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August 17, 2022

Guest Column | Happy Birthday to Mee! My How We’ve Grown

When Mee Memorial Hospital first opened its doors to South County residents in 1962, astronaut John Glenn had just become the first American to orbit the Earth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at around 652, the average income was just more than $5,500,...

Letter to the Editor | Tales of the Baddies

To the Editor: We much enjoyed Steve Wilson’s column about gangsters he has known — or at least, thought about (“Words From One Bad Guy to Another,” June 29). It’s exciting to review the daring exploits of these cunning reprobates and satisfying when the sheriff...

Funny Papers Again Column | Words From One Bad Guy to Another

I was thinking about John Dillinger the other day while watching a 1934 William Powell-Myrna Loy film by the name of “Manhattan Melodrama.” It also starred Clark Gable, but for some of us cinephiles the Powell-Loy combination is one of the best pairings in...

Window on the World Column | Long Live the Queen

God save the ... you know how it goes, everyone does! We used to sing it before school assembly when I was a nipper. Long live the Queen. Well, isn’t she doing well! And here we have 70 years on the throne. Oh, my...

Worthy to Print Column | A Memorable Ride

Well, here is hoping your Fourth of July was a good one. Nobody got hurt or burned playing with legal or illegal fireworks. We used to buy a bunch of sparkling showers or whistles that could raise the dead from one or another nonprofit...

Letter to the Editor | King City Needs Another Grocery Store

To the Editor: If ever there was a good example of why King City needs another major grocery store, it was Friday, July 22. Folks walking in the door at Safeway to do their weekend shopping were faced with a totally empty meat case. Not...

Worthy to Print Column | Happy to Be Alive

Well I believe that I have seen the gates of hell. I even feel that I was on my way through those rusty jagged portals when I turned around and saw my wonderful wife who shooed away all the bad parts of my life...

Letter to the Editor | Restore the Supreme Court’s Balance

To the Editor: To protect our reproductive freedoms, we need to expand the Supreme Court.  The Judiciary Act of 2021 would add four new seats to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of justices to 13. It would help restore balance to a Court that Mitch...

Worthy to Print Column | Fireworks Are Not Toys

You know I like to start off with a nice story about someone local or something good that has happened here in Gonzales or South County. I can’t do that this week because of some reprobates that don’t understand that firecrackers and cherry bombs...

Window on the World Column | From the Shattered Glass of Broken Dreams

It’s the call no parent ever wants to receive. Saturday night and you are relaxing at home. You receive the news that your child has been in a bad car accident far away from home and is trapped in the wreckage. Time stopped still...
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