On Finding Inspiration…Again! – by Whitman Parker

My View – March 2017

Just before press deadline, I bumped into a longtime Review columnist who admitted, “I’m struggling…all I have is writers block and I’m not sure about writing my column this month!” After […]

Make it a Great Year – by Whitman Parker

My View – February 2017

Happy Chinese New Year, Jacksonville! On the Chinese zodiac chart, 2017 is the “Year of the Rooster.” In this issue, you’ll find a full schedule of the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural […]

Post-Election Peace

My View – December 2016/January 2017

I’d like to wish you Happy Holidays and post-election peace! Here at “Review HQ,” the last few months have been nothing short of exhilarating and exhausting, making the prospect of […]

Becker Best Choice for Mayor- by Whitman Parker

My View – November 2016

In my last column, I presented the case for re-electing Mayor Paul Becker, a candidate with vision, leadership and proven results. As you know, I’ve attended nearly every council […]

Let’s Re-Elect Mayor Becker! – by Whitman Parker

My View – October 2016

For reasons outlined here, I wholeheartedly endorse Mayor Becker and ask that you join me in re-electing him. In this election cycle, the mayor’s seat and three council seats are open. […]

Vote YES to Prohibit Pot Shops – by Whitman Parker

My View – September 2016

This month, let me get right to the point—please join me in voting YES on two ballot measures to ban marijuana shops in the city limits. On page 18, you’ll find […]

Politics… at a Very Local Level – by Whitman Parker

My View – August 2016

Unless you’re living under a rock, you can’t help but notice this is “political” season in America! In the coming weeks, the mass media barrage will be in full-force as candidates […]

Summer in the City…Small Town – by Whitman Parker

My View – July 2016

Welcome to summer in the city…make that summer in the small town! Now that the Britt concert season is in full-swing and town is hopping with locals and visitors out and […]

Living the Dream – by Whitman Parker

My View – June 2016

When I was a young boy growing up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, we were a one-car family. Several times a week, I loved tagging along as my mother shuttled my father […]

The Pot Farm Next Door – How it Happened Here – by Whitman Parker

My View – May 2016

The city’s delay to expand its Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) has resulted in an unintended consequence with a marijuana farm being established just east of the city limits. This photo, taken […]