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Small tax, big benefits

Since its founding the American Association of University Women has been dedicated to promoting educational opportunities for all. For the past 100 years the Stanislaus County Public Library system has played a vital role in

May 11, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Death of local education decision making

They're at it again. Many of the people who brought us the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2001 are back. Prepare yourself for the nightmare of the Common Core Standards. American schools have witnessed an 11 year federal takeover of education and mandatory standardized testing with "drill and kill" test preparation. Drop-out rates for at-risk students remained high as school became more and more meaningless to these students who usually live in our poorest communities. Reading levels remained stagnant, and comparable to pre-NCLB years. Racial and socio-economic achievement gaps barely budged, despite promises to the contrary. This ...

May 08, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

City trouble

I have lived in the same home for over 50 years. It was passed down to me by my parents. I have always paid my taxes and tried to be a good neighbor. Now the city has forced me to be homeless.

April 27, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Yes on T needs your support


April 24, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Only by preventing autoimmune diseases can we truly be healthy

This letter concerns the article by Dr. Kirsten Peters regarding celiac disease and gluten allergies.

April 10, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

We support area teachers

We retired teachers appreciate the efforts of those in the classrooms today. California Retired Teachers Stanislaus Division #38, through their Active Teacher Awards committee, distributed supplies to many teachers this past year.

April 06, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Thank God Warrior Day is cancelled

Dear Editor,

April 06, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Future bright for downtown

In her recent editorial, Kristina Hacker asks "whatever happened to Turlock's bridal district?" It is a good question, and in fact, she partially answers it herself. Whether or not the concept was a good idea, the timing could not have been worse. Launched in January 2008 at a time when vacancies downtown were near zero, the Turlock Downtown Property Owner's Association attempted to create a long term vision for downtown to attract new businesses and keep downtown flourishing for years to come.

March 30, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

School medical program needs community support

Dear Editor,

March 16, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Dean’s Pizza steps in for sandwich shop’s lack of character

Dear Editor,

March 13, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Gray should watch his endorsements

Dear Editor,

February 29, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Freedom of religion ignored in federal health plan mandates

On Friday, January 20, 2012, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruled that virtually all private health plans will be required to include sterilization and contraceptives, including abortion inducing drugs. A very restricted "religious exemption" is granted to religious groups only if they are serving people of the same belief in a very narrow setting such as a parish and employ people of their own faith. However, the Catholic Church in her health and social services reaches out to all those in need. In effect, the HHS ruling is presuming to define how the Catholic Church ...

February 03, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Cities need SB 659

Dear Editor:

January 27, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Starbucks brightens holiday for hundreds of local foster youth

Thanks to the giving spirit exhibited by Starbucks in the Turlock area, many foster youth in our community have great memories of the 2011 holiday season. Starbucks lent their support to Aspiranet's third annual holiday gift drive, helping us solicit and collect gifts for foster children and families in need during November and December.

January 24, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

Construction should happen after school hours

In response to the article in Wednesday's Journal, "Blaze burns Crowell School classrooms;" First and foremost our family would like to thank the teachers and staff for keeping our grandson Aaron Murray and all the other boys and girls safe during this time. Thank God they had their fire escape plans in place.

January 20, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

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Vote for Bill Holly for YCCD trustee

This November's election will be like no other. As people are focusing on the presidential, federal and state races, other offices are also having ...

October 20, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

In support of Abe Rojas

As CEO of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for five and a half years, I had the pleasure and opportunity to work with, and get to ...

October 20, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

In support of Abe Rojas


October 19, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Denair teachers in line for about 4 percent salary restoration

Dear Editor,

October 18, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Lazar: Nascimento is the best bet for Turlock's future

Dear Editor:

October 18, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

We need Bill Holly on the YCCD college board

Many people say Abe Rojas is a nice guy! Okay. But he's a terrible YCCD college trustee!

October 18, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Jeff Denham says he is pro immigrant when his policy choices have shown something different

Jeff Denham is running again for the California District 10 Congressional seat. I do not pretend to disagree with many of his positions because, honesty ...

October 14, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Nascimento works equally for the benefit of all

After attending the Turlock City Council candidates' forum, I am more convinced than ever that Turlock needs a "Tin Cup" ordinance that prohibits council members ...

October 14, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Bublak is well qualified to tackle critical issues facing Turlock

Amy Bublak is the right person for a second term as Turlock City council member. She has done a great job staying on top of ...

October 14, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Steven Nascimento is the right choice for Turlock City Council

Steven Nascimento, running for re-election to Turlock's city council in District 4, is the best candidate for the job.

October 13, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Amy Bublak puts best interests of residents first

I am happy to write a letter of support for my friend Amy Bublak in her race to remain a member of the Turlock City ...

October 13, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


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