I couldn't agree more with Dale Parkinson's comments in his letter to the editor published in the Feb. 13 Turlock Journal.
I have been involved in high school athletics for many years; I have played in them and I have cheered from the sidelines. After the Turlock Christian/Denair game that I just attended, I have almost lost all faith in the sportsmanship that used to be held at such a high standard at all high school athletic contests.
I believe that President Barack Obama is on the right track with focusing on job creation. I think helping small businesses with giving small banks the incentive to give loans and the tax credits to businesses who hire new workers or give them raises is a step in the right direction.
My grandson was shot with an Air Soft gun by two other students in his grade after school at Brown Elementary. He was not injured. He asked to please not shoot his little sister.
California's budget crisis has impacted every level of government: State, county, and city. Painful cuts have been and will continue to be made in all areas. Inevitably up and down the state, counties and local governments are looking at another year of reduced budgets and additional cuts to the point that many police chiefs and sheriffs are being forced to lay off police officers and deputy sheriffs.
What is more important, public health care or public education? If you are a healthy child with caring parents, you could walk to the library and self-educate yourself. For example, Abraham Lincoln.
On Jan. 12, 2010, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's bill AB-390 will be voted on by the Public Safety Committee. If it passes, it's scheduled to move on to the Public Heath Committee the very same day.
If vaccines are as safe and effective as our government and vaccine proponents claim, answering these questions will be easy and reassuring.
I was listening and reading about the plight of yet another successful industry going out of business - the dairy industry. Dairy folks receive generous subsidies, but still aren't protected against mountains of regulations or imports. What really is happening it that the corporations want all those cows to be corporate cows and some poor guy from Paraguay to come in and do all the work of taking care of dairy cows then get lost.
I am concerned about the impact that an estimated 3.75 fold increase in the use of Joe Debely Stadium will have on the adjacent neighborhood. So, for the first time in a long time, I attended a meeting of the Turlock City Council on Dec. 1. Based on what I witnessed and experienced there, I now have much greater concerns.
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.
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