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Water package is more litigation, less irrigation

Last week, the California Legislature passed a water package that many lawmakers are lauding as the solution to our state's problems. What this dysfunctional legislature really passed is three more layers of unneeded bureaucracy along with a bond that will not create a drop of water for at least 15 years - if at all.

November 10, 2009 | BY BILL BERRYHILL | Editorial


A decision for change

Turlock voters made a statement on Tuesday: They want change.

November 06, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


‘Hard Candy Christmas’

The countdown has begun. There are only 51 days until Christmas.

November 03, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


What would you do if...

I like to think of Turlock as a caring community.

October 30, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Who wants to be an idiot?

I, along with many of my co-workers, took time out of the busy workday on Thursday to watch a giant helium balloon float over the Colorado countryside while it was chased by a plethora of emergency vehicles.

October 20, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


New eyes and new ideas

This year is the 400th birthday of science and engineering. It's an occasion worth noting and giving thanks for because each day those twin disciplines improve the lives of billions of people around the world. (Beyond that, science and engineering are awfully fun, so their total effect is sort of like combining doing good all around the planet with the pure joys of playing chess.)

October 17, 2009 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters The Roc Doc | Editorial


Our right to know

Democracy is a great thing. A government by the people, for the people sure beats a system that caters to a dictator or a royal family. But like many good and wonderful things in this world, democracy must be nurtured, watched over and protected by everyone involved in order to maintain its greatness.

October 14, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Do the right thing

As a manager, I have the usually frustrating and always time-consuming job of interviewing candidates for open job positions. This is one of my least favorite aspects of my job.

October 09, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


$1 goes a long way in fighting auto theft

With over 700 bills sitting on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk waiting to be signed or vetoed in the latest version of partisan politics between the Governor and the State Legislature, sheriffs and other law enforcement leaders from around the state have joined forces to urge the Governor to put aside political haggling and sign a critical yet obscure bill, Assembly Bill 286. Frankly, there are a dozen or so bills of importance to day-to-day operations of law enforcement agencies across this state that require and deserve the Governor's signature.

October 09, 2009 | Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and the California State Sheriffs’ Association | Editorial


Regulating ourselves into bankruptcy

A study was quietly released last week by the governor that highlighted the absolute abuse that California families, small businesses and farmers are taking from over-regulation by bureaucrats in state government.

October 09, 2009 | Assemblyman Bill Berryhill | Editorial


American dreaming

I had a dream last night. I was famous, a super star. Everyone knew who I was.

October 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


A leap of faith

If you are reading this on Saturday morning before 8 a.m. and plan to head north on Highway 99 towards Sacramento, make sure to look up and wave as you pass Acampo. I just might be able to see your friendly gesture as I rapidly descend to the earth from 13,000 feet in the air.

October 02, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


If you build it, you still have to advertise

Here's a challenge, Journal readers.

September 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


A moment of silence

On Tuesday night, the Turlock City Council stood together, bowed their heads and sent a clear message to those who would try to stop them from beginning every meeting with a prayer.

September 25, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A furlough by any other name ...

Since when does the word "furlough" mean "mandatory un-paid day off?"

September 23, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | 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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