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Militia groups not allowed in California

GUEST OPINION

I read with interest your story on the so-called “militia,” given the assault on our Capitol by “3%ers” and “Oath Keepers” and other adherents of armed residents that have also gone so far as to plot the kidnapping and execution of Michigan’s governor. A quick Google shows us that all 50 states have laws regarding private armed groups, and California […]

Apology, changes highlight trying year

OUR VIEW

Last week, we had an issue in the delivery of our newspaper. First, we apologize to all of our loyal readers who had to wait a bit longer to get the newspaper. It was a situation that was out of our control, but that is no excuse. We always want to deliver our newspaper in a timely manner and that […]

Political Cartoon

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The sad tale of Bones, who tried and failed to gain power

BETWEEN THE LINES

 Once upon a time, in a small town far, far away, there lived a troubled soul. Bones, they called him. A slight man, he was always one to boast about his wealth and how he would be the one to step in when nobody else would. Bones, they said, wanted attention. Lots of attention. And he would do anything to […]

Main stream media madness

GUEST OPINION

In the last year, many things have been happening that should alarm anyone with any common sense. The Mainstream Media (MSM) and their Democratic partners have gone nuts. Last week several Democrats sent letters to major cable and network providers demanding that Newsmax, Fox News and One America News be removed from their platform for providing misinformation about the Jan. […]

City girl. What does it truly mean?

FIRST DRAFT

  A while ago, someone referred to me as a “city girl” when I was asking for help. They didn’t say it directly to my face, but instead was talking to someone else in a hushed voice saying, “Oh, you know those city girls.” At first, it made me think: Was that an insult? Should I take it as an […]

Cast adrift in a sea of gardening

PRICE POINT

 “You have no room for light, love is loston youI keep my lips redTo seem like cherries in the springDarling, you can’t let everything seem sodark blue”- Lana Del Rey, “Black Beauty” In 2020 I planted a plethora of flower bulbs: tulips, irises, giant orienpet lilies and hyacinths in a heterogenous mixture of varieties. Amongst these bulbs I’ve primarily planted […]

Patience a virtue in wanting vaccine

BETWEEN THE LINES

 I was looking through some of the folders on my computer and just happened to come across a story dated March 5, 2020. It was the first story in this newspaper about the Covid-19 pandemic. I was flabbergasted. Since that date, we have written stories on a weekly basis about the pandemic, which has killed more than 520,000 people in […]

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Covid and the (new) Bar Exam

MARIPOSA COUNTY, ESQ.

 The California Bar Exam is normally administered in February and July of each year. However, 2020 was anything but normal. As a result of Covid-19, the July 2020 exam was rescheduled to October 2020 and was administered online for the first time. California was one of 20 jurisdictions to replace the traditional in-person July Bar Exam with an October online […]


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