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My view on the 2011 budget negotiations

After being involved in this year's budget negotiations, a lot of people have been asking for my opinion of what went wrong. I haven't said much before now because I spent all of my time trying to work on the details of a solution, rather than attacking people in the press. Even after setbacks and frustrations, I remained quiet because I saw no value in fighting with the people I needed to work with on a deal. But now that it's over, I've spent some time reflecting, and I want my constituents to hear my views ...

July 15, 2011 | BY ASSEMBLYMAN BILL BERRYHILL | Editorial


Fighting the good fight

In a time when getting by with less money and fewer resources is the norm and every other week a government agency is cutting more employees and services, it's nice to know there are people still out there fighting the good fight.

July 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A second chance at athletics

There's no doubt that the realm of sports continues to influence our society. Not only does remarkable athletic ability in itself appear to impress folks near and far, but we consistently put those individuals with great physical health and strength on a pedestal of nobility. Athletes seem to represent high artistry, striking character, and grand fortune – regularly setting standards and creating ideals to which we, the public, aim to equal.

July 12, 2011 | BY HENNA HUNDAL Youth Columnist | Editorial


Helping Americans through natural disasters

These past months have brought tough times for folks across the nation. Unusual weather patterns – too much water in some places, not enough elsewhere – have driven thousands of Americans from their homes, and threatened their livelihoods.

July 08, 2011 | | Editorial


Getting away with murder

Casey Anthony killed her daughter. She may not have meant to, and she may have been much more interested in her own social life than in her daughter's well-being, but I have absolutely no doubt that she was responsible for her daughter's death.

July 08, 2011 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Sounding the alarm: New Melones could go dry

With recent rains filling the State reservoirs and the above average snowpack in the Sierra, Governor Jerry Brown declared California's three-year drought officially over on March 31 of this year. While the "state of emergency" may be over, the problem is not going away. Anyone who has lived in the Valley for the last decade knows that next year could see a return to below normal rainfalls and snow. Snow in the mountains is critical for the Valley because it is our summer water for homes, businesses, electricity and farming. The snow melts and trickles into streams which empty ...

July 01, 2011 | BY STEVE KNELL AND JEFF SHIELDS | Editorial


Tip o’ the cap to the TUSD Board of Trustees

I just wanted to extend a tip of the cap to the Turlock Unified Board of Trustees for their proactive approach to forming new trustee districts. I feel they did a fine job of doing it.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Editorial


A First Amendment victory

I'm not sure why legislators in California think they need to take on the role of parents to the state's millions of children.

June 28, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


How to love your job: remember the good times

Noelia could always make a teacher's day, so I was glad to do the same for her. A 17-year-old who moved to the country just recently, she told me she felt badly about her command of English.

June 24, 2011 | BY MATT JOHANSON | Editorial


The sound of jackhammers does not count as notification

If the City of Turlock opted to develop an affordable housing complex fewer than 500 feet from your home, would you expect to be notified?

June 24, 2011 | | Editorial


Helping one billion bovines

You and I have our challenges and some real worries, too. There are bills to pay and doctors to visit, to say nothing of mulling over those strange sounds coming from the rear of the car.

June 21, 2011 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


If eating 2 apples a day is going to kill me, so be it

Dead man eating. That's how the public health advocacy organization known as the Environmental Working Group would probably describe me.

June 17, 2011 | BY DENNIS WYATT Guest Columnist | Editorial


Feeding a hungry world

Global food security – making sure that everyone in the world has enough to eat each day – is one of the most serious issues facing the international community today.

June 17, 2011 | BY AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TOM VILSACK | Editorial


Time to ride the bus

California is known as a car-culture state. Driving down Highway 1 with the wind blowing through your hair and the ocean at your side is practically a required activity to be called a true Californian.

June 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Districts are the way to go for TUSD

Later this month the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will decide on a trustee district map which will forever change the makeup of the board. Whichever map they choose, it will undoubtedly lead to a more diverse board of trustees.

June 10, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Editorial


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Accusing Brown of 'mansplaining' when he's acting like the only adult

Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?

September 16, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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