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Items of interest to me. I then watch the meeting to see how the issue is resolved. I also don’t appreciate a councilmember taking pots shots at a citizen from the podium.

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It seems like every two years or so, the city of Banning finds itself looking for a city manager. If you are seeking a steady, lengthy career, except in rare occasions, do not become a city manager. All it takes is one changed vote on the council and you’re out.

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The Banning city council has a policy when it comes to public comments: They will receive comments, not answer at that time but get back to the public. When does that actually happen? Since it would be a question regarding resident or commercial rates, it would make sense, at the very least …

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I recently spent two weeks in the hospital and rehab. It enabled me to get better. It also gave me the opportunity to think about hospitals, doctors and healthcare in general. My conclusions were chilling. Healthcare as an industry doesn’t fare better than banking or oil drilling. In the end…

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I’ve just returned from a two week stay in the hospital and rehab. Defective and replacement body parts were at war.

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The Greater San Gorgonio Chamber of Commerce comes to mind. Maybe it’s time to band together and make it work. It will be located from Cabazon to Calimesa.

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A headline in a recent Press Enterprise read, “Median weekly pay was $775 in 2015 with $914 for men.” “Out $7,000: California pay gap for women grows.”

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I’ve been an active recycler for many years. In the early 1980s, we had a group called Solana Recyclers. I called it recycling by limo. All one had to do was source separate. In those days, it was newspapers, aluminum cans and glass.

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I dislike rats; the animal kind and those humans who fit the bill. They are pests, vermin and destructive. A friend of mine had to tear down half the walls in her house because the rats had caused such destruction. They even ate through wires in my car. I see no social redeeming qualities fo…

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The television show Shark Tank is one of my favorites on the air. It is a true and useful reality show. There’s no need to mention Kim Kardashian or any of her body parts. There are 6 business billionaires being pitched ideas from people who want funding, equity exchange, licensing agreement…

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I want to extend my appreciation to Banning councilman Don Peterson for his well researched, well thought out report about how marijuana disposition and sales will be handled in Banning. The last election saw the passage of Proposition 64 legalizing the use of recreational marijuana. He made…

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I had the opportunity to sit down with Banning city manager Michael Rock last week. I asked questions and he responded with open, honest responses. Rock has just passed his first year as city manager in Banning.

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I think too many of us, me included, have become victims of progress. “Social media” could now be called (anti)social compulsion. What would you do if you lost all of the information in your phone?

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I’ve lived in Banning (Sun Lakes) for over fourteen years and I am sick and tired of the abuse that gets thrown at this community. It needs to stop!

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If I went to a studio to pitch a script about what we have been living through for the past 18 months with campaign solicitations, I would be politely shown out the door because my “story” lacked credibility! This is a test: Does anyone know what Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission is?

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We’ve all lost people we love: parents, mates, siblings and good friends. Then there is that time that comes along when you have to make a decision about your furry companion. Frisbee was a rescue dog I had adopted. In his prime, he was quite a character! Part Chihuahua, Jack Russell terrier…

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No matter who wins this year’s presidency, they will have a place in history as the most disliked, distrusted candidates —- ever. What a choice we have.

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It is difficult for me to believe that the Boys and Girls Club of the San Gorgonio Pass is about to celebrate its 10th year in operation. Congratulations! (www.bgcsgpass.com)

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