Thoughts from the Publisher | Sept. 30

Although most of us are aware of fraud that can be perpetrated through our telephones, social media, email and regular mail, I thought I’d give our readers a reminder of a particular hoax that is, after many years, still showing up in email accounts. Since it’s sometimes found under spam, that’s where I looked and…

Thoughts from the Publisher | Aug. 5

Earlier this week I decided to write this week’s column on unsolicited phone calls. We have them come into our home daily between 8am and 10am–even on the weekends. Even if we wanted to sleep in, we know it isn’t going to happen. The phone calls start every morning about 15 minutes before my alarm…

Thoughts from the Publisher | July 29

Being quite athletically challenged, I enjoy watching those displaying their expertise in various sports. Every two years, I have the opportunity to get my fill of viewing the experts during the Olympic Games. During the 1984 Olympics here in the Los Angeles area, I vividly remember having a fabulous experience at three different events. After…

Thoughts from the Publisher | July 15

In August of 1993, police officer Abel Dominguez, while sitting in his police cruiser doing some paperwork, was shot three times, once in the head resulting in his partial paralysis. In less than two months from now, the man convicted of the crime is yet again up for a parole hearing. Since we do not…

Thoughts from the Publisher | July 1

Although June weddings have passed for this year, couples will continue to declare their love in 2016 and will do so legally every month of this year– and for every year hence forward. Using the word “legally” can bring about questions for those planning formal weddings, standing in front of a judge at a courthouse,…

Thoughts from the Publisher | June 24

We have all experienced impolite behavior directed at us by total strangers. Sometimes the rudeness takes the form of a nasty hand gesture or a terse remark regarding our driving, appearance or some other situation that is really none of that person’s business. I recently read of such a situation posted on the Facebook account…