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The recent tragedy in the 2500 block of Columbus Street, where a pedestrian lost their life in a hit-and-run crash, is a stark reminder of the pressing issue of pedestrian safety in our community. As we mourn the loss of yet another life on our streets, we must act to prevent such incidents …

A letter writer to The Californian recently wrote that Trump would put America (meaning the United States) back to its rightful reputation as the greatest nation that has ever existed. Is this our right? A right in this sense is something given by a sponsor to a recipient. Who is the sponsor…

As a woman and mother, Women's History Month holds a special significance for me. It is a time to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of women throughout history and to celebrate the progress we have made. It seems in a constantly evolving world, we never seem satisfied. I personally like …

News headlines tell us that key figures involved in the formulation of immigration policy believe that America鈥檚 ills are the result of ideas and peoples coming into the United States from foreign countries. Some of those key figures portray our current immigrants as defective in their chara…

President Joe Biden is boasting about the recent stock market rally. He's right that stocks have been on a tear for the last 14 months. The S&P 500 hit 5,000 for the first time in history. That's up from 500 some 30 years ago.

One-hundred thirty-eight days ago, Hamas terrorists violently kidnapped innocent men, women and children from their homes in southern Israel and took them to Gaza.

I鈥檝e enjoyed the recent rain, but am mindful that the recent storms have caused some $10 billion of damage in California. Last year鈥檚 monstrous winter refilled our reservoirs but came with death and destruction that winter weather brings.

Perhaps you thought I was making it up when recently I wrote that California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Rodriguez knew me well. It is true. This is what happened.

As part of Black History Month, Cal State 优蜜传媒's Kegley Institute of Ethics featured CSUB professor of sociology Rhonda Dugan, Ph.D., who led a nuanced discussion of Black student experiences at CSUB. The upshot of which is that the Black students who spoke with her harbored a sense o…

Whether you realize it or not, you are impacting the next generation. For better or worse, your current attitudes and assumptions are shaping the way you interact with young people. Some choose to ignore the younger generation, citing the entitled attitudes and self-absorption that often cha…

California's biggest problem is up for debate. Sadly, there are many contenders vying for that dubious distinction. But instead of focusing on the problems, we need to be focused on solutions. Without rank, here are five chronic California problems where state leadership has completely faile…

We may be setting a record for the most elections in a single year. For many in Kern, Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties, it will feel like a civics lesson in electoral law. Four crucial races have no incumbent running, for four different reasons; and they will show up on your ballots in four…

In the heart of California, where the sunsets are as beautiful as that first kiss and the ocean gently caresses the shores, as the peasants toiled for mere shillings, an unease settled over all the land. It all began with a decree from Gov. Gavin Newsom, a proclamation that sent shivers down…

Our world is full of vulnerabilities and, as a mother, I want to be aware of every potential threat to not only my children, but to other youth. A threat that affects too many young people is teen dating violence.

What do the Ngogo chimpanzees of Uganda and street cops in major cities in the United States have in common? Camera crews. Netflix recently released a documentary called 鈥淐himp Empire,鈥 which follows the largest known chimpanzee group to show how they live. The director, James Reed, said in …

Don鈥檛 you just love to read the obituaries? Where a family is called upon to compress a whole lifetime into a very few words ... sometimes at the last minute. I鈥檝e thought it might be helpful to my family if I had already written down the dates and details of my life, then it would be easy f…

Many who are reading this article have a family member or friend who is dying. If you鈥檝e made arrangements to have hospice care for your loved one, you realize it鈥檚 just a matter of time until they take their last breath.

I met Dr. Jackie Kegley years ago when I was invited to be a judge at a series of annual ethics debates. She explained that there was something about ethics, not only as a philosophic enterprise that could get very abstract and out of reach very quickly, but as a way of life, that grabbed he…

I had a friend of a friend who I鈥檒l call Derrick. I first met Derrick in 2015 when he was the best man at my friend鈥檚 wedding. Derrick and my friend were college roommates and they played football together. Derrick went on to play in the NFL after they both graduated. He was a talented singe…

I wish I could find the words to feign humility and conceal my gloating over how Cal State 优蜜传媒 emeritus professor Frank Falero's opinion piece on Joe Biden ("Why Biden is a terrible president," Jan. 8) falls short.

Recently, Donald Trump has faced criticism for his embrace of racist rhetoric reminiscent of Nazi Germany. His response to the criticism was, of course, to keep doing it. More recently, he is making fun of Nikki Haley鈥檚 Indian first name, as he previously did with Barack Obama鈥檚 middle name,…

Former President Donald Trump again wants to be the Republican Party鈥檚 presidential nominee. Accordingly, he recently prevailed in the Iowa presidential caucus. Nonetheless, there is a real question as to whether he is legally eligible to run for the office and therefore whether his name wil…

Students in my introduction to psychology course learn that perceptions do not always correspond to reality: memories can be inaccurate; biases can create strong convictions that are incorrect but impervious to change; and gut feelings that something is true may just be indigestion. I鈥檒l cal…

Mae West once (probably more than once) said they can print good things about 鈥渕e;鈥 they can print bad things about 鈥渕e鈥; just print things about 鈥渕e.鈥 She was a master of promoting a product. That product was herself.

Recently, a close associate of mine was frustrated that his 20-year-old son couldn't change a flat tire on his own while driving home from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. This incident sparked an age-old debate: Are younger generations losing essential life skills? But it also led me to a more pre…

On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia began its current invasion of Ukraine. We are coming up on the second anniversary of that attack. Nobody thought Ukraine had any chance of fighting off the mighty Russian army. We even offered Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian president, a chance to flee to the West…

As one embarks on extended air travel across great distances, the phenomenon of jet lag results in an array of symptoms such as sleep deprivation, fatigue, unwelcome insomnia and crankiness, among others. Yet in our fast-paced era of air travel, an intriguing concept arises: the idea of 鈥渟ou…

I have been following with great interest the activities to restore and maintain a flowing Kern River through 优蜜传媒. The collective efforts of Bring Back the Kern and its supporters have resulted in an injunction from the Superior Court that, in the near term, achieves this ground-shif…

I drove alone on New Year鈥檚 Eve to the Rustic Rail, a recently opened Oildale honky-tonk. I was intent on seeing the Soda Crackers, one of my favorite local bands. On an impulse, after leaving an enjoyable early New Year鈥檚 Eve dinner party with several of my lady friends and unable to talk t…

With another school shooting, thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this horrendous crime. In the first few months of 2024, starting in January, there鈥檚 an abundance of breakfast prayer meetings around the country. There鈥檚 the 优蜜传媒, the Fresno-Clovis, the Idaho State, the Wyom…

In early December, my wife and I flew to Munich to begin a Danube River cruise. We hoped to visit historic European cities and take in some of the charming Christmas markets that are so much a part of the season. We planned to unwind, savor these magnificent places, and unplug from the news …