Recycling your cans, bottles, plastic, paper and other disposables through routes that avoid landfills is virtuous, especially for those of us who believe climate change is real and care about sea creatures.

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"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now,” says a Chinese proverb sometimes attributed to Confucius.

I’m thrilled about the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. I have been ever since I heard about it at a booth atop the city’s parking garage during the Redlands Bicycle Classic several years ago.

I missed two earthquakes last week. My daughter felt both the 6.4 on Thursday and the 7.1 on Friday. She was house-sitting in Highland, 5 miles closer to the epicenter in Ridgecrest.

Summer is officially here, with temperatures hovering just under the triple digits and the last June gloom behind us. The kids are off on break and so are some of us adults. My kids and I dream of having our own swimming pool. If you are one of the lucky ones, we might be over to cool off.