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    It’s a Small Small World

    Have you ever encountered another human‐being that in some way awakened you?


    Our community will benefit

    Three weeks ago my wife and I brought Noelana into our home. She is a wonderful addition to our family and we have seen a great deal of growth in her during this short time. Noelana is a Siamese kitten who had become lost or abandoned in the Parlier area and the fine people at The Cat House on the...


    Worst president ever

    When Gutzon Borglum began to carve the heads of the four presidents into Mount Rushmore and later, following his death, his son, Lincoln Borglum, finished the enormous project it was intended to honor leaders of America who had done great things.


    “American Sniper”

    When Howard Stern interviewed Bradley Cooper on satellite radio in early December, Howard asked how someone as old as 84-year-old Clint Eastwood could have possibly directed such a remarkable film at his advanced age. Cooper, whose portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is positively metamorphic and, ...


    Letters to the Editor - Feb. 5, 2015

    Salt-in-the-wounds - Fire danger - Transparency of Austin Quarry - Wonderful decorations - Breath of fresh air


    Oil from plastic

    Did you know that approximately 7% of global oil reserves are used to produce plastic bags - and that nearly 900 million barrels of crude oil (a nonrenewable energy source) are used every year to make plastic?


    Falling gas prices mask hidden tax

    So why is it that while other states are now enjoying gas prices of less than $2 per gallon, California is still paying higher prices? Due to high taxes and costly regulations, our state’s gas prices are higher than other states. It’s been that way for years. But what’s new ...


    Letter to Editor

    Outstanding musicians


    Congressman McClintock remarks on president’s state of the union speech

    Congressman Tom McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor Jan. 21 in regards to President Obama’s Jan. 20 State of the Union Address:


    The protein myth

    When my son was a teenager, he was a serious Nordic ski racer and was good enough to compete in junior national competitions. The training was brutal but being a teenage boy in need of adventure, the harsh winter conditions and twice a day workouts focused and directed him.

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