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Carolyn’s Last Stand

Tuesday, about noon, Carolyn Short, pumped the last gallon of gasoline at the Boonville service station she and her late husband Jeff had begun 37…

God & Unions Not Incompatible

In a major ruling on employees first amendment and labor rights, the National Labor Relations board last week rejected a bid by the 7th Day…

The Propaganda Gap

On November 27 the Sacramento Bee quoted John Fisher, co-owner of Mendocino Redwoods and son of Gap Founder Don Fisher of the Fisher family (estimated…

Off the Top (December 16, 1998)

MONDAY, in Ten Mile Justice Court, Dominic Affinito entered a not guilty plea to a charge of simple battery on Fort Bragg councilman-elect, Dan Gjerde.…

Thoughts While Stuck In a Parking Garage

Friday night, and I figure all the shoppers should be fleeing the city for their own suburban holes and strip malls festooned with plastic santas…

Hoist Up the Old John D.

Years ago I persuaded Andrew Kopkind to help me drive a 1962 Imperial LeBaron from Coral Gables to Vermont. We had not been many hours…

When We Forget, Anguish Is Often Buried Alive

How important is the pain of the past? Should people strive to confront it or try to forget it? Such questions routinely underlie news stories…

Graduate Students Strike All UC Campuses

For the first time in a decade of strikes and labor conflict between graduate student employees and administrators of the University of California, graduate student…

Been There, Done That

Most Americans, the ones who pay attention to what’s going on in the real world anyway, agree that this country is in a bad way.…

Union Square Timber Protest

Three hundred protesters gathered at Union Square in the heart of San Francisco’s shopping district on the “biggest shopping day of the year” to protest…

Will Affinito Get Away With It?

Dominic Affinito says he didn’t punch Fort Bragg City Councilman-elect Dan Gjerde repeatedly in the back and threaten to kill him Thursday, November 12th in…

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