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March 23, 2023

Worthy to Print Column | Cold Enough for You?

It sure is cold enough for me. This morning I had to get up early to go to a dentist appointment over in Monterey. When the old alarm clock said, “It’s time to get up,” I just pulled the covers up and said to...

Guest Column | New Year Could Mean a New You Through ‘Fresh Start Effect’

For many of us, the new year represents a fresh start, and that is a concept that holds a lot of power. Hitting our internal “reset” button on Jan. 1 gives us the mental clarity and internal incentive to put our best foot forward...

Funny Papers Again Column | Sadness and Gladness in Stormy Weather

“It must first be said that with increased residential and agricultural use and improved water management, flood concern is not what it was a few decades back.” Regarding the above statement, if I can be forgiven for using baseball metaphors at the height of football...

Letter to the Editor | New House Majority Will Threaten Our Rights

To the Editor: Two years after the deadly attack on our country on Jan. 6, 2021, it’s hard to ignore that the House of Representatives is now controlled by those who embraced and fueled Trump’s Big Lie.  According to the Washington Post, over 70% of all...

Worthy to Print Column | Riding in the Pickup

You know, living in the Salinas Valley is a pretty cool place to live. Except for the rain we have been enjoying lately, it is very much like the valley I grew up in. Well, maybe not as cool. In the summer we could...

Window on the World Column | The Sparkly Glasses

On the occasion of my sister’s 50th birthday — were she still alive — I was up in San Francisco with my friend. I really struggled with the fact that sister should be celebrating her big milestone birthday with the world who loved her,...

Funny Papers Again Column | ‘If It Keeps on Rainin’, the Levee’s Gonna Break’

Many of you, or some of you, or heck maybe none of you will, recognize the title of today’s column as the opening lyrics of the song “The Levee’s Gonna Break” made popular by Led Zeppelin in 1971 (actually it is a re-working of...

Letter to the Editor | Greenfield Coat Drive a Big Success

To the Editor: The sixth annual Greenfield Coat Drive to help the homeless was a big success. More than 200 new and gently used coats and sweaters were donated. A very big “Thank You” to Jose at the Science Center. I would never be able to have...

Worthy to Print Column | You Say It’s Your Birthday

“You say it’s your birthday, well it’s my birthday too, yeah. They say it’s your birthday, we’re gonna have a good time. I’m glad it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday to you. Yes we’re going to a party.” I’ve told you before that I enjoy living...

Window on the World Column | The Year That Was and the One to Come

I’ve never been much of a fan of the “Year in Review” news magazines that are a key post in the ground at the end of each year. I don’t mind recalling the good stuff; but I would not choose to go there with...

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...