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To sleep, perchance to scream

Late the other night I was sitting in my room, minding my own business and absentmindedly watching a little television while scribbling some notes, when much to my surprise sunlight started shining through my window.

July 24, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


The kidnapping of our work

Plagiarizing, according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, is to "steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (another's production) without crediting the source."

July 21, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A Canadian primer for Americans

I'm what, 30 miles across the border? If that?

July 17, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


California’s Amber Alert celebrates seven years of success

It has been nearly seven years since California implemented its own statewide Amber Alert system. In that time, the system has helped recover 179 abducted children.

July 17, 2009 | Sen. George Runner | Editorial


The sweet smell of money

The river of green flowing from Washington D.C. has finally reached Western shores. Ever since the House of Representatives and Senate approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the glitter of free gold has been a glint in the eyes of cash-strapped agencies nationwide and especially in the Golden State.

July 14, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Reduction realities

On the list of important birthday anniversaries, from that very first birthday party to a young woman's quinceanera or Sweet 16, turning 18 is not only cause for celebration but it is that critical turning point from childhood to being an adult.

July 10, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Fair time is upon us

No sooner than the Turlock Chamber finished hosting thousands of guests on our fairgrounds for the Fourth of July, our team at the Stanislaus County Fair has shifted into high gear to prep our grounds and buildings for a celebration of our own.

July 10, 2009 | By Anthony C. Leo Stanislaus County Fair CEO | Editorial


Globalization is not so new

I was throwing sticks for my dog into the Snake River on Sunday evening, watching a fully loaded ocean-going barge on the slack-water of the river. The barges move mountains of goods all around the Pacific Rim, including from my part of the inland Pacific Northwest to Asia. This year it has looked to me like the intensity of barge traffic is down, I assume due to the global recession.

July 10, 2009 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


Best show in town

In case you missed it, the Stars and Stripes 4th of July Celebration was a wonderful event to end a great day.

July 07, 2009 | Kristi Massey | Editorial


Playing with Jello and deducing climate change

I hope you played with your food when you were young. Perhaps you experimented at some point with pushing a drinking straw through Jello. If you twisted the straw as you removed it from your food, you could sometimes trap a column of gelatin in the straw. You then had the choice of either blowing the Jello at a sibling or, if your parents were at the table, gently squeezing the gelatin out of the straw onto your plate with your fingers.

July 03, 2009 | Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


Here we go again

I don't know about you, but I am just now recovering from the last election season and the next election cycle has already begun.

July 03, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


A surprising Pride

When my alarm clock went off at 6 a.m. on Sunday it took me a few moments to comprehend what was happening. I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. I'm not sure I could even tell you what time the sun rises. But there I was, brushing my teeth and applying make-up at what I could only assume was the crack of dawn. What could make me sacrifice my one day of sleeping in this week? I was going to a parade!

June 30, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Editorial


Our new look

There are always those who obstinately cling to technology of the past. Like that one person in line at the grocery store who whips out their checkbook to pay the bill while the impatient debit card users roll their eyes. Or the final few Americans without a cell phone who don't want to be reached by others 24/7; and, I must admit, the Turlock Journal can also be called technology sluggish. Our current Web site is more reminiscent of 1999 than 2009.

June 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Food truck junkie

Remember when you were a child, playing outside on one of those hot summer days, and all of a sudden music started faintly lilting across your front yard?

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


Reclaiming Father’s Day

As another Father's Day comes and goes, there are many who cringe when they see television-perfect children and their dads fishing together or playing catch. The ideal father-child relationship portrayed by Madison Avenue marketing types to sell more ties, lawn mowers and tools is just a reminder to some that a model father is nothing but fiction. But there is a way for the men in our community to reclaim Father's Day and become the good male role models that fathers should be.

June 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Apple takes a bite out of the forbidden fruit of privacy

"People have a right to privacy."

September 26, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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