The nomination by our President Obama for Judge Sotomayor made me very proud as a Latina who, like Sotomayor, believed in the power of education.
Have you ever noticed that when people say they hate attorneys, that it's usually their own attorney that they hate? The costs of hiring an attorney are often more than the cases are worth, even if you win!
The hit and run homicide, which occurred on Jan. 31, of my son Kelly R. Story has still not been solved. The shooting of my grandson in 2007 and the robbery of my parents in 2008 also remain unsolved.
What an awesome family event on July 4 hosted by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. The fireworks show was spectacular, the bounce houses were smashing hit, and the Dominos Pizza was reasonably priced and yummy. Yay Turlock, our family had an awesome evening on July 4. I wish more people had taken advantage of this awesome night. I felt super safe with my family, which includes an autistic six year old. I can't wait ...
The "Roads are Deplorably Bad" headline (which ran on the "This week in HISTORY" page of the July 4 issue of the Journal) could have been written today, July 6, 2009, a repeat of the 1909 headline!
If helping people to avoid health problems is the purpose of recent Journal articles regarding the H1N1 "pandemic," then please share these numbers with your readers.
I commend and support (California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani and Dr. Milt Richard's) decision to hire Larry Reynolds as the new CSUS Head Basketball Coach. I have known Larry for over 35 years and can personally attest to his qualifications both as a basketball coach and a quality person. You have selected an outstanding individual to lead your student athletes and your basketball program to great heights.
On behalf of Howard Training Center, I would like to thank the members of our community that have shown support as we continue to provide programs and services for adults with developmental disabilities in these challenging times.
This is almost too funny. I'm starting to think that Turlock Council meetings are more entertaining than watching regular prime time shows. (Councilmember Ted) Howze has ALL sorts of things swirling around, and yet... he wants to find the time and money to see if (Councilmember) Mary Jackson leaked the name of the people who were applying for the city manager job? I get that it's probably a breach of ethics... but shouldn't OTHER problems ...
(Alex Cantatore's editorial, "Glass half full even if city coffers empty," which ran in the June 13 issue of the Journal) was … ok! That's kind of a compliment from me!
Dear Turlock Journal, I was appalled and heart-broken when I heard about the governor's latest proposed budget. There will be even more teacher layoffs and larger class sizes if schools lose billions of dollars. Talented students may be unable to attend college if the Cal Grant program is axed. About 70,000 abused and neglected children will suffer if $200 million is cut from foster care programs. Lawmakers must do everything possible to minimize the severity ...
Mr. Cantatore, how long have you worked/lived in Turlock? The budget process (you referenced in your June 13 opinion piece, "Glass half full even if city coffers empty) may be arcane but it certainly hasn't ever been as difficult as it has been this year.
Dear Mayor John Lazar, Kindly give some thought to the following: Stop having (City of) Turlock statements and payments sent to Suisun, Calif. People living in Turlock need jobs, so I'm sure that all of it can be done here - and at the same time will be helping here in Turlock. Thank you in advance for your attention and your consideration. - Eleanor Hendrickson
One year ago this Saturday, Oct. 22, my husband and I welcomed our fourth child, Sydney Grace Garcia. As wonderful and amazing as all of our children's' births were, this was no ordinary birth. Sydney was born in the front passenger's seat of our Subaru Tribeca in the Comfort Suites parking lot. While en route to the hospital, my husband and I realized we weren't going to make it and needed to call ...
A few years ago when I heard that the city was installing water meters on all the homes in town, I knew that it was going to have nothing to do with water conservation, and everything to do with getting money out of our pockets. This spring, actually almost summer this year with all the rain we had, I adjusted my landscape irrigation so that I would use as close to the maximum ...
I want to thank all the wonderful people of Turlock who helped my family last Thursday (Aug. 25) afternoon; it is really comforting to live in a city where people care for each other. This is the story of what happened: We were taking my daughter to her gym class in the afternoon and parked in the shopping center parking lot at Canal Drive. While my wife was crossing the lanes holding ...
I am writing you in support of the Hilmar Library and all that it has to offer to the community. It is important to stop the reduction of hours and possible future closure of the Hilmar Library.
It is very disheartening to read the Turlock Journal article, "Save our library," that ran on July 13. The news item announced that because of budget cuts further reductions were necessary in the Hilmar and Merced County area. The Hilmar library would be open only 20 hours a week, down from 32 hours a week last fall.
I enjoy fireworks as much as anyone else. However, fireworks should be "visual!" What I am against is the purchase of fireworks with the "big bang" noise that sounds like a military assault.
On behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary, we would like to thank the many generous people who so willingly contributed time and donations during our May 2011 Poppy Distribution Week.
We went to our grandson's promotion from 8th grade at the Turlock Jr. High School (TJHS). The principal was speaking and introducing several people. The one that really got my attention was the introduction of his three vice principals. Why in the world does he need three vice principals for two grades?
Look around Turlock and you're bound to see so many examples of how redevelopment works and works for our community.