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Stepping up to a bright idea

At first I wasn't sure I was reading the CNN report correctly. The story hinged on special pavement that uses the impact of human feet to generate electricity.

November 01, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Bad times? Most of us have no inkling

These aren't exactly the greatest of times.

October 28, 2011 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Editorial


The missing piece of the Turlock arts scene

There really is no excuse for Turlockers sitting at home on Friday nights. Despite what a few Bay Area transplants may think, Turlock has a lot to offer those seeking cultural stimulation.

October 25, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Doing more with less on the road

Between the debt-ceiling kerfuffle and Hurricane Irene, you may have missed two bits of summertime news that will be important for what we drive in the coming years.

October 21, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Power of the pedal

Lately, I've been encouraged to see more bicyclists pedaling their way around town. With the Valley's air quality issues, the increasing childhood obesity rates, and a country-wide emphasis on "greener" power, bicycling is a beneficial activity.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Sign of the times: To twirl or not to twirl

It is a sign of the times.

October 14, 2011 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Editorial


Occupy Wall Street: All bite, no apple

As Occupy Wall Street activists clogged New York's Zuccotti Park protesting "corporate greed" and Occupy SF hit San Francisco's Financial District on Wednesday protesting "corporate greed," the world learned that Steve Jobs, perhaps America's most beloved modern capitalist, had died at age 56.

October 11, 2011 | BY DEBRA SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


A big, blue, acid ocean

Our deep blue has always been engulfed in a rich and remarkable legacy. After all, its Portuguese name "pacifico" was chosen by explorer Ferdinand Magellan to mean peaceful, steady, pacific. But such times are quickly changing.

October 11, 2011 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


The other side of death

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

October 07, 2011 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


High speed rail means quicker trip to poor house

The Central Valley Water Project implemented during the Great Recession helped lift the lot of the poor in the San Joaquin Valley by providing the means to turn fields into fertile farmland.

October 07, 2011 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Editorial


Nothing heroic about same old, same old

If your business was failing, would you keep doing the same thing, or would you try something new?

October 04, 2011 | | Editorial


Not too long ago …

One hundred years seems like a long time in most situations. When someone turns 100 years old, I can't help but marvel at all the technological changes that one person has seen just in his or her lifetime.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Real VIPs

Today I had the honor of meeting some impressive VIPs and I don't think I will ever forget the time we spent together. They were patients at Emanuel Cancer Center. As I tell you about some of them, I'm going to use fake names because of patient privacy, but they were anything but phony. These were real men and women involved in a major battle for life.

September 30, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Season of new beginnings

According to my desk calendar, Friday was the start of autumn. I usually don't like to argue with inanimate objects, but I made an exception when temperatures reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit on what was supposed to be the start of a cooler season.

September 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Worried about America? Visit a Boys & Girls Club

The political world is so toxic that I needed some relief, so I tuned into a reality show more real than anything on television. I wasn't disappointed. The stories I heard were at once harrowing and inspirational. And they were deeply connected to the future of the country.

September 23, 2011 | BY JONATHAN ALTER Bloomberg News | Editorial


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Prop 47 works for drug users, criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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