Valley Voices

Danielle R. Shapazian: The stories we remember

Only a few measures of music and I am there – those syncopated eighth notes running in the bass clef, the familiarity of the sound and rhythm taking me back 50 years. Through memories fuzzy but insistent, I am a child sitting in front of our walnut television console. I meet the angst of Charlie Brown. I hear “Linus and Lucy.” Musician Vince Guaraldi leads me to Christmas.

Valley Voices

Henry Perea: Hope for homelessness

Homeless individuals’ humanity cannot be drowned out by neighbors’ voices

A 16-bed adult mental health crisis treatment facility is expected to open in 2017

Redesigned drug court for nonviolent drug offenders offers treatment in lieu of incarceration

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