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An alternative to the big box debate

Late on the night of Jan. 11, in the cozy confines of the Yosemite Room of Turlock City Hall, a Turlock City Council meeting continued on well past 10 p.m.

January 21, 2011 | | Editorial


For the love of lunch

Unlike most people I've met over the years, I have fond memories of eating lunch in my elementary, junior high and high school cafeterias.

January 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The post-holiday doldrums

In case you've been living in a hole – no offense to Punxsutawnee Phil, eagerly awaiting Groundhog Day – I feel it's my duty to inform you that it's a bit gloomy outside.

January 14, 2011 | | Editorial


Rural America needs our health care law

Recent news tells us that the American economy is continuing to move the right direction, creating private sector jobs for twelve months in a row. The Obama administration has worked hard to turn around the economy. And last year's compromise to reduce taxes, as well as the tax relief provided to small businesses by health insurance reform, have also provided necessary certainty to help get businesses to hire again.

January 14, 2011 | By Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack | Editorial


Stanislaus tops UC San Diego for first time in 5 years

It wasn't pretty, but it was a win. The Warriors ended the weekend with two victories after edging UC San Diego, 57-55, Saturday night at Fitzpatrick Arena.

January 11, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Editorial


The first casualty is not partisanship

How do we react to the horrific murders of Christina Green, 9; John Roll, 63; Gabe Zimmerman, 30; Dorothy Morris, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79; and the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 13 others?

January 11, 2011 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Finding hope in the jobless

Before my story interview with the Alliance Worknet about the services they offer for job seekers and local businesses, I had a picture in my mind of what the atmosphere at the Alliance office in Turlock would be like.

January 11, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Time to get out the glue

The art of crafts is slowing dying. I realized this Thursday night at a service club meeting when our group discussed delivering Valentine's Day cards to residents of local nursing homes.

January 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A snowy adventure

As a lifelong Central Valley resident, when the meteorologist mentions "inclement weather," my mind immediately turns to fog.

January 04, 2011 | | Editorial


In the spotlight

More people across the nation than ever before have some idea where Turlock is located thanks to the national media attention our town and the surrounding area received in 2010.

December 30, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Less is sometimes more

A tropical vacation is typically filled with snorkeling, jungle excursions and hours of laying on sandy beaches. And while my recent trip to the Caribbean Sea was filled with all of those things and much more, I couldn't help but bring back something extra - a more grateful and appreciative attitude.

December 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Editorial


For goodness’ sake

In the spirit of Christmas I've decided to blatantly steal some seasonal inspiration from my favorite television shows.

December 23, 2010 | | Editorial


Wishing you well

"Merry Christmas!" What an odd combination of words to get so much attention. First, I want to begin with a statement that this is not a rant on the Christmas season and how it is being taken out of our society. It is an observation of a complex world where offense is the first reaction and best intentions are misinterpreted.

December 21, 2010 | | Editorial


Birthdays

By the time you read this, it won't be my birthday anymore. Thankfully. But it is right now, and birthdays don't get easier as you get older.

December 17, 2010 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Banning Happy Meals lawsuit is beyond stupid

As a strong proponent of parental responsibility, it both amuses and angers me to see some parents lining up behind an initiative to sue McDonald's over the inclusion of toys in their Happy Meals.

December 17, 2010 | BY ROLAND S. MARTIN Creators Syndicate | Editorial


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