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So far PD has created 271 blog entries.

Teen Face: Cardinal Newman junior gives homeless caring gifts

Joey Lucchetti thinks he's found the secret to life: Help others, especially the needy.

By | September 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Straight Talk: Take seriously a diary entry about suicide

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: I’m 15 and have a stepsister who I’m somewhat close to.

By | September 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: A love of animals turning into a potential career

Several years ago, Angie Law, 18, made a pretty big choice in her life — trying to decide which high school to attend.

By | September 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Straight Talk: Boy seeking a ‘fresh start’ at new school

I’m 16, hoping for a fresh start at a new high school after leaving my old one for being bullied.

By | September 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Motivated Petaluma teen makes Eagle Scout at 13

It's a rare thing to get become an Eagle Scout at age 13, but that's what Petaluma teen Tucker Cullen did.

By | September 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Straight Talk: Stepsister’s boyfriend got ‘a little rough’

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My stepsister and I are both 17 and almost like real sisters. We share a room and lately I see bad bruises on her body.

By | September 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Straight Talk: More warnings from the trenches about drinking

Expressing informed negative consequences of drinking makes a positive difference.

By | September 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Essay: Salt, sugar and the wrath of food addiction

Americans have a special place in their heart for sugar, but sugar — as sweet as it may seem — is poisoning our bodies.

By | September 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Essay: Industry giants to blame for obesity crisis

The real source of the obesity epidemic falls not in the gym nor on the track, but in the kitchen. Or, more likely, the grocery store.

By | September 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Annika Ariel, 16, Maria Carrillo High School

While other kids were getting summer jobs or goofing off, Annika Ariel spent much of her summer at a prestigious performing arts camp in rural Michigan called Interlochen.

By | August 24th, 2013|0 Comments