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Young ‘Dynamite’ breaks a window; a longtime, local species is named for its lack of decency
I assume that all of us at one time or another have done or said something really stupid. I mean, downright thoughtless and probably embarrassing.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mourning Patterson’s zoo, awaiting more scams
Longtime Patterson residents (a dwindling number) remember when our community had a downtown theater. And in the 1940s, we had a drive-in theater south of town just outside the Crows Landing Naval ...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A trip down memory lane
Class reunions for some just aren’t what they used to be.
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incumbent councilmembers set Patterson Record
Never in the 94 years of Patterson city government have the names of all five incumbent councilmembers appeared on the same ballot. Never, until this year.
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patterson defeats Swift 2-0
First, let me note that we have just returned from over a week in Oregon, fortunately getting through the Northern California fires that devastated an area north of Weed. It was fun sitting in a ya...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time chugs forward
Here’s an idea. Encourage Tesla to erect its 10 million-square-foot building here, only require that it cover its roof with solar panels. Then provide all of Patterson with free electric service. O...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Housemate’s week of solitude comes to a close
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When our Congress can’t stop quibbling (that’s the mild term) long enough to appoint all of our ambassadors to other countries, then it’s time to admit our nation’s ills have hit an all-time low.
Concerns for personal safety and belongings
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
I won’t belabor the point, but Pattersonites are becoming concerned about instances of major crime in our community.
In response to Lustgarten’s letter
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Few Pattersonites who daily drove past that boarded-up derelict house on Sperry Avenue were shedding a tear after a fire of undetermined origin recently destroyed the structure. I, for one, should ...
Cramped quarters at local post office
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
It was nearly 50 years ago that the Patterson Post Office moved into its new digs at the corner of Salado Avenue and El Circulo. That’s a while back when this city’s population was well under 4,000...
Verbal battles often get nasty
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
There are seldom winners in a community fight. Verbal battles often get nasty when the finger-pointing begins. Justifiably or not, it escalates from there. And one is underway out at the Hammon Sen...
General observations about Apricot Fiesta’s 44th run
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
I … love a parade … da da da di da, da da da di … Another fun-filled Apricot Fiesta. Let’s started by thanking the heavens for ideal weather – cool mornings and just enough warmth throughout the da...
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