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Brown's legacy could be saving California from splurge spending

Jerry Brown's legacy awaits. And so does the future of California.

January 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Opinion


Remembering a teacher of impact

Teachers play such a key role in the development of their students' minds and outlook on the world around them. But this oftentimes cliché about the importance of educators never really hits home until a beloved teacher is suddenly gone.

January 22, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Opinion


Reason, or emotion, Mr. President?

As I wrote this article, my most recent among several on firearms policy, I anticipated the president addressing the nation on the matter at any moment. What I say here preceded his address, so the essay is neither a commendation nor a condemnation of his remarks.

January 22, 2013 | Dr. T. | Opinion


It's time for Ceres to pay the piper for flat water rates

Soon and very soon, the Ceres City Council will be increasing rates charged on water service within the city of Ceres.

January 15, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


Hey, dude, that's one awesome hearing aid

Hollister - the store, not the town - has to be one of the last places on earth that any sane 56-year-old would go.

January 15, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Opinion


Americans have a much thinner wallet

Every American will have a thinner wallet in 2013 due to tax increases and Obamacare.

January 15, 2013 | Frank Aquila | Opinion


Letters to the Editor published Jan. 16, 2013

Open protest of rate hikes to Ceres officials

January 15, 2013 | | Opinion


Thank you, Huell Howser, for many lessons you taught

I had a whole other column ready to go this week when I learned of the sad news of the Sunday passing of Huell Howser earlier this week.

January 08, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


What next? Air bags on bumper car rides?

Smriti Nalwa and her 9-year-old son partook in an American pastime back in 2005.

January 08, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Opinion


Ceres going through rebirth of sorts

The city of Ceres is going through a rebirth of sorts. After a lengthy period of financial struggles, we have started a process of reinventing ourselves. It is clear that the paradigm for local cities has changed. Financial resources are not what they used to be, the state seems to hinder more than help, and the challenges are many. Yet, with change comes so many opportunities. We have adapted to the new paradigm we are in, and we see plenty of reason for optimism. We know that change, even when it shakes up what we view as being "normal," also ...

January 08, 2013 | Chris Vierra | Opinion


Letters to the Editor published Jan. 9, 2013

There are better ways to spend taxpayers' money

January 08, 2013 | | Opinion


Panhandling is profitable so take out the profit

Call me heartless, but I've had it with beggars who are popping up around Ceres with increasing regularity.

December 31, 2012 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


December move creates a new feeling to a new year

Just as most folks were settling in for a long holiday break that included spending time with family around a fireplace or a home-cooked meal, I was packing up my entire household. Yes, I am one of those crazy people who decided December would be the perfect time to move.

December 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Opinion


Crime doesn't pay unless you're the government

Oakland has $316,000 that the city is not legally entitled to keep.

December 31, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Opinion


Letters to the Editor published Jan. 2, 2013

Antidepressants can cause violent behaviors

December 31, 2012 | | Opinion


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Voters tend to 'go cheap' in deciding where to cast votes

"You get what you pay for." Often that's a truism that reflects the reality that if you buy cheap, you end up with cheap ...

February 28, 2013 | Jeff Benziger | Opinion


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