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June 23, 2024

Window on the World Column | For the Love of All Animals

Lucy Jensen
The first time I caught sight of her she was in bad shape. I’m no expert on this particular species, but I know suffering when I see it. I offered her unkind owner good money for her to come and live with me. Line...

Funny Papers Again Column | A New, Bright Street and an Old, Dark Ballet

Steve Wilson
If I were to offer up a descriptive sentence regarding the city’s newly upgraded main thoroughfare, it would be peppered with adjectives leading to superlatives and culminating with comparatives; i.e. “Like the revitalization seen in Old Town in Salinas, the City of King is...

Guest Column | The Healing Power of Food

Mee Memorial Healthcare System Rena Salamacha
When a person is in the hospital, their relationship with food takes on a new significance. It becomes a source of nourishment not just for the body but also for the spirit. A thoughtfully prepared meal can offer solace and provide a sense of...

Window on the World Column | Springtime Pouring and Sipping

Lucy Jensen
It’s that time of year again. At the end of a long, wet winter, we Californians are exhausted by the grey, the mud, the mess. We are tired of short days and rain and storms. Our bodies are depleted of vitamin D and our...

Funny Papers Again Column | A Few Things Seen When Biking and Walking

Steve Wilson
East Greenfield is not an official designation, but it serves my purpose as definition because I can remember a time when the whole of the area east of Third Street was just about the extent of residential property; and most of that was on...

Worthy to Print Column | And So It Continues…

George Worthy
I want to take a moment of your time to tell you how much I have enjoyed writing of my life and my thoughts. I guess there are many reasons a person would do this. I was not sure if anyone would care about...

Window on the World Column | Showtime Over Easter

Lucy Jensen
It was finally Show Time, and I was so excited. Not only was I doing a book signing with my oldest friend in my hometown on the East Coast of England, but the book was also based on our childhoods growing up in this...

Funny Papers Again Column | Fear and Loathing in America: The Grift Goes On

Steve Wilson
Because yesterday, Tuesday, March 19, was the Equinox, that happily makes this morning the first day of Spring and a long-established ritual assigned to this time of year is Spring Cleaning. In keeping with this What-Stays-What-Goes protocol, I have scrapped all my scraps. There...

Worthy to Print Column | ‘What Did You Do During the War, Daddy?’

George Worthy
My boys asked me that after we had been living in Gonzales for a while. When I mentioned in a earlier column that we used to play in the culvert on Fanoe Road, we would take our dog Beaujee and walk down the bottom...

Letter to the Editor | Facts Matter, or Should

To the Editor: The Oct. 7 mass slaughter of 1,100 Israeli civilians by 3,000 Hamas gunmen in Israel shocked part of the civilized world. Even more macabre was the kidnapping and rape of 300 other Israeli civilians.  Most Americans recognize Israel’s right for self-defense. And also,...
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