Maybe we should be used to it by now.
Dear Rusty: If a person retires at age 66 and continues to work full time, Social Security taxes are still taken out of his weekly paycheck. Will this taxation for Social Security contribute more to the person’s Social Security benefit, even if already retired?
Two years ago today, I was a day away from my deadline to produce the first edition of the Redlands Community News. Although I was thrilled to be part of a new newspaper in my hometown of 22 years, it was not a good week for me.
One of the biggest frustrations of this pandemic is the loss of in-person celebrations, especially funerals, or, as some prefer, including me, memorials or “celebrations of life” for those we’ve lost from COVID or otherwise.
Our newspaper’s first anniversary last year was right at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area. As we now observe our second birthday on March 29, we view our first year as being Pre-Pandemic, and our second year as being Pandemic-Slammed.
Dear Rusty: I am 73 and receive a pension from my state’s Police and Fire Pension Fund. I took a full pension, so my wife only gets a widow’s pension when I die, and this is only a fraction of what my full pension is.
Virus pounds Inland Empire proclaims the headline on the front page of the Christmas Eve edition of the Los Angeles Times. The article calls attention to “how dire” the situation is. Eight miles from Redlands and where I sit writing this late but timely holiday greeting to you, the San Berna…
- A human trafficking victim, a 17-year-old girl from Florida, rescued from a Fontana hotel
- UPDATE: After COVID scare, Beaumont High is cleared to play sports
- Escape Craft Brewery’s Oasis location open for business in downtown Redlands
- Our Brew welcomes Redlands community spirit
- Commissioners delay decision on housing project to replace grove
- Police chief says officers are confiscating more illegal ‘ghost guns’ than ever before
- First female president has been appointed at University of Redlands
- Support a crosswalk on Olive Avenue
- Felon charged with spousal abuse, possession of weapons.
- Trouble in our Tree City paradise
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Veterans Day was Wednesday, so it might seem unusual to see a column in honor of the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom after the annual salute of the end of World War I and veterans in general. But it has been a busy time for the Redlands Community News wit…
It has been a month since we asked our renewing subscribers to donate to our new Fund for Local News, and I want to report the results as of last Friday, Sept. 25.
You have probably noticed that the Redlands Community News has had fewer pages during the past four or five months. Some issues have had as few as 16 pages compared to 24 or 28 prior to COVID-19.
Will this pandemic ever end? Of course it will. As painful as it has been to witness at least 169,870 Americans die from COVID-19 and more than 5.4 million infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have no choice but to keep hope alive.
Three years ago, when my husband Damany and I were considering all the school options available in Redlands, homeschooling our oldest son, Zhai, wasn’t first on our list.
At the risk of sounding flippant during a trying time when there’s not much else to be thankful for, one runner at least has noticed a beneficial side-effect of this pandemic. Several weeks ago, during a jog to the Sunday service at the Center for Spiritual Living just before all such gather…
Dear Rusty: After losing my job of 31 years in 2013 at 63 years of age, I decided to start drawing my Social Security benefits. In 2015, I started a part-time job, which I still have. In January 2020, I will fully retire. I have been paying Social Security taxes for the last four years with…
The most famous journalist to hail from Redlands has praised the plan by Esri, the University of Redlands and the Redlands Unified District to give every elementary school child in the district a tree to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 21, 2020.
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.
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.