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Commentary: A parked car in summertime is no place for kids or animals

July 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Commentary

By People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Even if you’ve heard it a million times, lives continue to be lost and the message bears repeating: on a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to well over 100 degrees in just minutes, even with the windows slightly open– a fact […]

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Commentary: Community coming forward to address litter issue

July 8th, 2014 · No Comments · Commentary

By Cory Bilicko Managing editor In a June 20 commentary I wrote entitled “How a local middle school ‘distinguishes’ itself,” I expressed my frustration with living behind Hughes Middle School and the irony that a California Distinguished School that has won numerous awards for its environmental efforts would have so much litter present on and […]

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Commentary: How a local middle school ‘distinguishes’ itself

June 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Commentary

By Cory Bilicko Managing editor Not all of us are lucky enough to say we live right next to a “California Distinguished School.” But I can. I reside directly behind Hughes Middle School, which, in addition to earning that high distinction, has won numerous awards for its environmental efforts. In fact, last year, the U.S. […]

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Commentary: Main Street menace: Assembly Bill 1522

April 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Commentary

By John Kabateck Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business Sometimes the proposals that the [California] Legislature comes up with are enough to make small employers feel ill. Such is the case with Assembly Bill 1522, the proposed mandatory paid sick-leave bill authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez. AB 1522 mandates that all employers provide paid […]

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Commentary: Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for our nation’s children

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Commentary

By Kevin Concannon USDA Under Secretary Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple […]

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