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Posts published by “Phillip Murphy”

Army Arrogance

“My God, what a beautiful day” I thought to myself as I was flying southbound in my 1954 Piper because for once the California Central…

The Constables

It wasn’t until I was around the age of twenty that my impressions of the cops really began to take form, with some of my…

LAFCO: A Beginner’s Guide (February 25, 2004)

In the February 20 edition of the Record-Bee’s letters section, the question of whether the county has any agency devoted to long term development planning…

Dear Luisa (March 20, 2002)

In the Saturday edition of the Record-Bee there's a letter to the editor from Luisa Acosta, a Finley resident who shares her concerns about the…

Notes from the North

When I was growing up in the Silicon Valley during the 1960s, a mindset everyone there seemed to share was that California was not only…

Stars of Lake County (Jan. 28, 2004)

Regular readers of the Clearlake Record-Bee are certain to be familiar with the paper's sponsorship of the Stars of Lake County awards, the annual event…

God’s Slumlord (March 23, 2005)

Though relatively few Lake County residents have actually met him, many if not most people around here are familiar with Darrell-the right-hand-of-God-Watkins through his many…

Where Are the Fish?

Every late winter or early spring a great migration takes place from Clear Lake into some or all of it’s 17 main tributaries, involving mainly…

More Reasons to Hate PG&E—Sometimes

(Lakeport) — It may seem like going after low-hanging fruit to take a shot at PG&E these days, but there is an aspect of their…

How I Got Fired From KPFZ

Part 2: The Inquisition  Now the dies were cast — I was out of the station and forever labeled a white supremacist/misogynist. There was of…

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