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There are better ways to spend tax payers' money

I have lived in Stanislaus County for about 65 years. I know many residents of Turlock and most of us pay property tax in the mid to high 1,000s because we were thought to have back bone and to work and save and respect our country.

November 06, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


More communication, please

It was quite a surprise when we started getting a lot of kids coming in our (downtown) store looking for their Halloween candy. We were told by the city that there was not going to be anything going on this year. It seems that the powers of city hall don't want to keep the shops informed. I guess we don't count.

November 06, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Back up the train, for the economy's sake

Is congressional candidate Jose Hernandez's support of the $96 billion high-speed rail boondoggle a sign that he doesn't grasp that California and Washington are both derailing the economy through deficit spending? Consultants alone have cost upwards of $12 million. Potential private investors consider the project too risky.

October 23, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


We need to know what's in our food

Are we going to allow the two largest contributors to the No on 37 campaign, Monsanto and Dupont - who told us Agent Orange and DDT are safe - convince us that we don't have a right to know what they're doing to our food?

October 23, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Lowering gas prices and putting our nation on a path to energy independence

In the last week alone Californians have seen gas prices skyrocket to a state-wide average of $4.67 per gallon - a state record and currently the highest in the nation. Problems with pipelines and a power outage at one of the state's few remaining refineries exacerbated already tight fuel supplies causing the spike. But why has California's ability to meet the demand for gasoline - something needed by virtually every mom driving her kids to school, commuting worker, or small business owner - diminished to a point that has left California motorists extremely vulnerable to supply disruptions? These recent events ...

October 19, 2012 | BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVES JEFF DENHAM (R-TURLOCK) AND KEVIN MCCARTHY (R-BAKERSFIELD) | Letters to the Editor


We need to reduce the nuclear weapons threat

Fifty years ago this week, the world woke up to a crisis that brought the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of a cataclysmic nuclear war.

October 19, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


White House, Congress failing to live up to responsibilities

According to dictionary.com a popular definition of sequestration is removal or separation. Although the term sequestration is being bandied about in relation to massive defense cuts that threaten our nation's military readiness, I prefer the term "divorce," because that is exactly what our elected leaders are doing with the Constitution that they have sworn to uphold.

October 16, 2012 | BY JAMES E. KOUTZ National Commander of The American Legion | Letters to the Editor


Everyone has the right to freedom of speech

Several weeks ago, we decided to show support for the presidential candidate of our choice by placing a yard sign in our front yard. The night before last, someone tagged it by spray painting a red circle with a line through it on both sides of the sign. We decided we would keep the sign to show that this act of vandalism would not deter us from showing our support.

October 16, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Read the props and then decide

Red alert; unions are lying to you again. They will say or do anything to keep the state of California politicos in their pockets.

October 12, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Shame on TID line workers

To the editor:

October 12, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Whatever you’ve heard about California's dairy situation, it’s worse

Word of mouth in the dairy industry has been spreading the bad news for months about how things are in California. But no matter what you've heard, it's worse.

October 02, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Death Row inmates are a drain on taxpayers

Editor,

September 24, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


We don’t need another green politician

While putting gas into my car today at $4.82/gal, I started thinking about congressional candidate Jose Hernandez. The last thing we need is another green politician in public office.

September 21, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


From 36 to 92 days in a month

Yes, it's me again. I hope you are all paying attention to your water bills before you pay them.

September 21, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Califia deserves a place of honor

It is my understanding that moving our "Califia" statue is being considered.

September 14, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


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Stop unions' bid to control the Turlock City Council

It seems Turlock Firefighters Union has infected the Turlock Police Officers Union with their political disease: "Power Grab Syndrome" (PGS) to control the Turlock City Council.

October 30, 2014 | George King | Letters to the Editor


Adam Gray has made the valley a better place

Over my career I have spent a great deal of time trying to make the San Joaquin Valley a better place for our families and communities. In that time I learned that we do best if we work and stand together when valley interests are at stake. They are at risk in next week's election.

October 30, 2014 | Tony Coehlo | Letters to the Editor


Gary Soiseth is a breath of fresh air

My family and I met Gary Soiseth this last Saturday when he walked through my neighborhood in the rain. He spoke about his commitment to a positive campaign without negative attacks against his opponent. He spoke about moving Turlock in an even stronger direction. And he spoke about bringing new energy and new ideas to City Hall. All of which I agree with.

October 28, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Roman Catholic Bishops support Proposition 47

Proposition 47 is the one proposition on the ballot for which the Roman Catholic Bishops of California have taken a position of support. "The California Safe Neighborhoods Act" is a step forward in reforming the broken criminal justice system in our state. It will provide educational support and treat mental illness to make our communities safer while addressing sentencing discrepancies in constructive ways.

October 28, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Mike Brem is committed to Turlock

I have known the Brem family since they first moved to Turlock more than 22 years ago and am happy to wholeheartedly support Mike for mayor.

October 24, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Our community would be fortunate to have Soiseth as Mayor

Gary Soiseth recently volunteered to spend a day speaking with high school students about his experiences in Afghanistan and his commitment to public service. After hearing him speak, I felt that any community would be fortunate to have him as a leader. He is intelligent, well-spoken, and most importantly, he is passionate. As a teacher, I value his desire to help the youth of tomorrow discover their potential, and I applaud his efforts to help them achieve their goals. Gary's ability to connect with the youth of today will help foster the generation of tomorrow.

October 24, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock leadership choices

Turlock is a community on the move, growing jobs, attracting new economic development and emerging as one of the best places to live and work in the Central Valley. At the core of this success is the recognition that confronting our community's challenges and capitalizing on new opportunities requires a team effort to mobilize our community's assets and the active cooperation of business, civic and political leaders around core objectives. This is why the leadership choices Turlock voters make in November are so important. This is why, after conducting extensive interviews with all the candidates, the Turlock Chamber ...

October 23, 2014 | Andrew Wigglesworth Chairman of the Board, Turlock Chamber of Commerce | Letters to the Editor


DeHart is an asset to the City Council

Bill DeHart has brought common sense and cooperative leadership to the Turlock City Council. He is committed to long term solutions regarding drinking and waste water needs of the public and industry, the condition of neighborhood and community roadways, and appropriate staffing of our public safety departments - all within the framework of fiscal responsibility and sustainable growth.

October 23, 2014 | Jeani Ferrari | Letters to the Editor


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