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Planning for the future of Turlock

I am in the midst of planning an extended family camping trip - a venture that will, hopefully, include at least six different households and bring cousins together for more than just a few hours of chit chat. Family reunions and get-togethers are nothing new; it's been an American tradition for decades. The trouble I'm encountering is getting my family members to commit to a date that is far enough in the future to guarantee the number of camping sites we'll need in a nice location.

August 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Can’t find a job? Learn Spanish

Sarah is frustrated.

August 24, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


Sugar taxes: The real goal to fatten government coffers

Sugar taxes are not about health.

August 21, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


Valley keeps getting short end of stick

What did the San Joaquin Valley do wrong?

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


Fairs, farmers key partners with local food banks

The success of food banks is based on relationships in local communities with individuals, faith-based organizations, retailers and food service businesses -just to name a few. Additional partnerships with food producers and processors assist with sourcing local, fresh foods that can be provided to needy families. Some of these relationships have innovative roots, and fairs are an example of that.

August 16, 2012 | | Editorial


State parks worth fighting for

Whenever I travel back to my hometown in Indiana, the first thing I notice as the airplane makes its decent into Indianapolis is the vast swath of green that seems to cover the entire state. You don't realize how few trees actually grow naturally in California's Central Valley until you see an aerial view of Midwest lushness.

August 14, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The $300K road kill question

Why are deer getting killed by a car crossing the freeway?

August 10, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


Redefining learning for new school year

The rapid approaching of another school year raises an idea that has unfortunately been buried beneath years of disregard.

August 07, 2012 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


The reality of sci-fi

Like many people around the world, I am a fan of science fiction. The genre asks the question "what if?" and then allows for an infinite number of answers. What if is fun to ponder, but a new scientific development - and the implications of its usage - have me wondering, should we?

August 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Does it hurt? Not as much as having cancer

I have never met Joseph Greenwood.

July 31, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


Still waiting on eggs, ‘Sunny Side Up’

The year was 2009 and the Temporary Public Arts Committee had just obtained a $10,000 loan from the City of Turlock to launch the "Sunny Side Up" project.

July 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The next victim of LA’s insatiable thirst

Want to see the future?

July 24, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


The means to help producers impacted by drought

This week, we continued to see historic levels of drought grip much of our nation, impacting thousands of farm families. Although the hard work and innovation of our producers has fueled a strong farm economy in recent years, President Obama and I understand the major challenges this drought poses for American agriculture.

July 20, 2012 | BY U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack | Editorial


Patients need drug options, not limitations

Imagine being sick with a life-threatening disease. Most of us would want access to as many medicines as possible - including the full range of proven treatment options.

July 19, 2012 | By Michael J. Fitzpatrick | Editorial


Entertainment at the fair a deal — but no seat saving

I love summer but the icing on the cake, for me, has always been looking forward to visiting the Stanislaus County Fair. Must-do things on my fair list are checking out the photography exhibits, looking at all the handiwork crafted by FFA and 4-H kids, seeing the farm animals – invariably there is always a big mama pig and her piglets – nesting in sawdust, viewing the putt-putt antique engines and checking out the floriculture and yard exhibits. Occasionally, I will ride rides at the mid-way. And I watch the people, seeing how they act and dress.

July 17, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


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We need more models like the Patterson Logistics Training Center

A good friend of mine, Phil Alfano, Superintendent of Patterson Schools, has created an exceptional collaborative model between education, business, economic development and government to prepare young people for jobs in the growing logistics industry in Patterson. This past week a group of educators and businesspeople traveled with Phil to Southern California to check out the Norco Logistics Center, a similar collaborative in Riverside County. On the way back to Stanislaus County, Alfano spoke to a group in Kern County to share his experiences building the coalition in Patterson. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Phil is working directly ...

April 24, 2015 | BY DAVID L. WHITE CEO, Stanislaus Business Alliance | Editorial


Together, Turlock will survive the drought

Water. Wheat. Railroad. Prosperity. These are the words at the feet of the Central Park statue that honors one of Turlock's earliest farmers and our city's founder, John Mitchell.

April 24, 2015 | BY GARY SOISETH Mayor, City of Turlock | Editorial


Cigarettes first then soda next

Berkeley doesn't want you to smoke.

April 21, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


About those 'evil' free range parents

There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.

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


Preparing to engage in an intense water debate

Get ready. The drought just became real for millions of our fellow Californians. They're going to start asking more questions about water use. For our part, farmers need to be ready to address those questions, honestly and forthrightly.

April 10, 2015 | BY PAUL WENGER California Farm Bureau | Editorial


Making life difficult for bottom rung workers

Once upon a time in a quaint little place called California a young person between 16 and 17 years of age could get an entry level job with ease.

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


Depicting San Joaquin Valley's true grit

It's easy to take a sports story, give it the Disney treatment and get an entire theater full of people clapping at the end.

April 07, 2015 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Editorial


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