Editorials

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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Sunday, do something truly special

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Mom. It’s a big job. There are all types of moms—those with whom we share physical traits, those who adopt, those who foster, and those who choose to be in our lives because they care so deeply. Mother’s Day on Sunday provides a fantastic opportunity to show your mom deep gratitude for all that she does each and every day. […]

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Once again these high gas prices drive us nuts

Soon, school will be out and the summer driving season will be upon us. Already the price of gasoline has shot back up, and the reason it has spiked points to the same song and dance we get every year: A refinery goes down, OPEC curbs production, a pipeline breaks—and all the while the U.S. demand for oil inches back […]

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