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Carnegie has made a lasting impact on Turlock

We were delighted to see the letter from Abe Rojas, former director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Turlock, about the history of the Kaleidoscope Teen Center (published August 3, 2016). All of us on Carnegie Arts Center staff, Board of Directors, and Centennial Committee are extremely grateful for the efforts of so many community members over the years to save and reinvent this wonderful old building. Every change in use – from Library to Teen Center to Community Center to Arts Center – has brought new people, new energy, new ideas and new experiences to the Carnegie.

August 04, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Death penalty reform is the answer for California

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Proposition 62 can mark the progress of a maturing society for conscientious Californians

Forty-five years ago in a bone-chilling, blood-curdling cover story for The Los Angeles Free Press about California's gas chamber ("How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?," December 4, 1970), author, musician, and beatnik activist Ed Sanders, decried state-sponsored, tax-payer funded executions as a "ritual of filth." Sanders exhorted: "Isn't it time to crush that cruel nose-cone at San Quentin in the jaws of the nearest auto compactor or in the nearest junk yard?"

July 19, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


We must stand together during these troubled times

As I watched the news last week on the Dallas shooting, I was sickened. This is a time for all people of all races to come together. Life matters. Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day, and there are a lot of good officers across America, from every department. I'm very close to one, my son.

July 14, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


I support Mayor Gary Soiseth

Editor:

July 14, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Ballot box solution to Turlock's problems

Editor,

July 12, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Council's empty campaign finance reform ordinance

How to explain the utter emptiness of the Turlock government's recent campaign reform gesture? Consider the backdrop. The recent farmer's market flap disrupted the mayor's scheme to ram a wealthy political donor's for-profit operation into the downtown site so successfully cultivated by the Turlock Certified Farmer's Market, and gave a black eye to the image he needs for personal political advancement. The episode in turn invigorated a TIN CUP campaign that likewise stands to complicate his good ol' boy approach to running the city and thus his career plans.

July 05, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


New Stan State president helps Turlock celebrate Independence Day

One of my favorite holidays of the year is the 4th of July. It is a special day where we as Americans despite our many differences all come together to celebrate what a great country we live in..

July 05, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Reflecting on Turlock’s year of reforms

Reforms in government are never easy, but they're often necessary. As the great grandson of some of Turlock's first farmers and residents, I'm committed to preserve our history as a small, close-knit community. As mayor, I'm also committed to reforms that acknowledge our need to be accountable, unbiased and transparent in how Turlock conducts business now and into the future.

July 01, 2016 | Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth | Letters to the Editor


It looks like the City Council is supporting private business with public funds

On June 25, I parked my car on Main Street in front of the Vintage Lounge and was told by a young girl that I had to pay $5 as the space was for valet parking only. I explained to her that it was a public street and I would not pay for valet parking on a public street and that she should call her employer and have him explain to me how legally he could charge a fee.

June 28, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Increase in regional bus fares will have negative impact on those who need public transit the most

The new proposed changes to the BLAST Transit will result in decreased ridership and revenue; creating a hardship for those who depend on public bus services to go to the library, doctors, hospital, schools, do necessary shopping and go to work or school.

May 24, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Jessica's House provides support to shaken car accident victim

Dear Editor,

May 13, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Damage done by vaccinations are buried in special interest propaganda

This letter addresses an article which appeared on March 30, 2016, entitled "Charter school closed by measles case."

April 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Community support of Fusion Charter students much appreciated

On April 5, 15 local businesses and organizations provided information about employment opportunities to 130 students at Fusion Charter's first career fair. Attendees also heard from three guest speakers who shared information on what employers are looking for from job candidates to what type of experience they can include on a first resume.

April 22, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Homelessness in our area

As a college student studying homelessness in the last 2 months, I have concluded that more efforts have to be exerted to help put an end to the issue of homelessness and help those in need. Despite efforts by various programs and shelters to try and help the homeless people, many of them have not received proper funding by the state, leaving several citizens in need of help. Many people throughout the community are aware of the growing epidemic of homelessness throughout Stanislaus County. According to Stanislaus Housing & Support Services Collaborative, in 2015 there were approximately 1,400 homeless men ...

April 19, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


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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 ...

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 ...

August 16, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


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