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Roasted butternut squash is ready for use in a variety of dishes. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Season offers lots of reasons to fall for butternut squash

Laura Woolfrey Macklem November 15, 2022
Butternut squash might be tan and plain on the outside, a real ho-hum in comparison. But underneath is a brilliant orange flesh surpassing the flavor of all others. Roasted, zoodled or steamed, cook with it and you will fall for butternut squash.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: 2024 could amount to another election debacle

Tom Morrow November 12, 2022
Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden should retire and step aside for fresh talent from the Republican and Democratic parties. Such leaders would pump fresh air into a present-day stodgy political atmosphere.
A coyote is pictured at Point Reyes National Seashore in October 2021. (Photo by YS via Unsplash)

EarthTalk: Get used to coyotes staying in urban environments

Dylan Stoll November 12, 2022
As many experts agree, the coyote is an incredibly adaptive animal. This evolutionary advantage has kept the species not only surviving but thriving in response to human expansion. This is one of the reasons the coyote has prevailed where other species have faltered and why their sightings have only increased along with urbanization.

Point of View: What does it mean for a reporter to take a ‘hit’ for the team?

Roman S. Koenig November 7, 2022
A threat against a journalist for attempting to take the temperature of local politics warrants exposure and response.
Brig. Gen. William “Billy” Mitchell. (Army photo)

Historically Speaking: The court martial of an aviation visionary

Tom Morrow October 15, 2022
Aviation pioneer Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell correctly predicted what lay ahead in 20th Century warfare, but at great personal cost. His vision into the future cost him a career in the Army Air Corps.
Whether you’re a small investor or a company CEO, or neither, monitoring the daily Dow Jones Industrial Average is a way of keeping tabs on the pulse of the nation’s business health. (Photo by Markus Spiske via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: When Mr. Dow met Mr. Jones

Tom Morrow September 29, 2022
Whether you’re a small investor or a company CEO, or neither, monitoring the daily Dow Jones Industrial Average is your way of keeping tabs on the pulse of the nation’s business health, and that’s certainly everyone’s business.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: Parent group researched by teachers union

Marsha Sutton September 17, 2022
Recently uncovered emails reveal that the California Teachers Association engaged in research, some have called it spying, on the local bipartisan Parent Association group.
The White House is pictured in June 2020. (Photo by Tabrez Syed via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: A historical assessment of 14 presidents

Tom Morrow September 17, 2022
During the last half of the 20th century and through much of what has passed thus far in this century, there often has been less than stellar performances on the part of U.S. presidents. These are my personal subjective assessments, not from a political, but from a “historical,” point of view.
This summer, as you gaze at countertops full of produce, be creative with your harvest and find ways to enjoy squash all year long. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Squash is a summer staple full of potential

Laura Woolfrey Macklem August 21, 2022
This summer, as you gaze at countertops full of produce, be creative with your harvest and don’t squash the opportunity to enjoy it all year long.
Working for Britain’s Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War is where author Ian Fleming got his ideas for creating 007, James Bond. (Photo by Kristaps Ungurs via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: The man who would be Bond

Tom Morrow August 21, 2022
The British spy hero James Bond was created by a former Royal Navy intelligence officer. The fictitious Bond was the hero character of Ian Fleming, who was a planner and coordinator of clandestine operations during World War II.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: The deafening sound of crickets

Marsha Sutton August 12, 2022
It’s not easy for the public to understand what’s really going on with the the San Dieguito Union High School District redistricting map when the major players won’t talk about it. All we have to go on are a few facts, as minimal as they may be, and educated speculation.
President John F. Kennedy is pictured on a 1960s-era television set. (Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos via Unsplash)

Historically Speaking: The ‘Golden Age’ depends upon your age

Tom Morrow July 14, 2022
We often hear the phrase “that was back in the ‘golden age’” (of whatever you want to discuss — television, movies, lifestyle, politics, cars). Probably the most commonly discussed “golden age” has to do with communication — and, depending upon your age, that can take in a wide variety of subjects — magazines, newspapers, television and radio.
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