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Notes from City Council Budget Meeting

In a well organized, concise manner, City Manager, Gene Palazzo went through module after module through graphs and explanations of the dire straits of our budget. Here are some of…

Has DA Jon Alexander Met His Waterloo?

Amid swirls of disciplinary charges, put forth by the California State Bar against our DA, and questions of possible misuse of public funds in hiring George Mavris’ brother at $125/hour…

Local Unchecked Power…

An Opinion Piece By Co-Editor Katherine K. Kelly What to do about unchecked power in those who were elected to represent us? We have in this city people who were…

Constitutional rights obliterated by Mayor Kathryn Murray

In another attempt to limit free speech, Mayor Murray in Monday night’s city council meeting, May 21, 2012, cut off Gini Marie Aland during public comment stating that she was…

McClure Booed

In another attempt to rewrite history, the local newspaper reporter, Emily Jo Cureton, writes in her April 28th article that Martha McClure, current Supervisor of the 2nd district was booed…

Dear Donna

Since March, 2012; 700,000 more people are now free of fluoridation in the US and the Island of Curacao in the Caribbean. Watching the New Hampshire House of Representatives in…

Horror Films in our area

We’re in a low interest rate environment. Right now you can get about 1% to 2% having your money sit in a bank. What if I told you that some…

Stress Wreaks Havoc

Did you know that you have two brains; one inside your skull and one in your gut? During fetal development one part turns into your central nervous system while the…

Why I Voted 2

Between the limitations of “Animal Control” and the rules and regs surrounding “Disturbing the Peace,” a gap existed. Have you ever tried to enjoy a holiday when some dog in…

GRAND JURY COMPLAINT SUBMITTED

     Grand Jury complaints have been filed against the Director/Public Guardian of Del Norte County Health and Human Services, (DHS)Gary Blatnick, in addition to Dr. Thomas Martinelli, M.D., FACP, Public…

Fear from Meaningless Numbers

Submitted by Dan Schultz – April 7, 2020 Mark Twain said,  “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned lies, and Statistics.” “The numbers are almost meaningless,” (1) — Steve Goodman, MD,…

Context

Opinion Piece by Dan Schultz – April 7, 2020 If you know people watching CNN or MSNBC and it’s scaring the hell out of them, please forward: Someone said to…

So This Is How You Want To Live? Points To Consider

By Michael Ceremello – April 6, 2020 It looks like no one can get beyond the flu.  This is all that is talked about day and night, seven days a…

Senator McGuire: Coronavirus Town Hall Meeting By Phone Tonight

April 1, 2020 Dear Donna,We’re working with all levels of government to ensure a unified approach to the coronavirus response here on the North Coast and that the needs of…

Property Taxes Due Friday April 10, 2020 BUT can you postpone it or pay late and get fees waived?

By Donna Westfall – March 31, 2020 Emailed Del Norte County Board of Supervisors Chair, Gerry Hemmingsen the following today: “With the current economic upheaval with people losing their jobs…

Is it time to organize barter groups?

By Donna Westfall – March 30, 2020 What is barter? The action or system of exchanging goods or services without using money. Back in the 1970’s when we lived in…

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