Category archives for: Columnists

My Town: It’s not your grandpa’s Halloween!

Bob Emery

When did Halloween turn into an excuse for adults to drink, carouse, debauch and otherwise make a fool of one’s self while dressed in ghoulish tresses, a la Michael Jackson?

Wooton: Finding the right care level for your teen

Will Wooton

It often baffles me that so many families miss the mark identifying what the issues are with teens.

Elias: Kashkari’s fire may give him a future

Thomas Elias

No candidate likes to admit in October that he has virtually no chance to win the office he’s running for. So it is today with Neel Kashkari, who is Gov. Jerry Brown’s reelection opponent.

My Town: Why not try traveling the lesser-known path?

Bob Emery

As I have written many times, road trippin’ is a passion of mine. I love nothing better than to be driving somewhere, anywhere, on the open road. I don’t need a particular destination, just a road to somewhere.

Roost: Striking fear in the hearts of the electorate

Amy Roost

Striking fear in the hearts of the electorate is a much more efficient way of garnering votes than troubling with educating the electorate and opening up messy cans of substance.

Hemphill: Would you build a plant in California?

Allen Hemphill

Sacramento is slow to awaken to the exit of California jobs.

Cronin: Killing the Starfish

Barry Cronin

Yes, we do need to attack and destroy known enemy targets, but we need also keep in mind the pieces will eventually grow back, and ofttimes somewhere else.

Guest column: ‘Fresh thinkers’ needed on school board

Mr. Collins is protected, but I believe we need some fresh thinkers on the PUSD board and hope the electorate will recognize that come voting time.

Lyles: United Nations is a great idea that is simply not working

Dick Lyles

We should either make it work or stop wasting precious resources pretending it is.

Roost: Two changes could make United Nations more effective

Amy Roost

A more democratic, powerful and ultimately more representative U.N. system could act as a conduit for international cooperation and the securing of basic human needs.

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