I guess I slept too much, so it is time for change

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 — I love to sleep. If I had to choose between sleep and looking presentable for work, I would nearly always choose showing up at the office with wet hair thrown in a braid with accompanying tired-looking eyes.

However, unfortunately, I was still always tired during the day and I was baffled. I mean, I got nearly nine hours of sleep on the weekdays and even more during the weekends, I should never be tired, right?

So I consulted my all-knowing mother, figuring she would tell me I needed to consume more protein or try a new essential oil mix in my diffuser. Nope. She told me I might be getting too much sleep.

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Humans cause enough extinctions — let’s not wish for more

Darla S. DeRuiter
Associate Professor
Feather River College

Just as we can learn much from other people, we can also learn much from other species. Mountain yellow-legged frogs have persisted for thousands of years at high elevations that experience extreme weather and may hold secrets that we can learn from. Because of this, humans should do all we can to turn back the tide of extinction, especially when the causes are due to our activities.

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‘Imagine’ sets the mood in Paris, around the world

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 — Even though the number of casualties is much, much lower, and the effects of the two events are at completely different ends of the scale, the recent terrorist attacks in Paris will live in infamy forever right alongside the events of Sept. 11, 2001 in our country. I will never understand such acts of violence, and I can find no cause in heaven or on earth great enough to justify these cold-blooded murders.

In response, more than a million people participated in the Jan. 11 march through Paris — including many world leaders — professing their support of free speech and their refusal to submit to the killers. That’s encouraging.

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Public notice error forces meeting to be rescheduled

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 — The Susanville Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Susanville City Council Chambers to discuss possible revisions to the Susanville Municipal Code regarding the cultivation of medical marijuana within Susanville’s city limits.

The newspaper received several calls regarding a legal notice published in last week’s paper announcing the public hearing. Unfortunately, the city erred and did not include a time, date or location in its public notice. That inadvertent error by city staff led some callers to suggest the city was trying to sneak something past them.

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Remember that great, old Motown music?

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 — Long before I got my first guitar for Christmas in 1964, I’d discovered the style of music that later came to be known simply as Motown.

Of course, The Beatles recorded perhaps the quintessential version of Berry Gordy’s first hit song, “Money,” during the summer of 1963, several months before Beatlemania absolutely wrecked the planet. With passionate handclaps, double-tracked piano from producer George Martin, a throat-wrenching vocal from John Lennon (who also provided a scream or two for good measure) and a few that’s what I wants and hair-scattering falsetto oohs from Paul McCartney and George Harrison, it became the final track on side B of their second English album, “With The Beatles.”

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