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Sheriff adds digital aspect to crime fighting

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office has joined many other law enforcement agencies nationwide by partnering with The Omega Group and implementing CrimeMapping.

September 05, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Historic legislation will protect groundwater resourcess

Dear Editor,

September 05, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


IRS wants to feast on 'free lunch' perk in Silicon Valley

Here's a question for Congressional Republicans: Why do I have to pay my federal income taxes and others don't to the tune of more than $400 billion a year?

September 05, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Pearl Anne Askew

Pearl Anne Askew passed away peacefully in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on August 31, 2014.

September 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Neomi Mord Elmquist

Neomi was born, raised, married and passed away peacefully from pancreatic cancer in Hilmar, Ca. The youngest daughter of the town Blacksmith, Neomi, was born in the first house built in Hilmar Township, which still stands today. She received all of her education at Hilmar Schools graduating from Hilmar H.S. in 1939. She was involved with sport activities, cheer and drama. Upon graduation she was a nanny for a neighbor. In 1941 she married Orville Elmquist and they had 60 beautiful years together until Orville passed away in 2001. They raised 4 children; Wally, Renie, Carolyn and Gini. A ...

September 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Fresno mayor drops by for votes in state controller contest

Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin was far from her own domain Wednesday morning when she dropped in for a breakfast meeting with local farmers at the Turlock Perko's restaurant. Her greet and meet with members of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau was designed to promote her candidacy for state controller in this part of the Valley less familiar with her political accomplishments.

September 05, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Election


Births Aug. 28 to Sept. 2

• Maria Guerrero of Merced is the mother of a 7-pound-10-ounce boy born Aug. 28 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 05, 2014 | | Births


Carnegie seeks volunteers

The Carnegie Arts Center is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of roles as a new exhibit opens and fall tours are lining up.

September 04, 2014 | | Local


Virginia Ann Hoy

Virginia Ann Hoy, 70, of Turlock, passed away at home on August 28, 2014. She was born Virginia Wieland on May 15, 1944 in Hanford, California where she was raised and graduated from high school.

September 02, 2014 | | OBITS


Perfect time for a tiny tumbleweed adventure

Late summer is not the greatest time for watching birds in our area. It is too early for most fall migrants and winter birds, and many of the summer visitors are gone by now.

August 29, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Births Aug. 21 to Aug. 27

• Lenina Orozco of Delhi is the mother of a 6-pound-6-ounce boy born Aug. 21 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 29, 2014 | | Births


Measure B: Time to fix Turlock's roads

Dear Editor,

August 29, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Mega-billion dollar boondoggle named the Twin Tunnels

The emperor has no clothes.

August 29, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Take the 'Water Pledge'

Take the pledge to commit to making more water efficient action in and around your home and receive a free water conservation device from the City of Turlock.

August 29, 2014 | | Local


Other valley cities look to copy Turlock's homeless success story

Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 29, 2014 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


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Hilmar falls to Sonora in OT

The Hilmar High Yellowjackets put up quite a fight on their home field Friday, but couldn't hold off the Sonora High offense, which scored the tie-breaking touchdown in the final seconds of an overtime game.

September 13, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Why I can’t support Turlock’s Measure B, yet

"He is anti-roads." "He is anti-tax." "He is too Republican." All are false claims that will be waged against my campaign for mayor of Turlock because of my current criticism of Measure B, a proposed half-cent sales tax for the next seven years to fund Turlock road improvements.

September 12, 2014 | | Editorial


Measure B is right for Turlock

As a longtime resident of Turlock, I have witnessed the increasing deterioration of Turlock roads. The limited funds from state and federal sources only provide funding for temporary repairs on a very limited basis and are mostly directed at specific projects such as the recent pavement improvements to Monte Vista Avenue and Canal Drive. The citizens of Turlock deserve better and passage of Measure B will be the first step to ensure that Turlock roads are fixed.

September 12, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


Births Sept. 4 to Sept. 10

• Mayra and Nickolas Espino of Modesto are the parents of a 6-pound-5-ounce boy born Sept. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 12, 2014 | | Births


Latin flavor opens Turlock Concert Association season

Habaneros, a quintet formed from the ranks of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will open the season of the Turlock Concert Association with a performance on Sept. 25.

September 11, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


William “Bill” Hartzell

William "Bill" Hartzell passed away peacefully on September 5th in Hughson, California. He is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is gone from our sight but forever in the hearts of his family and friends. Bill is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Sylvia; children Bill Ball (Paula) of Portland, Oregon, Beverly Hatcher, (Steve) of Turlock, California, Dan Hartzell, (Noreen) of Turlock, California, Dave Hartzell (Lynn) of Tracy, California and Teresa Miller (Mark) of Medford, Oregon. There are also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren who are true blessings to him ...

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Claudia Brimoanbi

Claudia was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her father and three siblings: Sophia Alexi of Turlock, Robert Brimoanbi of Hawaii, and Albert Brimoanbi of Turlock.

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Ila (Hawley) Crow

Ila passed away peacefully in Turlock at the age of 94. She is predeceased by her husband William Versol Crow. She is survived by her three children, Sandy Snelling of Turlock, Judy Forrette (Gary) of San Mateo, and Gary Crow (Donna) of Cahone, Colorado. She was grandmother to nine, great-grandmother to 15, and great-great-grandmother to six. She is also survived by her sister Muriel Hartsell of Sonora, her sister-in-law OnaLou Lovelady Carter of Modesto, and numerous nieces and nephews.

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Everett Beasley

Everett Beasley of Ceres CA passed away peacefully at Elness Convalesent Hospital in Turlock on September 7, 2014 at the age of 96. Born on July 11, 1918 in Rogersville, Missouri, Everett was the only child of Ernest and Eva Beasley.

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Maria Elena Flores-Corrales, age 47, Julia Argandar-Cruz, age 20, Brian Flores, age 4

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 12pm - 6pm at Allen Mortuary with the Rosary to follow at 8pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Pride take Sonora by storm

The Pitman Pride water polo teams gave Sonora High School a run for their money during a preseason matchup at Pitman High School's pool Tuesday afternoon with both varsity and junior varsity teams taking the win.

September 10, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Margaret Vasconcellos

Margaret Vasconcellos, age 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Turlock on September 1st.

September 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Gus Coutrakis

Gus Coutrakis, 75, entered into rest August 31, 2014 at his self constructed hillside home near Lake Don Pedro. His beloved wife and best friend of 30 years, Vicki (Seagraves) Coutrakis was embracing him as he left his finger prints on our world. Also by his side, his devoted dog of 12 years Tula, who protected him, followed him and unbelievably understood him when others had no idea what he was saying…..

September 09, 2014 | | OBITS


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