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4 state workers net $902,000 in bonuses

Jack Ehnes, Christopher Ailman, Ted Eliopoulos, and Marcie Frost have all just received bonuses totaling $902,000.

November 07, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Gas tax is unfair as it’s basically a regressive tax

One of California's most regressive taxes became even more regressive on Tuesday.

November 03, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Yosemite fee hike woefully inadequate as it is proposed

We are loving Yosemite National Park to death.

October 31, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Perhaps Page should ‘Google’ social host laws

Google, Facebook, et al say they are just conduits - much like the proverbial public square - so that they can't be held legally responsible for what transpires on the platforms they have created.

October 27, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


If you want to change things…

One of the gifts of living in a representative democracy is that voting is only one of the rights it confers. For ordinary people who want to make change - who in some way want to alter their neighborhood or town or state or even the nation - the promise exists that by dint of their own efforts they can do so. This is a precious gift.

October 27, 2017 | BY LEE H. HAMILTON Guest columnist | Editorial


CPUC fiddles with PG&E as California burns

This is not a good time to be a PG&E stockholder - or a California Public Utilities Commission apologist for that matter.

October 24, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Scouts take note of differences & equal opportunity

Boys and girls are different.

October 17, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Don’t blame wildfires on climate change

Climate change means we will have more and more destructive wildfires.

October 13, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’

A protest convoy of more than 300 trucks minus trailers rolling down Highway 99 from Yuba City to Fresno on Friday was designed to bring attention to the byzantine regulations governing some of the hardest and least appreciated workers on the planet - truckers.

October 10, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Want affordable housing? Then bring back RDA

Voters are being asked in November to approve a $4 billion general obligation bond to pay for affordable housing.

October 06, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


When your first car was cheaper than your new smartphone

My Aunt Ethel was aghast when she found out at a family Christmas Eve gathering in 1975 that I had paid $11,000 for a year-old Chevy Monza.

October 03, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Delaying the health insurance tax will spare further cost to California agriculture

The Health Insurance Tax (HIT), a multibillion-dollar annual tax created by the Affordable Care Act, is set to return on Jan. 1, forcing nearly 100 million Americans - including employers, families and individuals - to pay for a 3 to 5 percent increase in health insurance premiums. It may not seem obvious, but this tax will strike the agricultural industry hard, hurting hundreds of thousands of farmers and employees in California's fertile heartland and countless others nationwide.

September 29, 2017 | BY BILL MATTOS California Poultry Federation | Editorial


The Twin Tunnels, Hurricane Harvey & eco opportunists

Within minutes after it became clear Hurricane Harvey was doing a number on Houston, the Chicken Littles took to social media, granted interviews, and were clucking loudly that this is all the result of global warming. Those with scientific credentials did hedge their bets by adding the words "may be."

September 01, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Proud to be a Husky

I am proud to be a Hamilton Heights High alumna. I know that most people who grow up in truly small towns -like I did in Cicero, Indiana, which had a population of 3,471 in 1990, compared to Turlock's 43,621 the same year -feel a fondness and loyalty to their alma mater long after they graduate, but I have reason to celebrate my Husky affiliation.

September 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


You may get your Big Mac patty from a petri dish one day soon

Marshall Dillion in Dodge City circa 2050 may have to deputize the townsfolk to deal with rowdy lab techs and ride with Chester to go after petri dish rustlers.

August 29, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 17, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Tax Cuts and Jobs Act a fairer, simpler tax code

Valley residents are taxed too much, the United States is falling behind other countries competitively, we continue to lose American jobs overseas, and we are ...

November 14, 2017 | BY CONGRESSMAN JEFF DENHAM | Editorial


‘Live’ spelled backwards spells ‘evil’

What's wrong with us?

November 10, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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