Opinion

Feb 152014
 
'Serpentine soil' is a pretty special habitat

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 29, 2014 – By Mary K. Hanson Tuleyome Association “Serpentine Soil”: when talking about the various habitats under consideration for a National Conservation Area designation in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, that term comes up a lot.  For most people, though, it’s rather meaningless. Most of us, after all, aren’t [...]

Feb 072014
 
A tasty trip down Memory Lane in old-time West Sacramento

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 5, 2014 – Last week a longtime West Sacramento resident and family friend, Sharon Cuff, stopped by the News-Ledger office to give me a book she thought I would enjoy reading.  The book was entitled “Lost Restaurants of Sacramento” and was penned by Sacramento natives Maryellen and Keith Burns. It almost lovingly [...]

Feb 032014
 
How one woman opts out of holiday madness: Daryl's column sheds some light

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 29, 2014 – With another lengthy holiday season finally behind us, I am reminded of a friend who doesn’t think too highly of the Christmas holidays and is always thrilled when they are completely over. And she gets especially upset by the fact that they seem to start earlier each year. “It [...]

Dec 152013
 
GUEST OPINION: State needs to honor its debt to California's counties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 4, 2013 – By Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) and Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad (Woodland) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes 36 California counties collectively over $17 million in delinquent payment-in-lieu-of-taxes.  For Yolo County, the share is nearly $1.4 million. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 [...]

Dec 082013
 
Dating: 'Do I kiss her goodnight?,' and other perilous questions

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 27, 2013 – This column by Daryl Fisher appeared in West Sacramento’s News-Ledger newspaper recently. Enjoy!   Note: As you may recall, a few weeks ago I wrote a column about a friend of mine who went out on a blind date that didn’t go so well, and in writing [...]