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Posted on July 9 at 6:11 p.m.

Someone should tell Stephanie Mutz and her local fisherman colleagues that denial of the problem in not in their best interests. Whether the fishermen or the many intermediaries in the food process are the bad actors, this problem of false identification of fish species will taint the market for her products. Other comments to the contrary, consumers who believe they're not getting what they're paying for will STOP PAYING! Step up and be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

On The Bait and Switch of Seafood Fraud

Posted on August 12 at 9:56 a.m.

Just looking at the smugness of "the Nipper" and his beau turns my stomach! It makes me long for the day when public stocks were de rigueur and "running the gauntlet" of citizens provided some measure of public catharsis. Meanwhile, I'm keeping the promise I made to myself 5 years ago to NEVER, EVER read or buy Wendy's rag as long as she's at all associated with it.

On NLRB Orders <em>News-Press</em> to Reinstate Fired Reporters

Posted on November 12 at 9:31 a.m.

Henry, I remember the "squawk box incident" -- specifically Assembly Sheila Kuehl (D. Santa Monica) et al hoping that the whole dialogue wasn't being recorded for posterity. It was!! And, yes, as you say, those particular dems -- and I'm a democrat too -- were willing to sacrifice our fiscal well-being for partisan political advantage. Disgusting!

On UPDATED: Latest on Jackson-Strickland

Posted on November 10 at 8:38 a.m.

Bill, couldn't agree more. The ONLY reason Jackson gets as many general election votes as she does is that for most of us she's the lesser of two evils. What's wrong is the primary process is so controlled by the local party "apparatchik" that new potential candidates can't get enough political and financial backing to break through. I can't believe that a more responsive candidate couldn't have been culled from the thousands of Dem's in this Senate district. Hopefully the passage of Prop 11 will begin to turn the tide, attracting more viable candidates

On UPDATED: Latest on Jackson-Strickland

Posted on February 22 at 12:36 p.m.

Yes, ernie1241, the Birchers learned their lessons from the Klan well -- they spread fear and loathing while keeping their identities thoroughly hidden. Storke, Veblen and others had the courage to call them on it. So, Ernie, go on following Sir Toby's advice (in Will Shakespeare's "Twelve Night"): "Let there by gall enough in thy ink; though thou write with a goose-pen, no matter."

On Paul Veblen, Former <em>News-Press</em> Editor, Dies

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