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webmaster | 12/12/12

Lost in the fog. Stepping out of my truck in front of Black Bear Diner early yesterday I found myself the only patron a little after 6 a.m. “Excuse me,” said a voice from another truck that pulled up in front. A man in an orange vest asked this local yokel, “Can you tell me how to get to northbound 99?” I replied that some of the on ramps were under construction and closed. He said, “I know. I work for Caltrans and have to get to work.”

While he kept shaking his head at my directions in the warm truck I kept shaking outside in the cold. I gave him precise directions and he drove away disappearing into the white hazard. Hope he found the freeway. Maybe that’s why it’s taking so long to get the construction completed.

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Good folks and a yoke. Twins or co-winkadinks? Yours truly stopped by Madera Honda-Suzuki recently and spoke with owner Bob Wilson. Waiting patiently for him to help a customer and observing his height, hair and mannerisms, the first thing that came to this meager mind was how much he looked like Vineyard Restaurant owner Chris Mariscotti.

Don’t know which came first, Chris or Bob, or the chicken or the egg or yoke, but they are both great folks who, especially this time of year, help the less fortunate of our community...


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