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Remembering My Father as a Man’s Man

Remembering My Father as a Man’s Man

On this Father’s Day, I recall things about my Dad that only a daughter would remember. He lived an amazing life, an unbelievably rich and full life, a life that’s worthy of a best-selling novel or Academy Award-winning movie. He had so much charisma that men wanted to be him and women, well, they just […]

Gun Control: The Path to 60 Votes

Gun Control: The Path to 60 Votes

I watched national TV news this weekend, something I usually avoid because it’s just too full of violence, death, destruction and mayhem. I cringed when the news (repeatedly) reported the tragedy of five women who were burned alive in a limousine on the San Mateo Bridge, a bridge I frequently transited during my seven years […]

When Does A Person Become Old?

When Does A Person Become Old?

The traditional designation for age – 65 years – has no basis in biology. Many people are vigorous and active at 65. Others are sick and inactive at 40. The fact is that 65 years became the basis for being considered old because age 65 was chosen as the age for retirement in Germany, the […]

Keeping your kids safe while using the Internet

Keeping your kids safe while using the Internet

Allowing kids to use the Internet without supervision is like allowing them to leave home and explore a major city all by themselves. The Internet presents a vast amount of information and resources, much of which is not suitable for children. Although we cannot watch our kids every minute, parents can use strategies to help […]

2013-2014 Rogers Scholars named at CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus

2013-2014 Rogers Scholars named at CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus

PALM DESERT – Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus has announced the 16 recipients of the prestigious Rogers Scholars awards for the 2013-2014 academic year. They include: Monserrath Ancona, Jason Paul Curodeau, Heaven Lee Douglas, Nathan Dunn, Debra Freeland, Amanda Harrison, Sarah King, Robert Lien II, Alba Lopez, Virginia Masters, Marzena Richardson, Susanna Romig, […]

Deficit projected to decline in 2013

Deficit projected to decline in 2013

In what has been a year desperate for real economic improvements, the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) announced that the projected federal deficit would drop to roughly $642 billion for 2013. The deficit was $1.086 trillion in 2012, marking the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits for the country. The CBO is the nonpartisan agency […]

Parents play a pivotal role in keeping kids out of gangs

Parents play a pivotal role in keeping kids out of gangs

By Investigator Lance Colmer  On May 7, members of the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force assisted investigators from the Palm Desert Station in the identification and arrest of a male suspect wanted in connection with a March 2013 assault with a deadly weapon investigation. In a press release, the Palm Desert Police announced […]

UC Workers Vote to Strike

UC Workers Vote to Strike

Healthcare Union Approves Strike Across 10 University of California Campuses STATEWIDE – AFSCME 3299, which represents nearly 13,000 University of California Patient Care Technical Workers, announced Tuesday, May 7 that its members have voted to authorize a strike with more than 97 percent support. Thousands of votes were cast over a three day period last […]