• Was Wave Broadband outage a terrorism dress rehearsal?

    There I was, early last Tuesday morning, Twittering away, when suddenly… connection lost. Just then, my husband called to me, “Is your internet working? Nope. Although we rarely have problems with our Wave Broadband service (overall, I give them two thumbs up), I’ve learned from...
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  • Keatley Garvey wins awards

    Kathy Keatley Garvey, communications specialist with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, which is affiliated with the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has won four awards from the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and...
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  • Summer fresh cucumber-radish salad

    Here’s a very different and cooling summer treat. The dressing for this salad comes from the juices that form while the cucumber marinates with garlic, Arbol chile, lime juice and other ingredients. As a bonus, the fresh mozzarella pairs well with the marinated cucumbers.
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  • Frankly, my dear

    I didn’t grow up in the South. My childhood was spent in a middle class suburb in Northern California. I didn’t meet any African Americans until high school, where there were exactly three African American students, one of whom was Barbara. Her locker was next...
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  • The GOP deserves the S.O.B.

    Nobody believes Donald Trump will become our 45th president. But given his rise in the polls, even after his hateful and ridiculous comments about Mexican immigrants, he may be the Republicans’ just desserts. When it comes to members of the Grand Old Party, some, I...
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  • The boring truth about the Big Bad Bail Bondsman

    I can pretty much say with certainty that every conversation I have ever had with anyone about what I do for a living has included the following three questions: • Wait — did you say bail bonds? • Is it dangerous? • Do you know...
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  • iken & amy, life in the country, part 2

    a woodchuck is in our garden. i say our, but really, truly, it is ken’s garden. he tends to it, he weeds it, he grows vegetables & flowers in it, he gets down on his hands & knees — often in prayer mode — to...
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  • Can you believe this awesome week?

    What a week, huh? It’s like Michael Moore’s wet dream. If Bill Maher could plan the nation’s week, it would turn out like this week. First, you saw the nation vociferously rise up and demand that Confederate flags be removed from government buildings. While some...
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  • Eggs in purgatory

    There are a number of recipes for this lost classic. Looking to create a recipe with my signature on it, I went to the store to get the ingredients for the recipe below. So when I saw a foodie friend walk into the store, we...
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