Every year on this day I do a lot of self-reflecting. Why you may ask? Because 14 years ago on Aug. 1 I lost my mother to breast cancer, and not a day goes by without the hope that I have turned out to be someone she would be proud of.
When friends and I watched "Years of Living Dangerously" - the TV series about climate change - we had different reactions. And some serious conversations resulted.
Our door-to-door mail delivery was just canceled and they put in one of those 'cluster box units' - well, actually three of them in the same location. We have no option. Not even putting in a curbside mail box. No notice. No instructions to open package boxes. This is a senior village and about half of us can't walk far enough to go to the mail box and get our medication through the much cheaper delivery by mail - $10 versus $20 to $40 plus a 15 mile trip to the nearest accepted pharmacy.
I am writing this morning because I am so very proud of the Relay for Life Club students at Turlock High School. This is the 10th year that THS has had a student team participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event and the largest non-for-profit fundraiser in the world.
I really appreciated Dennis Wyatt's Feb. 22 column, "'Malling' of America's community standards". It brought to mind something that I have given much thought to in recent years, namely the profound disparity that exists between the cultural values of big business and the cultural values of many socially conservative communities around the country.
Dear Turlock Journal,
Letter to the Editor:
Editor, the Journal:
In response to Assemblymemeber Kristin Olsen's opinion about ethanol: You are a state assembly member, but you want to get involved in the federal scheme designed to make our country less dependent upon foreign oil. You complain about the federal process because of your parochial interest in dairymen. These are crocodile tears! As a state legislator, you are in control of the state mandated milk prices. Exercise your time on behalf of the California citizens in pursuit of those subjects you have been given control over by the California citizens. Raise the California controlled milk prices so that a ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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