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Putting work in perspective

The tragic death of Costa Mesa city worker Huy Pham after jumping from atop the City Hall building last week - hours after receiving a layoff notice - should serve as a wakeup call. In these depressing economic times, everyone needs to remember that our jobs are not who we are. That might seem like a simple concept, but it isn't. Our culture is centered on ambition and "The American Dream." The first thing many people ask when meeting someone for the first time is "What do you do?" If you are unemployed, being asked this question can be a nightmare ...

March 22, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Joining Uncle Sam’s team

Three plus years ago when I left the Navy, I remember thinking "I will never tell anyone to join the military." I thought the only thing I learned from my five years in the Navy was that I could accomplish a lot without having to deal with the rigors of military life.

March 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Editorial

Nuclear power is the only realistic future energy source

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami which ravaged Japan last week were unqualified tragedies.

March 15, 2011 | | Editorial

How fragile the solid earth is beneath our feet

Geology has surely been in the news lately, with the price of petroleum moving relentlessly upward, a threat to global economic recovery because oil is so central to industrial society the world around.

March 11, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial

It’s not my fault

The hearings that will determine whether eight current and former Bell city leaders will stand trial for misappropriating more than $5 million is a prime example of the "not my fault" mentality that has become commonplace in America today.

March 08, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Let the market dictate smoking policy

I have a confession to make: I used to be a smoker.

March 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

The fight to teach freedom

Of all the jobs that American citizens might do, and of all the careers for which they may train, only one profession is constitutionally protected. The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and of the press; and by "the press", they meant journalism.

March 01, 2011 | BY LAURA PAULL | Editorial

Hello and goodbye, governors

Dear governors, welcome to Washington! We are delighted you are visiting us for the National Governors Association Winter Meeting this weekend.

February 25, 2011 | BY ROGER SIMON Creators Syndicate | Editorial

New low for scammers

On Saturday morning, I received an e-mail from my cousin, informing me that he – while on a family trip to London – had been mugged and effectively left for dead.

February 22, 2011 | | Editorial

Putting the children first

Every couple believes in "happily ever after" when they're in love. As they plan their future together, the thought of separation never enters their minds. But all too often, one or both partners will one day decide the best course of action is to go their separate ways.

February 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Teaching compromise rather than science

The public is bombarded with news reports saying that young people in the U.S. aren't learning enough about science, especially compared to kids in Asia. I'm not sure that's true, because I work at a large university where I see very able American students starting to excel in their scientific careers, and I hear back from them as they flourish in later years.

February 15, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial

‘Evaluation’ is a bad word to some teachers

I now have a better understanding of the phrase "making a mountain out of a mole hill."

February 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Editorial

What game were you watching?

Like 111 million other Americans, I opted to spend my Sunday drinking beer and watching oversized men take each other's land by force. It's a national pastime, after all.

February 09, 2011 | | Editorial

Highlighting our youth

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.

February 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Editorial

Sharing the burden

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 ...

February 01, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

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Scary lesson on patriotism in Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick did not beat his significant other. Nor did he run dog fights and then execute the losing dogs.

October 18, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

Mayor Soiseth: Measure L is an investment, not simply a tax (Part 1)

As we approach the Nov. 8 general election, I wanted to speak to my friends, family and neighbors not as your mayor, but as a ...

October 14, 2016 | BY TURLOCK MAYOR GARY SOISETH | Editorial


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