• Charles Roberts
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News of my retirement has spread quickly through Highland and I only have a couple more shots at writing our weekly editorial and this column, since I will be retiring at the end of this month and year.

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Robert Frost lamented that he had come to a fork in the road and took one, never knowing what the other had in store for him.

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We are usually up until almost midnight after we get the late news from Stephen Colbert.

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Sorry to hear that Eileen Gutierrez has moved to Glendora to be with her children. Unfortunately, she says her husband’s health is not good, so they are making some necessary life adjustments.

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Missy has a problem with her pancreas. I know it’s not from drinking liquor. I don’t share with her.

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One of the smartest guys I know, Dr. Wm. Abersold, just turned 90 this week. He always buys my lunch on my birthday, so I offered to do the same for him.

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I scored an invitation to join the Ladies Who Lunch last week.

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I see that the San Bernardino Humane Society will have its annual Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 4.

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The latest fashion fad for men is the untucked shirt.

  • By Charles Roberts
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I got a notice on my computer that Sparky had a recall, something to do with mileage calibration or something like that.

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Myrna's famous for her spaghetti meat sauce, so much so that it has become known as Myrnaghetti.

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  • Highland PD
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On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at 7:47 p.m. an Alta Dena tractor-trailer was traveling west on Base Line. A grey Honda Accord, believed to be driven by Demitrus Garcia,28, of Loma Linda was also traveling west on Base Line and made an unsafe lane change and collided into the passenger side of t…

  • By Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, CPA
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The countdown to launch the largest new market for recreational sales in the Cannabis Industry is almost here and the State still doesn’t have an answer to the million dollar question – “How do we bank the cannabis industry?” Without access to banks, this industry struggles with safety – tra…

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SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed an amicus brief in support of the rights of workers to take collective action. Attorney General Becerra, along with 16 fellow attorneys general, argues that the right to band together for mutual protection is a core right of…

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On August 15, 2017 Kim Carter was in Sacramento for her Governor's Pardon review. This has been 24 years in the making for the Founder and Executive Director for Time for Change Foundation whose mission is to empower disenfranchised low income individuals and families by building leadership …

  • By Charles Roberts
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The first time I saw Bill Calvert, he was riding his bike on Alabama Street about halfway between Highland and Redlands.

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”Come bail me out.” Myrna pleaded on a cell phone call to me on Monday. “I’m at Lowe’s and I forgot my ATM card.”

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I was driving very slowly in the bicycle lane on Base Line, looking for an address just west of Victoria Avenue when I turned toward a driveway.

  • By Lee H. Hamilton
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There’s no shortage of threats to our democracy. Russian meddling in elections, the vulnerability of state voting systems to hacking, politicians’ assaults on the media, and political leaders’ growing fondness for policy-making in secret — all of these pose a real challenge to our system’s v…

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When I was in the Army at ft. Bragg, N.C., I got the flying bug.

  • By Charles Roberts
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It wasn’t a power outage.

  • By Charles Roberts
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For over 20 years, I drove a little two seater Mercedes convertible and when it died, I got an all electric Chevy Spark, which is about the same size.

  • By Charles Roberts
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Shirley Mulligan (yes, the Roller Derby Queen) is always good for a story, and this one is a doozy.

  • by Dr. Mark Hendrickson
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Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s Commencement speech at Harvard made a big splash. It was a warm-hearted, encouraging, interesting address, enriched by some endearing personal vignettes. It was also politically progressive to the core: It included the obligatory (for progre…

  • by Dr. James Thrasher
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Well, your college career has come to an end. You have walked the aisle, received your diploma, hung up the cap and gown, but have no job. You have cleared out your apartment or dorm room and moved home. You might be asking yourself, "What's next for me?" The little voice in your head echoes…

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Earlier today, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. Global Green believes this decision is both reckless and ill-thought, and breaks a promise for a better environment for Americans and the world in general. The President’s decision to withdr…

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“I saw it and I had to have it,” says a woman ina commercial, followed by a burglar who sees the same couch and comes to the same conclusion.

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I was looking through some old pictures this week and came across one that showed a mother with four small children. The looked like they were about three to six years old, and she had a sign outside that said, ‘Four kids for sale. Inquire within.”

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You can tell it’s time for the National Orange Show (or the NOS Citrus Festival, as they want to call it.). Rain is predicted for Saturday, Sunday, and possibly Monday and Tuesday.

  • By Charles Roberts
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I felt like Kawalski on his knees shouting,”STELLA!” in “Streetcar Named Desire.”

  • By Lee H. Hamilton
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I have significant differences with Donald Trump’s political stances, but I want him to enjoy a successful presidency. It’s good for neither the country nor the world when a U.S. president struggles or fails.

  • By Charles Roberts
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Everybody would like to have the last word and those of us who engage in word play enjoy a good play on words.

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As many of our readers know, Myrna and I get married every April Fools Day. Or at least, go on a honeymoon.

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No wonder lawyers charge so much. They have to deal with the court system.

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Missy has been on a special diet for a few months now.

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Spring officially begins on Monday, March 20, but it seems we went straight from winter rains to summer heat, skipping spring this year.

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Contrary to popular belief, I was not a bad child.

  • By Lee H. Hamilton
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The job of being a citizen — and being a member of Congress — has gotten much harder of late. As sources of information proliferate and “news” not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort reality from fiction and insight from disinformation.

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We got bad news Monday from Nancy Alexander, president of the Highland Historic Society and columnist for the Highland Community News.

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Am I the only one or don’t you think it was interesting that Premier Abe of Japan left just before Abraham Lincoln’s birthday? I’m sure he must be honest with a name like that, right?