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Gestapo and Brown Shirts, the KGB, STASI, anyone? Just when I think I’ve heard it All, (capital “A” my emphasis), the Texas Legislature comes up with yet another dangerous attack on women’s rights. I’m talking about the idea of having regular Texas citizens collect a $10,000 reward for turni…

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Celebrated author Erma Bombeck wrote, “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad ge…

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My name is Jeff Prang. I am the 27th assessor of the great County of Los Angeles. I was elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. I am here to share with you exactly what my office does and how this office directly affects you in, what I hope, is a most positive manner.

I am throwing down a gauntlet: someone, please invent a way to recycle and repurpose doggie doo-doo! I’m a bit pooped lately, forgive the expression, and I’ve had way too much time to mull this over, which is perhaps a “waste” of my intellect. That said, consider the megatons of bowser boom-…

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I am blessed with long-standing friendships from my school days and was overjoyed when one of my besties from high school visited this past week. Genice Winter Rodne lives in South Dakota, where we both hail from, so I wanted to give her a vacation as far removed from the prairies as possibl…

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It has been 13 months since I wrote my first column about COVID-19, and I thought it would be interesting to revisit it in light of where we are now. 

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Now that we vaccinated people can once again be outside and “maskless” — at least in certain circumstances — I now realize that there was a definite perk to wearing a mask. Why? Because no one could see my facial expressions. (Note to self: Don’t wear a clear face shield to the grocery store…

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When I visited Norway, my “mother country,” as far as ancestry goes, I had many memorable experiences — and a wake-up call. The city streets in Oslo and Bergen are extraordinary because of what they don’t have: homeless people, litter and, obviously, armed cops. 

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"Aging is not for sissies” is an overused cliché; however, consider that clichés exist because there is a common-sense truth to them. In the United States, there’s much that requires bravery as we all deal with growing older. Who thought aging itself would be a courageous act? And I just not…

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