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28 Sep 2021
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The Case for Romance Novels 

I have a literary confession to make: I’m addicted to romance novels.  It began in sixth grade when I first picked up “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer, then “New Moon,” then “Eclipse,” and finally the exhilarating conclusion “Breaking Dawn.” I read the series three more times…

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Central Valley Musings 

The biggest of the small towns. That’s the only way I can think to describe Modesto, California. Known primarily for agriculture and the birth of George Lucas, among other less savory statistics, Modesto doesn’t exactly receive love letters from those who grew up here.   But,…

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Newly Created Housing for Health Division Hopes to Revamp Houseless Resources in Santa Cruz 

Passed in late March, the Temporary Outdoor Living Ordinance that would have enforced harsh relocation policies toward unhoused people was ultimately withdrawn after widespread community opposition. While the Santa Cruz City Council evaluates next steps, a different, county-wide framework is seeking to provide long-term solutions…

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