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I’m voting for Gil Esquer for Turlock City Council

As someone who has lived my whole life on Turlock's West Side it is clear to me that Gil Esquer is the person to vote for on Nov. 8.

October 04, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Support for Abe Rojas

I am writing this letter in support of re-electing Abe Rojas as Trustee for YCCD Area 3. Since the YCCD Board will be hiring a new Chancellor this year, stability and continuity on the board is crucially important. Abe has been an active, loyal member of the YCCD Board for over 20 years. He understands all the concerns and issues connected with the District. Abe always comments and asks competent questions when reports are given. He is committed and alert. Rojas has served as Board Chair numerous times during his tenure and has consistently done an outstanding job in this ...

October 04, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Proud to support Abe Rojas

I want to express my support for Abe Rojas for reelection to the Yosemite Community College District as Trustee – Area 3.

September 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Gil Esquer excellent choice for Turlock City Council District 2

It is my honor to write this letter in support of my friend Gil Esquer, a candidate for Turlock City Council District 2. Gil is a lifelong resident of District 2. He is a Turlock High School graduate and has been an active community volunteer for the past 40 years that I have known him. He has helped primarily with community food baskets, shopping for children in need, and fundraising needs of Turlock schools. He is generally in the background, but always as an informal leader who rolls up his sleeves to help others. Gil demonstrates solid and honorable values ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Stop the regulatory drought

The State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) is either oblivious to the pain they are causing our community or simply don't care. Their mandates on water supply are drying up farms, killing our economy and sucking the life out of our communities. These unelected bureaucrats are slowly but surely destroying our economy and thus our way of life.

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Stan State's accolades deserve top billing

I am writing about the article published on Sept. 16 about UC Merced ranked among nation's best colleges. I certainly agree that the article is newsworthy. However, I question why UC Merced is in large bold letters in the title, while Stanislaus State is in smaller regular text under the UC Merced title? UC Merced ranked No. 78 in U.S. News & World Report among public schools and No. 152 in the National Universities categories, while Stanislaus State ranked No. 14 in the western region and No. 61 regionally among all four-year colleges. Stanislaus State deserves to be on ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Vote for Amy Bublak for Turlock City Council District 4

I am very pleased to support Amy Bublak for reelection to Turlock City Council District 4. I have known Amy for over a decade. She loves Turlock and has been very involved in our Assyrian community, attending all major events and festivals. As a retired police officer with over 23 years of experience, she knows how to work with our police department to lower crime in Turlock.

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Esquer is an excellent choice for City Council


September 15, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Nascimento is a strong voice for common sense

We in Turlock have a great opportunity to give some feedback to those serving our community in city government. In the upcoming election we have the opportunity to vote for Steven Nascimento, who through the Turlock Farmers Market saga this past year, was a clear voice for common sense, good judgment, and clarity. Steven demonstrated his ability to stand apart from perceived political power – and never waiver from what was obviously the correct course. Others on the council, including his opponent, went along with the bias that drove the majority of the council to the flawed decision that was ultimately ...

September 15, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Arts education gives students a reason to celebrate

All societies and cultures, have limits on what is acceptable behavior and what is allowable in the way of personal expression, yet the arts remain a relatively free space in which to create more complicated forms of public interaction. The world is open to integration and interpretation more than ever before and the effect that art has on us as individuals and as a society is now reaching beyond the borders of any given culture. Mass communication -- via television, the Internet, and cinema, along with cultural syncretism and networking between nations and even continents, has enabled us as human beings ...

September 08, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Why I'm running for YCCD Trustee Area 3

When I told my grandmother, a lifelong resident of Turlock, I'm running for the YCCD Board against the incumbent of twenty years, she became skeptical of my chances. We're a family that takes pride in civic engagement, sitting around the dining room table with our ballots, having a spirited discussion about the consequences of our decisions. That's why she knew the odds are stacked against newcomers looking to breathe new life into politics.

August 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Bublak played vital role in city's economic development

I'm writing to encourage Turlock voters in District 4 to re-elect Amy Bublak to Turlock's City Council. In all the conversations I've had with Amy, one thing that is clear is her devotion to our community and its citizens. She has a vision for Turlock that preserves its uniqueness while working to increase its economic potential.

August 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Time for local schools to implement 'Meatless Mondays'

Dear Editor:

August 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Tobacco taxes save lives

Tobacco excise taxes are proven to save lives by reducing the use of tobacco among current users and preventing many youth from using it all together. These taxes also raise much needed revenue for our state. Prop 56 will be on the November ballot and will help protect kids, fight cancer, and will help fund cancer treatment, smoking prevention, health care, and cancer research. This will help cut health care costs by decreasing the amount of tobacco-related medical expenses.

August 16, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Leaders should weigh liberty of all when it comes to public expressions

At this time, I very much wish to thank the Turlock Journal for their front page coverage concerning the loud concert at the fairgrounds on July 23.

August 16, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

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Nascimento understands concerns of Turlock families

I have known Steven Nascimento and his family for many years. Steven is compassionate, selfless and willing to help others in need. Turlock is truly ...

October 11, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

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