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Vote ‘yes’ for libraries

It is very disheartening to read the Turlock Journal article, "Save our library," that ran on July 13. The news item announced that because of budget cuts further reductions were necessary in the Hilmar and Merced County area. The Hilmar library would be open only 20 hours a week, down from 32 hours a week last fall.

July 19, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Fireworks should be seen, not heard

I enjoy fireworks as much as anyone else. However, fireworks should be "visual!" What I am against is the purchase of fireworks with the "big bang" noise that sounds like a military assault.

July 19, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Redevelopment funds crucial for Turlock jobs, housing

Dear Editor:

June 17, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for your support

On behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary, we would like to thank the many generous people who so willingly contributed time and donations during our May 2011 Poppy Distribution Week.

June 14, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Fix our streets

Dear Editor,

June 14, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


School cuts should start at the top

We went to our grandson's promotion from 8th grade at the Turlock Jr. High School (TJHS). The principal was speaking and introducing several people. The one that really got my attention was the introduction of his three vice principals. Why in the world does he need three vice principals for two grades?

May 31, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Redevelopment is California and Turlock’s lifeline

Look around Turlock and you're bound to see so many examples of how redevelopment works and works for our community.

May 27, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Garden blooms once again

Dear Editor,

May 24, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Supervisors should support sheriff

I am appalled at the lack of support members of our County Board of Supervisors are offering Sheriff Adam Christianson. They are well aware that in order for the Sheriff to run his department efficiently he must have adequate funding. Without that basic level of support, his job is much, much harder. If the department was adequately funded, he would have the ability to delegate supervisory positions that would address accusations that there could be a lack of employee oversight. It was the county's budget cuts that caused this situation in the first place. If the supervisors do not ...

May 06, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Trust and confidence

Recently, law enforcement in our county has experienced a number of instances where law enforcement officers have made poor choices, violating their oath of office and the values and principles we pride ourselves on as a profession. Some have made mistakes that compromise their personal integrity and perhaps, your trust. While these cases are tragic within their own right, they do not represent the vast majority of dedicated public servants who serve with distinction and decency every day.

May 03, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Despite recent reports, Denair very patriotic

The Denair First Amendment issue does not want to go away. The good that came out of the incident, the reaffirmation by the district that students have a civil right to fly a flag at school was tainted by a recent district memo which seemed to deny responsibility for the situation.

April 15, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Cause and effect for oil traders

Dear Editor,

April 01, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Prop 2 means cage free

I read with despair that California egg farmers are joining a lawsuit against the State of California and the Humane Society of the United States over Proposition 2. Contrary to what the Journal article and the plaintiffs suggest, as a Californian who spent many hours volunteering to collect signatures for Proposition 2, I know that voters supported a ban on confining birds in cages.

March 25, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Flag flap continues

This letter was given to the Turlock Journal on Tuesday in response to the article "Memo resurrects flag flap" published on March 19. The article explained that the Journal received an internal memorandum from an anonymous source. The memo was from Denair Unified School District Superintendent Edward Parraz to district staff and it recants the entire course of events that took place last Veteran's Day when Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea removed a United States flag from his bike.

March 22, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Targeting of public employees won’t fix economy

Dear Editor,

March 11, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


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Measure B money will stay in Turlock

The citizens of Turlock will have the opportunity Nov. 4 to make a commitment to fixing Turlock roads by voting YES on Measure B. Turlock roads have suffered from years of neglect as a result of not having a dedicated funding source and it's time that we take control of maintaining our investment in Turlock's transportation infrastructure.

September 16, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Measure B is right for Turlock

As a longtime resident of Turlock, I have witnessed the increasing deterioration of Turlock roads. The limited funds from state and federal sources only provide funding for temporary repairs on a very limited basis and are mostly directed at specific projects such as the recent pavement improvements to Monte Vista Avenue and Canal Drive. The citizens of Turlock deserve better and passage of Measure B will be the first step to ensure that Turlock roads are fixed.

September 12, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Rushed groundwater measures hurt Valley economy, communities

We represent the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most productive farming regions in the country. Agriculture is a major reason why California is now the world's eighth largest economy. But the Legislature recently passed legislation that puts our ag economy and local jobs at risk.

September 09, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


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