We worry about the wrong things. We worry about shark attacks although we're more likely to be killed by lightning. We worry about flying although we're more likely to be killed in a car. We worry about Ebola, but we are far more likely to die from the flu. We worry about the inconvenience and disco...
Category: Editorial    Published: Saturday, November 1st, 2014     comments
On Friday morning, Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and his partner stopped to check out a suspicious car in a motel parking lot.The car was occupied by a man and a woman.A shot rang out, striking the 47-year-old peace officer in the forehead.His partner returned fire, but the car spe...
Category: Editorial    Published: Saturday, November 1st, 2014     comments
There has been a retreat of marriage in America.  In 1980 78 percent of families were headed by married parents – but only 66 percent in 2012.“The growth in median income of families with children would be 44 percent higher if the United States enjoyed 1980 levels of married parenth...
Category: Wire Columns    Published: Saturday, November 1st, 2014     comments
By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2014. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Clocks go back one hour.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 1, 1954, Algerian nationalists began th...
Category: Editorial    Published: Saturday, November 1st, 2014     comments
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