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A furlough by any other name ...

Since when does the word "furlough" mean "mandatory un-paid day off?"

September 23, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Editorial


Pot talk smoking online

A debate is raging this very instant on our nascent Web site, turlockjournal.com.

September 18, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


Stay away from my Xbox, Mr. President

How dare you, Mr. Obama?

September 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


Your eyes and ears

Lately, I feel a little bit like a shoemaker.

September 08, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Have you forgotten?

Even without movies like "Pearl Harbor" and "Saving Private Ryan," I know that on Dec. 7, 1941 - "a date which will live in infamy" - the Japanese pulled off a massive attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that decimated the United States' Pacific fleet and pulled America into WW II as a full combatant. I also know that June 6, 1944 - D-Day - was the day that U.S. soldiers, along with the Allied forces, invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, and turned the tide of WW II.

September 04, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Eggzamining ‘Sunny Side Up’

If you haven't heard about the "Turlock Sunny Side Up" temporary public art project, it's a pretty eggcelent idea.

September 01, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


Good news, bad news

Almost every week I get a phone call from someone who asks, "Do you cover good news?" I always answer, "Yes, of course we do." These callers then proceed to give me a story idea about a local club event, interesting person or outstanding student.

August 29, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Keep violent criminals behind bars

California's criminal justice system is complicated and a confusing mess, and the recent proposal to release thousands of convicted criminals back into our communities early makes it even worse.

August 29, 2009 | By State Sen. Jeff Denham | Editorial


Stumbling on good finds in odd places

About a decade ago I was cruising up a 130-mile long reservoir behind America's largest dam - Grand Coulee - built across the mighty Columbia River. The area around the reservoir is rural, but it's hardly the isolated wilderness of the Yukon. Nevertheless, geologists are still finding some quite intriguing things that lie in such rural places, because there are many outcrops still on Earth that we just haven't looked at seriously.

August 29, 2009 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


Bulldog to bulldog

I started my current career adventure as a bulldog, a Ceres High Bulldog that is. I then became a Wildcat in college and now I'm back in Bulldog territory, only this time in my high school's rival town.

August 25, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Editorial


Just doing our jobs

Local law enforcement agencies - namely, the California Highway Patrol and the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department - should take a lesson from the Turlock Police Department in media relations.

August 21, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Don’t worry, be happy

On Sunday, my pastor preached that "God will provide." He went on to say that since God has our needs covered, there is no reason to worry. I left church feeling good about the message and thinking, "You're right Pastor Dave. There's no need to worry, God has my back."

August 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


An open letter to Denairians

Dear residents of Denair,

August 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


Visiting Darwin’s grave ere I die

My Labrador-mix from the dog-pound is quite a mutt, but even so he shows Lab enthusiasm for retrieving sticks I throw into the river. (Just for the record, he's a specialist and won't retrieve sticks thrown on land.)

August 14, 2009 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


Hate should not drive health care debate

If my mom or dad caught me on TV acting a complete fool like some of the protesters at the various health care town hall meetings, I can guarantee you that my dad would fly up from Houston and smack the hell out of me.

August 14, 2009 | BY ROLAND S. MARTIN Creators Syndicate | Editorial


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Groundwater: In OID, the sky’s not falling

During this third year of drought in California, there understandably has been much concern expressed by the media and others over the volume of groundwater pumping and its effect on our aquifers.

October 28, 2014 | BY STEVE KNELL Oakdale Irrigation District | Editorial


School districts need local authority; Pell Grants should be fully funded

I grew up here in Turlock as a product of local public schools. I attended Cunningham Elementary then Wakefield Junior High School before graduating from Turlock High School and going onto college. This is the community I know and love and I believe that today a lot of folks don't have the same opportunities I had growing up here.

October 28, 2014 | BY MICHAEL EGGMAN | Editorial


Have we become too complacent with crime?

On Oct. 10, two intruders entered Herschel "Bud" Moore's home. They beat up the 94-year-old veteran, ransacked his home and made off with around $2,500 in cash and other stolen items.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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