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Vaccines are not the answer

Dear Editor,

November 13, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


We need affordable health care

First, I want to profoundly thank Representative Dennis Cordoza for standing up and voting for affordable health care.

November 10, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


Dr. Lujan owes the faculty and the community an apology

This letter responds in part to CSU Interim Provost Herman Lujan's editorial in the Turlock Journal concerning the abolition of Winter Term. If the Interim Provost has a compelling argument why does he lead with an argument that is incorrect? He says: "Replacing Winter Term with a self-support inter-session and expanding the fall and spring semesters to 15 weeks means that professors will now be held accountable for teaching a full load."

November 10, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


Provost’s statement is misleading

Interim Provost Herman Lujan misleads and misinforms the public regarding the responsibilities of faculty at CSU Stanislaus and libels the dedicated professional faculty members that he was appointed to lead. His statement in a Nov. 4 letter to the editor printed in the Journal that CSU Stanislaus faculty members work less than their colleagues at other CSU campuses is patently false. The terms and conditions of faculty employment throughout the California State University are spelled out in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (contract) between the California Faculty Association and the CSU. CSU Stanislaus faculty members fulfill the same contractual obligations as ...

November 06, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


Ending Winter Term makes sense financially and academically

As the State Legislature's funding support for public higher education rapidly declines, the California State University system has been faced with unprecedented budget cuts that have had a major impact on all 23 CSU campuses.

November 03, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


Students would not be served best by inter-session

In reference to your recent article concerning the abolition of Winter Term at CSU Stanislaus, as chair of the faculty committee that investigated the President's proposal that Winter Term be eliminated I would like to offer the following points for your readers' information.

October 30, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


Bernard right fit for TUSD

I am writing this letter to show my support for Turlock Unified School District Board candidate Josh Bernard. Over the years working with Josh I have witnessed characteristics that I feel are ideally suited for a TUSD Board trustee. Characteristics such as honesty, patience, and dependability are only a few of the traits I see Josh demonstrate on a regular basis.

October 27, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


Weaver best choice for school board

I am writing this letter in support of Bob Weaver, candidate for the Turlock Unified School District. I have known Bob for the past fifteen years and have found him to be a bright, hard -working, community- oriented, individual. He has three sons in school so it is of the utmost importance to Bob to see that they receive the best education possible.

October 27, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


LaVelle, incumbents proven leaders

Timm LaVelle and the two other incumbent board members of the Turlock Unified School District have clearly demonstrated why they should be re-elected. Mr. LaVelle has consistently treated those who have appeared before the board with the courtesy and respect they deserve. Under his stewardship, the TUSD board has met the recent budget crisis and other challenges with thoughtful resolve and a reassuring unity characteristic of highly functioning organizations. Under Mr. LaVelle's leadership, the board has also skillfully managed the transition between superintendents without the drama evident with the Modesto City Schools Board and the Turlock City Council.

October 27, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


Support for Sweeten

Support for Sweeten

October 27, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


Medical marijuana misconceptions debated

In keeping with a newspaper's commitment to accuracy, I want to point out errors and oversights in articles published in many newspapers across the country, regarding the Federal Governments recent guidelines on "medical marijuana" users.

October 23, 2009 | Linda Taylor | Letters to the Editor


City needs to address road woes

City needs to address road woes

October 23, 2009 | T.L. Brock | Letters to the Editor


Incumbents for School Board

Incumbents for School Board

October 23, 2009 | Dale Parkinson | Letters to the Editor


Bob Weaver for TUSD

As a parents of a child in the Turlock Unified school system, we strongly advocate everyone to vote for Bob Weaver for the Turlock school board. Bob brings excellent leadership experience, most recently as the president of the Julien School PTA. Also, Bob has volunteered for years as a Cub Scout leader and progressed the organization as a leader. Bob is truly dedicated to helping children develop character and improve their self-esteem, thus instilling happy childhood foundations for great future leaders of our humanity.

October 20, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


Josh Bernard has the skills needed to lead Turlock schools

A good public education system is one of our country's great strengths. Unfortunately, I do not believe today's public education is as good as it once was or as good as it should be. There are many reasons for this and many are beyond local control. However, a reason some districts excel over other districts is undoubtedly the leadership, dedication and knowledge of their school boards.

October 20, 2009 | | Letters to the Editor


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