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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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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’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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“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constituti…

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So much anger ... why? Isn't there enough anger? What's wrong with the letter from Susanne chastising a Christian's behavior with added dismay, clearly you are feeling hurt. I’m sorry you are hurt. Truly 'why do you question any individuals faith?

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Thank you Caldwell Banker Kivett Teeters Realty located in Yucaipa for the truck load of canned goods collected and donated to Yucaipa Family Assistance. Your hard work collecting and delivering the goods was greatly appreciated especially since we have had many people coming in to pick up f…

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A special thanks to the Paramedics at Engine 553 at Wildwood and Fifth Street of Yucaipa. I have called several times over the last year to help get my husband up from the floor to his wheelchair or to his bed. These dedicated men always come with a smile no matter what time of day it is. Tr…

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Today is Friday, Nov. 13, at 2:15 p.m. Trying to get home after a long day. Driving up Wildwood Canyon Road, get to Mesa Grande, a police car is blocking the way up to the Hidden Meadows housing; not again!

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Hey man, give me a break! After five years from the moment he came down the escalator in the Trump Tower to announce his candidacy, and to this day, the Democrats and their deep state minions have used every dirty trick in the book to, using Obama’s words, delegitimize the Presidency. From O…

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The election was on Nov. 3 and almost three weeks later, Trump is still mugging up the results. He has claimed fraud with no proof and insists many votes were illegal. He cannot or will not concede that he lost the election. In his frantic whiny man-baby mind, he is the winner.

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Calimesa Mayor Davis said why he voted in favor of the warehouses was because “it has been a long time coming” since John Ohanian, a developer, has been around Calimesa since the 1990's and owned 6,000 acres in Calimesa. Does he mean that the residents of Calimesa “owe” this developer someth…

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There seems to be a lot of Lying going on. Maybe it is not as bad as we thought. “Does this make me look fat?” is the classic example. A simple “no, you look wonderful” is what I am looking for. And Lying does not work. AT ALL. I tried it with my Mother and various Policemen when I was growi…

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Denial is not a river in Egypt. It is however, what is being practiced in the White House.

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What would Christ think of your “Christian behavior” as you “walk up and down the sidewalk and sing hymns in front of them with my Biden sign”?

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We have seen it takes everyone sharing their voice to win an election. Let’s share our voice for our state senator. Let Governor Newsom know what is important to you!

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On Oct. 12, 2020, city council approved $918,000 for a purchase to Tyler Technologies, Inc. Apparently, city staff felt it best to proceed using a third party process called Sourcewell Cooperative Contract… and, to waive the city formal solicitation and bid process.

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My response to David Alban regarding his objection to the music piped out on Yucaipa Blvd. While music can be annoying at times, I understand especially if the genre of music is not to your liking.

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Thank you Denise Allen. Your 20 years serving this community is deeply appreciated. You leave the city council and community in better shape than you found it.

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Ms. Salcido: you had plenty to say about the lack of “Christian” behavior from the individuals running the Trump merchandise stand on the corner of Yucaipa Boulevard. and Sixth Street a week or so ago. You lamented how poorly you were treated by them and then quoted the scriptures about “lov…

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Does anyone else find the music piped out on Yucaipa Boulevard slightly Orwellian? Under what authority does the city decide that citizens need to hear golden oldies pop music starting at 8 a.m. in the morning? I for one would prefer to enjoy my morning cup of Joe in peace and quiet without …

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I have a suggestion. When I moved here many years ago, one of the nicest things about our little town was the friendliness with which we greeted each other, even in passing cars. A wave, nod, or even as they do in the Midwest, the raising of a finger or two off the steering wheel in salute w…

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After getting to know Jon Thorp and his background with the city of Yucaipa we endorse him for Yucaipa City Council 5th District. We feel that there is a need for a fresh change in the long term leadership in the 5th District. We have been following Jon Thorp throughout his campaign and we h…

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We live in District 5. We are joining many of our friends in voting for Dick Riddell. I am sure that the other candidates running for District 5 are nice people but we need trusted experience and someone who will not be influenced by others on the council. Nice is not enough. Experience is w…

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If it aint broke, don’t fix it. Our city has done a remarkable job at maintaining its rural charm and offering a multitude of amenities, all while keeping a tight fiscal budget. It has been accomplished, due to the leadership and fiscal conservativeness of Dick Riddell, District 5. He is an …

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I have spoken with so many people, particularly young or first time voters, who are choosing not to vote in this election because of their sense of discouragement about the choices they are faced with and the election process itself, both locally and nationally. My message to them is that, h…

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On Saturday, Oct. 24, on the corner of Yucaipa Boulevard and Sixth Street, I drove past a dirt lot occupied by Trump voters and merchandise. I had a thought. I went to Staples and they made me a sign that said Biden on both sides. I went to the Trump “encampment” and walked up and down the s…

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Do you dislike that he directed the brokering of the first meaningful mideast peace deal in decades? Do you dislike that he made cruelty to animals a felony? Or don’t you care? Do you dislike that he earmarked billions to stop the opioid crisis? He destroyed ISIS, killed countless terrorists…

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First off, I want to thank all the citizens of Yucaipa for affording me the opportunity to serve as your city council member for the past 20 years. It has been both an honor and a privilege. I love Yucaipa, but I believe it is time to hand over the reins. I have been a strong advocate for ou…

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It was Benjamin Franklin who summed up the best case for public office term limits more than two centuries ago: “In free governments, the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors... For the former to return among the latter does not degrade, but promote them.”

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Teachers and teachers unions love Proposition 15. Why? Because it's a payback from Sacramento polititians for their support over the years.

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Now I know you don’t like President Trump. That’s a given, so let’s move on. How about the division of America. Do you really blame Trump for that? How about when none of the Democrats showed up for his inauguration except Clinton and Obama? Can you imagine if the Republicans didn’t show up …

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As I look back on my life, I see the influence of many godly people, but the four men that stand out from the rest are the ones that the Lord anointed to demonstrate to me what it means to be a godly man.

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Have you ever wondered if God’s promises no longer applied to you because of past failures? I remember when I was in high school the Lord spoke some profound promises into my life through His Word and the Holy Spirit. Then I made some poor choices and the next thing I knew, I was wallowing i…

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Who is the perfect politician or representative? That would be whoever votes on everything the way you'd like. That just isn't going to happen with anyone, and whoever is in office will inevitably disappoint you from time to time.

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There is a lot of discussion regarding voter suppression and voter intimidation. In practicality, I see the manifestation of these issues on two fronts. First, in California, the party that obtains the majority, takes the votes of the opposing side towards its count, calling that “winner tak…

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I would like to share that Calimesa City Council candidate Wendy Hewitt was Girl Scout Troop 1833’s very first virtual guest at our last Zoom meeting. I asked her if she could be our guest to discuss local government with our Brownies and Juniors. She responded right away and was so gracious…

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