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October 25, 2021

Worthy to Print Column | Leaving the Nest

When do we stop being the parents to our children? Or, for that matter when do our children quit being our children? For question number one, I would say we never stop being the parents of our kids, but there are extenuating circumstances that...

Guest Column | Getting Back to School Safely

After being in distance learning mode most of the last school year, we are excited to have students, teachers and staff back together in our school communities. It’s something we’ve all missed deeply, and we understand how vital in-person teaching and learning is for...

Funny Papers Again Column | ‘Let’s Look at the Map and See What It Shows, Son’

I was up in the Arroyo Seco Canyon with a friend the other day, we had made our way down to the river, what there is of it, a stagnant pool here and there was about all; my friend oversees the property and we...

Worthy to Print Column | Rock ’N’ Roll Forever

If you have been a reader of my scribbling, you are aware that I’m not a huge fan of the computer age. I use it often, but I sure hate to. It seems like I’m always having a problem with an assignment or order...

Window on the World Column | Opening Up the World

Two canceled flights and two Covid tests later, and it looked like the U.S. to U.K, flight might finally be happening. It would have to be via L.A. with a layover, but it beat the boat any day and I would take it. As...

Funny Papers Again Column | School Daze II

You will recall, dear readers, last week we left off with my reminisces of university days down in Southern California. I just read the piece in the Rustler, and while I can’t for the life of me figure how it would be interesting to...

Guest Column | As the Pandemic Persists, It’s Even More Important To Receive Flu Shot

The Covid-19 pandemic has dominated the headlines for 18 months — and rightly so. But there is another respiratory virus that still demands our full attention. I’m referring to the all-too-common influenza, a viral infection that can be deadly, especially in high-risk groups. The flu...

Worthy to Print Column | Make It Cool

I have been watching our local politicians as they try to govern the unruly County of Monterey. One week the county supervisors said they wanted to make everyone outside and in wear a mask to cut down on the rate of transmission of this...

Window on the World Column | The Perfect Day

The perfect day was on order for the chosen celebration of life of our very own valley girl. Blissful sunlight through the oaks on River Road was on the menu, as was some delightful company. I arrived on top of some very ripe vines...

Letter to the Editor | Working Together to Help Animals

To the Editor: SPCA Monterey County agrees that we need solutions to save stray animals (“We Need Solutions to Save Our Stray Animals,” Aug. 10). Those answers are low-cost spay/neuter, adoptions, foster care, microchipping and compassionate shelters, rescue groups and animal control agencies working...

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Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published Oct. 20 2021

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY Sept. 232:04 a.m. Found property on Broadway St.1:38 p.m. CPS referral on Bassett...