Western View: Owens Valley Lessons

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This summer we’ve been talking about places to go within a day’s travel of the central valley. We’ve talked about some great places, but today I’d like to introduce you to my favorite part of the state. It’s not a one day trip, however.

Western View: Kings Forest

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Federal control of public lands is a hot-button issue, one that’s getting hotter as the West continues to grow. It’s been building a long time and won’t go away soon. There’s a foreboding threat of violence in the protests known as the Sagebrush Rebellion. This is an issue we need to study and resolve.

Western View: Rodeo Time in Salinas

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Are you looking for something special to do this month? If your calendar has a clear spot during the third week of July, you might want to consider spending a few days in Salinas and going to the biggest rodeo in California. Visiting Salinas anytime is worthwhile; the town is set in a beautiful valley made famous by John Steinbeck, …

The Western View: Take a Day Off

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If you’re like most farmers, you wake up with more jobs to do than time to do them. Just the thought of a day off brings on anxiety – there’s just too much to do. I’m sure you’ve heard the theories – that a day off will actually help you get your work done more efficiently. That a day of …

Western View: Family Vacation

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Farmers are busy people, and like all busy people, ever so often they need to take a break. A day spent doing something entirely different from your day job is a break worth taking, one that refreshes your mind and lets you remember why you do what you do.

Western View: Authentic Bluegrass

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Come to Parkfield Mother’s Day weekend. For nearly 20 years bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fans have spent Mother’s Day weekend in these hills, entertaining themselves and guests with some of the best guitar and banjo sounds west of Nashville.

Western View: Yosemite Names trademarked

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A friend of mine works for Delaware North, the Yosemite concessionaire that is in the middle of the recent name controversy. He offered an explanation of how the company came to own the rights to the famous names, and that, instead of being a theft of the rights of the people, it was a far-sighted move that protects a rare …