Strong quake shakes Southern California

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported. The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas. Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude […]

First Amendment protects artists as well as media

By Freedom New Mexico Journalists get passionate about the First Amendment, mainly because it helps shield the press against those who attempt to silence it. Because such attacks are becoming more frequent, thanks in large part to the Bush administration, most news coverage of the First Amendment revolves around the media. But the First Amendment […]

Helping heroin addicts a moral imperative

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist If we came up with a sure cure for lung cancer, we wouldn’t withhold it because it might encourage people to smoke. But something about heroin addiction tends to cloud our thinking on public health policy. On this subject, though, Los Angeles is currently enjoying a moment of sunny clarity. […]

Admiring the sky is easier in New Mexico

Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist Just as my friend in New Mexico would tell me to look at the moon from my California yard some 2,000 miles away because we’d be seeing the very same moon, I have to remind myself it’s also the same sky. But it’s really not. First off, the sky in New […]

In the news: State not taking care of kids

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist News from Albuquerque: New Mexico Voices for Children released survey data compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Before you digest this information, understand this is a prestigious foundation. It’s the real deal. Here is what the foundation’s 2006 Kids Count findings have to say about New Mexico: New Mexico […]

Mendoza, Raymond R.

Raymond R. Mendoza, 82, of Cambridge, N.Y., and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Troy, N.Y. Born Jan. 22, 1924, in Los Angeles to Sidney Mendoza and Lupe Contreras-Pascutti, he married Mary Casillas on June 22, 1948. He retired from the trucking business in Los Angeles. He lived part of the year […]

Greenwalt may be playing in Los Angeles

CNJ staff It’s been a whirlwind few days for Clovis native Cisti Greenwalt. Thursday, she scored four points in an exhibition game for the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA. Greenwalt, a post who led Clovis to state titles in 1999 and 2000, was cut as the Monarchs had an abundance of players at her position. […]

It’s a wrap for feature film shot in Clovis

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer After over a month of filming in eastern and central New Mexico, the “Believe in Me” cast and crew are calling it a wrap and heading back home. James Carter, director of cinematography for the movie, said the next stage of production could take many months to complete, and […]

Clovis native headed to Comedy Central station

By Helena Rodriguez A former Clovis man is laughing his way to success, all the way up to Comedy Central TV network’s “Premium Blend” show. Jason Holman, a former Clovis Community College student and graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, is slated to take his 12-minute standup comedy act in front of the Comedy Central […]

Amidst all the change, there is a constant

Judy Brandon When I was 8 years old, our family vacationed in California where we visited relatives. We were eager to see our cousins but really more excited about the new attraction in Los Angeles: Disneyland. We struck out early one June morning from New Mexico in our 1956 blue Ford Fairlane en route to […]