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Veteran Republican congressman’s reign in Riverside County under siege

For decades, Rep. Ken Calvert, 71, presided comfortably over this corner of the Inland Empire.

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo.

Longtime Inland Empire restaurant critic dies in Missouri car crash

Longtime Inland Empire restaurant critic Allan Borgen, who for decades hosted radio and public television shows that highlighted local eateries, died Saturday in a car crash in Missouri.

Tattoo’s – To Hell With Them?

Many years ago, as I was driving home from visiting my parents in Orange County, I received a phone call from my husband Bob.

Where do I start my story?

I am often asked, "Where is the best place to start my manuscript?" Good question. There are as many answers to this one as there are questions. What, for instance, is the nature of your story? Are you working on a biography, or is your story fiction? Is it romantic, or about someone with a major disadvantage who is struggling to reach goals in life?

WRITING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

I recently received an email from a young man in Temecula who asked if it was too late to write stories about Christmas. I'm letting him know now that magazines are filled to the gills for Christmas and New Years.

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.

WRITERS CORNER

Louise from Hemet asks “How do I find a publisher for my book?” Louise, that is a question every writer, especially newbies, would like to know the answer to.

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Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo.

Longtime Inland Empire restaurant critic dies in Missouri car crash

Longtime Inland Empire restaurant critic Allan Borgen, who for decades hosted radio and public television shows that highlighted local eateries, died Saturday in a car crash in Missouri.

Tattoo’s – To Hell With Them?

Many years ago, as I was driving home from visiting my parents in Orange County, I received a phone call from my husband Bob.

Plot or characters

During my illness, I received several inquiries about the importance of plotting and characterization in a novel.
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