My father would have loved Donald Trump running for President of the United States. Even though my fathered died in 2010, I can still hear echoes of his voice as Donald Trump fulminates with anger against women, minorities, and different religions. It took me many years to comprehend the well of anger my father possessed against so many people in this world. But just like Donald Trump, my father didn’t hate the people he spoke against, he feared them.
Some of the most uninspiring logos can be found in the insurance industry. When I first got into the insurance field as an independent agent I decided to play it safe and not attempt to create a logo. But as my website has become more popular, and I recently published a book, I found myself considering images that reflect me and what I represent. The result is probably a logo-failure by professional standards, but one I really enjoy looking at. It is a stylized concrete arch bridge over a body of water.
For years, the rolling pastoral roads through Granite Bay have been a destination for road cyclists. It is not uncommon to see 5 to 10 bikes riding the narrow country roads through Granite Bay. But as cycling grows in popularity, Granite Bay should embrace its identity as a cycling destination by creating wider road shoulders for safer cycling travel.
As the lake level drops, the history is revealed. As Folsom Lake hit record low water levels in 2015, a whole lot of history was revealed. A drought shrunken Folsom Lake of 2015 was the highlight for a guy like me who had been hiking around the reservoir for years looking for historical sites. After numerous hikes around the North and South Forks of the American River at Folsom Lake, I finally organized my photographs and historical research into a book, Hidden History Beneath Folsom Lake – Hiking Across a Dry Lake in Time of Drought.
To imply, as Donald Trump has, that his bankruptcies were just part of the ethical business practices afforded to entrepreneurs like him and are standard operating procedure for corporations is just an anathema to me. Just because a business practice is legal does not mean that it is ethical. An ethical business person does everything in his or her power to meet their financial obligations. An ethical business person puts those people who have extended credit, supplied goods and services, or made deposits on future products before their own financial well-being. Donald Trump obviously was raised in a different business environment than I was.
On a warm, but breezy, Saturday afternoon, a memorial for the victims of the Orlando, Florida, Pulse nightclub shooting was held in downtown Roseville. Organized by local resident David Larson, speakers included elected officials and representative of several religious faiths. Roseville Stands With Orlando Memorial The recent gun violence that killed black men in Minnesota, […]
As I conclude two years on the Placer County Grand Jury I’m struck by how the experience was so completely different than I could have ever imagined. There were periods of intense frustration, brought on by my own personal view of organization and commitment, and moments of satisfaction that we were reporting on important aspects of local government. My experience was not unique. All the Grand Jurors I served with felt alternatively gratified by our work while carrying the weight acrimonious debate and fellow jurors who failed to carry their work load.
When it comes to taking great photos with you mobile or iPhone, I’ve learned a few lessons of the years. I follow a few simple procedures when I’m taking photos. The fun part comes when I edit the photos to make the images stand out.
The Final Report contains the results of investigations as required by law, those requested by citizens, or those internally generated. This report is the culmination of investigations that have been ongoing since the jury was empanelled last July. However, many of the issues are still 0n-going and some concerns raised during the investigations may already be resolved by the time of this publication. – Sharon Stanners, Foreperson, 2015 – 2016 Placer County Grand Jury
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with Placer County have released new flood hazard maps and my house is right in the middle of the floodway. According to the preliminary maps, my house never should have been built and I will be required to secure flood insurance if the preliminary flood maps are approved and become effective in June 2017. The new flood maps put the kiss of death on my ability to ever sell my house, my investment, my future. Thank you FEMA and Placer County.