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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


MacGyver to the rescue — most of the time

For those of you too young to remember the television show "MacGyver," allow me to share about the 1980s American action-adventure series. The show was about a secret agent, Angus MacGyver, who employed his resourcefulness and knowledge of chemistry, physics, and technology, and often a little duct tape and a Swiss Army knife, to resolve what were often life or death situations.

September 23, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Want a job? Stay in college as long as you can

With the unemployment rate hovering above 9 percent, today's job market is bad for everyone. One group does seem to fare better than the rest, however: The jobless rate for workers with a bachelor's degree or better is just 4.3 percent, compared with 14.3 percent for high school dropouts.

September 20, 2011 | BY ANTHONY P. CARNEVALE Special to The Washington Post | Editorial


Newspapers: A bridge to the community

I am one of the fortunate people who do not fear public speaking. When you put me in front of a captive audience and ask me to talk about one of my passions - like community newspapers - watch out, I might just talk your ear off.

September 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Can you live without it?

For those of you who don't know me well, you may be surprised to read that I grew up on an almond ranch. My two sisters married almond farmers and have lived happily ever after in what I refer to as "the dirt." I, however, fled to suburbia as soon as I turned 18. As Eva Gabor used to chant during the Green Acres theme song, "Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue."

September 16, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Gov. Jerry Brown and 3 telling bills

California Gov. Jerry Brown scored a victory for common sense last week when he vetoed a bill that would have imposed criminal penalties on minors - or their parents - who ski or snowboard without a helmet. "While I appreciate the value of wearing a ski helmet, I am concerned about the continuing and seemingly inexorable transfer of authority from parents to the state," Brown explained. "Not every human problem deserves a law."

September 13, 2011 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Giving credit where credit’s due

While ordinary antidepressants seize headlines in the media and medical journals alike, a relatively recent breakthrough lies forgotten in the frenzy. Regardless, I know brilliance when I see it. Potential and productivity stand out at a glance. Despite some views of ineffectiveness, I believe transcranial magnetic stimulation deserves a second chance.

September 13, 2011 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


Where were you?

This week on Facebook, my dear friend Jan Hallam wrote, "Ten years and I still weep...What were you doing that morning?" What a powerful question.

September 09, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Dancing with death over the centuries

Once I had a case of influenza so bad I missed close to a month of graduate school. I ran a fever and coughed until it felt like my whole world was turned upside down. Because I'm a geologist, not a medical doctor, I nicknamed that bout of illness "the plague." But what I experienced was a walk in the park compared to the real McCoy.

September 06, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


For the heart—permanently

I can vividly remember the worst I ever performed as a wife during my 26-year marriage. I failed big time.

September 02, 2011 | BY PENNIE ROREX | Editorial


State legislators need a holiday from red tape

As Mayor of the City of Turlock I feel compelled to let my concerns be known regarding several anti-local control bills that are currently before the state legislature. Passage of any of these bills will impose unreasonable restrictions on local government and limit our ability to maintain the basic public services our local residents deserve and depend upon.

September 02, 2011 | BY JOHN LAZAR | Editorial


Our spirit endures

I remember the day clearly. My husband was getting ready for his 7 a.m. work shift while I stayed in bed drifting in and out of wakefulness. I suddenly became aware that he had stopped getting dressed and was just standing quietly.

August 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Water, water, not quite everywhere

When I was a kid I was "born again," a process that involved being fully and totally immersed in water. Much more recently I was on the home stretch of an 8-mile walk in the hot sun when the minister I was walking with kindly poured her drinking water on my hot little head.

August 30, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


BART protesters' oppression envy

During one of the protests that shut down Bay Area Rapid Transit this month, an anonymous protester - hiding behind a Guy Fawkes mask - stood with a sign that read, "Mubarak Gaddafi BART."

August 26, 2011 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


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Let's restore steelhead in the LA River

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December 06, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


21st Century Cures Act significant step toward ensuring that those who need help the most get it

Congress has taken a huge step toward bringing our nation's laws in line with modern medicine by passing the 21st Century Cures Act, which ...

December 06, 2016 | By Rep. Jeff Denham | Editorial


Snapping photos of food wasn't a Kodak moment

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November 29, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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