The Trouble with Great-Grandpa Luis

Chasing family history can be fun, but it can also be difficult and even a little surprising. For instance I’ve been trying learn why my great-grandfather Luis Jose Olivera left his family in Scotia, California, and returned to the Azores. It could be that I’ve finally found the reason and it is not a happy … Continue reading The Trouble with Great-Grandpa Luis


Two Brothers Arrested in String of Vegas Robberies

In fairness, this news article is about two young men I have known since they were in grade school. Imagine their mother's heartbreak, seeing one of her two eldest children in the television news, wanted for committing a violent crime. That is how this story came to be known by me. Las Vegas Metro police … Continue reading Two Brothers Arrested in String of Vegas Robberies

Latest VA Suicide Figures Released

“Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans,” screams the headline from CBS News. But there is more to the story than the report first admits too – and while one suicide is one too many, the report is better than you think. The Department of Veterans Affairs released its ‘Suicide Data Report 2014.’ The study's author, Janet E. Kemp, RN, … Continue reading Latest VA Suicide Figures Released

Del Norte’s Memorial to WW II Veterans

Near the current entrance to the Jed Smith State Park campground, a memorial stone sits 20 feet from Highway 199, north of Crescent City, California. Hundreds drive by it daily, never realizing it’s there. Following World War II, a push to form memorials to its veterans was made. Small memorials were established all over the country, but one … Continue reading Del Norte’s Memorial to WW II Veterans

Woman Hospitalized after Shooting in Carson Medical Facility

A woman has life-threatening injuries after she being shot at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City Sunday morning.  The shooting happened jus’ before noon on the 3rd floor. The shooter, 88-year old William Dresser, walked into his wife's room and shot her in the chest with a handgun. Authorities have not released what she was … Continue reading Woman Hospitalized after Shooting in Carson Medical Facility

Vegas Woman Stalked by Serial Killer

To Sarah Pisan, excited about her new job as a gas station manager in Las Vegas, Nevada, Robert Generoso had the car, the look, the money.  She jus' didn't want to date him. But Generoso persisted. In 1980, the 19-year-old Sarah had three children and was busy with her new job. "He started coming in … Continue reading Vegas Woman Stalked by Serial Killer

Retired Nevada Assemblyman Dies

Former Nevada State Assemblyman Bernie Anderson has died. The Washoe County Democrat represented District 31 and was a retired Reed High School teacher. He served from 1991 through 2010, in several key positions including chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and was a staunch supporter of children and education. His family says he had been … Continue reading Retired Nevada Assemblyman Dies

LBJ visits Northern Nevada

It has been 50 years and $20 trillion since President Lyndon Johnson announced his War on Poverty to bring education, health care, and jobs to the underprivileged and downtrodden so they could live the American Dream. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that outlawed major forms of … Continue reading LBJ visits Northern Nevada

Majority Fail Nevada’s Drivers Authorization Card Test

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles estimates 75 percent of applicants have failed the written test needed for the card under a new law that made the state the 11th nationally to offer driving privileges to people in the country illegally.  Applicants must correctly answer 80 percent of 50 questions to pass the test and … Continue reading Majority Fail Nevada’s Drivers Authorization Card Test

Plaque Honoring Galaxy Crash Stolen

The plaque honoring the 70 people who died in the Galaxy Airlines flight 203 crash near Meadowood Mall, has been stolen from Reno's Rancho San Rafael Park. The two-foot-by-two-foot brass plaque was removed from a large rock to which it had been bolted. The Lockheed L-188 Electra 4-engine turboprop was returning to Minneapolis from a Super … Continue reading Plaque Honoring Galaxy Crash Stolen