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Doors should open for more to run for office

GUEST OPINION

As many of you know, it is most unusual for me to write something for the paper. Kevin Cann did a great job explaining his point of view on the issue of the board of supervisors salary increase in the Jan. 23 edition of the Mariposa Gazette. I am in agreement with Supervisor Cann’s statements, but I have a little […]

The flawed salary study by the county

GUEST OPINION

Mariposa County supervisors have unfortunately relied on a flawed compensation study as the basis to vote themselves a raise. Not just a small raise, not a moderate raise, a whopping $30,000 raise, each. There are multiple glaring errors in the study that render it an invalid salary comparison. I will explain them one by one. First of all, the firm, […]

Setting the salary record straight

GUEST OPINION

Patti ReillySupervisor Kevin Cann stated he was compelled to provide background on the supervisor’s pay raise discussion. I feel compelled to respond and set the record straight on a few issues he sees as justification. I served on the board from 1995 to 2002 representing District 1. Some things have changed since that time for sure, and some things have […]

Yes, we have moved to a new place

BETWEEN THE LINES

 If there’s one thing I hate in life it is moving. And I should know. During the past week and a half or so, my family moved once again. To burst the bubble of some of you, we have not left the area. Unless, of course, you consider moving from Bootjack to rural Bootjack (just across the road from the […]

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‘Miwuk’ is inspirational

GUEST OPINION

Film is such an amazing medium; all the high (and low) arts can readily illuminate and educate us by speaking to our higher, better selves. But film can do it in such a striking way, far beyond the ability of theatre, painting, television, photography, dance and even music. It’s visual, it’s aural — it’s filled with ideas both spoken and […]

Sustainable energy is the only path that is feasible

GUEST OPINION

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was recently asked about climate activist Greta Thunberg’s call for divestiture from fossil fuel stocks. His answer was unsurprisingly blunt, “After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us.” What, after all, could a teenage girl be expected to know about the complex world of finance and energy? […]

The ridiculous rock and roll hall process

BETWEEN THE LINES

 I’ve always been skeptical of halls of fame. Take, for instance, baseball. Many of the great players have been snubbed because they used performance enhancing drugs. Sure, maybe they should be snubbed, but what about all the others who broke the rules and didn’t get caught? I’ve argued a special wing, in the shape of a syringe, should be added […]

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