As we approach the Nov. 8 general election, I wanted to speak to my friends, family and neighbors not as your mayor, but as a concerned citizen of Turlock. For far too long, Turlock's roads have dropped drastically in quality and safety with no end in sight. There is, however, a great opportunity to reverse our history of neglected roadways by voting in favor of Measure L, a countywide initiative dedicated to fixing our local roadways.
October 14, 2016|
BY TURLOCK MAYOR GARY SOISETH
Over the last several decades, I have witnessed firsthand the power of philanthropy-using charitable dollars as venture capital to solve some of society's toughest challenges and create real, meaningful change in our communities. As the new President and CEO of the Legacy Health Foundation (LHE), my goal is to bring this power to Stanislaus and Merced counties.
Pundits can't figure out why moderate Democrats in the Central Valley and the Inland Empire aren't jumping for joy at the chance to extend and strengthen Assembly Bill 32 - better known as the greenhouse-gas emissions law - beyond 2020.
August 12, 2016|
BY DENNIS WYATT
Facts don't matter. Police are guilty until proven innocent - or even if proven innocent. The Black Lives Matter crusade, born after Florida vigilante George Zimmerman shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, turned to police shootings of black men after the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014. It doesn't matter that the U.S. Department of Justice essentially cleared Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, who said he shot Brown in self-defense. Facts cannot dent the popular narrative of white cops shooting black men because police are racists.
July 19, 2016|
BY DEBRA SAUNDERS