Looks like that My Word column in the Times- Standard yesterday about soboriety check points wasn't written by Jim Garvey. It was written by John Birch Society member, Gene Owens, as the Times- Standard explains.
I thought so. I'll admit to not being too familiar with Jim Garvey and whatever issues he writes about (wasn't he a member of that California Seniors Legislature, or whatever it's called?). I am a bit familiar with Gene Owens' writings and, when reading that My Word column yesterday, thought it was probably written Owens until I got to the end and saw it attributed to Garvey.