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September 30, 2022

Funny Papers Again Column | Idiotologies vs The Review and Research Posse

In an age of universal communications via satellites circling the globe when any human on the planet who has a capable device may offer up opinions and speculations about any subject known to humankind it is not unreasonable, given the testimony of history, to...

Worthy to Print Column | Moving Along

Have you ever had a situation that required you to step way out of your comfort zone? Perhaps meeting someone that is important to your future for the first time? Or maybe you are looking for a new job that might be a little...

Funny Papers Again Column | Old School Is Now a New School

I was cruising around Greenfield the other day and noticed the construction at the old Greenfield Grammar School, which is what back many years ago we called the present-day Mary Chapa Academy. I noticed that the buildings being renovated were a couple of the...

Window on the World Column | The Year of Our Content

When I worked in the newspaper industry, the obituary page was allegedly the paper’s most popular page, which, in my younger years, I found a little curious. Now I am — ahem — a little less young, I totally get it. These days I...

Worthy to Print Column | You Are Never Alone

Have you read any good books lately? I have given up rating films as someone always has a different opinion. However, books are another thing. I’m always looking for good books. “To Kill a Mocking Bird” or “The Yearling” are a couple of books...

Funny Papers Again Column | Do Svidaniya, Priyatyl, Do Svidaniya

For those of us who are now in our seventh decade, and those of decades more, there are certain times in history that may influence us in often-profound ways. It stands to reason, then, that any news story which gobbled up precious air time...

Window on the World Column | From the Shattered Glass of Broken Dreams

It’s the call no parent ever wants to receive. Saturday night and you are relaxing at home. You receive the news that your child has been in a bad car accident far away from home and is trapped in the wreckage. Time stopped still...

Letter to the Editor | Tales of the Baddies

To the Editor: We much enjoyed Steve Wilson’s column about gangsters he has known — or at least, thought about (“Words From One Bad Guy to Another,” June 29). It’s exciting to review the daring exploits of these cunning reprobates and satisfying when the sheriff...

Worthy to Print Column | Fireworks Are Not Toys

You know I like to start off with a nice story about someone local or something good that has happened here in Gonzales or South County. I can’t do that this week because of some reprobates that don’t understand that firecrackers and cherry bombs...

Funny Papers Again Column | Will America’s Past Dictate America’s Future?

We have just celebrated this country’s 246th birthday, a new country born with the words “We the people of the United States of America …”; this was the first time the name appeared to the world. This new country was democratically governed, economically capitalistic...

Local News

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published Sept. 21, 2022

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY Aug. 231:34 a.m. Criminal threats on S Russ St.5:08 a.m. Outside Agency Assistance...