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Hiking-Biking Trail Connects Lake Tahoe With Carson City

Hiking-Biking Trail Connects Lake Tahoe With Carson City

Highway 50 is no longer the only route linking the South Shore with Carson City. For those who are into human power, the Capital to Tahoe (C2T) trail is now open. The 9.8-mile trail, which is the first single-track connection between Tahoe and Carson, is accessible to...

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Juneteenth should be more than a day off work

Juneteenth should be more than a day off work

Juneteenth isn’t something I’ve ever celebrated. Fourth of July, yes. Memorial Day and Veterans Day—only if it were work related. Indigenous People’s Day—nope. If only I were paid to have the day off, did I pay much attention to these days. Otherwise, just another day...

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True fans hang around in the losing seasons

True fans hang around in the losing seasons

Too many people seem to only be fans when their team or player is winning. This certainly seems to be true of Giants fans. No longer is the San Francisco stadium full. I would bet this has more to do with the standings than the prices. When the Giants were winning...

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Book review: Finding common ground with Liz Cheney

Book review: Finding common ground with Liz Cheney

People have the choice to vote for the Constitution or Trump, but they can’t do both. That is the message of Liz Cheney’s book Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning (Hachette Book Group, 2023). This is a book everyone should read before voting in November. Cheney—if...

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Toilet seat etiquette needs improvement by most of us

Toilet seat etiquette needs improvement by most of us

Trends come and go, but one I really don’t like that is taking place is men leaving toilet seats up. Yep, another one of those inane issues that is roiling me—well, roiling is a bit strong, but it is annoying me. With more and more places having shared bathrooms for...

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Napa blends its history into a modern city

Napa blends its history into a modern city

It’s amazing how many times you can go someplace, but not really know it. You know what you want to do, where you want to go. But what about its history? What about other aspects of this place that aren’t on your normal agenda? I had the opportunity this spring to...

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