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Blight takes toll on pride, economic development

Most communities in the Valley have problems with trash, household discards, tires, graffiti, appliances, yard cuttings, abandoned vehicles, and the like, being continually deposited on city streets, sidewalks, gutters, parks and other locations. It is a big problem that has come about in the last 10 years or so, and unless there is a wholesale change in societal attitude, we can expect to fight an endless battle against blight well into the future.

August 08, 2007 | Art Dewerk | Editorial

Nobles' deep roots traced back to Indiana farms

In the rich fertile flat land just north of Rigdon, Grant County, Indiana proudly stands a fine tall, three-story home built of red brick with white adorned window frames. My wife and I have visited and been in this house twice over 35 years. This house, about 30 miles from Indianapolis, is in good condition considering that it's 151 years old.

August 08, 2007 | Bill Noble | Editorial

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A lack of class or just an all around laziness?

(This column is a repeat from Sept. 2, 2009).

July 17, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial

Slipping in and out of the shadows

Immigration reform is a hot topic nowadays. The U.S. Senate has passed their version of immigration reform legislation and now it's up to ...

July 17, 2013 | By Greg Allen | Editorial

The cancer we are developing is of the heart & soul

(Editor's note: Dennis Wyatt is on vacation. This column appeared in March of 2011.)

July 17, 2013 | By Dennis Wyatt | Editorial

Modesto area is #1 again in auto thefts

Each year, the National Insurance Crime Bureau analyzes auto theft statistics from all cities throughout the United States and ranks them on the basis of ...

July 17, 2013 | | Editorial

Emotions trump reality in the USA

I have enjoyed watching American Idol over the years. At the very begining of the season, of course, the shows features some of the bizarre ...

July 09, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial

Coming up next: Pre-Crime Police Units

So you have no problem with government data mining.

July 09, 2013 | By Dennis Wyatt | Editorial

Stay out of the way during emergencies

Recent fire events in Ceres have shown a disturbing trend of persons driving and walking through fire scenes in defiance of posted barriers and verbal ...

July 09, 2013 | By Art deWerk Ceres Department of Public Safety/Acting City Manager | Editorial

The president was here 33 years ago

I shall not forget 33 years ago tomorrow -- the day I shook hands with the president of the United States.

July 03, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial

Lying liars & the state’s $97B spending plan

There are liars, damned liars and then there are Sacramento politicians.

July 03, 2013 | By Dennis Wyatt Courier columnist | Editorial

Liberals embrace fatherless families

With the Supreme Court giving a major boost to gay marriage, liberals face fewer impediments to their relentless push for fatherless (and motherless) families.

July 03, 2013 | By Paul Kengor Guest Columnist | Editorial

Forbes thinks we are miserable but we beg to differ

Forbes Magazine, located in New York City, is a popular business publication sold in the United States and around the world that covers social issues ...

July 03, 2013 | By Art deWerk Ceres Department of Public Safety/Acting City Manager | Editorial

Wanted: A photo from your vacation

For most of us here, Stanislaus County is a great place to live. It's quiet, rural, not congested and is inexpensive. But let's ...

June 26, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Editorial

Parenting 2013: Kids go wild & how stopping them is child endangerment

It's night time.

June 26, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt Columnist | Editorial

It’s long past time for Obama to rethink PC energies

President Obama's budget was released last week. Unsurprisingly, it calls for massive new taxes on the oil and gas industry and yet more subsidies ...

June 26, 2013 | Robert L. Bradley Guest columnist | Editorial

Celebrate Fourth safely & sanely

The national celebration that is Independence Day is next week. July 4 falls on a Thursday this year, and like the national holidays of other ...

June 26, 2013 | Art deWerk Director of Public Safety | Editorial

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