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Some time ago, this reporter had the honor to speak with WWII and Korean War veteran John E. Chavez, from East Highland. Chavez shared his experiences in the battlefield of South and North Korea, during the Korean War, as a member of the Airborne 187 Regimental Combat Team.

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Driving under the influence of any drug: alcohol, cannabis or any other substance, prescribed or not, which affects the brain, the conscious mind, is a serious offense. It's an offense to all the other drivers on the road, even to one's other best self. There are lots of collisions with one …

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"P" is for perks, plenty or poverty, population, peace, picnics, perfect, people, pals, pots and pans, pails, points and pointers, paints, paths, prunes, possibilities.

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As I have written about the history of Highland, describing the citrus industry, as it was in the late 1800s, I have learned that there are hidden gems in Highland that continue to add to the interesting and rich history of this city.

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Last week, we learned about the extraordinary life of Highland Korean War veteran John Chavez and what life was like as a paratrooper.

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Interviewing Major League Baseball Hall of Fame President Tim Mead, a Highland original, for a piece in last week’s corner was no chore, of course. It was an all-out honor to chat with a guy who A) loves his job, B) understands my job and C) can’t wait to get back to his job after chatting with me.

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From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, the city of Highland will host the National Night Out celebration, in the large room at the Highland Police Station.

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On the Fourth of July, Mark Landis, of the Wrightwood Historical Society, and other local historical societies, celebrated the Camp Cajon Monument dedication, on its 100th birthday.

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It was a different kind of reunion. Sports-related. Coaches. Educators. Even a sports writer. But not everyone. Whoever touched the life of 68-year-old Tom Martin, one of the last of the Redlands Junior High athletes, got invited.

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There is a long list of Mississippi favorite sons and daughters, but one name stands out larger than others, even larger than life. Elvis Aron Presley, born in a two-room house in Tupelo, is one of the best known names in the world.

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Mark Landis excitedly described the origin of Cajon Pass and the inevitable creation of Camp Cajon to an engaged audience at the Highland Area Historical Society Meeting in Highland on May 23.

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Mark Landis, Gary Smith and the many individuals involved with Camp Cajon affectionately call the Cajon Pass the Gateway to Southern California.

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Isn't it great that Mother Nature's rains have ended California's extended draught? Years ago I wrote to the engineers in Tucson, Ariz. suggesting to them that the cattle - guards all around that area could be used to catch the monsoon rain water, with the cliche rock underground which could…

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A lovely lady named Maria, said "Thank you" and gave me a hug as we met for the celebration on May 27, 2019, remembering those who have fallen in service to our nation. We COPs are very much into the idea of service to our community. Three of us were stationed at the parking lot - Frank near…