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  • Jan 18, 2016
    blog

    Former activist now touts GMO crops, transparency 2

    Three years ago, environmental activist Mark Lynas did an ‘about face’ and abandoned his anti-GMO crusade. Today, he supports and defends biotechnology, and is a partner with Cornell University to expand GMO crop use to enable farmers in less-developed countries grow improved crops without pesticides....More
  • California Milk Advisory Board float in the Tournament of Roses Parade
    Jan 11, 2016
    Commentary

    California Milk Advisory Board's award-winning float 1

    California Milk Advisory Board wins with New Year's parade float in Pasadena...More
  • Dec 29, 2015
    blog

    Extreme environmental groups try to spoil ‘Happy Holidays’ 6

    Christmastime, the days before and just after, are considered special times for families to join together, celebrate their holiday-religious beliefs, and let go of the stresses and pressures of everyday life. Unfortunately the incessant begging of extreme environmental groups during this special time of the year fails to take a hiatus....More
  • Dec 4, 2015
    blog

    Who’s behind big, bad Delta island water grab? 3

    One question no one asks is: Why haven’t those who vow to protect the Delta try buying the islands themselves? Apparently the Swiss company that owns the land has had them on the market for a few years....More
  • Wet sidewalk in Sacramento
    Dec 1, 2015
    Commentary

    How will social media reflect California's winter?

    How will social media record and reflect what could be an epic California winter?...More
  • Nov 17, 2015
    blog

    Sophisticated drug smuggling at U.S.-Mexico border 2

    Border Wars details so much of what U.S. Border Patrol agents face in enforcing drug and immigration laws. It is a must-watch television show about what really happens along the Mexico-U.S. border, not what politicians think happens. A good portion of the show details the efforts to stem illegal immigration. I talked about that in a recent commentary....More
  • Nov 13, 2015
    blog

    Immigration reform - agricultural guestworker or Bracero program makes sense 6

    It is difficult to erase the image of a dehydrated man crumpled on the side of a dusty Arizona-Mexico border road near Nogales, Ariz. vomiting bile in the dirt. A compassionate Border Patrol agent stands over him, giving what aid he can and asks necessary questions of the physically distressed human being. The illegal immigrant was crossing with a group of others trying to get to the U.S. to work. He fell ill and was left behind to be found by a good Samaritan or die. An agent radios for an ambulance. It’s an hour away....More
  • Structure used during construction of Shasta Dam became visible in 2015
    Nov 11, 2015
    Commentary

    Bombs, guns and lawsuits each have a similar purpose 1

    Some use bombs, guns and knives to elicit fear; others use lawsuits to achieve their purposes...More
  • Rain on a car windshield
    Nov 3, 2015
    Commentary

    It's raining in California: time to party!

    It takes precious little else to excite Californians these days than rain and snow falling from the sky...More
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