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Some years ago, I was job hunting and I came across a seemingly incredible opportunity. I applied on a whim and ended up landing the job. All seemed well initially, but by the end of the first week I felt a check in my spirit that something was wrong. I chocked it up to new job jitters, but …

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For the People Act S1 was HR1 (One Vote for one person) protects Federal elections so ALL can vote. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (eg. automatic and same-day voting registration); Requires future Presidents and Vice Presidents to disclose 10 years of tax returns; it limit…

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As I read last Friday’s opinion letter regarding changes in our country. I noticed the writer seemed nostalgic and negative. I stopped counting after 20 complaints.

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Life can certainly be tough and there are plenty of opportunities for us to be overwhelmed by our circumstances. A common one for me is when I am working around the house and a simple project suddenly becomes much more complicated. I remember at our first home there was this huge juniper bus…

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As a parent, one of my joys was to have special words, phrases, or even songs that I shared with my children when they were young. Most of them had to do with experiences or memories that we all shared as a family. For example, one of our favorite songs to sing together was the “Best Friend …

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I just read in the paper, thank you, News Mirror for keeping us informed, the plans Mr. Zoba has for our YVWD. I like what he suggests. Let’s refinance and add the things we need to stay ahead of the situations coming up. Can we vote or call someone to say, yes? This is how we want to come o…

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Recently, I went with my friend to pick up her car at a repair shop. Since the car had been there for two weeks, she asked the manager if he had checked the tires and the battery. He said yes and assured her the car was in perfect condition to drive.

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Like my husband, I prefer reading letters in the News Mirror pertaining to local news rather than national politics. That being the said, the letter by Mick Terry, last week, definitely needed a response .

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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Amendment 2.

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For many years, Juanita and I enjoyed spending our Friday mornings visiting garage sales, looking for interesting, unique, or valuable items. One particular day it was already late in the morning, which usually means the best finds are long gone. In fact, we had already picked up Maksim from…

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The reason we’ve had so many fast kids come from Yucaipa is the city’s and the Trails and Open Space Committee's dedication to building and maintaining trails. We are very lucky indeed to have people like Fermin Preciado, Kristine Mohler, Mike Bagg, Kathy Barton and others creating opportuni…

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I am Mary Ruhter, owner of Soaring Swine Acres Emporium on California Street and a new member of the Yucaipa Uptown Association Board of Directors. I am reaching out to business owners in Uptown Yucaipa on behalf of the board to make sure that everyone is aware of the Yucaipa Uptown Associat…

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The government is going to loan me money as part of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill. You notice I said loan because the Government doesn’t run a budget surplus so it’s all borrowed money. Hopefully some of you like me will put the money in the savings because what ever source…

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When I was a kid, there were all kinds of jobs I wanted to have when I grew up: a fireman, C.I.A. agent, movie director, Air Force pilot, and professional baseball player, just to name a few. However, I never felt particularly talented in anything and this was especially true when it came to…

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Lately, I’m being reminded how easily our physical bodies deteriorate. My hair is not as thick as it used to be and my lower back regularly aches. My vision has worsened, too.

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Reading two articles regarding the trash truck fire in the Feb. 26 issue of the News Mirror, I had to ask myself, could this happen to me, and is this right!

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Why have only the Democrats voted to pass this bill in Congress? It includes: extending unemployment benefits ‘till the end of summer; child care; aide to schools and small businesses, and vaccine distribution; and etc. Now, that this Bill is going to Senate; the reconciliation process is go…

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Have you ever had a dream that was so scary that you were relieved to wake up and discover it was only a dream? I remember I had a dream once, where I had left church and fallen asleep while driving, only to suddenly wake up in the mountains after almost hitting a pedestrian! I remember bein…

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I went to Christian school throughout my entire childhood, but not all my classmates were Christians. When I was in high school, some were self-avowed atheists and others toyed with the occult, even though every day we studied the Word of God in class. All schools have cliques and one such g…

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I just found out that Kent Hayden had passed away. It takes a while for the news to get to Colorado. I graduated YHS 1977. Although I played sports there I never played under Coach Hayden. I did have him as a teacher for social studies. All of the teachers that (vainly) attempted to teach me…

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I noticed in the San Bernardino Sun (see RHNA housing permit goals) the other day that Yucaipa and Calimesa both received low to failing grades for permits for building affordable housing. Whilst by no means the only communities doing a poor job in this regard (see Beaumont - disgraceful), I…

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Everyday I walk my dogs around my neighborhood. I have three or four different routes I walk. Every day I see the American flag flying at many homes. Being a Marine Corps Veteran, I take notice of the condition of our “Stars and Stripes.”

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There was a season in my early days of ministry when I worked part-time at a local Christian camp. The end of the season had come and it was my last week of employment. On my last day, I overheard two other employees talking about how everyone was going to be receiving a bonus. Of course, my…

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And every other day, I believe in love and its touchstones: don’t worry, don’t judge, forgive, and give thanks.

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Reading Lenore Will's piece on the great Yucaipa mud flood brought back memories. Unless you were there as an eye- and ear-witness, the description would appear fantastical. That event occurred in February of 1969, around the 22nd. The sound of the mud striking the trees was awesome, as wave…

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Years ago, I purchased a 1975 Chevy pickup truck and from the very first day it was quite an adventure! I needed a truck and my budget was tight, so I knew it would be an older “project” vehicle. Still, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Just driving home on the freeway from the s…

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Isn’t it discouraging when an unforeseen financial need arises at just the wrong time when there is no money to resolve the problem?

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During public comments at the Jan. 12 city council meeting, local physician Dr. Tonda Bradshaw read a statement written by a nurse at home in quarantine. The statement expressed the opinion that the city should not join the county’s lawsuit to end COVID-19 lockdowns.

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In my lifetime, I have never seen a president so reviled as President Trump. From the moment he annouced for the presidency, the repulsive language from the Democrat party along with the news media, started the campaign for his removal. He was investigated and impeached for nothing, twice. H…

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I enjoy reading the Yucaipa / Calimesa News Mirror to see what is going on around town. Many of our open fields which are one or more acres, are being bought and plans are presented to the Yucaipa Planning Commission for future development. I have made it a habit to cut out the article and d…

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As President’s Day draws near, we’re reminded not of perfect men, but men who inspired and contributed to the human spirit.

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One of my greatest joys as a husband and father is to work together as a family. There is something about gathering together for a common purpose with your loved ones that just fills my heart with joy. Back when he was a little boy, I would especially get a kick out of my son, Maksim. If I w…

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Thanks to the News Mirror for staying out of the national politics dialogue. You are a welcome relief from most all other media sources, who are dependent on their often biased Associated Press releases. No wonder the “media,” in general, has a mid-20% approval rating. We think we would be j…

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I am a repeat blood donor and feel it’s my duty to donate my O+ blood, as our infant daughter’s life was saved with a blood donation 29 years ago.

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I’ve shared before that when my son, Maksim, was younger he enjoyed dressing just like me. Well, some years back I officiated a wedding ceremony for some dear friends in which they gave him the honor of being the ring bearer and the highlight for him was we both wore nearly identical gray su…

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William Shakespeare wrote this not just for two people in love but for the culture they inhabit, a culture of honor, respect, decency, and tolerance.

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I thought Rachael’s Rants editorial was very informative and reflective on what many of us have questions about. Her personal experience with COVID-19 gave people an insight into some of COVID-19’s symptoms and what might one expect especially if they are a senior and have no outside contact…

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When I see a tall, attractive, young, blond woman with her beautiful young daughter, neither wearing a mask or paying attention to social distancing while shopping in Aldi (Jan. 6)). I have to wonder why. I understand that the child does not have to wear a mask, though she appeared old enoug…

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And how do we keep our balance?

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I’m less than thrilled that Calimesa has another 3,000 homes coming. My question is, if we have yet another drought, the State of California may very well refuse to sell us water. This could mean we will be regulated to 150 gallons a day. We certainly haven’t had any rain to speak of and no …

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When I get tired of this staying at home, I question. What do we get out of this situation? Why doesn’t the issue of healthcare go hand in hand with the COVID-19 information?

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Have you ever waited for a promise to be fulfilled that God gave you and it seemed like you were waiting forever? I’m reminded of all the years I waited for the day when I would finally meet my beautiful wife, Juanita. As a youth, I looked forward to being married one day. Growing up, I gave…

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Riddle me this: How do you “find” 11,789 votes after three recounts and certification of the results by election officials?

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In the Dec. 25, Letters to the Editor on Behalf of the Elks they were thanking the many donations that they received to hand out to neighbors in need - and what a very worthy cause that was. What a disappointment the Elks became when we turn to page 13 and see over 20 members and volunteers …

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Thank you Tim Best. I watched you help raise thousands of young men and women from this community. I watched your constant good cheer and caring for others. I watched how you constantly stood up and accepted tough assignments.

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Happy New Year to amazing staff at the News Mirror. I enjoy the diversity of letters you print and look forward to Friday’s edition.

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On behalf of this year's Christmas Basket program, Yucaipa Elks #2389 thanks a multitude of businesses, citizens and members for their generous donation to our program. For over 20 years we have been able to give to our neighbors in need, thanks to the generosity of so many.

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I’m asking everyone to call, Text, email or write our Congressman Jay Obernolte to pass Healthcare for All to keep another pandamic from coming again.

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For the past six months or so, there has been a lot of hate and non-uplifting letters in the Letter To The Editor column. It is time to publish letters of encouragement and giving kudos to others; with that said, I want to send a big thank you to Best Lumber here in town.

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Every time I pass YPAC, on the corner of Yucaipa Boulevard and California Street, there at the round- about, I see the big, beautiful, flashing sign for Sandals Church.Was the local citizens' tax money spent for a venue for church services ? I realize that it must be difficult, in this craze…

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