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Local drivers dominate 'Traditional Turmoil'

It took Denair's Tony Silveira 16 years to win for the first time, but only one year to do it again as the veteran driver claimed his second consecutive victory in Monday's "Traditional Turmoil" Destruction Derby, presented by the Turlock Lions Club, in the Food Maxx Arena at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 12, 2016 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Community


How about background checks on buyers of smartphones to save lives?

I feel so much safer knowing that California will soon be doing background checks on those who buy ammunition.

July 12, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Ballot box solution to Turlock's problems

Editor,

July 12, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Main Street Antiques readies for 20th anniversary celebration

A local store that sells items which have seen their fair share of years pass is now celebrating a birthday of its own. Main Street Antiques will turn 20 on Aug. 1, and for the past two decades the downtown location has provided the Turlock community with a wide variety of unique antiques.

July 12, 2016 | | Local


Mayors to channel their inner Santas for annual Fair toy drive

The Stanislaus County Fair and the Salvation Army are holding a toy drive at the Fair gates on Thursday. Fair guests who donate one or more toy will receive two carnival ride tickets from Butler Amusements. All donations will help local children receive gifts for Christmas this year.

July 12, 2016 | | Local


Jeffrey Shane Puthuff

Jeffrey Puthuff, age 54, passed away unexpectedly in July 2016 at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto, CA. Jeff was born in the winter of 1962 in Ceres, California. He graduated high school from Modesto Christian. Jeff was a dreamer who had big goals in life. He was self-employed and was launching his FotoBomb computer program. Jeff was very passionate about his work and he enjoyed sports, fishing and hunting. Most of all, Jeff loved spending time with his children.

July 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Annik Ann Bakus

Ann Bakus was born on June 23, 1931 in Baghdad, Iraq to Henry and Ashkhen George. She passed into God's presence on July 9, 2016. She came to America as a Christian immigrant in her teen years, graduated from Turlock High School and attended Modesto Junior College. She obtained her citizenship and was very proud to be an American. She married Ephraim Bakus in Turlock, CA on August 23, 1959 and had three children, Robert Bakus of Turlock, CA, Susan Bakus of Ceres, CA, and Karen Meade of Turlock, CA.

July 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Births June 30 to July 5

• Annabel Sanchez and Juan Garcia of Winton are the parents of a 7-pound-1-ounce girl born June 30 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 08, 2016 | | Births


Our mental health system is in desperate need of repair

There is an epidemic going on in the United States that leaves no community unaffected, and unfortunately, the Obama Administration is either unaware of its severity or has chosen to ignore the systemic wounds it has inflicted on our society. The conversation about the need for mental health reform, for a national campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental illness, to promote mental wellbeing as vitally important as physical wellbeing, has been just that – a conversation – for too long.

July 08, 2016 | By Rep. Jeff Denham | Editorial


City of Turlock’s water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

July 08, 2016 | | Government


Hugh G (Tiny)

Hugh was born in La Grange ,CA and passed in Hughson, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 yrs Barbara Bagley (Bobbi).

July 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Helen Marie Adams

Helen Marie Adams was born on April 29, 1917 in the small Indiana town of Quincy, to Chesley and Hazel Summers. She passed peacefully into God's presence on July 4, 2016. She married Paul Adams on September 13, 1936 in Spencer, Indiana. The family lived in Indiana, moved to Lima; Ohio in the early 50's and then moved to Turlock, CA in 1958. She had four children: Larry (Sue) of Lima, Ohio, Karen, Douglas (Camille) and Rick (Sandy) both of Turlock, CA.

July 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Shirley Anne Nelson

Shirley was born to Otto and Dorothy Johnson July 15, 1935 at Escanaba Michigan and left our world on July 2, 2016 at Turlock CA. Shirley came to Hilmar in 1952 where she has reside since. December 20, 1952 she married the love of her life Eric Nelson (deceased) from Hilmar. Soon after their marriage Eric left for the Korean War, after his return they had 4 children. Survivors include sister-in-law Diana Whitener of Tennessee, Kathryn (Kevin) James of Bakersfield CA, Barbara Reed of Hilmar CA, Eric P. Nelson Monterey CA, and Gloria (Morrie) London of Twain Harte CA.

July 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Carol L. Dutra

Carol L. Dutra, 82, of Denair, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Carol was born February of 1934 in Minneapolis to William and Esther Prehm and lived in Washington before settling in Hilmar, CA. She met Elmer Dutra at a Portuguese Festa dance and they were married in September of 1951 in Carson City, Nevada. The couple lived in Turlock when their three children were born.

July 07, 2016 | | OBITS


Booming almond crop coming to California

For the first time since 2013, California's almond crop yield is projected to be over two billion pounds.

July 07, 2016 | | Local


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Births July 13 to July 20

• Miryam Guerrero and Bradley Blodgett of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-10-ounce girl born July 13 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 22, 2016 | | Births


You never know where the next scam will pop up

Doug Lemcke tried to scam me on Thursday.

July 22, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


Save your trees during the drought

As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on ...

July 22, 2016 | | Government


Registration opens for Citizen Academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting Sept. 8.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

After nine years of teaching students, Brian LaFountain will now lead them as the new principal of Denair Charter Academy.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock Journal paper deliverer dies on route

The California Highway Patrol said the Friday morning death of a Turlock Journal carrier delivering newspapers on Linwood Avenue was likely attributed to medical problems.

July 22, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


James Newton Allen, Jr.

James is survived by his wife Teeny Allen; children Michael Allen of Modesto and Sandy (Mike) Fraser of Walnut Creek; siblings Phyllis Skidgel of Colorado ...

July 21, 2016 | | OBITS


UC Merced growth plan gets approval

The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the physical ...

July 21, 2016 | | Education


Veteran workshops planned for Turlock, Ripon

The Veterans Service Off ices in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties will be hosting two veteran workshops with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) to ...

July 21, 2016 | | Local


Carnegie looking for artists for fall exhibit

The Carnegie Arts Center is asking artists to harken back to their younger days and recall the imagery of children's books as a point ...

July 21, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


What presumption of innocence?

Facts don't matter. Police are guilty until proven innocent - or even if proven innocent. The Black Lives Matter crusade, born after Florida vigilante George ...

July 19, 2016 | BY DEBRA SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Proposition 62 can mark the progress of a maturing society for conscientious Californians

Forty-five years ago in a bone-chilling, blood-curdling cover story for The Los Angeles Free Press about California's gas chamber ("How Long Can You Hold ...

July 19, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


George House dies

George Rolland House II wore many hats. He was a California Highway Patrolman, an almond farmer, a member of the Hughson School Board and later ...

July 19, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


John “Jack” Perry

John "Jack" Perry, 83, of Turlock, passed away on Saturday at Doctors Hospital. He slipped away quietly and peacefully surrounded by his family.

July 19, 2016 | | OBITS


Paramjit Singh Purewal

Born in Chakmuglani, Punjab, India. Pama will be deeply missed by many and may he rest in peace.

July 19, 2016 | | OBITS


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