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A while back, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I was pulling into the parking lot of Baker’s and I noticed a couple across the street trying to push a car that had run out of gas up a steep driveway into a gas station parking lot. No matter how hard they pushed, the car just would not budge…

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I was excited to see the headline front-page photo of the bighorn sheep returning to our local mountains.

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There are many different opinions about this so called “pandemic” and mine is not a popular one. I vehemently oppose the incarceration of our nation. Yes, I said incarceration. Since when did it become okay to lock people in their homes and put small businesses out of business? Or when did i…

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The POTUS is bragging about taking a prescription that’s not approved by his own Federal Drug Administration.

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Recently I was provided an opportunity to complete a survey on my thoughts on reopening YCJUSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Based on the options provided in this survey, online learning would be required for my child in the 2020-2021 academic year due to an immunocompromised household. How…

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Thank you to the many in our community who continue to look out for others by wearing a face mask. The county (and even our fair city) may have backed off on the requirement, but I am grateful for the many retailers, cashiers, and members of the general public who demonstrate this excellent,…

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Please, please, please, don’t make the disastrous decision to put roundabouts at this interchange just to save a few bucks.

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Regarding California Senate race results, rather than reporting the primary election results, your article was a thinly veiled free campaign ad on behalf of Rosilicie Bogh. As I recall, you ran a similar “news” article about her before the primary.

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The Yucaipa Woman’s Club applauds the essential workers in restaurants and grocery stores. Staying open to serve the public “to go” meals and to provide access to groceries is a job that deserves accolades and praise. We at the Yucaipa Woman’s Club are on hiatus at the moment, and we wish to…

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One wonders where you acquire your misinformation – CNN no doubt. Going through your letter point-by-point, let us view your pointless viewpoint.

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Emergency proclamation? I  find your headlines rather humorous and completely out of touch.

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Most of us remember the city council in their persistence last year to add trash hauler (contractor) billing to our property tax bill. We were told that customer cost would not increase. Well, the county did add a fee to process each billing and can add more cost. Councilman Greg Bogh and Di…

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The last several months I have found many priorities being shifted and sprinkled with many random acts of kindness. Two of our grown sons would call and offer to pick up groceries when they were shopping for their own families. Our grandkids came and played their violins in our patio. A frie…

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Long before I became a parent, I often thought of what it would be like to be a parent. Well, now that I have been a daddy for many years, I know that being a parent is one of the greatest joys in life. One of those joys is to witness your children imitating you.

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The American Legion is holding a Penny Drive and Recyclable Drive. Drop them off at the Post at 12167 California St. at the corner of Avenue A and California Street. You cannot miss the big cannon. Proceeds will go to our Youth Fund. If you would like to join us, bring in your DD FM 2114 and…

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During this time of pandemic, I, a senior citizen, would like to thank Yucaipa Plumbing for a repeat visit for this reason: Trust, integrity, work done on time with meticulous attention to detail and within the cost estimate. This is the essence of customer service. Along the way he kept me …

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For nearly four years this country has suffered through the actions of a cadre of lawyers. Their scheme was to overthrow this government and drive out of office, a duly elected president. These lawyers, by no means, represent the legal profession. However, one wonders what legal professional…

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I just read the front page article in this week’s News Mirror entitled, “Freedom Rally” participants protest government shut down. I just want to see if I am understanding it correctly as it was perplexing to me. It sounds like one of the protesters, in front of our Yucaipa City Hall, was a …

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Kudos to the people who are wearing masks and adhering to the “Stay at Home” orders and practicing social distancing. We, like the protesters, would like to go to the beaches, the parks, not wear masks, etc.

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Imagine nearly being arrested on your honeymoon! Juanita and I were honeymooning in Lake Tahoe when I learned the Nevada State Capitol was nearby. In California you can take a tour of the State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion, so, being the political junkie that I am, I added Nevada’s to our …

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Politics is a bashfest, the News Mirror Opinion section our local display. However, centered on principle, political letters are attack pieces, meant to denagrate the opposition. They can’t and won’t change minds. When I choose to read one through, regardless the positions it advocates, I’m …

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We need to listen to the Public Health Scientist about how to reopen. California’s and New York’s plateau of cases are starting to decrease. The Midwest states are opening as their cases are dramatically increasing. Their Plateau of cases of COVID-19 will not decrease till after the summer, …

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WHO declared an International Public Health emergency on Jan. 30. Unfortunately, during the same time, the leaders of the U.S. were minimizing the severity of the crisis; rather than following the example of S. Korea, Taiwan, and Germany to get ahead of the curve.

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I want everyone to think about what started the Quarantine. It’s not actually the person your standing 6 feet from to worry about! It’s the person that meet or sat where that person sat before standing 6 feet from you!

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The Yucaipa City Council should be commended for their proactive approach to getting businesses open in the city of Yucaipa. It would be a blessing to the people of California if the same logic demonstrated by the Yucaipa City Council existed on the state level in Sacramento and in Riverside…

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A sign at the tennis courts at Yucaipa city parks reads “Single play only” and “Players from same household only.”

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Ever since I can remember, I have always been fascinated by aviation. Even now, a low-flying plane will stop me in my tracks. However, in a twist of irony, I don’t particularly like flying. In fact, for many years I was actually afraid of flying.

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We all search for a quietness from the 24 hour news of this world’s great sorrow, so come with me. Take my hand, and I shall take you for a walk in a Hidden Park and Hidden Gardens, all in full view.

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I was walking in the Yucaipa Community Park last Thursday. Seventeen out of 22 people had no masks.

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Hebrews 13-17: Obeying our Leadership, as the Bible out- lines what we are to do and the Bible will outline what will happen to those who exceed their Authority. Paraphrased below; in 1 Tim: 3: 1-5, Jeremiah 23-1, Pro: 29-2, and 16-12.

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Now why did Trump do such a terrible thing as to fire all of those truly great Americans?

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“I have always found it humorous when Hollywood pokes fun at itself in the classic actor’s question, “What’s my motivation?” Supposedly, the actor understanding the character’s “motivation” will help them do a better job of portraying the character. In real life, no one truly knows the actua…

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“We The People” want a better way to vote for president! We don’t agree with either candidate so we want the right to say, none of the above. Out of all the millions of citizens in America we are given only the few choices that we have already decided are not good enough to be our spokespers…

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Ever since I was a little boy, I have often found peace and perspective from life’s trials by viewing God’s power and majesty through His creation. When I pause to admire creation, I can clearly see and feel the presence of God around me. It reminds me of how an artist, while expressing hims…

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In his 1796 Farewell Address, George Washington advised American citizens to view themselves as a cohesive unit and avoid political parties. However counterintuitive, the Founders believed effective interdependence, i.e., survive and thrive, can only proceed from personal independence, each …

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It’s best if you drive a car, to keep the windows rolled up. The reason for that is that your car might pass another car and someone in the other vehicle might spit or cough or sneeze and the droplets from that will not just remain in the vehicle, they might be blown out the window and could…

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Thank you News Mirror. It was so nice to read about all of the positive stuff our community has been doing amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s very heartwarming to see the outpouring of compassion, generosity and kindness being shared throughout our community. From the humbling sacrifices …

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After this holiday, if you didn’t understand this ethnocentric POTUS and his administration’s policy on “family separation,” you do now.

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To everyone, please wear a mask. We are seniors, which our immune systems are not the best. We are parents, grand parents, brothers and sisters etc.

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Thank you Gov. Gavin Newsom for the leadership and intellect that you have shown in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis that has it’s grip on California, as well of the rest of the country. You and your counterpart, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, continue to fill the vacuum of leadership, empat…

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It is a bit tiresome to hear that Trump is responsible for the CCP virus. Democratic minds believe he should have acted earlier, even though after learning of the first case in the country he immediately took steps to control travel to reduce further spread. This despite his attention being …

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For by Him, all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible…All things were created through Him and for Him. – Colossians 1:16

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Wouldn’t it have been great if the Yucaipa City Council had the foresight to have been telecasting their regular and special meetings during this unbelievable time of COVID-19 pandemic? Unfortunately, now to get an update on what is happening we have to rely on rumors and weekly updates from…

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The Yucaipa city council recently completed the biennial review of our rent control ordinance. Mobile home parks continue to be the most affordable places to live and are mostly occupied by people who have low or fixed incomes. There were only a few fairly insignificant changes made during t…

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We wanted to let you know that Yucaipa Mobilehome Residents Association has postponed our upcoming meeting(s). That is certainly obvious as even the “Community Briefs” are not being published. With this, I had a thought ... The opinion page might still be available. We can probably send a li…

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After being quarantined at home since March 13 when I was told to stay home from my job, I have been trying to get outside in nature every few days to support my mental health. Today I tried to go hiking at El Dorado Park - closed. The trails near the soccer complex had cones in front of the…

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When my children were little, I assembled a wood swing set with a clubhouse for them to enjoy. Everything was going well until I reached a point in the assembly where I needed to balance a long wood beam so that I could secure it to the frame on both ends. The problem was I needed to hold up…

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A simple and effective strategy for dealing with these challenging times: Patience, generosity and compassion.

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As an Adjunct Professor with the University of LaVerne, and a business woman, I recognize the profound impact that simple courtesy and kindness can have. I just learned of a new book: “The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness” which d…

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Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. John Lennon’s words are a timely reminder during this Coronavirus crisis.

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My letter is in response to the one written by Margie Gignac that was posted in the March 27 issue of the News Mirror. Frankly, I’m sick and tired of people who will use any excuse to bash Donald Trump. Ms. Gignac’s letter is a prime example. I also find it interesting that Governor Newson s…

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The other day, on the way to church, there was a heavy fog when I left my home. I literally couldn’t see more than 30 feet in any direction. The fog was so thick as I was coming up the road that I had my windshield wipers on full blast and both side windows were down in an attempt to help me…

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This is something that needs to be focused on. Looking at schools in the area, you’ll notice one of the secondary schools only has one teacher for each subject in the Special Needs programs. This is a lack of diversity, there are many levels to special needs students and this needs to be hea…

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Just about everywhere you go, you see people who lick a finger or a thumb when they are sorting money-in order to give change or because they need to know how much cash they have, which is a very hazardous thing to do because they could be passing on a virus by leaving that germ on a piece o…

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I live at Yucaipa Land Yacht Harbor at Third Street, Yucaipa. I work for Blackrock Logistics at 14601 Slover Ave., Fontana. I had made mention that I lived in a senior community and told our General Manager Sam Montes that we were having difficulty finding water. Mr. Montes arranged for two …

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I wish I could have a positive word for Trump, but alas, I cannot. Throughout his presidency, it seems he has only acted for his own selfish interests above the needs of the American people he represents.

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