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Pine Nuts: Operation Drawdown
Pine Nuts: Operation Drawdown

July 21, 2019

Will you agree with me that most people are good-hearted? Even robocallers, when they are done antagonizing the general public, must go home to their loving families and their loving dogs. Even tailgaters, when they...





Michael L. Conn: Facing some reality

July 21, 2019

There are many things one could learn from the many religions prevalent on Earth. Buddhism has some well-developed beliefs that closely parallel the scientific method. That is, they have proven over time the practical realities...


Silke Pflueger: Sean Frame for Congress

July 21, 2019

The 2020 election is casting its shadow early this year. No one can hide from the race for the presidential nomination; it’s everywhere. But there is more at stake in California’s 4th Congressional District than...



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

July 19, 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...


Simone Grandmain: Mi concina, su concina
Simone Grandmain: Mi concina, su concina

July 13, 2019

When I first met Lisa Tenorio, owner of North Tahoe Catering (northtahoecatering.com), she was assembling a platter of gourmet sandwiches while a co-worker was preparing what appeared to be a platter of vegetables, ready for...


Pine Nuts: The art of whistling

July 13, 2019

While waiting in line for a lift ticket this past winter I passed the time by whistling, “Born to Lose.” I don’t know why I was whistling that particular Ray Charles song, though I’m sure...




Don Rogers: Biden, Harris’ uneducated gotcha
Don Rogers: Biden, Harris’ uneducated gotcha

July 12, 2019

Here’s a curious thing, at least to me, about Biden and busing: It didn’t work. So is the former senator and vice president a chump for, let’s put this in the worst light, working with...



Pine Nuts: Mulling the Mueller Report
Pine Nuts: Mulling the Mueller Report

July 7, 2019

Being a product of Mrs. Blumberger’s Remedial Reading Class, it took me a full three weeks to read the redacted Mueller Report. It does not read like Mark Twain, so it was pretty tough sledding...


Rachel Falk: Thank you for being that village

July 7, 2019

Glenshire Elementary School just celebrated an award luncheon with gifts for 11 students who had perfect attendance and no tardies for the entire 2018-2019 school year! The luncheon and gifts were made possible by the...