Community Essays

Guest comment

It seems like shortly after President Trump took office—or maybe it was before the Grand Wizard Cheeto took the throne or whatever it is we have now—that we entered this strange dimension where there are […]

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Second & Flume

Catching up

It’s impossible to fit everything I’d like to say into this space after what has taken place during our more than three-month print hiatus. I’ll start with how much I’ve missed having this weekly conversation […]

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Opinions

2020 and beyond

It is said that journalism is the first rough draft of history. And since we suspended our print edition after March 19, a lot of history has been made. The COVID-19 pandemic, the righteous anger […]

Community Essays

Back at the newsstands

By Ronald Angle A warm welcome back to the CN&R’s faithful print readers. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where the […]

Community Essays

Doomsday and CN&R’s Plan A

By Ron Angle My father would always warn, “If you have nothing good to say, say nothing.” Unfortunately, his son eventually became a journalist, and as we all know journalists always have something to say. In […]

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Second & Flume

Humbled

Those who’ve read my column or editorials in the CN&R over the years know that I’ve been a fierce defender of programs designed to help people who are struggling. I’ve written many times about perennially […]

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Second & Flume

Bittersweet

I may have been in the middle of feeling sorry for myself when former CN&R staff writer Ashiah Scharaga called to tell me the California News Publishers Association had revealed the results of its annual […]

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Community Essays

COVID-19: A wake-up call

By Ron Angle It is clear now that global society will not be same for decades or more. The current pandemic has changed the way society interacts. For a generation at least, that change will […]