Summer should not mean hunger for our nation's children
During the school year, about 31 million American children receive school meals through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program every day. When summer rolls around, though, o...
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Grilling season is upon us
My grill of choice is a model named after one of the founding fathers of Stockton, a Captain Weber. It produces smooth even heat with the warm familiar glow of charcoal. I use a briquette chimney t...
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A review of the movie 'Mom's Night Out'
“Mom’s Night Out” takes a wholesome look at the struggle many of us face in dealing with self-value.
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A Dog’s Life: How to read a dog’s behavior—body and tail
Knowing what any dog is thinking and feeling will put you ahead of the game in promoting social behavior
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City of Lights? I think not. More like City of Stairs!
Our travels beneath La Ville-Lumiere (City of Lights) began badly. It was only after several false starts that we arrived at the iconic Eiffel Tower.
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Hometown Girl: Summer reading challenge
When the mercury rises, I’m inclined to do four things—stay in a climate-controlled room, drink vats of iced coffee, take a nap and read a book.
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Taking care of business: New businesses open in shopping center
by Maddy Houk | Patterson Irrigator and Erick Torres
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Three new businesses in the Walmart anchored shopping center on Ward and Sperry Avenue offer a variety of merchandise for customers. Gamestop, Verizon Wireless and Great Clips are new additions to ...
On Eagles' Wings: Rebuilding the wall of our Christian heritage
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
“Therefore I positioned men behind the lower parts of the wall, at the openings; and I set the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. And I looked, and...
Calling all PHS alumni
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Next year, during the Labor Day weekend of 2015, we will be celebrating the centennial of Patterson High School’s first graduating class. On a personal note, three generations of my family have gra...
Reading dogs' behavioral habits
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It was so fast I’m not sure I saw it, but I know I sensed it. The merest hesitation. The slightest whisker flick. Then the other dog moved away. At the other end of my leash was Belle, one of our r...
Food and Travel: Under the Tuscan sun and rain
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Our first stop after leaving San Gimignano was the medieval town of Montepulciano to the south. The walled fortress-like town featured shops and restaurants open in the daytime, but they rolled up ...
Drought relief plan
by Elizabette Guecamburu | For the Patterson Irrigator
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
In case you hadn't noticed, we're in the middle of a drought. This season has been so dry that if it weren't for the showers we had a few weeks ago, I would have forgotten what rain sounds like. Ev...
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