Upton Sinclair passed away 50 years ago on November 25, 1968. He was a controversial figure to say the least. He was a prolific writer who is best remembered for his classic novel The Jungle, which was published in 1904.  The publication placed him alongside the muckrakers during the Progressive Era period of the 1890s…

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Commemorating Advent is an annual event of the Christian Church. The Advent Season this year begins on Sunday, December 2 and always ends on December 24, Christmas Eve. Christians are encouraged to be attentive by keeping a four-week reflective vigil to prepare for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas.  Commemorating Apollo…

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There were 514 adults and children counted as homeless on January 25, 2018, which was the designated time of the Merced County 2018 Homeless Count and Survey. This represents an increase of 13.2% when compared to the 454 adults and children counted as homeless in 2017 as noted in the following table. Of the 514…

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Ask yourself the questions based on lessons learned by Chavez and Kennedy at the very end of this reflection On March 10, 1968, which is 50 years ago today, labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez offered Senator Bobby Kennedy a piece of the bread he was given to break his 25 day fast…

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