’s good at times to reflect on the past, but too much reflection may prove to be the cement that holds one there, stuck (as...






Don Rogers: How not to pass a law

September 12, 2019

I wonder if the legislative bomb dropped Tuesday night on the gig economy will blow up California’s Democratic supermajority in the end. How ironic would that be? And so richly deserved. Nudging awful Uber and...


Dodie Johnston: Recycling reveries

September 12, 2019

I’ve been living in a comfy dream world about recycling and maybe you have, too. I thought that if I rinsed out my bottles and cartons, washed plastic take-out food containers, checked for the “chasing...




Rick DeKnoop: The tale of two streets

September 10, 2019

Let’s call my story “The tale of two streets.” Over my back fence is another street. The house behind mine has been neglected and not maintained so the roof leaks and the heat and A/C...