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Births Feb. 12 to Feb. 18

• Stephanie and David Davidson of Turlock are the parents of a 7-pound-8-ounce boy born Feb. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 20, 2015 | | Births


Council needs to develop plan to fix Turlock roads now

Mayor Soiseth's public workshop on Turlock roads reconfirmed what Turlock residents already know – the condition of Turlock roads is deplorable and there is no definitive plan to provide a dedicated source of funding to halt the deterioration of Turlock's transportation infrastructure. Last November, a majority of Turlock voters supported a sales tax that would have provided 100% of the funds raised to fix only Turlock roads, but it fell just short of the two-thirds voter approval needed.

February 20, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Shopping for healthcare isn’t like buying computers

Imagine a world where you could shop for medical procedures the way you shop for computers. Most likely, price is near the top of your list when you're looking for a new computer. Not so when the "product" is a hip replacement or an MRI. Generally, what the procedure costs is largely irrelevant. And doctors will make the decision about where the surgery will take place.

February 20, 2015 | BY TRUDY LIEBERMAN Rural Health News Service | Editorial


MJC presents Process/Progression art exhibition

The Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents Process/Progression – a group exhibition of work consisting of ceramics, painting, furniture, jewelry, and digital work – from Monday through March 12 in the Art Gallery on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

February 19, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Shakespearefest opens ‘Winter’s Tale’

The Merced Shakespearefest is bringing some romance to the stage with their production of William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale."

February 19, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


CALIFORNIA FRUIT & NUT REVIEW

Pruning and shredding were the month's main reported activities, as well as application of pre-emergence herbicides on nut trees, and fumigating for replanting. The export of stored table grapes had mostly ended. Kiwifruit continued to be packed and exported for domestic and foreign markets. Avocados were harvested. Persimmons continued to be harvested and sold at roadside stands. Minimal damage from mid-month cold temperatures was reported in a few isolated spots. The sale of stored nuts continued to be dominated by domestic markets.

February 19, 2015 | | Local


Pete Stavrianoudakis

Pete Stavrianoudakis, passed away last Saturday at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 28, 1936 to Pantelis and Maria Stavrianoudakis. He was a lifelong resident of Hilmar, where he attended grammar school and graduated from Hilmar High School. Pete was a farmer in Hilmar for most of his life and was involved with several community organizations including, Hilmar FFA, Valley Tractor Pullers Association, Hilmar Footbal Boosters and was a member of the Hilmar Lions Club since 1968. He was also a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto.

February 19, 2015 | | OBITS


CALIFORNIA CROP WEATHER

Heat built over the southern portion of the State as high pressure anchored over the area. Weak Santa Ana wind events drove highs into the lower 90s across the Los Angeles basin on multiple days last week. Elsewhere, the State felt the effects of the high, but these were much less pronounced. Temperatures varied considerably in a real sense, but almost none in the temporal sense, as locations saw essentially the same weather every day. Highs in the valley reached the 60s and 70s each day, while the coasts north of San Francisco and the mountains saw 50s. The desert ...

February 17, 2015 | | Local


Turlock, Keyes men arrested in Ceres pot grow

Suspects residing in Turlock and Keyes will face charges in court that they operated an illegal marijuana growing operation inside of a vacant bank-owned home in the 1500 block of Coty Court in Ceres.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Crime


William Joseph Larson “Bill”

Bill was born and raised in Turlock. He graduated from Turlock High School in 1971 and CSU Stanislaus in 1975. Bill was very active in sports throughout his school years, playing basketball and baseball and later traveling overseas with Athletes in Action and Sports Ambassadors. Bill was an evangelist for all of his adult life. He started evangelism classes at Monte Vista Chapel and enjoyed teaching Bible studies. Bill gave generously of himself to others, investing in their lives. He was a substitute teacher with Turlock School District for many years.

February 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Henrietta “Sunny” Sweeney

Henrietta was born in Turlock to Henry and Ellen Gustafson, the youngest of 8 children. She peacefully passed away at Paramount Court in Turlock, her home for the past year and one-half.

February 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Arthur Yohannan

We are celebrating Arthur Yohannan's amazing life! Born in Oct. of 1925 in Yonkers, New York to Michael and Anna Yohannan, Arthur lived life to the fullest as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Arthur led an exciting life as a commercial building architect with his designs spanning from Beverly Hills to Turlock, CA.

February 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Time to hunt the big fish

Once again, the trees are blossoming, which means that the big fish are going to start biting. As always, it comes down to the right water temperature and the correct moon phase. This next full moon on March 5, combined with rising water temperatures, is surely going to move a large wave of fish up shallow to spawn. The only thing that could interrupt those fish from moving up shallow would be a drastic drop in water temperature as a result of a series of cold days. With our current weather conditions, I don't see that coming. So, start ...

February 13, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births Feb. 4 to Feb. 11

• Stevie and John Delgado of Turlock are the parents of a 9-pound-3-ounce boy born Feb. 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 13, 2015 | | Births


Original skate park supporters should be honored

Dear Editor,

February 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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IN SERVICE

Samuel Mendoza of Turlock has successfully completed the 27-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP's Hollister-Gilroy Area office.

March 03, 2015 | | Local


Janice Ilene Atwood

ughson, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after complications from a recent illness. Janice was born in Turlock's old Emanuel Hospital. She grew up in the Turlock area, graduated from Turlock High School, and married Michael Atwood in 1974 in Carson City, Nevada. In 1978 she helped start the family business, Big Valley Pallet Co. She has worked their ever since that time. Janice loved her family and her cats. She worked with the Hughson Twentieth Century Club to raise funds for the high school.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert James Harris

Robert James Harris, founder of Lander Veterinary Clinic, died peacefully at Covenant Village Care Center on February 21, 2015 at the age of 98.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


My personal battle with anorexia nervosa

"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

February 27, 2015 | BY NANCY ANGEL Special to the Journal | Local


The Little Red Hen & Tulloch Lake

Copperopolis residents are worried sick.

February 27, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Births Feb. 19 to Feb. 25

• Yesenia and Jose Serna of Denair are the parents of an 8-pound-8-ounce girl born Feb. 19 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 27, 2015 | | Births


Young Veterinary Research Services is committed to fair and humane treatment of animals

I would like to thank Rachel Ladd for the opportunity to respond to her questions and concerns within a civil and respectful forum, a distinct contrast to one sided social and broadcast media, which we have recently experienced.

February 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock needs road repair investment today

Dear Editor,

February 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Fair seeks new CEO

Chris Borovansky's time at the Stanislaus County Fair has come to an end. The fair's chief executive officer for the past five years announced his retirement on Thursday. After more than 30 years in the fair industry, Borovansky said it was time for him to have a real summer vacation.

February 26, 2015 | By Krisitna Hacker By Alysson Aredas | Local


Paul Reiser brings comedy tour to Gallo

Actor-writer-producer and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser, who currently stars in the Oscar-nominated film "Whiplash," will do a comedy turn at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. March 7.

February 26, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


CDFA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS RESEARCH PHASE OF NEW DAIRY DIGESTER PROGRAM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is developing Phase II (Research) of its new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2014.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


UC Coop walnut, tree and vine meetings

The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


The winner in the category of least gracious winner is...

The 87th annual Academy Awards shouldn't be confused with entertainment.

February 24, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


County needs more progressive groundwater regulations

The time is now for action to protect adequate water for Stanislaus County's future. The continuing drought, State law requiring Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and Plans due by 2020 /2022 (GSAs and GSPs), and recent studies by the U.S. Geological Survey designating the Central Valley as the fastest sinking water level in the country necessitate swift action by our leaders. As 80 percent of the water used in California is directly used for agriculture and that industry is expanding in our county, the need for more water is growing. The League of Women Voters of California supports policies that ...

February 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Warriors clinch CCAA tournament berth with win at Sonoma State

It was a little bit of a different road that the Warriors took this year, but the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team has qualified for the CCAA conference tournament with Saturday night's 68-62 win over Sonoma State.

February 24, 2015 | | College


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