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Small claims—big headache

Why is court so complicated? I just feel the frustration ooze out of the small claims litigants. Most folks who sue in small claims court sue on "principle" and firmly believe that they are in the right. The judge, however, must follow the substantive law. In small claims court, it is the legal procedures that have been modified or set aside to give folks easier access to the Courts.

January 24, 2012 | BY NANCY WILLIAMSEN Superior Court Commissioner | Editorial


Take a break and spur the economy

I love vacations. Unfortunately, my desire to travel the world far exceeds my financial means and time availability to do so. Don't get me wrong I still travel, just on a smaller scale and not as often as I'd like. When I finally do get away, I feel guilty about the money I spend and my absence from work.

January 20, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


And a little child shall lead them

Little kids are amenable to learning new habits - generally much more so than those of us who are set in our ways because this isn't our first rodeo. That's why it's sometimes more effective to teach children health science information rather than to do outreach aimed directly at their parents.

January 17, 2012 | | Editorial


Supreme Court case obscenely out of step with the times

What is obscene cussing and should the government regulate it?

January 13, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Editorial


Nothing new under the sun

Out with the old, in with the new. That is the rallying cry for many come January. I'm not quite sure about the "out with the old" part, but in 2012 the Journal is bringing in new - and hopefully exciting - features for our readers.

January 10, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The worth of water

According to the "Longman English Dictionary," a New Year's resolution is "a decision to do something better or stop doing something bad in the new year." Not surprisingly, New Year's resolutions generally serve only as broad ideals that individuals fabricate in an attempt to freshen themselves for the new time period; exercising more, controlling expenses, or simply behaving nicer constitute the main desires. Despite the truth that such resolutions rarely survive the temptations that unfold, and in this case the ones that may have already unfolded, incorporating the right amount of water into your body's system will ...

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


Preserving prime ag land, planning for a sustainable future through regional collaboration

Stanislaus County is a unique community. Ours is a county where city leaders come together on a regular basis to discuss ideas, strategies, and opportunities where regional collaboration can best be implemented.

January 06, 2012 | | Editorial


Plan needed for successful New Year’s resolutions

Happy New Year! I really tried to get this column into Saturday's paper, but I procrastinated too long and now 2011 is over. Coincidentally, my New Year's resolution for 2011 was to stop procrastinating so much and get organized. That lasted all of two weeks. As I write this a pile of notes and press releases threatens to topple from my desk, burying me under three months worth of documents. My obvious failings in the organization department make me wonder, why don't my New Year's resolutions ever stick?

January 03, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Editorial


Hitting below the belt

If you've made a New Year's resolution to eat right and trim down, be forewarned that medical science shows your brain has it in for you and will actively promote your failure on two different fronts. That's not good news, of course, but you should know about it so you can strengthen your resolve as best you can.

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


LGBT History Law step in right direction, but lacks guidance

California Senate Bill 48, also known informally as the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) History Law, officially becomes law with the New Year and overall I agree with the law - with a lot of

December 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Editorial


Turlock continues to see success, despite challenges

Turlock had many successes in 2011, in spite of a challenging economy and a state government and legislature bent on taking money away from local government.

December 30, 2011 | BY JOHN LAZAR Mayor, City of Turlock | Editorial


Keep cursive alive

Some of my fondest childhood memories are the times I spent with my Grandma Stout. Being the only grandchild of her only son meant that the world actually did revolve around me when I came to visit.

December 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Hands-free, means HANDS-FREE

I don't know about you, but I get so very irritated with folks who drive and talk on their cell phone. You've seen them-numerous unsafe lane changes, fastest driver on the road, turning without signaling, etc. It is obvious that they are unable to multi-task.

December 23, 2011 | BY NANCY WILLIAMSEN | Editorial


Christmas coconuts and other weird traditions

When I was a little kid I assumed that everyone celebrated Christmas exactly the same way that my family did. Christmas shopping was done no sooner than two weeks before Christmas. The outside lights did not go on the house until after Dec. 9, which happened to be my sister Sandra's birthday. And above all I knew that Santa did not wrap the presents he left on Christmas morning.

December 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Editorial


Christmas choices

Right around now is when people start fretting over creches in the public square and arguing as to whether publicly funded Christmas symbols violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. And right about now is also when certain Jewish groups begin insisting that the answer is to place a Hanukkah menorah right next to that creche, which leads atheists to complain about a plague on both their houses.

December 20, 2011 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


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Apple takes a bite out of the forbidden fruit of privacy

"People have a right to privacy."

September 26, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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