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Rob Santos, DVM: Why I Oppose the California Water Bond

The following is Op-Ed by Turlock Irrigation District Boardmember and veterinarian at Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital Dr. Rob Santos. – I am opposed to Proposition 1 (the California Water Bond) for a selfish reason. The bond does very little to nothing to increase water storage or water flows to TID farmers. In fact, I believe farmers who rely on water from the Tuolumne, Stanislaus, and Merced Rivers are going to pay a heavy price. Governor Jerry Brown is a strategic and pragmatic politician, and I believe this bond is a brilliant move in a political chess game with the ultimate outcome being the construction of twin water tunnels under the Delta. I also believe that these tunnels will require TID/MID to give up a minimum of 500,000 acre feet of surface water per year to support the Delta ecology. To explain this theory, some background is needed.

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CSU Stanislaus to Host Forum for Mayoral, District-Wide Election Candidates

As the General Election near, California State University, Stanislaus’ ASI Student Government will host “#2014Candidates,” an open forum meet and greet where students will have the opportunity to learn more about relevant political issues.  Turlock Mayoral candidates Mike Brem and Gary Soiseth, State Assembly District 12 candidate Harinder Grewal, and Congressional District 10 candidate Michael Eggman will be present. 

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TurlockCityNews.com Polling Voters Via Automated Call Tonight

TurlockCityNews.com will be sending out an automated polling call to approximately 10,000 registered voters in Turlock around 5:50 p.m. today. With less than three weeks until Election Day on Nov. 4, TurlockCityNews.com wants to know which way some of the registered voters in Turlock are leaning with concern to key positions and issues.

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Six Propositions on November Election Ballot

California voters will have the opportunity to decide the fate of six new laws in the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election, four of which were put on the ballot through petition signatures, two by the State Legislature. These propositions traditionally garner much public attention because of the myriad of associated fiscal ramifications and societal implications. This election cycle, propositions cover a wide variety of issues including water, budget, health insurance, health care providers, criminal sentencing guidelines as well as tribal gaming compacts.

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Deadline to Register to Vote in November Election is Oct. 20

Individuals who are not yet registered to vote, and seeking to participate in the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election, have until the Oct. 20 deadline to register. As of Sept. 5, out of the 326,488 individuals eligible to vote in Stanislaus County, 211,611 people, or 64.83 percent, was registered, according to the Secretary of State.

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League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forum in Turlock

The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County will host an election candidate forum for Turlock City Council and Mayoral candidates in the City Council Chambers at Turlock City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. where candidates will have the opportunity to answer the tough questions as submitted by City residents. Forrest White, Bill DeHart, Matthew Jacob, Donald Babadalir, and Sergio Alvarado are set to participate in the first hour of the forum from 6 to 7 p.m. devoted to City Council candidates. Mayoral candidates, Mike Brem and Gary Soiseth are set to participate in the second hour from 7 to 8 p.m.

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