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Dianne Miessler: Spring into the soil food web
Dianne Miessler: Spring into the soil food web

May 24, 2019

It’s spring! It’s finally spring! I can tell because the tulips are blooming and I’ve painted my toenails. You’re probably thinking it’s time to plant a garden; I would agree. Here are some tips for...



Mary West: The Day Hiker visits Stevens Trail
Mary West: The Day Hiker visits Stevens Trail

May 23, 2019

Celebrate summer with a trail filled with wildflowers, waterfalls, North Fork river views and more on Stevens Trail in Colfax. Much of this trail is exposed so make sure you take plenty of water and...


Denis Peirce: Shad run ramping up on Lower Yuba River
Denis Peirce: Shad run ramping up on Lower Yuba River

May 23, 2019

Although Memorial Day weekend has arrived according to the calendar, the weather feels more like April. That the snow-fed rivers are high is not unusual for Memorial Day, it is the amount of snow still...



Land Trust leads Celebration of Trails in Nevada County
Land Trust leads Celebration of Trails in Nevada County

May 23, 2019

National Trails Day is the United States’ largest celebration of trails. Always held on the first Saturday in June, organizations across the country host events that aim to get people outdoors and onto local trails....





Humbug Day honors history of Malakoff Diggins
Humbug Day honors history of Malakoff Diggins

May 22, 2019

The Friends of North Bloomfield & Malakoff Diggins are hosting the 53rd anniversary of the establishment of Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park on June 8. This annual celebration (originally called “Homecoming”) now known as “Humbug...


Ronnie Paul: Flower power, you put a spell on me
Ronnie Paul: Flower power, you put a spell on me

May 21, 2019

I’ve always considered myself someone who keeps a promise. I hope this doesn’t taint your opinion of me, but I must admit that this is no longer true. Although I actually pledged in writing to...


Patti Bess: Waiter, there’s glysophate in my soup?
Patti Bess: Waiter, there’s glysophate in my soup?

May 21, 2019

The organic food movement grew largely in rebellion to the assumption by the vast majority of consumers that pesticides don’t affect us that much. Agricultural products utilize more than 1,000 herbicides/pesticides on a regular basis....



California regulators not taking action against care homes
California regulators not taking action against care homes

May 20, 2019

Across California, at least 20 companies providing care for the elderly, disabled and mentally ill continue to operate illegally after being cited for failing to pay their workers more than $1.4 million in back wages...



Savannah Hanson: Exiting Gethsemani
Savannah Hanson: Exiting Gethsemani

May 20, 2019

I recently returned from Israel. I was fascinated to witness so many people prostate themselves before entering various churches, kissing the rock upon which Jesus seemingly spent his last night in Gethsemani or performed a...



Jim Mullen: Don’t have it your way
Jim Mullen: Don’t have it your way

May 17, 2019

Patty’s Place is a small downtown restaurant that serves lunch from 11 to 4. The place is busy, but quick, clean and pleasant. Patty cooks everything herself, the menu is short and the regular customers...