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2012 wasn't that bad

Every December, we at the Journal do a year in review story. Hopefully, you read the 2012 review in Saturday's paper; if not, you can find it online at This is always a daunting task as it is more than just a review of the year's top stories; it is also finding the reoccurring themes during the last 12 months.

December 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Skyfall at the edge of fiscal cliff

Abandon all hope, ye who watch the "fiscal cliff" drama.

December 31, 2012 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial

Hey, dude, that’s one awesome hearing aid

Hollister - the store not the town - has to be one of the last places on earth that any sane 56-year-old would go.

December 28, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

USDA’s accomplishments in 2012

Over the course of 2012, farm families and rural communities faced a number of challenges. A record drought impacted much of the country and many were impacted by a major hurricane, flooding and severe storms. However, thanks to the resilience of rural Americans, our communities are still going strong.

December 28, 2012 | BY U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial

Safety not a priority at Turlock schools

Dear Mr. Superintendent of the Turlock Unified School District,

December 24, 2012 | | Editorial

Crime doesn't pay — unless you're the government

Oakland has $316,000 that the city is not legally entitled to keep.

December 24, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

Pre-new year overhaul

Just as most folks are settling in for a long holiday break that includes spending time with family around a fireplace or a home-cooked meal, I'll be packing up my entire household. Yes, I am one of those crazy people who decided December would be the perfect time to move.

December 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Merry snow-less Christmas in the Valley

How can you possibly celebrate Christmas in California?

December 18, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

Dodging the cold and flu bullet is not without a price

There's a scene from "Back to the Future III" - shot in the Red Hills area near Jamestown - where Doc Brown is lamenting his sorrows in a saloon over his lost love, Clara. In an unguarded state of mind for lack of sleep, Doc admits to a crusty trio of cowboys from 1885 about being from the future. When one skeptical bar patrons asks Brown what people do for fun in the future, Brown confidently replies: "We run." Laughter bursts out at the table as actor Pat Buttram chortles, "Run for fun? What the hell kind of fun is that?"

December 14, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial

‘Tis the season for food to connect us

For the majority of Turlockers, preparing grand feasts for the holidays is nothing new. But a deeper, often overlooked and undervalued, power of those feasts may come as a surprise.

December 11, 2012 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial

Taxpayers and the price tag for personal salvation

Steve Fossett was a successful American businessman and a multi-millionaire. He also was a risk taker.

December 11, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

The age old question: Real or artificial?

Artificial or real. It's the seasonal version of the plastic or paper question.

December 08, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

Too much of a good thing

Medical science increasingly has some evidence of a principal your mother warned you about: there really is too much of a good thing.

December 04, 2012 | Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial

State's push to stop renegade ridesharing

Gas - as one Valley billboard proclaimed last summer - is $1.10 per gallon.

December 04, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

Shift in power?

Some election cycles it seems that nothing changes. The incumbents are reelected, or candidates with the same ideology take their place.

November 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

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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


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