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There’s more to the economy than unemployment rates

It took the Golden State a few months to take the lead, but we finally did it: as of February 2024, California finally caught up with Nevada and we are now the U.S. state with the highest unemployment rate at 5.3%.

16 arrested in Southern California prostitution sting operation

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department conducted a “John” prostitution sting operation in the city of Perris and arrested 16 individuals.

Two Imperfect Messengers Take On Abortion

In the summer of 2019, as a crowded Democratic primary was picking up speed, Joe Biden was on the defensive, pummeled by abortion-rights groups...

Annual Gathering of the People celebrates culture

Noli Indian School celebrated its 17th annual Gathering of the People on its Soboba Reservation campus April 4, prior to its week-long Spring Break.

Better to be safe than sorry

President Harry Truman once said, “The lessons of history we don’t learn can come back to bite us. How quickly we forget things in politics. One thing I never forgot is the 1948 presidential election. The media were all agog over New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey beating “Give ‘em hell” Harry Truman.

You don’t know diddly-squat about writing

Welcome to the club. I never knew a writer who just sat down at a desk and a typewriter (or computer today) and wrote a perfect thousand words. We all learn the hard way: "Write one word, one sentence, one paragraph at a time.

Writers’ Corner

I received a note from a writer who wishes to remain anonymous. She has submitted her book to several agents who like it but can't find a publisher. "Too short" is their response. She insists that the book is a short novel and doesn't understand the rejections.

Why are some books more popular than others

The question has come up many times in my writing career. Frankly, there are no specific answers. One day, fiction tops the chart; another day, non-fiction does. When "Gone With the Wind" was published, writers started clicking on their manual typewriters to emulate other sagas, and so it went.

Why write?

Edna from Murrieta surprised me with the question: "Why would any sane person want to write? It seems so hard and depressing."

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16 arrested in Southern California prostitution sting operation

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department conducted a “John” prostitution sting operation in the city of Perris and arrested 16 individuals.

Two Imperfect Messengers Take On Abortion

In the summer of 2019, as a crowded Democratic primary was picking up speed, Joe Biden was on the defensive, pummeled by abortion-rights groups...

Annual Gathering of the People celebrates culture

Noli Indian School celebrated its 17th annual Gathering of the People on its Soboba Reservation campus April 4, prior to its week-long Spring Break.

Margot Robbie making ‘Monopoly’ movie and Blumhouse reviving ‘Blair Witch’

Margot Robbie has her sights on another toy. The “ Barbie ” producer and star is making a Monopoly movie, with Hasbro and Lionsgate behind it, the companies announced Wednesday at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas.
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