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September 27, 2023

Window on the World Column | The Annual English Tea Party Is Back

It has been a very long time since our last tea party — 2019, if I’m not mistaken. Prior to Covid, the annual tea parties were very popular. Then Covid came along and sucked all the fun, drove our traditions into the ground. Somehow...

Guest Column | Fight the Flu by Getting the Vaccine This Fall

Believe it or not, it’s time once again to talk about influenza. The typical flu season in the United States begins after Labor Day, and can extend into the early spring of the following year. Our best defense has always been, and continues to...

Funny Papers Again Column | ‘One Ticket for Greenfield, Please.’ ‘ER, Which One?’

I don’t believe I am alone in thinking the last two Funny Papers Again columns were just not necessary. While like most citizens, I have personal positions regarding the present political atmosphere in America, but that does not mean I should use space in...

Worthy to Print Column | ‘Cheers’ to Kindness

“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got, taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name, and they are always glad...

Window on the World Column | Real Estate and Life

There are few guarantees in life. One thing you can count on, however, is change. Constant change. I equate real estate with life. It’s always up and down, forever moving, seldom boring. I have now been working in California real estate for 20 years,...

Funny Papers Again Column | Keeping up the Image and Miscellaneous Bits of Pieces

It has been mentioned before how I always felt, and had support of some readers, that the photo that accompanied this column just was not how I appear to the world. I wore a mustache without beard for only about five weeks and with...

Guest Column | Monterey Symphony Returns to Salinas for ‘Love Letter to Hollywood’

Just 15 months following the end of World War II, a small yet passionate group of musicians and fans of classical music gathered for tea at the Carmel home of Grace Howden. Less than a year later (April 28, 1947), the Monterey Symphony gave its...

Window on the World Column | Visiting in Situ

In my newfound practice of giving people an experience instead of a gift, it was going to be our oldest son’s birthday and he was no longer going to be receiving socks and underwears from us, or even a normally coveted plaid shirt. I...

Funny Papers Again Column | Hopeful Words From a Former Cult Member

In this column, let us venture into the sociological world of politics in the present age through the eyes of a former member of a cult. This particular cult, like most cults, was grounded in religion, in this case Christianity. This person would have claimed,...

Worthy to Print Column | Out of the Hurricane

Alas, Dear Reader! Here is hope that your waning days of the dog days of August are filled with light and laughter. As for me and my dependents, the sun doesn’t shine as bright as I would have hoped. I had spent long hours...

Local News

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published Sept. 20, 2023

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. GREENFIELD Sept. 94:40 a.m. Driving with a suspended license on 8th St.9:12 a.m....