Opinion: Thumbs up, thumbs down
It's nice to see people who are able to use a change in government laws to make their business a successful one.
Too often, we see, hear and read complaints in our daily lives of government intrusion and how regulations are hurting the little guy.
Last week's Page A1 story was on a new business by Charm Simlick and Theron Hopkins that made their gourmet cookie business financially viable. The California Homemade Food Act, which became law in January, created a new category of food production, called a cottage food operation, which can be operated out of a home kitchen instead of requiring a commercial food facility, reporter Monica Vaughan reported in the Aug. 7. Coulsa County Sun-Herald.
"The new law gave us an opportunity to have a business while staying at our our jobs, said Simlick, who is a Sutter High School teacher.
It's nice to see how government does benefit us, even if we sometimes don't like to admit that it does.
In last week's Colusa County Sun-Herald, it was nice to see the new chief executive officer of the Colusa Regional Medical Center is taking time to work with the community and staff and see what is going on before making changes.
Walter Beck said he wants to work on building relationships with the community and is aware of the struggles rural hospital have in keeping the community well served with limited access to resources.
We look forward to seeing the strategic plan he is presenting this fall and we'll follow up on that feedback.
It's good to read that fishermen and and women are expecting to have a better season on the Sacramento River, as reported Aug. 7 by sports reporter Kirk Barron. The salmon fishing season — which has slowed down — was expected to get better with lower water levels, which would make it harder for the fish to hide in those deep crannies under the water.
Lower water levels means the fish slow down when heading to their spawn areas and better fishing locally means more business.
The better fishing is expected to begin in about a week, according to a state official with the Department of Fish and Wildlife.