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The troubling case of James Hooker

Americans have a fixation on sex scandals. A short list includes: Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods, Charlie Sheen, Rob Lowe, Rev. Jimmy Swaggart and Ceres' own Gary Condit. So it comes as no surprise that James Hooker seized the nation's interest.

April 24, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


Raising awareness one step at a time

As we head full-steam into Relay for Life season, it's hard to miss the purple ribbons strung on lampposts down Main Street and the car wash, barbecue, and candy fundraisers Relay teams all across town are holding almost every other day.

April 20, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Earth Day and farming

As the daughter of a farmer, I grew up with a love of the land and a deep respect for nature - you might say a native understanding that every day was Earth Day. My father worked the land. He took care of it and it took care of us, as well as many other people consuming what our farm produced. As California's secretary of agriculture, I welcome the attention that the annual observance of Earth Day (April 22) receives, with the understanding that the age-old give-and-take relationship hasn't changed - our farmers and ranchers are stewards of an environment ...

April 20, 2012 | BY KAREN ROSS, CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE SECRETARY | Editorial


Remove the crud and California is still 100% solid gold

Go ahead, trash California.

April 17, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


It’s time for real debate about need for high-speed rail

California high-speed rail is primarily about bringing two points together - downtown Los Angeles and downtown San Francisco.

April 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Editorial


Spring brings change to Journal

Spring has always been a time of change - in weather, the end of daylight savings, and the blooming orchards that line the Valley. This year spring has also brought changes here at the Journal.

April 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


On the road to racism

Lin-sanity may be ebbing, but a fundamental issue it raised is still on the rise.

April 10, 2012 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


Growth plans need to be fair for all Turlock

The ongoing debate about how to preserve farmland along with the economic base and food resources that agriculture creates for this county, as well as the nation, is healthy and necessary. However, I feel that the debate needs to occur within a much larger framework.

April 06, 2012 | BY MAYOR JOHN LAZAR | Editorial


Improving on the staff of life

About 10,000 years ago Earth's climate lurched from bitter Ice Age conditions to the much balmier time in which we live today. We don't fully understand what caused that great climate shift, but we know it was near the time of that great temperature transition that people started to farm. And one of the crops people in some parts of the world learned to tend was wheat.

April 03, 2012 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Fun to dream, while it lasted

If you are reading this column, then I did not win the lottery. I wrote this on Friday afternoon, when lotto fever was still high and we all had hopes of winning $640 million dollars.

March 30, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Editorial


Standing up for our veterans

America is blessed with the strongest and most capable military in the world. Our service members execute challenging missions in the most complex environment on earth. They leave the military with skills that our economy needs to compete. It is our responsibility to take care of them when they return. Unfortunately, upon returning home, many of our veterans discover that even though they have the training to perform a wide variety of jobs, the system often times fail to recognize that training. This can delay a veteran's transition into civilian life by requiring them to obtain redundant certifications which ...

March 30, 2012 | BY REP. TIM WALZ (D-MN) AND REP. JEFF DENHAM (R-CA) | Editorial


A new wave of protest

I remember growing up in the 1980s and having my elders say things like, "Kids nowadays don't care about anything." After commenting on the apparent apathy of my peers, I would then be treated to a detailed recounting of epic protests against the Vietnam War, nuclear proliferation and segregation that took place in the 1960s and 70s.

March 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Half Dome ‘fix’ a hiker nightmare

Leave it to the federal government to screw up something that wasn't that hard to fix - if indeed it needed fixing.

March 23, 2012 | | Editorial


Whatever happened to Turlock’s bridal district?

I remember it well. It was January 2008, and while there was a chill in the winter air outside, the atmosphere at Two Guy's Catering was electric.

March 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Sen. Snowe’s leave and the deterioration of American politics

Most local individuals would be far from alarmed to learn that a Maine woman recently announced her decision not to run for a fourth term as senator. In fact, there are few folks who devote enough attention to remember the names and term numbers of local politicians, let alone ones coming from the opposite end of the nation. However, it is not former Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe's leave of politics, but rather her reason behind the retirement, that should catch our attention.

March 13, 2012 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


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A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 25, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Serial killers can legally marry, but not Harry and John?

Where's the outrage?

November 21, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Giving thanks

Next week is Thanksgiving, my second favorite holiday after Christmas. It is a time when we reflect on the many blessings we enjoy. I have been here almost one year, and I have noticed many great qualities of our Stanislaus communities. I would like to express my thanks for those qualities, and what they have meant to me and my family.

November 21, 2014 | BY DAVID WHITE Stanislaus Alliance CEO | Editorial


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