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Crime is an unfortunate reality of daily life. When law enforcement investigates crimes, it is often a good witness that can make or break a case. What does it mean to be a good witness?

September 02, 2009 | OFFICER ROCKFORD ANDERSON Oakdale Police Department | Other Views

Superintendent’s Spotlight

The 2009-10 school year is off to a great start in spite of the woeful condition of California's budget. Oakdale opened its schools with more students than anticipated, but we were prepared to provide our students with a great education. I would like to share some information about areas that may have changed over the past year.

August 19, 2009 | FRED RICH OJUSD Superintendent | Other Views

Heed Cell Phone Laws

In July of 2008, California passed California Vehicle Code section 23123(a) that prohibits a driver from talking on a cell phone without the use of a hands free device in a motor vehicle on a highway (Roadway). This California Vehicle Code section was written in an attempt to reduce the number of traffic collisions on the roadway by allowing the driver to keep both hands on the steering wheel and focus his/her attention on the roadway. There are of course, several exceptions to this law that allow you to use your cell phone while driving, calling 911, emergency ...

July 29, 2009 | Officer Michael Walsh | Other Views

A Water War Coming

Early in June the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a Biological Opinion (BO) on the impacts of the State Water Project and Federal Water Project (Projects) on endangered salmon and steelhead fish populations. Both Projects pump water out of the Delta to send to the South part of the State and it is these actions that the BO addressed. The BO stated that in no uncertain terms, both salmon and steelhead were being harmed and immediate and long-term actions were necessary to protect them.

July 15, 2009 | Steve Knell Oakdale Irrigation District | Other Views

Cruz’n w/Jake-Closing The Book

It was the same old speech I'd heard a thousand times before. Something positive and uplifting, but nothing really authentic or new. So instead of listening to the speaker, I was reading some sort of graduation guideline handout and daydreaming about something more interesting. Now it's been almost two years since I didn't hear that speech.

June 09, 2009 | Jake Cummins | Other Views

What’s All This Blogging Fuss?

So we have finally, officially, caught up to the rest of the online world and we now have a few certified bloggers on staff at The Oakdale Leader.

May 27, 2009 | Marg Jackson | Other Views

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Employee ownership — an idea many agree with, few know

The philosophy behind an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has three parts, according to ESOP advisors: broaden ownership of capital, create financial security and incentives ...

September 29, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

Making toilets 'cool' needs to be major health priority in India

For hundreds of millions of people in rural India, living life without a toilet used to be quite common. However, thanks to the Indian government ...

September 22, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

The amazing power of kindness

While trying to wedge my folding canvas chair into an already full line of spectators at my grandson’s soccer game recently, a young mother ...

September 18, 2015 | Greg Bell Deseret News | Other Views

To the man who yelled at me: I'm sorry

I came across a post on Facebook the other day that struck a chord with me:

September 18, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Other Views

Our personal experiences as acts of philosophy, politics and economics

As new school and work years begin, it is a perfect time to analyze what we do and, if necessary, make some changes. I am ...

September 16, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

Do we like heroes or gossip better? And what does it say about us?

While trying to figure out what to feature on their Sept. 7 cover, People magazine editors had a dilemma that feels both surreal and strangely ...

September 14, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views

Education about alternative energy options remains pressing need

Today the world consumes over 12,700 Mtoe (million of tons of oil or equivalent) or 1.47 E12 terawatt hours of energy. The majority ...

September 09, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

Transforming noble ideas into novel solutions

The beacon of development often conjures up images of radical innovations, disruptive models and leapfrog technologies. And yet, as nations attempt to embrace the promises ...

September 06, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views

Cash transfers are one way to alleviate poverty in developing countries

Worldwide, over 1 billion people live in extreme poverty. That is, they make less than $1.25 a day. Moreover, until recently, about 3 billion ...

September 06, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


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