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Generosity abounds in Turlock

We would like to thank the community of Turlock for the outpour of love and care towards the children who would have gone without a toy this Christmas.

December 27, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Thank you Turlock

On behalf of the Turlock Branch of the American Association of University Women, I want to thank the many businesses in Turlock that contributed to our Wine Event Fundraiser. Thanks to your generous support, we were able to raise $6,000 for educational fellowships, scholarships for local high school students and Tech Trek, a summer camp for middle school girls to encourage their interest in math and science.

December 06, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


A good example

A couple of weeks ago, I was going to an appointment and went down Mitchell Road. There was a group of men working with a police officer cleaning the side of the road. I assumed they were inmates or men that were working off time.

December 02, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Make sure veterans have all the benefits they deserve

The Veterans Caucus of the California Democratic Party thanks President Barack Obama for honoring his pledge to bring home all of our troops from Iraq by the end of 2012. We encourage the President to bring the war in Afghanistan – the longest in America's history – to a rapid and responsible close as well. It's time once again to turn veterans' swords into ploughshares and attend to the growing inequities here at home.

November 11, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Life in America for an Assyrian

I was born in Iran and now my family and I live in Turlock. Life between America and Iran is very different.

November 11, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Shame on the City of Turlock

The city came out a couple of years ago while my parents were out of town for a few weeks, tore out their nice driveway, poured a new one that is cheap and has a place where the water sits. They also removed nice brass automatic lawn waters, replaced them with plastic, and didn't even get them all reconnected.

November 11, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Coming to America

My wife and I had many serious discussions when we considered emigrating to the USA from Iran. We would leave behind family, friends and my position as a millwright. We would have to learn about a different culture and acquire a new language.

November 04, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Keep jobs local

Dear Mayor John Lazar,

November 04, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


A special delivery

One year ago this Saturday, Oct. 22, my husband and I welcomed our fourth child, Sydney Grace Garcia. As wonderful and amazing as all of our children's' births were, this was no ordinary birth.

October 21, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Since when does a month contain 36 days?

A few years ago when I heard that the city was installing water meters on all the homes in town, I knew that it was going to have nothing to do with water conservation, and everything to do with getting money out of our pockets.

October 04, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


A caring community in a moment of crisis

I want to thank all the wonderful people of Turlock who helped my family last Thursday (Aug. 25) afternoon; it is really comforting to live in a city where people care for each other.

August 26, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Alternatives to horn blowing

Dear Editor:

August 23, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Libraries important resource for adults, children

I am writing you in support of the Hilmar Library and all that it has to offer to the community. It is important to stop the reduction of hours and possible future closure of the Hilmar Library.

August 09, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for supporting the Milk Bar

Editor,

August 05, 2011 | | Letters to the Editor


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


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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


Historic legislation will protect groundwater resourcess

Dear Editor,

September 05, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


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