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March 23, 2023

Funny Papers Again Column | What Is the Problem With No Problem?

I have always been a reader. Back in the Paper Age people had a set of books in their homes which was known as an encyclopedia; comprised of two Greek words meaning “complete education.” They were a very comprehensive resource used by millions for...

Window on the World Column | Make the Time

Now my father is up in years — a babe from 1929 no less — I do try to give him more of my time. Even though I live in California, and he lives on the Isle of Man, a journey of several thousand...

Letter to the Editor | Helping Customers Reduce Energy Costs as Natural Gas Prices Rise This Winter

To the Editor: West Coast natural gas prices have been rising this winter, and PG&E wants our customers to know their energy bills are likely to rise as a result. PG&E does not control the market prices we pay for natural gas, and we don’t mark...

Funny Papers Again Column | Variation of Three Dot Journalism

When I was a lad I read the San Francisco Examiner’s renown columnist Herb Caen, the inventor of Three Dot Journalism; a form this column ofttimes mimics. Caen wrote his column as a series of items separated by ellipses … the word is Greek...

Worthy to Print Column | Wartime Leaders

Have you heard the news? We have gained a new state. Yeah, I know you didn’t know of that because it just hasn’t been made clear to you. Oh, I’m sure you have been watching our leaders as they hand over OUR tax money...

Window on the World Column | The Party Plan

“I didn’t know her,” the preacher said. “But if I had known her, I’m sure I would have liked her.” I raised one querying eyebrow at my husband. We are at his aunt’s funeral in Watsonville. (Is it a funeral service if the person...

Funny Papers Again Column | This Just In: Sacramento Lawmakers Scuttle Local Columnist

For today’s column I cite Joe Mathews as main source. Joe writes the California Connected column for Arizona State University’s publication Zocalo Public Square (which is redundant as a zocalo is a public square, but I digress). Instead of taking a dramatic approach where I...

Worthy to Print Column | Presidents Day

So today is Presidents Day. Well, it is as I am writing this. I can remember when I started to understand what a President does in the four years, or more, that he serves. I remember some Presidents that were older than me and...

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...

Funny Papers Again Column | From Loop to Loop: Roads We Once Drove

Funny how the mind works. Today I was blankly sitting in front of my laptop with no idea what to write about, tuned to KCBX, the local NPR radio station, when a report from Chicago mentioned the famous circular downtown roadway known as the...

Local News

Greenfield teen arrested for possession of ‘ghost gun’

KING CITY — On March 16, at about 10:13 p.m., officers from the King City Police Department responded to the 400 block of Jayne...