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Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’

A protest convoy of more than 300 trucks minus trailers rolling down Highway 99 from Yuba City to Fresno on Friday was designed to bring attention to the byzantine regulations governing some of the hardest and least appreciated workers on the planet - truckers.

October 10, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Want affordable housing? Then bring back RDA

Voters are being asked in November to approve a $4 billion general obligation bond to pay for affordable housing.

October 06, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


When your first car was cheaper than your new smartphone

My Aunt Ethel was aghast when she found out at a family Christmas Eve gathering in 1975 that I had paid $11,000 for a year-old Chevy Monza.

October 03, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Delaying the health insurance tax will spare further cost to California agriculture

The Health Insurance Tax (HIT), a multibillion-dollar annual tax created by the Affordable Care Act, is set to return on Jan. 1, forcing nearly 100 million Americans - including employers, families and individuals - to pay for a 3 to 5 percent increase in health insurance premiums. It may not seem obvious, but this tax will strike the agricultural industry hard, hurting hundreds of thousands of farmers and employees in California's fertile heartland and countless others nationwide.

September 29, 2017 | BY BILL MATTOS California Poultry Federation | Editorial


The Twin Tunnels, Hurricane Harvey & eco opportunists

Within minutes after it became clear Hurricane Harvey was doing a number on Houston, the Chicken Littles took to social media, granted interviews, and were clucking loudly that this is all the result of global warming. Those with scientific credentials did hedge their bets by adding the words "may be."

September 01, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Proud to be a Husky

I am proud to be a Hamilton Heights High alumna. I know that most people who grow up in truly small towns -like I did in Cicero, Indiana, which had a population of 3,471 in 1990, compared to Turlock's 43,621 the same year -feel a fondness and loyalty to their alma mater long after they graduate, but I have reason to celebrate my Husky affiliation.

September 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


You may get your Big Mac patty from a petri dish one day soon

Marshall Dillion in Dodge City circa 2050 may have to deputize the townsfolk to deal with rowdy lab techs and ride with Chester to go after petri dish rustlers.

August 29, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


There’s a lot of feuding going on without reason

I was watching an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" the other day - yeah, I enjoy the show despite its slowness with today's culture - and was struck by a conversation Andy had with two feuding parties.

August 25, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


Our safety & health depends on us, not the government

People need to be more paranoid.

August 18, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Bet you China won’t push back school start times

Education elitist experts like to point out repeatedly how they believe China is cleaning our collective clock when it comes to public education.

August 15, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Soiseth: Seeking a second term to complete a ‘bold vision’

Over the past two years and eight months, I've been honored to be the mayor of Turlock. We've continued to be a community that leads our region on many fronts and we've been a community with clear, bold goals: to improve our failing roadways, to find a solution for reliable drinking water, and to manage our finances with discipline. Together, we've accomplished these goals and, as your mayor, I'm asking for four more years to see these goals to the end.

July 28, 2017 | BY TURLOCK MAYOR GARY SOISETH | Editorial


It wasn’t too long ago valley was a big lake

"The Great Central Valley of the state is under water - the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys - a region 250 to 300 miles long and an average of at least 20 miles, or probably three to three and a half million acres!" - William Brewer in his book, "Up and Down California in 1860 - 1864"

July 25, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Bay Area cities’ escalating wage laws good for 209

If your household had four members and together you were grossing $84,700 a year, how "rich" would you feel?

July 14, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Draining the Delta like Owens & Tulare lakes

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." - President Lyndon B. Johnson (while signing the 1964 Wilderness Act)

July 11, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Traffic fines are the stick while surcharges are the anvil drop

So why are we writing traffic tickets in California?

June 30, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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Scouts take note of differences & equal opportunity

Boys and girls are different.

October 17, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Don’t blame wildfires on climate change

Climate change means we will have more and more destructive wildfires.

October 13, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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