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April 22, 2024

Window on the World Column | The Atmospheric River

I love this time of year, when the “storm window” opens, the water possibilities increase ten-fold and the population of our desiccated West Coast becomes transfixed by weather and all her whims. “We are on the storm watch,” the forecaster whispers in spooky tones....

Worthy to Print Column | Big Fish in a Small Pond

Have you noticed any strange looking grasshoppers around your house lately? They would be brown and they can almost fly. They are also quite a bit larger than your run-of-the-mill grasshopper, they may very well be locusts. It seems that is the only thing...

Guest Column | Separating From Stuff Is Difficult, but Making a Difference Is Easy

February is the month of love, and certainly not the time to talk about breakups. But when it comes to separating from all the “stuff” in your life, the familiar refrain, “It’s not you, it’s me,” rings true. Editing might be a little painful, but...

Guest Column | TAMC: Building Connections So That Communities Thrive and Grow

When asked why we do what we do, the answer is easy: we build connections so that communities thrive and grow. As the outgoing Chair of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) Board of Directors, I would like to share what the agency...

Window on the World Column | The Super Fan

Lucy Jensen
It was football season 2011. I still have the ticket stub for no reason, back when they gave you paper tickets. It was going to be a game in San Francisco, indeed, the famous Candlestick Park. I had already attended an American baseball game...

Letter to the Editor | Community Food Pantry Donations

To the Editor: Recently, the Rustler had an article reporting that Loaves and Fishes has donated $10,000 to the Food Bank for Monterey County (“Loaves and Fishes Donates $10K to Keep Fighting Against Hunger,” Jan. 20, page A1). Loaves and Fishes is one of the...

Funny Papers Again Column | A Look at Calendars Old and New

Steve Wilson
As the first column of a new year on the ol’ Gregorian Calendar, one could hold the expectation that the tradition of making resolutions, presumably of personal betterment, containing a goal or goals. The history of this tradition is fascinating, and if you are...

Letters to the Editor for Week of June 6, 2018

Letters to the Editor for Week of June 6, 2018

Window on the World Column | A Year With Foster Cats

Lucy Jensen
As I may have mentioned before, social media is really good for animal stuff — not so great with some of the other. Just over a year ago, I see a posting that has been shared and shared. This family is in the Bay...

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...
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