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The promise and the pontificators

My eyes filled with tears as I listened to the parents of the victims of the shooting in Newtown, Conn., speak out, many for the first time. They gathered to announce the founding of a nonprofit group, Sandy Hook Promise. Their purpose was to engage in the public dialogue about what they called "gun responsibility." They want something positive to come from their children's deaths.

January 15, 2013 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


A vital need

A few weeks ago I lost the use of my toilet and learned firsthand just how much I missed it when it wasn't there.

January 15, 2013 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Scouts linger in the Victorian Age

There is little argument that gay teens have been in Scouting since the movement started a century ago.

January 11, 2013 | | Editorial


Don’t let technology taint your attitude

As we plow through this new year head on and heartened, it is a given that we will encounter technology in its newest and most thrilling forms. However, the ever-increasing reliance on digital devices poses some thorny questions about what technology could be doing to our attitudes.

January 08, 2013 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


What next? Air bags on bumper car rides?

Smriti Nalwa and her 9-year-old son partook in an American pastime back in 2005.

January 04, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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 www.turlockjournal.com. 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


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Why I can’t support Turlock’s Measure B, yet

"He is anti-roads." "He is anti-tax." "He is too Republican." All are false claims that will be waged against my campaign for mayor of Turlock because of my current criticism of Measure B, a proposed half-cent sales tax for the next seven years to fund Turlock road improvements.

September 12, 2014 | | Editorial


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