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Road tax maybe the answer

This macabre joke regarding the roadways in Turlock has not just sprung up overnight. The expected repair on Monte Vista in front of the University is long overdue and should have been continued down to Berkeley. These are avenues of egress to the city from the freeway. Anyone entering our fair city would almost have kidney problems upon arriving. I was born at the old Emanuel Hospital and am fully aware that in order to get something done in the public sector there needs to be funds. If the tax problem was presented in a slightly different form so that ...

November 22, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Leave unions out of school district

I just read that the Denair school district was forming a committee to find a new superintendent. Of all things, they put two members of the union on that committee. Good grief, don't you see all of the local, state, and federal governments are in deep trouble primarily because of the unions? It's time to start leaving these corrupt organizations out of the loop and start doing business without them involved. Until they are gone you will never be sound.

November 16, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Macedo's leadership is a benefit to TID

Ron Macedo has been an outstanding Director for District 5 of the Turlock Irrigation District. We have known Ron for years. He has been on the California Board of Directors for the Farm Bureau. While on the board, he served on the Commodity Water Natural Resources. Also, he served on the Predator, Pest, and Pesticide, Energy and Utility Service and Food and Use committees.

October 22, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Federal employees not on 'bonus paid vacation'

I read with interest (Dennis Wyatt's Oct. 12) editorial about the 800,000 furloughed non-essential federal employees on "an extra paid vacation on our dime."

October 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


TID candidate Agundez cares about hiring locally

Dear Editor,

October 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Denair school board continues to disappoint

Denair (Unified School) Board of Trustees continues to disappoint everyone who relies on them to make sound, logical decisions that are in the best interest of students! First, they failed to provide the necessary checks and balances of power within the district by blindly following the superintendent right over the fiscal cliff. Then they compounded their errors by hiring an expensive and controversial interim when there were other qualified candidates that would have cost less. Remaining true to form, they are blindly following another superintendent down a path of continued fiscal mismanagement.

October 15, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Year-round shelter will solve problems with homeless

Dear Editor,

September 27, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


UFO sighting in Turlock

I am Ray Hoisington, age 59, and have been a resident of Turlock for over 13 years. Last night I observed interesting phenomena over my house.

September 27, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Selling out to Common Core

Shame on the Turlock schools for selling their souls for a few dollars to take part in Common Core. And even worse yet shame on the parents for allowing them to do it. You will regret the day.

September 24, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


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


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Measure B money will stay in Turlock

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.

September 16, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Measure B is right for Turlock

As a longtime resident of Turlock, I have witnessed the increasing deterioration of Turlock roads. The limited funds from state and federal sources only provide funding for temporary repairs on a very limited basis and are mostly directed at specific projects such as the recent pavement improvements to Monte Vista Avenue and Canal Drive. The citizens of Turlock deserve better and passage of Measure B will be the first step to ensure that Turlock roads are fixed.

September 12, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Rushed groundwater measures hurt Valley economy, communities

We represent the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most productive farming regions in the country. Agriculture is a major reason why California is now the world's eighth largest economy. But the Legislature recently passed legislation that puts our ag economy and local jobs at risk.

September 09, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


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