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Fear cannot rule our lives

Streakers and clothed crazed fans everywhere - beware! What was once considered a good-spirited prank is now a criminal act.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Carnegie’s legacy

"O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught."

April 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Remember the trees

When we think of forests, majestic trees, precious wildlife, and clean, fresh air might come to mind. We probably don't think about the water we drink.

April 28, 2010 | BY JOHN ROSENOW | Editorial


Living between fire and ice

The good citizens of Iceland have two mega-problems this spring. One is their economic and banking situation, which is still in something close to meltdown mode. I cannot fathom finances and economics, so I'm in no position to really follow that part of the current and dreary Icelandic saga.

April 23, 2010 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Immune to tragedy

There has been a car accident and one student lies on the hood of the car covered in "blood." As I stand there watching, firefighters use the Jaws of Life to pry open the doors of the car, while students nearby act seemingly unfazed by their screaming classmate and unconscious friend being carried off to safety. The students know this is not real. They know it is their school's year to host the Every 15 Minutes drunk driving educational program, but their classmates are in that car screaming and covered in blood and I did not see one person ...

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Editorial


‘Oh Superman where are you now?’

Most of the time I can convince myself that I have a young perspective on society and life in general. But then something happens that makes my generational gap as obvious as an elephant in the room. That something happened last week when President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a nuclear weapons reduction treaty.

April 16, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Gala brouhaha

It seems I can't escape discussion of Sarah Palin and her upcoming visit to CSU Stanislaus anywhere I go. As a student at California State University, Stanislaus (go Warriors!) I constantly overhear other students talking about Palin in class. Work is even worse because my coworkers and editor discuss Palin, the CSU Stanislaus Foundation and the Public Records Act ad nauseam.

April 14, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Editorial


Climate change science more certain than ever

Numerous polls have shown a decline in U.S. public concern about climate change over the last two years.

April 09, 2010 | By Anthony L. Westerling Assistant Professor, UC Merced | Editorial


What war with Iran means

"Diplomacy has failed," Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told AIPAC, "Iran is on the verge of becoming nuclear and we cannot afford that."

April 06, 2010 | BY PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Creators Syndicate | Editorial


A wake up call

Sometimes it is hard for adults to understand how difficult it is to be a teenager. I think part of the problem is the tendency for all people to view the past through rose-colored glasses. Just ask anyone over the age of 35 about their high school days, and you will probably hear a list of why schools were better back then. "Back in the day" - whichever decade a person went to school - always had better football and basketball teams, less drugs and violence and students all got As.

April 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The American Dream lives on

Every rainy day has its rainbow. On a sick day, we find some solace in watching bad daytime television. Even funerals provide chances for celebration amidst the sorrow, recalling long-forgotten tales and moments we spent with the dearly departed.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


The Journal’s letters to the editor policy

It has come to the attention of the Journal editorial department that there is some confusion about letters to the editor.

March 26, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Suspend AB 32 for the sake of California’s economy

Would you be willing to bet everything you have on a single roll of the dice? Would you bet everything that everyone in California has? The state is about to roll the dice, on global warming regulation. The Governor could stop this gamble, but will he?

March 26, 2010 | By Senator Jeff Denham | Editorial


Pioneers of another sort

Sometimes it pays to spend 10 years in detention. Not that a person would ever want that to happen, but if it did - could you put the time to good use?

March 26, 2010 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


A lesson in sidewalks

Sometimes those of us who are city-dwellers can take for granted the little conveniences that are inherent to living in town. Although I still remember the hardships of getting a pizza delivered to the extremely rural farmhouse I lived in as a teen - I had to walk a half mile to the end of the gravel road my house stood on to meet the delivery guy - it's been awhile since I've lived in the country.

March 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Groundwater: In OID, the sky’s not falling

During this third year of drought in California, there understandably has been much concern expressed by the media and others over the volume of groundwater pumping and its effect on our aquifers.

October 28, 2014 | BY STEVE KNELL Oakdale Irrigation District | Editorial


School districts need local authority; Pell Grants should be fully funded

I grew up here in Turlock as a product of local public schools. I attended Cunningham Elementary then Wakefield Junior High School before graduating from Turlock High School and going onto college. This is the community I know and love and I believe that today a lot of folks don't have the same opportunities I had growing up here.

October 28, 2014 | BY MICHAEL EGGMAN | Editorial


Have we become too complacent with crime?

On Oct. 10, two intruders entered Herschel "Bud" Moore's home. They beat up the 94-year-old veteran, ransacked his home and made off with around $2,500 in cash and other stolen items.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Turlock's record of success

As we enter into the last weeks of this election season, I wanted to take a few moments to refocus the citizens of Turlock on the truth rather than some of the misperceptions and half-truths that have been put out in campaign materials and editorial comments.

October 21, 2014 | BY TURLOCK MAYOR JOHN LAZAR | Editorial


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