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Don Rogers: A case for real humility

October 11, 2019

Maybe I hadn’t had enough coffee yet at this week’s Good Morning Truckee. The speaker, Joanne Marchetta, head of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, was rolling on familiar topics. Climate change. The travel bug now...


Jeff Middlebrook: Scientific Integrity Act? Really?

October 11, 2019

Scientific Integrity Act? Really? Though I understand Lisa Hofan’s concern that science is being politicized, I suspect there’s a degree of disingenuousness to her outrage because the mere fact of expecting government hacks to determine...


Law Review: Buses and trains owe duty of ‘utmost care’

October 11, 2019

Loyal readers of the Law Review know that the standard of care for accidents and injuries is negligence. The so-called “reasonable man” standard. If you are negligent and injure someone, you may be responsible. You...


Pine Nuts: I’d rather doodle than noodle

October 11, 2019

I dined today with a lady from West Virginia and a lady from North Dakota, and came away from the table one mixed-up Cigiliano. The lady from West Virginia started talking about “noodling,” which got...


Pine Nuts: Rollin’ on the river

October 3, 2019

Leaving home, I traveled by Uber at 60 miles an hour to an airport, climbed on a plane, ramped it up to 500 miles an hour, and boarded the sternwheeler “America” on the Mississippi River...



Rolf Godon: A most fortuitous convergence

October 3, 2019

For some time I have had the idea that it would be a significant addition to our community to have a labyrinth at a central easy to get to location. What I consider to be...


Brian Leary: Let’s stay positive Truckee-Tahoe

October 3, 2019

As I traveled down Donner Pass Road last Friday, I was disturbed to see signs from Truckee students that read, “You will die from old age, we will die from climate change.” Who is putting...


Don Rogers: Democrats Trumped again

October 3, 2019

Democrats think they’ve got him this time, surely, at last. And maybe they have. But the far more likely outcome of their impeachment quest is not the end of a presidency, but the elimination of...


Law Review: HOAs may not prohibit granny units

October 3, 2019

On Aug. 30, Governor Gavin signed AB 670 which forbids HOAs from prohibiting secondary units. This will be a dramatic change for some subdivisions. SHORTAGE OF HOUSING Like the rest of California and the country,...


Pine Nuts: This contentious age

September 29, 2019

When bad things happen and good people don’t respond, worse things happen, and that’s just the way of it. Today, while good people sit on their hands, hate crimes continue to drive the numbers of...








Pine Nuts: Earth hero

September 20, 2019

It has been said that women don’t sweat, they glow. Well, Mother Nature is starting to glow. While greed and conspicuous consumption thrive, carbon emissions continue to cook our planet. And so it becomes our...


Don Rogers: You were born to write

September 20, 2019

We might talk too much about what we can’t do. Thing is, it’s usually not true. Mom was right about being able to do whatever we set our minds to doing. We just haven’t tried...