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The Heat Wave

There is no use complaining as the heat, which we are used to having at this time in the Central Valley, is here. It seems hotter than usual because we have had such a wonderful mild summer thus far; however, we live in a high desert and nothing will change. Planting all the grass and trees will keep the dust and wind from blowing like it…

When Do You Remember The Weather Being Like This?

This will be 66 years for us in this valley, and never has there been weather as beautiful as we have seen this year. With the exception of a couple of very hot days, the rest of the weather has been outstanding. They were predicting July 4th would be very hot. It was not. There has not been a forest fire blowing hot smoke down the…

Why Poor Counties Keep On Being Poor

Statistics say the United States has an unemployment rate of 3 percent; however, Merced County has an unemployment rate of over 11 percent. What is the problem here? The Federal Reserve looks at the country and sees everyone working and spending money like crazy, while we in Merced County see people sleeping under bridges or walking the…