Recently we, and the Turlock community, lost two of the nicest, most giving people we had ever met. This couple donated many hours of service here and died within weeks of each other. Shirley and Roger will be warmly remembered by everyone who knew them.
The nomination by our President Obama for Judge Sotomayor made me very proud as a Latina who, like Sotomayor, believed in the power of education.
Have you ever noticed that when people say they hate attorneys, that it's usually their own attorney that they hate? The costs of hiring an attorney are often more than the cases are worth, even if you win!
The hit and run homicide, which occurred on Jan. 31, of my son Kelly R. Story has still not been solved. The shooting of my grandson in 2007 and the robbery of my parents in 2008 also remain unsolved.
What an awesome family event on July 4 hosted by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.
The "Roads are Deplorably Bad" headline (which ran on the "This week in HISTORY" page of the July 4 issue of the Journal) could have been written today, July 6, 2009, a repeat of the 1909 headline!
If helping people to avoid health problems is the purpose of recent Journal articles regarding the H1N1 "pandemic," then please share these numbers with your readers.
I commend and support (California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani and Dr. Milt Richard's) decision to hire Larry Reynolds as the new CSUS Head Basketball Coach. I have known Larry for over 35 years and can personally attest to his qualifications both as a basketball coach and a quality person. You have selected an outstanding individual to lead your student athletes and your basketball program to great heights.
On behalf of Howard Training Center, I would like to thank the members of our community that have shown support as we continue to provide programs and services for adults with developmental disabilities in these challenging times.
This is almost too funny. I'm starting to think that Turlock Council meetings are more entertaining than watching regular prime time shows. (Councilmember Ted) Howze has ALL sorts of things swirling around, and yet... he wants to find the time and money to see if (Councilmember) Mary Jackson leaked the name of the people who were applying for the city manager job? I get that it's probably a breach of ethics... but shouldn't OTHER problems facing Turlock take up our time and energy?
(Alex Cantatore's editorial, "Glass half full even if city coffers empty," which ran in the June 13 issue of the Journal) was … ok! That's kind of a compliment from me!
Dear Turlock Journal,
Mr. Cantatore, how long have you worked/lived in Turlock? The budget process (you referenced in your June 13 opinion piece, "Glass half full even if city coffers empty) may be arcane but it certainly hasn't ever been as difficult as it has been this year.