Wind, rain and all sorts of bad weather Sat, Feb 06 2016 12:00 PM

Last weekend as I lay dying, felled by the worst man-cold in the history of sickness and human suffering, my thoughts turned not to mortality and a wasted life. They were of Bubba and Bessy.
B & B are residents of “The Jungle,” an [..]

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Glad he is not here to see what happened

I miss Tom Basinski. The retired cop turned author used to write a column for The Star-News, “Behind Police Lines,” until his death in 2015. The stories about life as a beat cop were always good for insight to the law enforcement profe [..]

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Careful who you have decide menu

At the micro level, developers are not inherently evil people. I have yet to be whipped by their tails or gouged by the tiny horns on their heads. And while I may have been made woozy by the hint of sulphur that trails behind them as they rush to gra [..]

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Playing the odds in your favor

What has greater odds against: the chance of winning the estimated $700 million Powerball jackpot this weekend or finding a Southern Californian who does not stand with mouth agape staring out the window as water gushes from the sky? Incidentally, [..]

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Good year for having a laugh

What's it say that some of the year’s best laughs and chuckles were provided by those who spent thousands of dollars belonging to their friends, neighbors, well-wishers and business interests? If nothing else it tells me that if you were lo [..]

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