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December 2, 2022

Letter to the Editor | Deadly Force at School

To the Editor: One of the default solutions offered for countering an active shooter in a school is arming teachers. Thus, ensuring that “the school” can push back on an intruder rapidly and lethally. At first glance, this solution rings true; but is it really? Like...

Worthy to Print Column | Choosing the Right Candidates

Another week in our beautiful town and another week closer to the election that will determine who is to lead our fair city for the next few years. I am a follower of all things political that is happening in our nation’s capitol. In...

Window on the World Column | Shop and Support Local

I was going to finish my traveler tales this week — my account of when we went to pay homage to the Queen of England and then what we did after that — but I got distracted. No, I felt the need to paint...

Guest Column | Bill Strengthens ‘Buy American’ Policies for School Meal Purchases

California farmers and food processors grow and produce a bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts utilizing the highest food safety, environmental and labor standards in the world. Consequently, the food produced is of the highest quality for consumers and a source of great...

Worthy to Print Column | Hello Again, October

Here it is October already. This month doesn’t hold much for me. Besides Halloween, what is there to look forward to? You wake up to cold dreary morning drizzle and the day just doesn’t get much better. Of course, we live in the 21st...

Window on the World Column | Bucket Listed

I’ve no idea where the term “bucket list” came from because it makes absolutely no sense. Fortunately, everyone understands what it is. Most of us of a certain age have such a thing — a checklist of sorts for our bucket — places we...

Letter to the Editor | Hold Election Deniers Accountable at the Polls

To the Editor: The Jan. 6 hearings have wound down for the moment, but I won’t forget what I learned — that what happened that day wasn’t an isolated attack on our Capitol. It’s part of an ongoing criminal conspiracy to undermine our freedom to...

Funny Papers Again Column | Some Odds and Ends … and an Odd End

I received a bit of a scare the other day while riding my bike on San Antonio Drive, not from any near incident with a vehicle but from a sight I beheld near the skateboard park. I assumed that unaware to me the city...

Worthy to Print Column | No Hurry to ‘Go Electric’

Have you been down to the local electric car dealership to compare the prices between gas and electric? If you haven’t, I might be able to save you a trip. The fancy looking Tesla runs in the neighborhood of $66,000. There are cheaper ones;...

Funny Papers Again Column | All Things Being Equinox; et al

Summer comes to an end tomorrow when the Fall Equinox descends upon us with equal amounts of day and night heralding the incremental journey toward shorter days and longer nights. I am not fond of that particular cosmic arrangement, in fact prefer the exact...
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