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Council needs to develop plan to fix Turlock roads now

Mayor Soiseth's public workshop on Turlock roads reconfirmed what Turlock residents already know – the condition of Turlock roads is deplorable and there is no definitive plan to provide a dedicated source of funding to halt the deterioration of Turlock's transportation infrastructure. Last November, a majority of Turlock voters supported a sales tax that would have provided 100% of the funds raised to fix only Turlock roads, but it fell just short of the two-thirds voter approval needed.

February 20, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Original skate park supporters should be honored

Dear Editor,

February 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Committed to an accountable City Hall

Over the last few weeks, this Council has started a 100-day process of establishing a renewed strategic plan and reviewing our department budgets line-by-line. It is my firm belief that we, as a Council, have a responsibility to boldly state that every planned expenditure in every department will be analyzed for effectiveness and efficiency. This includes some of Turlock's contracts for outside services, and one such contract had been awarded without competition since 1991.

February 10, 2015 | BY MAYOR GARY SOISETH | Letters to the Editor


Ending healthcare disparities in our Valley

Considering we live in one of the richest states in the country, as well as the ninth largest economy in the world, it makes sense to come to the conclusion that every Californian would have access to adequate healthcare.

February 10, 2015 | BY STATE SENATOR ANTHONY CANNELLA | Letters to the Editor


Storer gives this parent one less thing to worry about

Dear Editor,

January 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for making holidays brighter for foster, at-risk youth

This year, Aspiranet partnered with 39 Starbucks stores in Stanislaus and Merced counties for our annual Holiday Gift Drive, where we collected 810 gifts for the foster and at-risk youth we serve with the help and generosity of Starbucks customers. The holidays, which can be a difficult time for our youth because they are separated from parents and/or siblings, becomes a time when our youth feel the support of the community.

January 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Questions to consider

If vaccines are as safe and effective as our government and vaccine proponents claim, answering these questions will be easy and reassuring.

January 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Get in shape while helping cure cancer

Lots of people are resolving to get more exercise in 2015 and many also want to do something worthwhile. I am a volunteer with an organization that helps people do both - Team in Training, part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

January 06, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Post Office Santa and Mrs. Claus thank community for generosity

Dear Editor:

January 02, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Humbled by your love and support

As I reflect on this past year, 2014, I am humbled by the outpouring of love and support for the ministry of the Turlock Gospel Mission. It has been a groundbreaking year with the beginning of the construction of 437 Broadway Street building for the year around shelter for men, women and children, which we hope to complete in 2015.

January 02, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Community generosity shines at Christmas dinner

Editor,

January 02, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Support brings Fusion Charter to life

On Nov. 20, Aspiranet's Fusion Charter, an independent charter that opened on Sept. 8, celebrated the new school together with students, parents, educators and guests. The event kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. I would like to thank Dr. Sonny Da Marto, superintendent, and Gil Ogden, director of student services for Turlock Unified School District, who were instrumental in executing the vision for Fusion Charter, and all of our community partners who made the opening of this school possible. Dr. Da Marto and Mr. Ogden also spoke on making the dream for ...

January 02, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Desalination just makes plain sense

Desalination isn't just an obvious solution for the state's record drought; it's actually the only solution that will produce a reliable, drought proof water source. And while a comprehensive water management strategy is crucial in California, you can't manage what you don't have. The best most reliable measurement of California's water supply is the Sierra snowpack. In the 1960s one could find snow pack in the Sierra's at 10,000 feet year around. Today you're lucky if you can find snow at 14,000 feet, and the April 2014 rains didn't ...

December 05, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Big TV inflamed the situation in Ferguson

Like many of us, I feel changed by the events in Ferguson, Missouri leading up to and on Nov. 23 and afterward.

December 02, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock roads lose again

With the narrow defeat of Measure B, fixing Turlock roads have taken a back seat again. To the 61 percent of Turlock voters willing to re-invest into fixing our critically important transportation infrastructure, the community thanks you. Unfortunately, a minority of voters have pushed much needed repairs down the road – a road that is in dire need of repair, filled with ever increasing potholes.

November 28, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


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Shame on you Mr. President

Considering the events of the past week, I find it appalling that the president did not call for flags to be flown half staff for the four Marines who were killed in Chattanooga. I also find it shameful that we allow our elected officials to display this kind of behavior.

July 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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