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Editor,

July 12, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Council's empty campaign finance reform ordinance

How to explain the utter emptiness of the Turlock government's recent campaign reform gesture? Consider the backdrop. The recent farmer's market flap disrupted the mayor's scheme to ram a wealthy political donor's for-profit operation into the downtown site so successfully cultivated by the Turlock Certified Farmer's Market, and gave a black eye to the image he needs for personal political advancement. The episode in turn invigorated a TIN CUP campaign that likewise stands to complicate his good ol' boy approach to running the city and thus his career plans.

July 05, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


New Stan State president helps Turlock celebrate Independence Day

One of my favorite holidays of the year is the 4th of July. It is a special day where we as Americans despite our many differences all come together to celebrate what a great country we live in..

July 05, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Reflecting on Turlock’s year of reforms

Reforms in government are never easy, but they're often necessary. As the great grandson of some of Turlock's first farmers and residents, I'm committed to preserve our history as a small, close-knit community. As mayor, I'm also committed to reforms that acknowledge our need to be accountable, unbiased and transparent in how Turlock conducts business now and into the future.

July 01, 2016 | Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth | Letters to the Editor


It looks like the City Council is supporting private business with public funds

On June 25, I parked my car on Main Street in front of the Vintage Lounge and was told by a young girl that I had to pay $5 as the space was for valet parking only. I explained to her that it was a public street and I would not pay for valet parking on a public street and that she should call her employer and have him explain to me how legally he could charge a fee.

June 28, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Increase in regional bus fares will have negative impact on those who need public transit the most

The new proposed changes to the BLAST Transit will result in decreased ridership and revenue; creating a hardship for those who depend on public bus services to go to the library, doctors, hospital, schools, do necessary shopping and go to work or school.

May 24, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Jessica's House provides support to shaken car accident victim

Dear Editor,

May 13, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Damage done by vaccinations are buried in special interest propaganda

This letter addresses an article which appeared on March 30, 2016, entitled "Charter school closed by measles case."

April 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Community support of Fusion Charter students much appreciated

On April 5, 15 local businesses and organizations provided information about employment opportunities to 130 students at Fusion Charter's first career fair. Attendees also heard from three guest speakers who shared information on what employers are looking for from job candidates to what type of experience they can include on a first resume.

April 22, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Homelessness in our area

As a college student studying homelessness in the last 2 months, I have concluded that more efforts have to be exerted to help put an end to the issue of homelessness and help those in need. Despite efforts by various programs and shelters to try and help the homeless people, many of them have not received proper funding by the state, leaving several citizens in need of help. Many people throughout the community are aware of the growing epidemic of homelessness throughout Stanislaus County. According to Stanislaus Housing & Support Services Collaborative, in 2015 there were approximately 1,400 homeless men ...

April 19, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Your Views

I wish that, when presented with a street closure request by Mr. Cipponeri who sought to completely supplant our non-profit, volunteer Turlock Certified Farmers' Market-time, place, and location-that the Turlock City Council had simply accepted the permit for review and turned it down.

April 05, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Shady dealings should not be part of our elected officials' agenda

I have been following the controversy in regards to the farmers market, I read where Mr. Cipponeri and his father in-law had contributed to then-candidate now Mayor Gary Soiseth. I am surprised nobody has made a bigger issue of this.

March 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Council still has ability to repair damage they created

Dear Editor,

March 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Main Street businesses should be treated with respect, given time to find new homes

Dear Editor,

March 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Reforms needed to prevent lasting divisions from forming in Turlock

A city is made up of roads, sidewalks, parks, schools, and stores. Most importantly, a city is a community of various individuals living their lives. Different cities have different characteristics and atmospheres. They carry in them different experiences and histories. They mean different things to different people. However, in what seems to be this simple question, one finds that the complexities of life are demonstrated in the social fabric of modern civilization, the city.

March 18, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


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Proposition 62 can mark the progress of a maturing society for conscientious Californians

Forty-five years ago in a bone-chilling, blood-curdling cover story for The Los Angeles Free Press about California's gas chamber ("How Long Can You Hold ...

July 19, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


We must stand together during these troubled times

As I watched the news last week on the Dallas shooting, I was sickened. This is a time for all people of all races to ...

July 14, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


I support Mayor Gary Soiseth

Editor:

July 14, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


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