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Wildlife Has A Friend in Rose Wolf

Wildlife Has A Friend in Rose Wolf

For Laura Murphy of Tuolumne, who heads the Rose Wolf Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, it’s all about setting injured and orphaned birds and animals free. “We don’t make pets of them,” she says. “Our goal is to get them

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PTSD: A War That Lives On Inside Him

PTSD: A War That Lives On Inside Him

The screaming rockets and bursts of cannon fire during the Vietnam War still haunt the dreams of Marine veteran Joe Garcia, 62. The nightmares and flashbacks are among many symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, which affects many war veterans and

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Vietnam Veterans Find Strength in Numbers

Vietnam Veterans Find Strength in Numbers

Vietnam veterans braved a brutal war, then faced rejection at home. Decades later, many continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or illnesses linked to wartime chemical exposure. A growing number are homeless. Many have not taken advantage of veterans’

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Ron Stearn: Dean of California City Council Members

Ron Stearn: Dean of California City Council Members

Ron Stearn is an anomaly: a popular politician who’s frugal to the core. Sonora’s four-time mayor lives in a 90-year-old house, still drives a ’62 GMC he bought for $300, and considers extra parking his greatest accomplishment. At 45 years of service and counting, this former hardware store manager is the longest-tenured city council member in the state.

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