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Jose Natal Sousa

Jose Natal Sousa passed away at the age of 78 in Turlock, he was born in the Azores in 1936 to Manuel Enes and Maria Amorim. Jose came to Turlock in 1978 where he worked on a dairy and also for Gallo Winery before retiring from Silva's Construction. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and attended Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Turlock.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lyman Alan “Al” Sanders

Lyman Alan "Al" Sanders born January 15, 1933 to Lyman and Inez Sanders in Grinell, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 19.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Karen Acosta-Cornick

My beloved Karen entered into peace Sunday, June 14, after a year-long struggle with illness. Karen was born at Emanuel Hospital, Turlock, to parents Melvin (2010) and Elizabeth (Penny) (1961) Crowell. She lived in Livingston, CA, Oregon and Livermore as a young girl. Grandma Lenore Crowell (Swazye) was such a very big part of Karen's life-she was a beautiful and fun lady.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lynjte Weeds

Lynjte Weeds was born in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands on January 24, 1928. She passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 87. We know that she is now dancing with her husband, Dirk Weeda, in a realm of love and pure bliss. She is survived by her seven children, Nellie Dughi, Jake Weeda, Lena Weeda, Arie Weeda, Leonard Weeda, Sam Weeda, and Connie Branderhorst. Lyntje's legacy will thrive in the generations that she has left behind, and she will forever live in our hearts. She emmigrated to Canada in 1951, where her two eldest children, Nellie ...

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


River Oaks Golf Course being sold

The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER

Outdoor water conservation tips for uses other than landscape irrigation

June 19, 2015 | | Local


Merced College offers community service classes, leisure activities for July

A wide array of life-long learning and leisure activity classes are available during in the month of July through Merced College's Community Services office.

June 18, 2015 | | Education


Robert William Zylstra

Robert went suddenly to his heavenly home during a train ride with his family in Peru. He was relaxed and enjoying the time with his He was a graduate of Turlock Christian High School. He loved to fly and was a licensed pilot who gave flying lessons. He was an active member of a rocket club, sharing his ideas with fellow rocket members and his knowledge with students at TCS, launching rockets up with them each year. He was good about helping others when called upon.

June 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Don't raise the floor, climb the ladder

Los Angeles and San Francisco leaders want burger flippers to be paid $15 an hour.

June 16, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Merced Fair livestock auction sees jump in number of animals, sales

At the 2015 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction 619 animals were sold and the sales totaled a whopping $614,582.

June 16, 2015 | | Local


Louie James Chaves

Louie Chaves knew no strangers. He shared his skills and knowledge of multiple trades with all who would receive. His door was always open to those in need. His compassionate heart and generosity of spirit were witnessed on a daily basis by family and friends.

June 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Alice Irene Petersen

Alice Petersen, 98, of Hilmar, passed away at Pacifica Senior living of Modesto after an extended illness. Alice was born in San Jose, CA to Henry and Cassie (Fuller) Roehr. She grew up in Newman, CA where her father owned a cigar store. She graduated from Orestimba High School and married her high school sweetheart William "Bill" Petersen. They moved to Hilmar and lived on a dairy that they converted from a turkey ranch. Alice was active in the Hilmar Grange for 50 years, a member of the Eastern Star and the Turlock Golf & Country Club. She enjoyed playing bridge ...

June 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Hilmar livestock exhibitors give back

Hilmar exhibitors at the 2015 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction had top showings of both their respective animals and their philanthropic spirit.

June 16, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births June 5 to June 10

• Elizabeth Banuelos and Apolinar Tapia of Turlock are the parents of a 6-pound-1-ounce girl born June 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 12, 2015 | | Births


Soiseth: Committed to bold financial leadership

This last Tuesday, four out of five council members voted in favor of my recommendations within a two-year budget. Based off a "line-by-line" analysis of our City's funds, this budget's central goal is to address the need to pay down our City's debt, to pay lump sum charges when it is to the City's economic advantage, and to slowly restore the departments that made the largest concessions during the economic downturn.

June 12, 2015 | BY GARY SOISETH Mayor, City of Turlock | Editorial


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Births June 25 to July 1

• Kayla Martinez of Keyes is the mother of a 6-pound-14-ounce boy born June 25 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 02, 2015 | | Births


Kokanee get a break this year due to drought

This year, more than any other year, I'm really being forced to think twice about where I'm going to go fishing next. Very few of my regular summertime fishing spots have enough water to safely or easily launch my boat anymore. These past few years I've really enjoyed fishing for Kokanee. Lakes like New Melones and Don Pedro are full of Kokanee but are both at their lowest in decades. All of the reports have stated that it's safe to launch with a 4X4, but without a courtesy dock and only one lane, I'm not ...

July 02, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

July 02, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


California sets record; surpasses UK, France, Spain in installed solar capacity

If California was a nation, it would rank 6th in the world in installed solar energy capacity. That's pretty amazing – and one of the key takeaways from the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, which was just released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

July 02, 2015 | BY RHONE RESCH | Editorial


Water conservation in the workplace: Commercial, industrial & institutional water use reduction stra

Conduct a facility audit to quantify water use.

July 02, 2015 | | Local


Gladys Sylvia Rodrick

Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

July 02, 2015 | | OBITS


Fire Department urges common sense for Fourth

The Turlock Fire Department wants our citizens and community to have a happy and safe July 4th Holiday. We want to remind our citizens that only fireworks with the State of California Fire Marshal approval are legal to use in the City of Turlock. Fireworks that fly into the air or explode are considered illegal and are highly dangerous. The last few years, both the Fire and Police Departments have confiscated a number of illegal fireworks from our citizens. The trend of using illegal fireworks these past few years is definitely on the rise. We want to let our citizens ...

July 01, 2015 | Tim Lohman Turlock Fire Department Chief | Letters to the Editor


Officials warn of West Nile presence

With all the holiday activities sure to bring people outdoors, the East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts want to remind people to be mindful of taking steps to avoid contracting West Nile Virus.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


New civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2015-16 has been selected by the Superior Court and started their term Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Big names in county, rock, and comedy coming for Fair

The 10-day run of the Stanislaus County Fair is just around the corner and that means a bevy of entertainment is headed towards Turlock.

July 01, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Marshmallows, real-life heroes part of July library events

Summer reading is in full swing at Stanislaus County Libraries and this month children will learn about real-life heroes during special book readings and craft projects. Other activities include ocean and marshmallow crafts, along with a monthly LEGO building time.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Trump should sit down with brain surgeon

Who would you rather perform brain surgery on you: Donald Trump or an illegal immigrant from Mexico?

June 30, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Drug testing as prevention, at the family level

Working in the field of drug addiction, I have come in contact with many people and families struggling and dealing with a loved one, a friend or family member who have become addicted or that drugs are bringing significate negative consequences in their lives. I am asked quite a lot, how do you prevent this from happening?

June 30, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Busch brothers take one-two finish at Sonoma

Kyle Busch (#18 M&Ms Toyota) put an exclamation on his recovery from a horrific wreck at the start of the season by taking a dramatic victory in Sunday's 27th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 on the picturesque Sonoma Raceway road course.

June 30, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Professional


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