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Glad to be back in my hometown
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It was great to see the Turlock High water polo team looking so good [in Friday's Turlock Journal].  I have a vested interest in the team since my oldest son, Aaron, is the head coach.  I see the last names of many of the sons of former players who were on the team under the late Steve Feaver.  I know if Steve was around to see how the team is doing, he would approve of Aaron replacing him.

I have just move back to Turlock after fifteen years teaching in Pompano Beach in Florida.  I now know what I have been missing, beautiful breezy nights and the mucky humid windless night of South Florida. It almost killed me packing to move, even at midnight.  Turlock has change so much, and so little.  I was one of the charter members of the Downtown Restoration Committee, and I see many of our recommendations to City Manager Steven Kyte and Planning Direct Dan Avila have been accomplished.  Many of the old downtown stores have been replaced by new tenants.  Youngdales, Turlock Hardware, Woolworth, and my wife's store, A Touch of Class, are gone, but some great new stores are here now.

 I also think it's great the Turlock Journal is back.  I have been reading it online for year, but I thought it was only an online paper.  To my surprise I found a copy at the hotel the day we arrived.  If it had not been for the Journal and its owner and editor, Stan Wilson, and Senator Donnelly, there would be no California State University - Stanislaus, the school where I received my teaching credential.

 It's great to be back in my hometown!

— Lorin Weiss