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December 4, 2022

Worthy to Print Column | Getting Strong

As I begin this weekly addition to the greatest periodical in South Monterey County, I should warn you that some words might need explanation. OK, I can hear the mumbling. “What is this wanna-be Hemingway talking about this week?” That’s a fair question, so...

Window on the World Column | Best Nurse Ever

From a very young age, my baby girl had talked about going into nursing. When her auntie suggested that, maybe, vet school might be more up her alley, she responded that she could never work with animals; she loved them too much. It was shortly...

Funny Papers Again Column | Weird, Wonderful, Wacky World of Words

I am a reader. I would not venture to estimate how many books I have read since I was a lad in Greenfield, but I dare say it is in the thousands. Since July 28, I have read five books, two on the long...

Worthy to Print Column | We the People

I have mentioned often about my young life in Wasco and the field work I did before I left for the military. Well, it occurred to me this morning that you might have thought I was a deprived young man. To the contrary, I...

Funny Papers Again Column | A House Divided … You Know the Rest

Most historians cite the Battle of Bear Valley in 1924, a confrontation between the U.S. Army and Apache warriors, as the last battle fought on American soil. Our nation was born in The Revolutionary War and withstood wars of varying lengths: The War of...

Window on the World Column | The Dog Noodles and Other Sad Stories

Something just crept up inside my tiny brain and said, “Oh, you have vacation coming up next month with a lot of moving parts. Maybe you should check on some of those pieces?” I do listen these days when the female intuition kicks in,...

Worthy to Print Column | Just My Opinion

Today as I sit down to put my thoughts to paper, I am very troubled, maybe even frightened. I speak of the current political situation in our nation’s capital. I don’t suppose I need to reiterate the situations that are occurring. All you have...

Funny Papers Again Column | Stop, No Stop: A Two-Wheel Dilemma

When faced with an empty page and a brain to match with a deadline looming large on the near horizon, I usually just take a look back over the past week or two and draw upon a few random thoughts or experiences hoping it...

Window on the World Column | The Soup Diaries

They were the best of friends from a very young age. Though quite different — my sister was very bossy and her friend very sweet and accommodating — they were the ying to each other’s yang. I’m sure sister frequently got a good telling...

Worthy to Print Column | Remember to Slow Down

“Hi honey, how is it going?” My bride and the lady that makes life worthwhile for me walked over from the front door and gave me a peck on the cheek as she headed on into the kitchen. I could feel my heart skip...

Local News

State funding to help boost Soledad police patrols

SOLEDAD — Soledad Police Department has been awarded a $50,000 grant to increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to...