55.9 F
Salinas
April 22, 2024

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 | Prioritize Diplomacy for Lasting Peace in the Middle East

Letter to the Editor
To the Editor: As ongoing conflicts in the Middle East continue to damage communities and destabilize the region, we have to reinforce our commitment to achieving peace through diplomacy and collaboration. It is time for an intense attempt to stop the cycle of bloodshed and...

Funny Papers Again Column | Another Last, and Hard, Final Goodbye

Steve Wilson
“It was not my intention to end the column as it ended. But a call minutes ago informs me my life-long friend Stephen Carl Clark has passed away down in Mexico. For many years there were three of us who kept close since kindergarten;...

Worthy to Print Column | Gonzales Continues to Shine

George Worthy
To be honest, I had to sit down and figure out how long ago I moved my family to Gonzales. I’m not going to guess, as I know it has been at least 30 years or more. I loved this town as soon as...

Window on the World Column | In the Bleak Midwinter

Lucy Jensen
About this time of year — February blending into March — I can get really sick and tired of winter. Folks back home might have a chortle at that; because, yeah, I know, we don’t really have “winter” per se in our neck of...

Local News

Police crime

Police announce connection between King City mass shooting and double homicide...

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and King City Police Department investigators announced Thursday that they have developed information connecting the deadly mass...