Category Archives: Viewpoint

VIEWPOINT: The Problem with Community Forums

Local community forums are handy – especially in locating and finding lost dogs and alerting neighbors that a road may be closed. These forums have a problem, however, when more complicated issues are involved, such as politics and science. These … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: To Anyone Who Has Lost a Pet

(Editor’s note: The following letter appeared on Nextdoor Palisades. To anyone who doesn’t believe in kindness, love or hope, below is proof that these qualities indeed exist.)  Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Remembering Sidney Poitier

(Editor’s note: This story is reprinted with permission. It initially ran on Facebook as a remembrance of Roger and Michelle Potash about Sidney Poitier. Potash is a veteran attorney and he and his wife are Palisades residents.) Roger Potash posted: … Continue reading

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Looking for Meals in All the Wrong Place

  By BOB VICKREY The author and satirist Fran Lebowitz once said “I would eat at home more often but there’s no food there.” In recent years, I’ve adopted Fran’s motto. I’ve been single perhaps way too long, and usually … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Covid, My Husband Joe and Me

By PEPPER EDMISTON, Circling the News Contributor DECEMBER 30, 2021: Covid has been especially tough for us Baby Boomers. What with hair dye, face fillers, plastic surgery, fat extraction, breast-raising and other modern magic, we look nothing like our grandparents … Continue reading

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John Lennon’s Rainbow Mittens Offered in Magical New York

When I was twenty-in, I loaded up a suitcase with all my worldly possessions, two hundred dollars, and took a Greyhound bus from South Dakota to New York City. I was too naïve to realize the folly of what I … Continue reading

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Flying High with the Red-Headed Stranger

  By BOB VICKREY   Many years ago while boarding a crowded late-night flight leaving Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, I spotted a familiar face as I passed through the first class cabin. She averted my eye for a moment and then … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Own “Wonder Years” Moment

By BOB VICKREY   There was something undeniably compelling about the television show “The Wonder Years” that ran from the late 1980s into the early ‘90s. The show was set in a middle-class neighborhood against the turbulent backdrop of the … Continue reading

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Finding Novelty in the Lifestyle of our Town’s Jay Gatsby

By BOB VICKREY (aka NICK CARRAWAY) As I walked through our village center the other day, I couldn’t help but notice a distinguished-looking, well-dressed gentleman holding court on the patio at Hank’s restaurant on Swarthmore. I knew at once it … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Councilman Mike Bonin’s Homeless Housing Plan Denies Children Opportunities

Councilman Mike Bonin, in his effort to aid the homeless including the mentally ill and those with substance abuse problems, is overlooking L.A.’s most vulnerable: the children. Will Rogers State Beach, particularly the area that Bonin has suggested being turned … Continue reading

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