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Our new look

There are always those who obstinately cling to technology of the past. Like that one person in line at the grocery store who whips out their checkbook to pay the bill while the impatient debit card users roll their eyes. Or the final few Americans without a cell phone who don't want to be reached by others 24/7; and, I must admit, the Turlock Journal can also be called technology sluggish. Our current Web site is more reminiscent of 1999 than 2009.

June 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Food truck junkie

Remember when you were a child, playing outside on one of those hot summer days, and all of a sudden music started faintly lilting across your front yard?

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


Reclaiming Father’s Day

As another Father's Day comes and goes, there are many who cringe when they see television-perfect children and their dads fishing together or playing catch. The ideal father-child relationship portrayed by Madison Avenue marketing types to sell more ties, lawn mowers and tools is just a reminder to some that a model father is nothing but fiction. But there is a way for the men in our community to reclaim Father's Day and become the good male role models that fathers should be.

June 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Federal funds making a local difference

At the ripe old age of 14 I entered the American work force and I haven't been without employment for more than a month's time in over 20 years.

June 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Glass half full even if city coffers empty

If I were to make a list of people that I'm not envious of, "Turlock City Councilmembers" would be sitting pretty at number one.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


Twitter gets the news to you now

When news of the two probable swine flu cases in Merced County broke in our newsroom, editor Kristina Hacker called reporter Alex Cantatore with a request.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Editorial


Powering up the next generation

The following is an excerpt of California State University, Stanislaus' President Hamid Shirvani's 2009 commencement remarks.

June 27, 2009 | President Hamid Shirvani California State University, Stanislaus | Editorial


Toodles Turlock!

For the past couple of weeks, I've been snapping photos and jotting down notes at various local graduations but if it's still June 6 and you are reading this over breakfast, good morning and by the way, I'm the one graduating! Today I'm participating in the commencement ceremony at California State University, Stanislaus and I'm newly unemployed.

June 27, 2009 | Fiona Chin Special to the Journal | Editorial


Pay-check your facts, Wasden doubters

Let's get this out of the way right at the start.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


From the desert to the valley

By now you might have seen my name in a few bylines in the Turlock Journal. I am the new education reporter, and I started the day after Memorial Day. I came in on that first day expecting to sign a stack of papers, fill out my W4 form and be in and out in about an hour. Boy was I wrong.

June 12, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Editorial


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