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I predict the next pandemic will start from Mule Creek. The “Mule Flu” will be a direct result of the millions of gallons of industrial waste and decades of spills into Mule Creek from Mule Creek State Prison by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the state agenc…

It’s probably one of the fastest moving and changing stories I have witnessed in the decades I have been in the newspaper industry. Certainly, like many of you, it has caused us to change and adapt policies, procedures to get the latest education and information to the communities we serve. …

When I first arrived to serve our schools in October 2016, I made this commitment: “Students first.” This continues to be my commitment. Whenever I’m faced with a challenging situation or a difficult decision, I ask myself and my team, “What will be best for our students?” Our Board of Trust…

There is a great cloud of confusion surrounding the new 2020 Prop. 13 and the previous 1978 Prop. 13. This new Proposition 13 will authorize a $15 billion state bond with $9 billion going to K-12 schools throughout California. This new Prop. 13 will give higher priority to districts in great…

As I sit here on my comfortable sofa on a cold, crisp sunny day, I’m close to speechless due to the political problems that we are having in America. I’m frankly astonished that we – the American people – were “cheated” out of a fair and public trial regarding some of the allegations against…

In today’s edition of the Ledger Dispatch, you’ll see the latest report on the contamination of Mule Creek from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP). The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board is clearly not repre…

When I was growing up in the 1960s and 70s, school was very different than it is today. Now, our children and grandchildren are growing up in a world with different expectations, new technologies, new job and career opportunities, a greater need to communicate with skillfulness and diplomacy…

Please be aware! There is an initiative on the March ballot named Prop 13 but it has no direct relation to the Prop 13 initiative that affects property taxes. This, March ballot, Prop 13 initiative authorizes the state to borrow $15 billion for the construction and modernization of public ed…

A privilege of senior-ship is the right to complain. Actually it isn’t, but those that complain for a living seem to believe that with age comes respect for their complaints. If not, that’s something to complain about. I’m not a complainer, but no one thinks himself one and I’d like to compl…