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Support is key when dealing with disabilities

My very first job was working at a home for physically and developmentally disabled children. I started out in the laundry room, then worked my way to the kitchen and, finally, became a certified nurse's aide.

September 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


High school reunion success story

There was a moment that stood out during my 10-year high school reunion last weekend. It happened after people had some food and a few drinks, and the banquet hall was overwhelmed with loud chatter and pop-fueled '90s music. I was standing next to a friend and said the first thing that came to mind.

September 28, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Editorial


A lot can happen in 10 years

Ten years ago, I was nervously sitting in the back row of my high school graduating class. I had to, since my last name put me there. Why was I nervous? Was it because I was scared about the life I was going to lead in the coming years? No. I was nervous because I didn't want to trip and fall after I was handed my fake diploma in front of so many faces I'd gotten used to in the previous four years.

September 24, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Editorial


America without optimism

Of the only man ever elected four times to the White House, the historian James MacGregor Burns wrote: "If other leaders bent under the burdens of power, Roosevelt shouldered his with zest and gaiety. He loved being president. ... The variegated facets of the presidential job called for a multitude of different roles, and Roosevelt moved from part to part with ease and confidence." FDR's optimism was contagious. Americans, the most optimistic of people, have historically been attracted to optimistic leaders. Three years into Ronald Reagan's presidency - following major economic dislocations and international tensions - the Gallup Poll found that ...

September 24, 2010 | BY MARK SHIELDS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Burning our own fuels

The Gulf oil spill has shown us just one of the downsides of petroleum. That makes the mind of even a geologist like me turn to several questions about the future. Could we Americans grow more of our own fuel – enough to run a number of our cars, trucks and airplanes? And, quite importantly, could we do so without displacing food crops like corn?

September 21, 2010 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


The un-recession

Good news. The folks in charge of such things announced this week that the recession is over. Actually, it's been over for some time. It officially ended in June 2009, according to the Business-Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, which is responsible for making such determinations. As of then, our national output stopped declining and started increasing, along with a number of other key indicators.

September 21, 2010 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


The pursuit of the perfect me

A decade ago I retreated to a mountain cabin with a group of professional women. One thing led to another and soon we were having a bonding experience that I'll never forget - absent the "Kumbaya" song and campfire.

September 18, 2010 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


The party is — finally — over

After three years, California State University, Stanislaus' 50th anniversary celebration is finally coming to an end.

September 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Does the turnaround model really work?

In an effort to bring Cunningham Elementary's dismal tests scores up, the Turlock Unified School District administration decided to use the turnaround model at the school voluntarily - before test scores dropped so much it became state mandated.

September 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Editorial


Zen and art of political machine maintenance

Jerry Brown has a secret plan to balance the California state budget. When the state attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial nominee recently visited the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board, he brought with him a large three-ring binder with his ideas on how to bring state spending back into the black. But he wouldn't tell us what was in the book.

September 14, 2010 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Record-breaking generosity

On Thursday afternoon I let my fingers do the walking - but not through the Yellow Pages. Instead I spent some time reading the "Guinness World Book of Records."

September 10, 2010 | BY PENNIE ROREX | Editorial


Book burning

Here's a really bad idea: Burn the Koran to send a message.

September 07, 2010 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


All aboard!

As a Midwest transplant, one thing I have found to be true with most Californians is their love of travel. Many of my neighbors and co-workers spend their weekends sightseeing, attending festivals and enjoying the great outdoors all around the state.

September 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A heart for my family

I'm going to let the cat out of the bag…my given name is Pina. Pennie is my nickname. I was named after Grandpa Pino and my maiden name is Skittone. Have you guessed that I'm Italian? I'm proud of my family heritage and yes, Skittone Road in Modesto was named after my Great Uncle Johnny.

September 03, 2010 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Hardy bugs are eating up the mess

The disaster in the Gulf has been plenty grim. I don't envy paymaster Kenneth Feinberg who has now taken over BP's $20 billion compensation fund. Feinberg is no stranger to trying to compensate those who have lost much, including the families affected by Sept. 11, 2001, and a somewhat lower-profile project to compensate victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech.

August 31, 2010 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


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We need more models like the Patterson Logistics Training Center

A good friend of mine, Phil Alfano, Superintendent of Patterson Schools, has created an exceptional collaborative model between education, business, economic development and government to prepare young people for jobs in the growing logistics industry in Patterson. This past week a group of educators and businesspeople traveled with Phil to Southern California to check out the Norco Logistics Center, a similar collaborative in Riverside County. On the way back to Stanislaus County, Alfano spoke to a group in Kern County to share his experiences building the coalition in Patterson. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Phil is working directly ...

April 24, 2015 | BY DAVID L. WHITE CEO, Stanislaus Business Alliance | Editorial


Together, Turlock will survive the drought

Water. Wheat. Railroad. Prosperity. These are the words at the feet of the Central Park statue that honors one of Turlock's earliest farmers and our city's founder, John Mitchell.

April 24, 2015 | BY GARY SOISETH Mayor, City of Turlock | Editorial


Cigarettes first then soda next

Berkeley doesn't want you to smoke.

April 21, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


About those 'evil' free range parents

There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.

April 17, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Preparing to engage in an intense water debate

Get ready. The drought just became real for millions of our fellow Californians. They're going to start asking more questions about water use. For our part, farmers need to be ready to address those questions, honestly and forthrightly.

April 10, 2015 | BY PAUL WENGER California Farm Bureau | Editorial


Making life difficult for bottom rung workers

Once upon a time in a quaint little place called California a young person between 16 and 17 years of age could get an entry level job with ease.

April 10, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Depicting San Joaquin Valley's true grit

It's easy to take a sports story, give it the Disney treatment and get an entire theater full of people clapping at the end.

April 07, 2015 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Editorial


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