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Primer on fatherhood not so easy to follow

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“The first mistake most new parents make is to take the baby home, leaving behind a hospital full of professionals.” So begins Chris Erskine’s book “Daditude: The Joys & Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood.” Doing our research for this editorial, we checked out titles on Amazon by searching “books about fatherhood.” Our query yielded thousands of choices. There are those that […]

America’s ‘longest day’ preserved country’s freedom

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Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day: June 6, 1944. It is one of three defining moments in American military history along with the defeat of the British at Yorktown in 1781 and the crippling of the Confederacy at Gettysburg in 1863 when the future of the nation hung in the balance while bloody events unfolded on the battlefield. It […]

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Caffeine-fueled residents put on the boxing gloves

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One good thing about our local city governments: They require developers to place “story poles” in the ground that show the size and scope of proposed developments so passersby—presumably concerned neighbors—can envision and discuss what’s being planned. Story poles are good in theory. People can see where a building is being proposed and how big it will be. But the […]

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Into the sunset goes the riderless horse

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The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. —Rev. Aaron Kilbourn This Monday, a black horse, escorted by a sergeant in the Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment—also known as the Old Guard— will walk solemnly down Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. The horse will carry no rider in the English saddle carefully strapped on top of a black blanket stretching […]

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Together we can stop the bleeding

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What’s the point of building a $60-million wildlife bridge over the 101 Freeway to save the area’s mountain lions if we’re just going to poison them all before it’s completed? An exaggeration? Maybe. But there’s no denying this region has a big rodenticide problem, and if something doesn’t change, Southern Californians could one day be talking about all pumas in […]

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