Hello Turlock Journal readers! My name is Jonathan McCorkell and I am the new education reporter here. I just wanted to introduce myself and give you a brief outline of who I am, my journalism history and my journalistic philosophy.
We're all in this sinking boat together, so we had better quit fighting and start rowing in unison or else we'll end up at the bottom of the ocean. That is my summary of Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address from Monday.It was somewhat inspirational and called on the innovativeness that Californians are known for to lead us into a brighter future. But before we can focus on our soon-to-be bright future, we have to deal with the financial mess that is the California state budget.Instead of heaping all the responsibility for our ...
I remember when I first brought my newborn daughter home from the hospital that my days were filled with worry. I worried about her getting enough to eat. I worried about positioning her in the crib the right way. I worried about germs, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and baby snatchers.
Community Colleges were not totally surprised by the Governor's initial budget proposal. We knew there would be some combination of cuts and increases to address California's $25 billion deficit.However, we did not anticipate the cuts to be as severe.
January 21, 2011|
DR. JOAN E. SMITH
Interim Chancellor of the Yosemite Community College District
Recent news tells us that the American economy is continuing to move the right direction, creating private sector jobs for twelve months in a row. The Obama administration has worked hard to turn around the economy. And last year's compromise to reduce taxes, as well as the tax relief provided to small businesses by health insurance reform, have also provided necessary certainty to help get businesses to hire again.
January 14, 2011|
By Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
How do we react to the horrific murders of Christina Green, 9; John Roll, 63; Gabe Zimmerman, 30; Dorothy Morris, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79; and the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 13 others?
January 11, 2011|
BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS
Before my story interview with the Alliance Worknet about the services they offer for job seekers and local businesses, I had a picture in my mind of what the atmosphere at the Alliance office in Turlock would be like.
A tropical vacation is typically filled with snorkeling, jungle excursions and hours of laying on sandy beaches. And while my recent trip to the Caribbean Sea was filled with all of those things and much more, I couldn't help but bring back something extra - a more grateful and appreciative attitude.