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.
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.
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.
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.
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