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  • OPINION

    Cannella: Government worked; water bond essential for California’s future

    Water – it’s easy to take it for granted. We use it to make our cup of coffee, shower, water our lawns and, of course, drink.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    LETTERS FROM OUR READERS

    On Aug. 15, there was an article regarding several bills that did not make it in the Legislature (“Legislature kills difficult bills ahead key deadline,” Page A3). Senate Bill 2065 was a bill to give legislative aides and staff an avenue to complain if they felt there were ethics issues...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    No sympathy for his rolling stop

    Re “Modesto cops on quota system?” (Letters, Aug. 19): I had to chuckle reading this letter; lots of excuses and finger pointing but not a word about accepting responsibility for breaking the law. The writer admits he did not stop at the stop sign.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Kit Oase: Governor, put school bond on ballot

    For the last several weeks we have seen a freeze in Sacramento when it comes to placing a school bond measure on the November ballot for California voters’ consideration. The responsibility rests with Gov. Jerry Brown, not the Governor’s Office, not the Legislature. Hear this: The ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Hendrik Bomer: Our air should be cleanest anywhere

    Re “Why were city trees destroyed?” (Letters, Aug. 10): This episode is not new; every town does this at some time. Remember the sycamore trees that were destroyed when the cheese factory was built in Oakdale? People got up in arms. As was stated in the letter, these trees were helping...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    David Wright: Good leaders also good listeners

    I am writing in response to the letter “Fewer Republicans, better government” (Aug. 17), which advocates for single-party government as a solution to political gridlock. This view is actually the cause of gridlock, not a solution. In a free and open society, we each have a responsibility...

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    Lupe Valverde: Remembering Max Foster’s smile

    Whenever I read about the Foster Farms poultry problems in the news, the first thing that comes to mind is when Max Foster would come to get a haircut (at the Waterford Barber Shop) in an old pickup, with working clothes on, boots up to his knees. He had a good personality and a good sense of humor...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Fred Entriken: Why ban plastic bags from recycling?

    With our latest Turlock city utilities bill came a flier entitled “How To Recycle.” At the top of lists of acceptable and unacceptable items to be placed in the blue container, in large red letters, is “No plastic bags.” That’s new to us. We are convinced these...

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