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Shelters offer homeless a place to be off the streets

An open letter to the Turlock community,

September 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Do you hunt D6?

D6, a highly popular zone for Central California deer hunters, lies in Tuolumne County and covers the Stanislaus National Forest and Emigrant Wilderness. Did you know D6 might be largely off limits if the Yellow Legged Frog and the Yosemite Toad are added to the Endangered Species list? You'll have to find another place to hunt, farther away from home, or risk substantial penalties for encroaching on the critical habitat of these little amphibians.

September 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Local TID jobs need local hires

With our local unemployment rate of 10.2 percent (US Bureau of Labor Statistics) we all need to work together to create and keep jobs in our community. For over 126 years, Turlock Irrigation District has been a customer owned company that has been a positive part of our community. Unfortunately, our community is not being well served by the recent practice of hiring contract workers from Texas to fill vacant TID line worker positions.

September 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Teachers not at fault for Denair Unified troubles

The statement made by Denair Unified School District interim superintendent Walt Hanline, displayed on YouTube, regarding a State takeover of the District was dishonest. His political spin was: (1) that the District's present woes are the result of paying its teachers and employees too much; and (2) that these teachers have refused to bargain for less pay to save the District.

September 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Graffiti TID election slams shameful

Editor,

September 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Hanline makes costly decisions for school districts, teachers

Walt Hanline, superintendent of Denair (Unified School District) wastes taxpayer money trying to prove that his illegal actions are legal. As Ceres (Unified) superintendent, (Hanline) insisted administrators had the right to change students' grades, during the summer, without permission from teachers who taught the classes. Superior Court Judge Mayhew's ruling forced the district to rescind its policy and reverse the grades of Central Valley High School students. The court battle was costly. Hanline persuaded the Ceres Board that teachers HAD to take an 8.5 percent cut. After he left Ceres, it was revealed that 5 percent would have ...

September 10, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Caution ahead for high speed rail

Caution ahead for high speed rail

August 13, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Journal reporter covers it all, well

Dear Editor,

August 02, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Young adults need to know responsibilities of being a DD

"Designated driver refers to the selection of a person who remains sober as the responsible driver of a vehicle whilst others have been allowed to drink alcoholic beverages. Thus as a practical and ethical matter, a designated driver is a person who abstains from alcohol on a social occasion in order to drive his or her companions home safely as an alternative to driving under the influence."

July 30, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Don't let squeaky wheel ruin block parties

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Journal article brings fair experience to life

Dear Editor,

July 23, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Denham support of ACE good for Valley

Dear Editor,

July 23, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Seniors thank community for support

The Turlock Senior Citizens had a very successful "Yard" Sale last week that, because of weather and the generosity of everyone, stayed indoors. Thanks to the community, it was well attended. Many members were very generous with their time to sort, price, and assist with the selling and clean up, making a big job light.

July 09, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Less literature will not make our students more competitive

Hidden in the political controversy surrounding the Obama administration's Common Core Standards educational program is the fact that students will spend much less time and effort learning about American and English literature. The theory is that students need more practice in "technical-informational" reading to be competitive in the world market.

June 24, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Medi-Cal reimbursement cuts affect everyone

Columbine, Sandy Hook Elementary, Aurora, Colo. These top headlines are some of the most recent and memorable stories we have seen in the news. But, yet, our government wants to see more!

June 14, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


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