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I retired from the Postal Service with over 27 years of service. I worked at the front window, I worked sorting and distributing mail, I worked as a mail delivery person and even worked in the management side of the Postal Service. I have resided in Colusa for almost five years now. Since mo…

Earlier this month a local newspaper posted an article about the city of Williams’ audit.  This article presented comments made at the recent City Council meeting that the revenues were down and expenses up from the previous year and that this report “essentially disputed a recent op-ed writ…

The city of Williams is currently a hub of activity in the midst of a building boom. There are new buildings, houses, and businesses all over the city. In little under two years, the city has opened an Arco gas station, Dollar General store, Starbucks, senior housing apartments and over fift…

Last year I wrote a guest editorial, “Up in Smoke” addressing the excesses of the Colusa County Transportation Commission’s transit system. This transit system averages less than four passengers per nineteen-passenger van and costs the county over $1 million dollars annually. The article com…

Scott Wiener, the ultra-liberal Democratic state senator from San Francisco appeared surprised the other day to learn the truth of the old saying that no matter how much lipstick you paint on the face of a pig, it remains a swine.

“Never again” is a common slogan popping up appropriately during Holocaust remembrance observances and after repeated fatal shootings in schools or whenever survivors want to comfort each other with the thought their efforts can deter future tragedies.

It was a clear-cut case of too little and too late when the California Public Utilities Commission the other day issued its first-ever map showing where the likelihood of utility-sparked wildfires – often followed by mudslides – is highest.

It’s well established that the California Republican Party has been almost without influence in the state’s public affairs for years, but at least until now it has always placed someone on the fall runoff ballot running for at least one top state office.

The most dramatic news in the year’s first big round of political polling, out a few days ago, was that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, once the prohibitive leader in the run for governor, has fallen into a virtual tie for first place with former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in the seven-ca…

After the contentious, sometimes raucous first debate of this year’s primary election season, it became clear that issues like offshore oil drilling, affordable housing, President Trump’s tax changes, immigration and border control would likely not be the central themes of the campaign to su…

Under intense political pressure at the same time bone-dry Santa Ana and Sundowner winds propelled unchecked wildfires across Southern California in early December, the California Public Utilities Commission handed down perhaps its most consumer-friendly decision in several decades.

Regarding the revitalization of the Arbuckle Depot, it seems to me that it would be a waste of money. The building is in such bad shape I do not believe there is much to salvage there.

The above title introduces one of the most needed public roads projects in Colusa County; E STREET RECONSTRUCTION – WILLIAMS. I am preemptively announcing this project to inform the public and to make an unveiled suggestion to the Colusa County Transportation Commission, the agency responsib…

Charles Manson is dead and the timing is definitely appropriate. The most notorious inmate in the California prison system died this week at 83 of natural causes in a Bakersfield hospital where he had been taken from Corcoran State Prison. Death came not long after an abdominal condition fro…

Reports rise almost weekly about missed construction deadlines and other time problems for California’s embattled bullet train project, which hopes to see passengers move between Los Angeles and San Francisco in well under three hours sometime around 2030.

As disastrous and deadly wildfires raged through once-lovely residential areas in the Wine Country and other Northern California points this fall, there were signs that the aftermath could play out similarly to a scene that began almost exactly 10 years earlier in Southern California.

President Donald Trump might want to play ostrich about climate change and place his head in the sand near his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida whenever the subject comes up, much the same pose he adopted toward white supremacists after their notorious rally in Charlottesville, Va.

If any of this year’s legislative bills was a no-brainer for easy passage and then approval by Gov. Jerry Brown, it was Senate Bill 568, sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara of East Los Angeles.