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Tennis friends teach by example how not to swear

Tennis friends teach by example how not to swear

I like to swear, or so I thought. Usually it’s on a tennis court out of frustration at myself. Sometimes it’s while I’m in the Jeep with the expletives directed at other drivers. Other times it’s random like when I’ve rammed my toe into a hard object that didn’t move...

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Time to kill the patriarchy

Time to kill the patriarchy

Patriarchy, as the dictionary defines it, is “a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.” It seems like not a day goes by that I’m not reminded this is still very much a patriarchal world. Sometimes it’s...

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Lake Oroville sets a new record low every day

Lake Oroville sets a new record low every day

During a drought it’s hard to imagine the primary reason the Oroville Dam was built was for flood control measures. As the tallest earthen dam in the United States at 770 feet, today it seems like a bit of an overkill considering how low Lake Oroville is. This dam on...

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Ditch the bottle and turn on the tap

Ditch the bottle and turn on the tap

Water is a basic necessity for any being to survive. Why then isn’t drinkable water available to everyone? Money and lack of willpower would be the two easy answers. Richard Jolly, chairman of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, sponsored by the...

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No good reason to recall Newsom; vote no on Sept. 14

No good reason to recall Newsom; vote no on Sept. 14

The California gubernatorial recall—what a waste of time and money. The Sept. 14 election to oust Gavin Newsom from his job is going to cost taxpayers $276 million, according to the state Department of Finance. Think what else the state could do with the money. That...

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Central Valley rice farmers helping migratory birds

Central Valley rice farmers helping migratory birds

Migrating bird numbers continue to decline as their habitat dwindles. But there is some hope as rice farmers around Chico and in the greater Sacramento Valley create habitat for these winged visitors. The National Audubon Society says, “Each year at least a billion...

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