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Dan Bartlett: The last businessperson to run for president

October 21, 2019

In reference to John Fleming’s column on Oct. 1, you nailed the current Democratic presidential neosocialist hopefuls problems: Bernie Sanders’ age, whiteness, and now heart issues; Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris wish to give away...


John Palmer: A fly on PG&E’s wall

October 21, 2019

I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when PG&E came up with the plan to shut off power to keep from causing wildfires. I imagine it went something like this …...


Anne Marie Green: SPD, you have a wonderful employee

October 21, 2019

Today I received exceptional customer service from the postal clerk at SPD-McKnight Way. Jason, the subject of this note, looked at my package and said, “If you have a minute, fill out this new address...


Tom Woods: How about opinions based in reality?

October 21, 2019

When I read a letter to the editor, I kind of expect that those opinions are backed by reality. On Sept. 20, Ron Carpenter states that Dems are a party of hate. Did Dems have...






Marguerite Vulfs: Health is our real wealth

October 20, 2019

I first saw Nevada County in 1971 when I visited my grandfather, Hamilton Stone, on his new ranch on Allison Ranch Road. What impressed me was the clean environment and sense of well-being and health...



Cynthia Hren: Impeachment or witch hunt?

October 18, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed an Impeachment Inquiry against President Trump without calling for a vote in the House and without establishing a process to assure balanced bipartisan participation. She was prematurely goaded into this...



Thomas Elias: Gasoline gouging 9.0: Same as it ever was

October 18, 2019

For the ninth time in the last five years, gasoline prices spiked this fall in California, with per-gallon pump charges briefly leaping above $5.15 at many stations around the state. The escalation of more than...



Randy Oliver: Why not sue Caltrans for wasting our money?

October 18, 2019

We Californian’s complain about our high gas taxes. Why aren’t we outraged that Caltrans is about to waste $28 million taxpayer dollars on completely unnecessary widening of a short stretch of Hwy 174? That’s well...


Simon Gates: Reap what you sow

October 18, 2019

PG&E lines have been blamed for a number of fires which have resulted in lawsuits costing PG&E billions of dollars. As a result, they have said: “We are not going to let you blame us...


Our View: Past time we followed rules of civil discussion

October 18, 2019

It’s easy to reference one of our nation’s most despicable moments when talking about the sad state of public discourse. Who hasn’t heard some talking head on cable TV discuss the 1856 caning that happened...



Dick Sciaroni: Betancourt is best choice for Assembly

October 18, 2019

There’s an election coming up — not the 2020 Presidential Election, but the Nov. 5, 2019 special election for State Assembly. And there’s no incumbent. Instead, District 1 voters have a choice between two candidates:...