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Community calendar
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor: Many hundreds of Patterson families by now have in their hands the 2014 community event calendar, a project of one of our local Boy Scout troops. It contains nearly 200 listings of school, ...
Them darn streets in Patterson
EDITOR: After living 10 years in your fair city and driving and avoiding them high-performance, tail-gating insistent cretins—whether it be fair or foul weather and driver be teen-ager, a mom with ...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deja vu all over again!
Tuesday evening, March 18, the City Council was presented with proposed Ordinance #766, which would have increased their cost of stipend and benefits by more than 1,000 percent—yes, more than tenfo...
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t take away our school’s sheriff
EDITOR: Hello, my name is Wendi Fernandez. I am a student at Patterson High School, and it has been brought to my attention that there will no longer be a Stanislaus County Sheriff on our school’s ...
Mar 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Response to StanCOG Road Tax
Once again, StanCOG (Stanislaus Council of Governments) wants a road tax to fix roads in cities and East-West road projects. The matching funds they described is the money you pay in taxes yearly a...
Mar 13, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teen Talk: Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving is a time of year that I personally hate because it ruins the rest of my year. I have to wake up one hour earlier, and I really hate going to school it is dark outside. I have a wei...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teen Talk: Chaos in the classroom
You can’t deny it—there’s quite a lot of people who cause chaos in their classes. These kids are throwing back remarks at their teachers, making insults at fellow classmates and not bothering to tu...
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stolen sentimental items
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR: The latest thing stolen from the front of my property is my bird bath. It had great sentimental value. I purchased it over 20 years ago because it reminded me of my sons when they were youn...
Teen Talk: Under Pressure
Feb 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR:  I’m pretty sure everyone has something that is constantly pressuring them. Me? I am constantly worried about how I’m going to get into a good college, and if I’m going to get any scholarsh...
Motorcycles in the valley
Feb 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR: I have to write about how deadly is it to ride a motorcycle in the valley. It seems every time I take the Harley out, cars, trucks and SUVs seem to just want to be right up my rear (or fend...
Help Silvia Soberanis
Feb 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
I'm teary eyed as I write this asking for your help. Every time I think of my best friend Silvia Soberanis (local resident and former West Side Pantry president) laid up in a rehabilitation hospita...
Teen Talk: Youth Writing Club
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Writers Club is a place to share your opinion and point-of-view. You can be as creative as you want through your writing.
Teen Talk: Valentine's Day
Feb 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
In honor of Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, members of the Youth Action Commission will offer tips and tricks to create a fun, festive Valentin...
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