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Helping out the homeless
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
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 | 23 23 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 | 33 33 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 | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's make a change
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...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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Website crash
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...
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why newspapers are still relevant
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 ...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honoring the past and transcending expectations
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 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 | 241 241 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 | 269 269 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...
Grim aspects of Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping sprees
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 300 300 recommendations | email to a friend
Grim aspects of Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping sprees
Is Patterson losing its spirit?
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 414 414 recommendations | email to a friend
Fall festivities have begun, but instead of jack-o-lanterns on every corner, and strung up lights commemorating All Hallows’ Eve, I’m sorry to say that Patterson seems just as ordinary as any other...
No waste for the West Side
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 396 396 recommendations | email to a friend
After nearly two years in the making, Patterson’s homeless advocacy group Helping Others Sleep Tonight is about to open a homeless shelter in town as of Oct. 19. It couldn’t come soon enough, as fa...
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