Fair Foundation board member also lobbies for State of Jefferson

Last month, we wrote that State of Jefferson activist Fran Freedle was treasurer of the group that is seeking government funding for the $6.9 million Penn Valley Cultural Center. It was ironic if not inappropriate, since the project requires widespread support, not just support of people with like-minded — and one would argue, extreme — … Continue reading “Fair Foundation board member also lobbies for State of Jefferson”

State of Jefferson activist Freedle also seeking government funding for $6.9 million Penn Valley Cultural Center

Hard-right political activist Fran Freedle needs to figure out what she wants to do: Beat the drum for our towns to join the State of Jefferson or reach out to all of us to help fund a $6.9 million Penn Valley Cultural Center. Freedle is treasurer of the nonprofit that wants all of us to … Continue reading “State of Jefferson activist Freedle also seeking government funding for $6.9 million Penn Valley Cultural Center”

Trinity County Supes say “no” to State of Jefferson

Editor’s note: This press release is from “Keep It California”: “On Tuesday, September 15, the Trinity County Board of Supervisors voted not to join the proposed State of Jefferson. After hearing testimony from the public, the Supervisors adopted a Pro-California declaration, ‘declining to join the State of Jefferson and advocating improved representation of rural California … Continue reading “Trinity County Supes say “no” to State of Jefferson”

Tea Party and State of Jefferson handouts part of our July 4 parade culture

I don’t see this in Truckee, but the July 4 parade on our county’s western end is never complete without Tea Party Patriot and State of Jefferson political activists passing out their propaganda to the families that line the streets. And this year’s parade in downtown Grass Valley was no exception. Having said that, I … Continue reading “Tea Party and State of Jefferson handouts part of our July 4 parade culture”

Scoop: Local State of Jefferson proponents mull a voter initiative; new “Freedom Center” in GV

In May the local State of Jefferson proponents presented their plan to secede from the state of California to the county board of supervisors. Now the contingent is mulling an initiative to win county voter support for the movement, according to my sources. The voter initiative, known as the “fourth branch of government,”  is highly … Continue reading “Scoop: Local State of Jefferson proponents mull a voter initiative; new “Freedom Center” in GV”

Supes hear from the State of Jefferson

I listened to the State of Jefferson presentation on my computer during the workday. It was entertaining (I never knew green SOJ T-shirts could make such a fashion statement). It was at times disruptive (“Are the supes 8-5 or 24/7,” one man shouted). But the presentation was not educational or informative. The Supes adjourned the … Continue reading “Supes hear from the State of Jefferson”

Food, wine and State of Jefferson activism all in downtown Grass Valley this weekend

It was great to see KCRA in Sacramento publicize the Foothills Celebration food and wine event in downtown Grass Valley. It is from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, drawing visitors from all over for a weekend getaway. It’s a great opportunity to show off our community to locals and visitors alike. Our business is a proud … Continue reading “Food, wine and State of Jefferson activism all in downtown Grass Valley this weekend”

Union publisher hedges his bets with its core readers on State of Jefferson meet up

The Union publisher Jim Hemig hedged his bets and rooted for the State of Jefferson’s presentation at an upcoming Board of Supervisors’ meeting in a column this morning. It shouldn’t be a surprise: An aging, declining and highly conservative population is The Union’s core readership. It needs this groups’ support to preserve subscriptions at a … Continue reading “Union publisher hedges his bets with its core readers on State of Jefferson meet up”