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Publisher’s Ink: Can we stop shedding tears over immigration policy now?

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This line appears in the sonnet “The New Colossus” on a plaque located inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Poet Emma Lazarus was asked to write the sonnet in an effort to help raise funds to construct the statue’s pedestal. […]

2 Comments / February 19, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Active citizenship

EDITOR: Recently I’ve been exercising my rights as an American citizen. I have always voted and read various papers and publications to keep informed of our government. But whether my candidate has won or lost an election, until now I’ve always believed our democracy to be safe. Today I fear it is at stake due […]

6 Comments / February 15, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Looking for help in all the right and wrong places

Linda got a telephone call late one night from her father. The call worried her because her Dad seldom called and this time He said her mother was in the hospital again. Dad reminded her forcefully that they weren’t moving. They wanted to continue living at home but Linda knew they would now need some […]

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My Turn: Drought, flood and flow — time for changes

In California drought and flood cycles seem to go hand in hand. It is part of nature. Residents are forced to ration water one year and watch it go out the Golden Gate the next. For decades state officials rally around a water crisis, yet grapple with making hard decisions to reduce risk of the next […]

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Crib notes: A house divided

The Greatest Generation didn’t talk about emotional intelligence or have as many laws and procedures in place to protect our various rights and privacies. In 2017 people definitely seem to be more in tune with others and with themselves. So why is the country so divided? Some would say there’s nothing new with the recent […]

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Garden Guru: Native California buckeye

We have been blessed with an abundance of much needed rainfall so far this season. I’m grateful for the rain but must confess that these short, dark, rainy days have me longing for spring.  We have a local native tree that seems to share my sentiments. It never bothers waiting for spring. I’m talking about Aesculus californica, […]

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Multisociety letter on immigration

EDITOR: Among many reactions to the White House executive order on visas and immigration there is one that should be highlighted. On Jan. 31, 152 organizations representing a broad spectrum of professional scientific, engineering and education societies, national associations and universities wrote to the president and to congressional leaders to state their concern about the […]

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