Category Archives: Opinion

Everybody has one, this is my $.02

Growing California larger instead of splitting it north and south

There’s been talk (again) of splitting California in two, north and south. What if a better idea is to grow California into a larger nation/state instead? Would the trade-offs inherent in becoming a larger western state be offset by the … Continue reading

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“Duck and Cover” 2013 style

Check out this alarming video training from Homeland Security. I recall as a youth being trained to duck and cover under our desks in the event of nuclear attack. Nowadays, the perceived threat is closer to home. Large institutions depend … Continue reading

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Hypocritical drug war drives local property crimes

Property crime has increased lately in our town. There’s no denying it. And we can’t be the only community having problems. It seems from editorials and the recent town hall meeting that more police/security is always the cure. There is … Continue reading

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Six lanes and smoggy skies

Interstate 5 is six lanes wide now in Redding. With thick smoke from local wildfires standing in for urban smog, we can glimpse a future where our town begins to resemble the rest of California. Just need to fill up … Continue reading

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Gas prices in perspective

From my phone, I posted an image onto Facebook of what looks like high gas prices in Redding. $90 bucks for 20 gallons. I got some interesting comments about the “high” cost fuel. The thing about Facebook, and the internet … Continue reading

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Kodak bankruptcy hits close to home

The sad news that Kodak has declared bankruptcy bears mention here. Below, is the clock I was given for my 20th anniversary with Eastman Kodak (EK). 20 years is a long time in the life of a human. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Don’t let them kill the internet

Copyright infringement and online piracy is a complex issue. Unfortunately, current “anti-piracy” legislation before congress labeled SOPA/PIPA is like using a sledgehammer to perform surgery, when the patient isn’t even sick. Media producers flourish in an ever-expanding online world of … Continue reading

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Discount marijuana sales all over town?

One imagines the scene. Dark clouds hang over the landlords of the many local marijuana collectives as the City of Redding charges Code Enforcement to shutter their tenant’s doors. Now Redding spends money it doesn’t have, defending enforcement of laws … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail would put Redding on the map

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” -Michelangelo From the USHSR website: “Our vision is for a 21st … Continue reading

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You smell it before you see it.

One of the most interesting aspects of being a real estate agent is what I call the amateur anthropologist aspect. We get to see firsthand how we humans really live. Go inside their homes, and in their neighborhoods. This being … Continue reading

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