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Today's Opinions

  • Social media murder

    Many of us take to Twitter or Facebook to share the joys of life. Our digital connectedness makes it easy to update others on the birth of a grandchild, a big job promotion or the perfect vacation.
    Sadly, it also provides a potentially high-profile channel for those filled with hate and rage, from anonymous online commenters to terrorists in the Middle East and a cold-blooded killer at a shopping mall in Virginia.

  • The demise of human customer service

    Older people, such as myself, like to think we’ve acquired the wisdom of the ages, but when it comes to the modern world, the young’uns have a leg up on us.
    That occurred to me when I had some questions about my cell phone account, and I didn’t want to sit on the phone all day trying to get the answers I was seeking. So I decided to go to the local office and talk, face to face, with a customer service representative.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - August 28, 2015

    THUMBS UP! MUSIC FEST DIDN’T DISAPPOINT
    Kudos to Wid Slick, Ray Valdez and to everyone else who worked hard to put on this past weekend’s Meadow City Music Festival. The performers selected to be a part of the three-day event drew big crowds to both the Plaza Park area and to the Serf Theatre. Kudos also to all of the performers who showed up and provided their audiences with great shows. Turn to Page B7 for photos from the music festival.

    THUMBS UP! PEOPLE’S FAIRE IS THIS WEEKEND

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 28, 2015
  • Just a Thought - What to do when you hit a milestone

    By Rick Kraft

    Today I hit a milestone. I have a file folder on my computer that inside it has numbers assigned to each column that I have submitted for publication. Starting with number one, a May 2001 column titled “Choices We Make,” the columns are numbered consecutively all the way up to 799.

    Today I submit column number 800. It is a milestone for the “Just a Thought” column that has taken over 15 years to reach.

    So what do you do when you reach a milestone in your life? You celebrate and then move on. Let me explain.

  • Another perspective - Home-safe-home

    By Tony Hernandez and Terry Brunner

    Some say the electric feeling of buying and moving into your own home never wears off. When you own the floors you’re standing on, the walls surrounding you and the roof over your head, you also own great satisfaction from the hard work that resulted in your home becoming yours.

    Yet, just as it was hard work to achieve the American Dream of homeowner-ship, being responsible for maintaining and, inevitably, repairing your own home can be just as much hard work.

  • Editorial Roundup - August 28, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press
     
    The Vallejo Times-Herald on transparency in police shooting cases (Aug. 19):
    In the wake of Ferguson, California this month became the first state in the nation to outright ban the use of secret grand juries to investigate police killings of civilians.

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 28, 2015

    Mora a county of strong faith
    The Mora Fiestas went well this year. There were several floats with good messages, such as the one for Pro Life. In my day abortion was never even thought of.
    I had a float on Divine Mercy  as a memorial for Pope John Paul the second who died on the eve of Divine Mercy. He felt the only hope for this troubled world was prayer. The Divine Mercy prayer has worked many miracles in my life.