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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Trauma survivors encouraged to self-screen for PTSD

Veterans, service members and civilians are encouraged to take a 50-second self-screen, June 27, on PTSD Screening Day for posttraumatic stress disorder.


We, as a country, have slipped into digression. The government didn't do that to us. We've done it to ourselves. How often have you heard someone say things that remind you of something your grandmother might have been saying back during the Great Depression? Not as often as we should. Because of our bad habits, we have some serious personal problems.

For Black Americans, lifesaving medical care too often leads to lifelong...

Maurice Handy of Charlotte, North Carolina, was diagnosed with stage 4 medullary thyroid cancer. Following surgery, he needed chemotherapy for life. He had no insurance to cover treatment at an estimated cost of $10,000 monthly.

Toad-al Misconceptions

News flash! Camels don't store water in their humps! (The humps are actually full of fat.) It's a myth that wolves howl at the moon! (They howl because it's night and that's when they're active). Eating food within 5 seconds of dropping it on the floor is not safe after all.

Letter to the Editor

I was truly saddened to read all the great publicity given by the Chronicle to the R-rated Paranormal Cirque coming to our valley this week, complete with trendy pictures. What a catch of free publicity for the dark-horror show! As if our nation isn’t seeing enough blood and gore with mass shootings each week - and with violence & sexual perversion at an all time high - we are now importing this sleaziness into our community!

Massive Open Online Course on Ending Violence Against Children Launches

A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) presents evidence-based strategies and approaches to preventing and responding to violence against children.

The pandemic showed us how many American families are left hungry....

According to the USDA, 38 million Americans don’t have enough food to eat. Nearly a third of those are children. Black families are three times as likely as whites to experience what experts call “food insecurity” — not knowing where your next meal will come from. One in six Hispanic households are short on food, compared to one in 10 nationally. 

Casino to host four job fairs

The Morongo Casino Resort & Spa is scheduled to hold four job fairs this month, where it hopes to hire hundreds of workers.


I am not surprised at all the massacres at the hands of young men with firearms. They are not limited in race, color or ethnicity. However, the leading force is white young men. There are exceptions, of course. White young men are angry as hell and they are responding in a way to get attention. Believe me; they are getting the attention they attempt to draw.

The Gorilla

Our family once took a few days off to visit Orange County and while there, we visited a local mall. My husband gave our two daughters some spending money and told them they could buy whatever they wanted. Of course, they were more than thrilled and ran off to spend their wad. We met up with them an hour or so later.