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Our Voice: City Manager selection
Oct 16, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
On Monday afternoon, a special, closed session meeting of the Patterson City Council was called to order.. Behind closed doors, and with little notice provided to the community, the decision to ush...
Our Voice: City Manager process needs to be outlined
It has been nearly two months since former City Manager Rod Butler presented his letter of resignation to the city council, and nearly a month since Butler has taken up new digs in his hometown of ...
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Side wrecks a wake up call
Tears well in my eyes as I sit and write this column after finally letting the events from Monday’s tragic loss of young life set in.
Aug 28, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Voice: Aug. 14, 2014
The deadlines to run for local boards and councils has come to a close, and the city will have candidates from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences to choose from come the November election....
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Patterson loses an icon
Those who knew Lt. Col. John V. Azevedo most likely wouldn’t have one bad thing to say about him. After all, how could you? The man was a prime example of servitude towards our country and community.
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Exciting times for development in Patterson should provoke cautious, thoughtful planning
New home construction is on the rise again here in Patterson, and distribution centers seem to be taking root nicely in the prime ag-land that once made this area famous for its apricots, but plann...
Jul 17, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Change is what you make of it
I am a firm believer that change is a beautiful, strange and daring thing to behold. Just like any other natural occurrence, change is a certainty—be it age, beauty, intelligence, personal values o...
Jun 26, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redefining who we are
May 28, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Although Patterson has suffered quite a bit of heartbreak these last few weeks due to the alarming amount of shootings and theft taking place, I believe we should never let these instances define w...
Helping out the homeless
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents: I am thoroughly pleased with the number of responses attributed to last week’s article regarding the homeless in Patterson. A lot of wonderful and insightful ideas were spread about, and...
Taking back our town
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
By Brooke Borba Patterson Irrigator I doubt many of you are unfamiliar with the homeless problem sweeping across the West Side, primarily in Patterson. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, ...
Protect your child from abduction
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent turn of events has caused a ruckus lately within our office after an 8-year-old girl was nearly abducted by an unknown stranger while walking her dog on Poppy Avenue. Although the girl esc...
Low-income, middle-class students challenged by college tuition hikes
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
By Brooke Borba Patterson Irrigator The end of the school year is drawing near and many college graduates are bidding their time before collecting their diplomas this May and June. Although most gr...
Let's make a change
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 250 250 recommendations | email to a friend
There are certain disasters we can’t control—typhoons, droughts, sickness, etc.—no matter what precautionary measures we may take. But there are some ways we can make a difference; there are some w...
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