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Exciting times for development in Patterson should provoke cautious, thoughtful planning
by PI Staff
Jul 17, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
New home construction is on the rise again here in Patterson, and distribution centers seem to be taking root nicely in the prime ag-land that once made this area famous for its apricots, but plann...
Change is what you make of it
I am a firm believer that change is a beautiful, strange and daring thing to behold. Just like any other natural occurrence, change is a certainty—be it age, beauty, intelligence, personal values o...
Jun 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redefining who we are
Although Patterson has suffered quite a bit of heartbreak these last few weeks due to the alarming amount of shootings and theft taking place, I believe we should never let these instances define w...
May 28, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helping out the homeless
Residents: I am thoroughly pleased with the number of responses attributed to last week’s article regarding the homeless in Patterson. A lot of wonderful and insightful ideas were spread about, and...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking back our town
By Brooke Borba Patterson Irrigator I doubt many of you are unfamiliar with the homeless problem sweeping across the West Side, primarily in Patterson. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, ...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect your child from abduction
A recent turn of events has caused a ruckus lately within our office after an 8-year-old girl was nearly abducted by an unknown stranger while walking her dog on Poppy Avenue. Although the girl esc...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Low-income, middle-class students challenged by college tuition hikes
By Brooke Borba Patterson Irrigator The end of the school year is drawing near and many college graduates are bidding their time before collecting their diplomas this May and June. Although most gr...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's make a change
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend
There are certain disasters we can’t control—typhoons, droughts, sickness, etc.—no matter what precautionary measures we may take. But there are some ways we can make a difference; there are some w...
Website crash
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 recommendations | email to a friend
As many may have noticed, the Patterson Irrigator website experienced sporadic technical issues Monday, Feb. 10 to Thursday, Feb. 13. The website became inaccessible to residents and administrators...
Why newspapers are still relevant
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 336 336 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, there has been an entire upheaval about the system of relaying information, including the business associated with newspapers. Why bother subscribing to your local newspaper when you can ...
Honoring the past and transcending expectations
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 326 326 recommendations | email to a friend
“For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.” ― T.S. Eliot
Patterson's holiday madness
Dec 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 342 342 recommendations | email to a friend
The holidays are drawing near, and the city of Patterson is just buzzing with activity. That can be a good thing, or a bad thing when you’re in my shoes. There are many organizations, volunteers an...
Patterson, we thank you
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 372 372 recommendations | email to a friend
Gratitude is, without a doubt, one of the most important qualities that we can possess as a society. Without it, all positive contributions and experiences could not receive merit, and would be les...
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