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Don't raise the floor, climb the ladder

Los Angeles and San Francisco leaders want burger flippers to be paid $15 an hour.

June 16, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Soiseth: Committed to bold financial leadership

This last Tuesday, four out of five council members voted in favor of my recommendations within a two-year budget. Based off a "line-by-line" analysis of our City's funds, this budget's central goal is to address the need to pay down our City's debt, to pay lump sum charges when it is to the City's economic advantage, and to slowly restore the departments that made the largest concessions during the economic downturn.

June 12, 2015 | BY GARY SOISETH Mayor, City of Turlock | Editorial


Affordable Care Act may no longer be affordable

The Affordable Care Act is about to become a lot less affordable.

June 09, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Forging your fears to reach a better place

It was a silly thought.

June 05, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Legislative lushes get free rides via taxpayers

"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." - George Orwell in his novel "Animal Farm

June 02, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Chickens, private air space and drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 29, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Driving folks into desperation: That's the ticket

The politicians finally admitted it.

May 26, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Almonds are water misers compared to marijuana

Almonds - we are told by those who want further cutbacks on agricultural water deliveries so urban lawns can stay lush and so they can hose out their garbage cans and hose down their driveways on a weekly basis - are water guzzlers.

May 22, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Bi-partisan solution closer to reality

Hope is the ability to see a positive future in times of trial. In Stanislaus County we have not given up hope.

May 19, 2015 | BY VITO CHIESA Stanislaus County Supervisor, District 2 | Editorial


Slow thinking: There will never be an app for that

Slow thinking.

May 15, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Sacramento and their tunnel rat mentality

Expediency is the motto of the administration of Governor Jerry Brown.

May 01, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Free lunch morphs into free health care in USA

There is a move in the California Legislature to protect the "survivor's assets" as they relate to Medicaid.

April 28, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


We need more models like the Patterson Logistics Training Center

A good friend of mine, Phil Alfano, Superintendent of Patterson Schools, has created an exceptional collaborative model between education, business, economic development and government to prepare young people for jobs in the growing logistics industry in Patterson. This past week a group of educators and businesspeople traveled with Phil to Southern California to check out the Norco Logistics Center, a similar collaborative in Riverside County. On the way back to Stanislaus County, Alfano spoke to a group in Kern County to share his experiences building the coalition in Patterson. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Phil is working directly ...

April 24, 2015 | BY DAVID L. WHITE CEO, Stanislaus Business Alliance | Editorial


Together, Turlock will survive the drought

Water. Wheat. Railroad. Prosperity. These are the words at the feet of the Central Park statue that honors one of Turlock's earliest farmers and our city's founder, John Mitchell.

April 24, 2015 | BY GARY SOISETH Mayor, City of Turlock | Editorial


Cigarettes first then soda next

Berkeley doesn't want you to smoke.

April 21, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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Pray for rain as Sacramento isn't going to save California

It may surprise Sacramento and its bureaucratic hordes that large segments of California are in danger of lapsing into death throes due to a fourth year of severe drought.

June 26, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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