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Entitlement 101: Cheat in honors class & sue school to stay in class

A sophomore at Sequoia High in Redwood City in an English honors class is caught cheating and is kicked out of the class. His parents sue as it may hurt his chances of getting into an Ivy League school.

May 18, 2012 | | Editorial


Student loans rates aren’t what ail higher education

It's time that common sense guided higher education spending in California.

May 11, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


More than breasts, bones, and babies

I spent two hours the other day standing in front of the greeting card display at my local grocery store trying in vain to pick out the perfect Mother's Day card for my mom.

May 08, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


One for Turlock

Turlock itself has seemingly been at the center of my priorities these past few weeks.

May 08, 2012 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


Thank you, Mr. Lincoln

I had an opportunity this week to acknowledge and help commemorate a genuinely transformative event in American history. The action itself was simple – the stroke of a pen. And, as it turned out, the man wielding the pen has been immortalized for very different achievements. But this one, in its own way, changed the world.

May 04, 2012 | BY CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE SECRETARY KAREN ROSS | Editorial


A hand up for homeowners

Today the American economy is continuing to heal from the great recession. Unemployment rates are falling, and we've added private sector jobs for two straight years. That means more than 4 million Americans are back on the job.

May 04, 2012 | BY U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TOM VILSACK | Editorial


We’ve lost our bearings regarding economic reality

What is wrong with us?

May 01, 2012 | | Editorial


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


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