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Hughson councilmembers should avoid costs of recall and resign now

The story "Hughson city employees cry 'hostile work environment,'" which ran in the April 3 issue of the Journal, articulates well the employees' complaints which were investigated and found to be without merit and unfounded. The rest of the article voiced Hughson City Council members Thom Crowder and Ben Manley's views, which is fine if you like to hear half a story. The citizens of Hughson want any employee, manager or council member removed if they violate the law.

April 06, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Ideological balance

Now that the Sarah Palin event is sold out, the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation should announce another event for two weeks before or after the Palin event with a guest speaker such as Howard Dean or Rachel Maddow. This would achieve ideological balance and raise even more funds for scholarships.

April 06, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Mayor Lazar is an honest businessman

Dear Editor,

March 30, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Shame on you

Shame on Ted Howze with his mud slinging. Looks like he is angling to run for mayor.

March 30, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Howze’s comments are self-serving

I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Ted Howze's letter to the editor, published in the March 24 issue of the Turlock Journal.

March 30, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


The attacks have begun

The bow shot that Turlock City Council member Ted Howze has let loose in his opinion piece in the Turlock Journal's Wednesday paper, signals the opening of candidate season. As we all remember from the previous two City Council contests, Mr. Howze's vituperous, vicious, decidedly uncivil attacks on his perceived opponent were masterpieces of bullying. Not wishing to disappoint us, he begins anew.

March 26, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Accountability is the issue

For more than a year a majority of the Turlock City Council remained silent as to the reasons why former city manager Tim Kerr was fired. With the city's recent filing of a countersuit against Mr. Kerr, many of those reasons became public. I was one of three votes on the Council who chose to terminate the former city manager for reasons listed in the cross complaint which, by the process of being filed in court, has become a public document. For my part, I will let the document and the facts speak for themselves. Clearly, a majority of ...

March 23, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Tax payers should not have to pay for another dog park

Now the City of Turlock, which is evidently hemorrhaging money, wants to build another dog park!

March 23, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Donnelly Park wildlife should be protected

I was appalled to learn of the animal (i.e. seagull) abuse that occurred last week at Donnelly Park.

March 16, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Christianson and his department have lowered crime rates

It was very disturbing to me to read letters from readers who are either ill informed or have a concealed political motive to injure the integrity and good name of individuals. With the election for sheriff coming up this year, I'm sure there will be those who will make many misguided and false comments about harassment at the Sheriff's Department. Their hope is to confuse the voters in hopes that their unknown candidate can steal the election.

March 16, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Accolades for Senator's help

Dear Editor:

March 09, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Stadium blighted, neighborhood not

Turlock high school has been there for 100 years. It was there when you and I bought our houses. Though the neighborhood is not blighted, the stadium's field and track are! I not only live near it (3 blocks away) but taught health and P.E. there for 20 years.

March 06, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Continue progress with Christianson

I encourage you to join me in supporting Adam Christianson in his re-election bid for sheriff of Stanislaus County. In these fiscally challenging times, we need continued proactive leadership in this important office. With the crime rate at its lowest in two decades, coupled with an aggressive and successful rural crime prevention program, and an effective focus on gang activity suppression, Adam and his department have proven themselves worthy of our confidence. Strong leadership and accountability have been the hallmarks of his first term. Let's continue this positive progress by getting behind this man and letting him continue his ...

March 06, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Are stadium renovations really the best use of funds?

There is a lot of unfair criticism pointed at those opposed to the remodeling of Joe Debely Stadium. Both of my sons played on that field in high school, and even then it was in need of repair. Nobody wants to see an athlete get hurt due to poor field quality and no parents want to continue sitting on those cold metal bleachers in the middle of a chilly November evening.

March 03, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


Joe Debely renovations benefit entire community

The Turlock High School Joe Debely Stadium renovation appears to have brought a lot of negativity to the school, the City Council, and those who support the renovation. The Turlock Unified School Board is always concerned about its neighbors and their needs. They pride themselves in maintaining good relationships with our community and have repeatedly voiced their willingness to address any and all issues with regard to the stadium improvements.

February 26, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


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Fire Department urges common sense for Fourth

The Turlock Fire Department wants our citizens and community to have a happy and safe July 4th Holiday. We want to remind our citizens that only fireworks with the State of California Fire Marshal approval are legal to use in the City of Turlock. Fireworks that fly into the air or explode are considered illegal and are highly dangerous. The last few years, both the Fire and Police Departments have confiscated a number of illegal fireworks from our citizens. The trend of using illegal fireworks these past few years is definitely on the rise. We want to let our citizens ...

July 01, 2015 | Tim Lohman Turlock Fire Department Chief | Letters to the Editor


Drug testing as prevention, at the family level

Working in the field of drug addiction, I have come in contact with many people and families struggling and dealing with a loved one, a friend or family member who have become addicted or that drugs are bringing significate negative consequences in their lives. I am asked quite a lot, how do you prevent this from happening?

June 30, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Thank you Representatives Denham and Costa for supporting free trade

Dear Editor,

June 26, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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