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Sitting in the AC, I look out the window and smile as dogs being walked collapse under the shade of my Norway maple. And who could blame them? Would any of us want to be out in this harsh heat wearing a fur coat?

For California to reach the “tipping point” to get enough zero emission vehicles on our roads to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas air pollution and slow climate change, we need to get our disadvantaged communities in the driver’s seat. California crafted the Clean Cars 4 All (CC4A) pr…

In 1869, after a failed attempt at gold mining in California, a German immigrant named Simon Newman arrived in Hills Ferry.  He purchased a dry goods store from John  Sharp.  He soon added warehouses that stored local farm products before they were  up the river.  He soon became one of the a…

Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be included as part of any upcoming reconciliation bill that Congress is considering. The LJSA is a we…

When the Supreme Court vindicated the right of individuals to own firearms for self-defense, it might have opened a new era of calmer debate about regulation of guns. The National Rifle Association had always trumpeted the danger of complete bans and mass confiscation, and the 2008 decision …

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown world energy markets into turmoil. Prices are high; Europe is still dependent on natural gas from Russia; and Joe Biden is urging other countries to boost petroleum output. For his efforts, the president is under attack from both Republicans an…

“Patsy Cline” will be on stage at the Westside Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Well, no, it won’t be Patsy but it will be Joni Morris, her number one, most authentic music tribute artist.

California and a few other states have decided to limit mask requirements for people working in an office, shopping in the mall, and going inside other public places. Unfortunately, California’s approach has pitted some parents against public schools. The onslaught of parental complaints, ha…

Does anyone truly believe that our government — which consistently creates monopoly privileges for companies with its own cronyism — can be trusted to ensure that private markets remain competitive? Apparently so. Consider the resurgence of antitrust efforts against “Big Tech.” If history is…

One of the most basic obligations of government is to provide for the safety of the public. It’s time to stop sugar-coating the facts. Our communities are becoming more dangerous, violent and unstable. More bluntly, they are becoming lawless.