Out loud: No place like home …

While many of us celebrate the holidays with family and friends, some individuals fall into an inner depression. This pallor of joylessness can be...

Out loud: Use committees …

As the primary reporter of information about public agencies on the Hill, we need to attend about a dozen meetings a month. Readers depend on...

Out Loud: A few kudos …

We produced a paper this week without either an interim operations manager or our incredible Halie, who is on maternity leave, as many of...

Out Loud: Warm memories …

Jack and I found our children, their spouses and all the grandchildren — including little Finley, two months old this Tuesday — in our...

Out loud: Past and present …

Some of you may remember back in the 1980s a social column the TC ran called “Mountain views.” It was about the big and...

Out Loud: Pride and prejudice …

Let’s please be clear about something: The Town Crier is not “against” any personnel at any level of any local governmental agency. Nothing would...

Out loud: Public corruption …

Amongst the Halloween photos, columns and big news stories in this issue is a small article you may have missed and I don’t want...

Out loud: A Sacramento trip …

Jack and I took a short trip up to Sacramento last week where the California Newspaper Publishers Association hosted its quarterly meeting Friday. Having visited...

Out loud: Living on the fringe …

“People are my bag,” summed up a Desert Sun School counsellor’s lifestyle in a 1972 Town Crier. He is shown sporting longish hair and...

Out Loud: A fun meeting …

Each Wednesday morning (except when Monday is a major holiday), our little news staff — me, J.P. and Jay — and Dolores gather to...
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