Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

What do teens think of legalizing weed?

The American Heritage Scholarship Essay Contest asks Stanislaus County teens to weigh in on who should be deciding the constitutionality of making recreational use of marijuana legal.

Mike Dunbar

Day of reckoning for our rivers

After four years, the state is ready to unveil its revised flow targets for the Tuolumne, Stanislaus and Merced rivers; we expect it to be 40 percent immediately, and that’s likely to cause a fight.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Sheriff, don’t try to take my high-capacity magazine

The Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies would most likely raid my home. I live in a county island inside Oakdale, but the deputies would probably have jurisdiction over the local police department, so I’m guessing they’d be the ones to kick in my door, toss in the flashbang, then blitz inside screaming “On the ground!” and all that other cool stuff.

Videos

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Lt. Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, talks about Prop. 63 – the legalization of marijuana – at the Modesto Bee offices in Modesto, Calif. He spoke to The Bee's Editorial Board on Thursday, Sept. 15. (Brian Clark/bclark@modbee.com)
Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board 2:01

Gavin Newsom discusses Prop. 64 (marijuana) with Bee Editorial Board

Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day 1:02

Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting (Graphic content) 1:09

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting (Graphic content)

No Use: Noncomforming Trailer Park Going 1:51

No Use: Noncomforming Trailer Park Going