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Our Valley, home, is a most unique place in the world

"Familiarity breeds contempt" is an old saying freighted in truth. How one feels about home is a complicated thing, I suppose. I've lived here in the Valley for most of my life and quite often the Valley doesn't get respect from the people who live here; or the people who don't ever want to live here.

February 20, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


Texas governor is California dreaming

Everything is bigger in Texas.

February 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Opinion


Letters to the Editor published Feb. 20, 2013

Hard work is not what we seem to value

February 20, 2013 | | Opinion


Watch California's rich flee now that voters soaked them

Elections have consequences.

February 13, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


Texting: Modern babbling but it's done with fingers

I sent my first text Friday.

February 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Opinion


The 'bullet tax' will backfire

If you want to grow government these days, it seems the fashionable thing to do is invent new taxes. Two years ago, legislators conjured up an illegal fire "fee." Last year, they invented a confusing new lumber tax. Two voter-approved multi-billion dollar tax hikes later, and the politicians still want more of your money. This time they want to tax your ammunition.

February 13, 2013 | George Runner | Opinion


Letters to the editor published Feb. 13, 2012

Citizens for Ceres contacted attorney, not the other way around

February 13, 2013 | | Opinion


Patterson Walmart flies under radar, unlike Ceres

Patterson has done what Ceres has not, so far: Opened a Walmart Supercenter. It appears the project, which opened last month, dodged the bullet of the anti-Walmart forces.

February 05, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


Perhaps the EPA will try to invade Mexico next

The Environmental Perfection Agency is finally having its wings clipped.

February 05, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Opinion


Revenge of the O-Team

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

February 05, 2013 | Oliver North | Opinion


Letters to the Editor published on Feb. 6, 2013

How to go about ridding cats on your property

February 05, 2013 | | Opinion


The death of reason in the U.S. gun debate

I went to a family dinner at Applebee's on a recent Friday evening and one of my family members -- he shall remain unidentified -- was packing a .40-caliber handgun.

January 29, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


Taking things for free that aren't is still stealing even if on Internet

Information on the Internet should be free.

January 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Opinion


Letters to the Editor published Jan. 30, 2013

Bring on the Walmart Supercenter for it is already creating economic growth

January 29, 2013 | | Opinion


'Something for nothing' crowd is in the workplace

The re-election of Barack Obama illustrated that a majority of Americans have bought into the notion that government should overspend if (and only if) government takes care of them. In the real corporate world, any CEO with Obama's dismal record wouldn't have lasted four years but would have been turned out on his ear.

January 22, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


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Voters tend to 'go cheap' in deciding where to cast votes

"You get what you pay for." Often that's a truism that reflects the reality that if you buy cheap, you end up with cheap ...

February 28, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


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