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Posted on November 20 at midnight
Thank you Sister Janet, for all your efforts and care and for being such an exemplar - very much appreciated! And thanks for a lovely article Mr. Welch.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.Confucius 551-479 BC
Can't disagree with all of JarvisJarvis's comments, and it is enjoyable to read his/her reasoned and well-stated comments. Sadly, there are poor people of all stripes everywhere, and it is not as easy as one might think, even given (if true) $40k in 'services'.
Exact definitions notwithstanding... it's an extremely complex problem, and sadly one that is worsening. It is a safe bet that Sister Janet has more knowledge and experience with the poor than most of us, and we need to (continue to) listen to her.
We should all hope, as I do, to be more like Sister Janet, as we would be better off! Thanks for motivating us all.
On Sister Janet to the Rescue
Posted on September 4 at 7:20 p.m.
Thanks, Denise and Frank, for all your great service to our community and best of luck with new adventures.
On Big Changes on Bench
Posted on March 8 at 10:08 a.m.
Glad for Sonos. But I love Samys, lots of expertise, customer service, interesting and useful inventory, rentals, and quick, sometimes immediate, service for problems, all of which is not possible 'on-line'. Samys is definitely worth the cost of tax (and more) for me. Hope Samys moves to a good space.
On Sonos Leasing Gobs of Downtown Property
Posted on August 16 at 7:15 a.m.
Absolutely in favor of drug-sniffing dogs: It successfully keeps lots of drugs off campus, reduces the need for the teaching staff to be drug-monitors, and most importantly gives kids a very plausible reason to refuse drugs. Rather than the age-inappropriate 'my parents will kill me' they can simply say, 'the dogs will find it'. Marijuana is not what it used to be, and kids are highly susceptible to problems. 9% become chronic users, higher rates of psychosis, unintended pregnancy, etc. Dog monitoring / deterrence is effective, and relatively inexpensive, and now we know it works. Our kids are, by far, the most precious things in our lives; lets keep them healthy.
On Drug-Sniffing Dog Contract Considered for Renewal
Posted on February 22 at 5:23 a.m.
Well done! Ventura, Camarillo, Bishop Garcia, and other schools have this. This is not a constitutional issue - marijuana and children is a problem.
40% of California High School kids have used marijuana, and 9% will use daily. Marijuana is much more potent than in past times, with much attendant psychological problems, medical concerns, increased pregnancy and STD, poor job performance, not to mention reduced lifetime earnings and accomplishment. Anything to reduce this will benefit our kids.
Thanks to the school board for all they do on behalf of our kids, and for having the courage to do the right thing.
Our community found 750 million dollars for a new hospital building, but can't find 6 million dollars to maintain our schools and our kids' education?
On School Board Lets the Dogs Out
Posted on August 23 at 7:59 p.m.
So, a first attempted murder is essentially a freebie?
On Ringleader of Gang Attack Sentenced to Probation, Time Served
Posted on October 23 at 7:34 a.m.
Great article! Thanks, such information I didn't even know I wanted to know.
Interesting how the Baltic culture blamed the dead, rather than attributing a village's ill-fortune to (soon to be not) living 'witches' as occurred in Salem, Mass.
On A Plague of Vampires