I feel the college site selection committee did an excellent job in evaluating the potential sites. From their perspective the first choice site, the existing site along with the library and Pashayan (old Midway Market) property on Highway 41, fit ‘their’ criteria better than the other proposed sites.
A total of about 2,000 front-line firefighters fought the two large wildland fires that recently terrified the Mountain Area - the Railroad Fire in Fish Camp and the Mission Fire just east of North Fork at Cascadel Heights and Cascadel Meadows.
This past Saturday at the Heritage Days Parade, people were waving at the parade participants as they walked, drove, or rode by. That happens at every parade in the world. What was enjoyable to see and to hear was the reception for the local firefighters.
On Dec. 8, 1980 I moved into this community. Having been offered a teaching position in the Raymond-Knowles School District by then principal Don Bryant, I left my home in Los Angeles. I knew little about here except that I enjoyed vacationing at Bass Lake and Yosemite. I was young and looking to carve out a life in this mountain community.
Recently I heard from a woman in rural Nebraska who told me about her 76-year-old father, who in late April had a lemon-sized cancerous mass removed from his brain. The man chose to have his chemotherapy and radiation treatments at a hospital close to his home instead of at one of the larger hospitals farther away. Not surprisingly he wanted family nearby.
Things got very ugly last month in America. It was sad to see and hear about the racists rantings, the violence, the hate-filled speech, and the anger that a few of our fellow citizens embrace. The fringe element of our society doesn’t define us; they misrepresent us.
In a previous episode of “For Your Consideration” - Sierra Star columnist Peter Cavanaugh recounted his abundant lack of enthusiasm when suddenly confronted with an unscheduled four-day hospital stay while vacationing with Eileen in their hometown of Syracuse, N.Y. This was precipitated by a combination of COPD driven pneumonia and a newly experienced “Atrial Flutter.” It felt like a naughty butterfly was stuck in his heart.
This weekend the final three-day weekend of the summer season will come and go. Families will pile into their cars and trek up to our neck of the woods. Others will head to the coast, some will travel by plane to various areas and many will stay home.
In 1971 Congress designated about 17% of federal range land to be managed “primarily for the benefit of wild horses and burros.” Despite that directive, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has allowed private livestock leases on those ranges, outnumbering wild hoses and burros by as much as 9 to 1.
California is in a housing crisis. The cost of housing — both for purchase and rental housing — is too expensive. Ineffective public housing policies and anti-growth policies that impede even reasonable development projects have choked supply in a high-demand market. California needs to start building homes and apartments as soon as possible. Recent estimates show that California must build 180,000 units of housing a year over the next 10 years simply to keep pace with demand. Currently, only about half of that amount is being constructed.
The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition, an outline of some of his policy plans for the first 100 days, and his day one executive actions. Video shared via "the official 2017 Presidential Transition account on YouTube" on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
President-elect Trump shares his policy plans, updates on transition
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