Ariel Castro, the man who kidnapped three women in Cleveland, Ohio, and kept them prisoners for about 10 years in his crummy old house, has pleaded guilty to 937 counts of kidnapping and just about everythin
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
By now, most Californians have probably heard that a huge geologic formation known as the Monterey Shale contains oil and natural gas in Saudi Arabian-style quantities, locked up in underground rocks lacing
School wouldn’t start until after Labor Day, or maybe when the harvest was in. I was too young to work for dad at his airport crop dusting business. The summer of 1959 seemed to be all fun, all day.
My mother had four brothers and only one sister, Clara. Mom always said her beautiful sister was born an adult and growing up it was as if she had two mothers.
“The hearts of the people are fickle...”
— Hosea 10:2
One of the challenges we face when all appears to be going well is that we may actually believe all IS well.
Calls are being heard for Anthony Weiner to drop out of the New York mayoral race, and for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to quit. Both men are standing their ground.
In 1917, Herman Brammer and his son, Will, decided to expand their shoe store and build that three-story, brick building that still stands on the north side of Yosemite Avenue.