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December 7, 2023

Window on the World Column: The waiting

The waiting is the worst. I don’t think there is anyone who would challenge me on that. I get flashbacks to my own cancer diagnosis from 10 years ago. One test slowly crawled to another and you are in the waiting room of your...

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...

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...

Letter to the Editor | The Path to a Better Future

To the Editor: I’d like to thank Estrella Cruz for her March 17 Letter to the Editor (“Biden’s Immigration Bill”). She explained provisions of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 that can potentially shift the focus of the immigration “debate” away from emotionally charged rhetoric...

Guest Column | Gratitude Builds a Path Toward a Happier and Healthier Holiday

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for happy, carefree gatherings. It’s all too true, however, that once the calendar turns to November, feelings of sadness or anxiety can sometimes take hold. Beyond major depression or severe anxiety disorders (which require professional help), it’s common...

Letter to the Editor: Demand action now

Editor's Note: We welcome Letters to the Editor of local and general interest to our readers. Letters should be typed and include the writer’s first and last name, home address and phone number for verification. No anonymous letters will be printed. Letters may be edited...

Funny Papers Again Column | A Skater, A Dancer and in Loco Parentis

Way back in the mid-60s when just a lad in Greenfield, I owned a “skurfboard”; you read that correctly, a skurfboard. This was one of, if not the, earliest skateboards sold to an unaware public. The name an obvious combination of “skate” and “surf,”...

Worthy to Print Column | You Say It’s Your Birthday

“You say it’s your birthday, well it’s my birthday too, yeah. They say it’s your birthday, we’re gonna have a good time. I’m glad it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday to you. Yes we’re going to a party.” I’ve told you before that I enjoy living...

Worthy to Print Column | Time for Reflection

You knew it was going to happen. What’s that? You didn’t know. Well, let me tell you it’s true! Last week I got on my soapbox about taxes, and since it’s April, why not continue my rant.  Instead of working on helping “We the People,”...

Worthy to Print Column | When I Grow Up

I guess we have heard enough about the terrible things that are happening in Afghanistan. We all know who is responsible. I know I do. Of course not talking about it won’t make it any better, but I just wanted to write about something...
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