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It's getting better all the time

In 1967 Paul McCartney wrote a song for the Sgt. Pepper's album called "Getting Better." Philips Electronics used it for a major marketing campaign in 2001. I had the opportunity to ride my bike around Modesto the other day, and as I was riding I was noticing that there were very few signs of tagging. That song entered my mind, and I actually started to hum the melody. Things are getting better. I was also in downtown Turlock and noticed the same thing. Yes, we have challenges in Stanislaus County. But you know what's great? People are coming ...

November 25, 2015 | BY DAVID L. WHITE CEO, Stanislaus Business Alliance | Editorial


The ridership fallacy of high speed rail

California is not Europe. Nor is the Golden State Japan.

November 24, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


University of China at Los Angeles

You pay your State of California taxes.

November 17, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


LGBT activists get push back over restrooms

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) activists are mortified about Houston where voters by a landslide margin rejected a nondiscrimination ordinance.

November 10, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


The WPA was definitely better than welfare today

The Eastern Sierra - as well as Yosemite National Park - is laced with a fairly elaborate trail system, campgrounds and other facilities.

November 06, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Ollie would call ACA what it is: 'another fine mess'

Why are 10.5 million Americans who are without health insurance coverage that qualify for Affordable Care Act subsidies willing to pay a minimum $695 fine?

November 03, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


REI just says no to Black Friday debacle

Black Friday will find me at least 100 miles away from the nearest retailer that tries to lure holiday shoppers with $45 color TVs, $100 computers or $10 blenders in extremely limited quantities.

October 30, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


You too can make Internet Age robber barons filthy rich

The disruptive economy - what the Internet Age equivalent of robber barons who ignore regulations to amass personal fortunes like to call their handiwork accomplished through sharing websites - is something many of us take part in.

October 27, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Preserving Turlock’s groundwater for generations to come

One of the best parts of my job as mayor is working with our youth-from visiting classrooms giving lessons on leadership to hosting the Mayor's Youth Conference at City Hall-I enjoy engaging with the leaders of tomorrow. It's shocking though that so many of Turlock's youngest residents still don't understand where their current drinking water comes from or, even more disappointing, that our groundwater supply is quickly diminishing in quality and quantity.

October 27, 2015 | BY TURLOCK MAYOR GARY SOISETH | Editorial


Adult cyclists: They'll wear helmets if they have half a brain

Should adults be required to wear helmets when they bicycle?

October 23, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Want to bet they'll say fantasy sports is gambling?

Uncle Sam is in a tizzy.

October 20, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Panhandler: 'What's your problem, dude?'

I pulled up outside the 7-Eleven and there he was.

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


Get involved and fight trafficking of our youth

The young lady, just 22, had earned her associate degree from a junior college here in the Valley with thoughts of going on to earn her bachelor's. She took a break as she toyed with attending a culinary school.

October 13, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


Air may be biggest SJ Valley challenge

Water - or the periodic lack thereof - isn't the biggest threat to the San Joaquin Valley's economic vitality. It's air quality.

October 06, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Delta smelt can't be saved in the wild

Delta smelt are thriving.

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


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California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 29, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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