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Optimistic Raiders prep for 2015 campaign

Since competing in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003, the Oakland Raiders have yet to reach the postseason. Last year the team started 0-10, but regrouped and finished the year strong, winning three of their final six games. The offseason has seen many changes, including the arrival of new head coach Jack Del Rio.

August 17, 2015 | BY DENNIS D. CRUZ Oakdale Leader | Sports Professional


Births Aug. 6 to Aug. 12

• Aurelia Pina of Atwater is the mother of a 6-pound-9-ounce girl born Aug. 6 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 17, 2015 | | Births


Before you go nuts attacking almond growers

"Your (&*!%&**)ing farmers are wasting water growing almonds. Why should we have to sacrifice our lake for them and stupid fish?"

August 17, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Home water survey kits are in

The City of Turlock has revamped its Home Water Survey Kits and they have just arrived. These water survey kits are a great way for residents to audit their water usage themselves. It will allow customers to see how efficient they are with their water use as well as identify areas for improvement.

August 17, 2015 | | Local


Mary McMahon

Mary McMahon of Turlock, CA went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 28, 2015 at home in Turlock at the age of 89 after a long illness.

August 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Theodore A. Rocha

Theodore A. Rocha (Ted) age 88, was born on November 9, 1926 in Volta, CA to Candido & Josephina Rocha and passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015 in Hanford, CA where he had lived previously to moving to Fresno, CA. Ted served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. Ted had worked on dairies until relocating to the bay area and then had a career with Leslie Salt and retired after 26 years. He was a member of the Hanford Seniors Club and attended Calvary Chapel. Ted will be most remembered for his passion and love for hunting and being ...

August 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Search underway for Modesto homicide suspect

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating 26-year old Clarence Moore, who has been identified by detectives as a suspect in the homicide of 49-year old Louis Ramos of Modesto.

August 13, 2015 | | Crime


County opens Day Reporting Center

When the state reduced the state prison population by releasing non-violent felons back onto the streets in October 2011 - as well as shoving probation duties onto counties - local police and sheriffs' departments were unprepared. Places like Stanislaus County didn't have programs in place.

August 13, 2015 | By Jeff Benziger turlock Journal | Local


Merced County health centers receive over $1.5 million in ACA funding

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $29. 5 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 48 new health center sites in California for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most. These new health center sites are projected to increase access to health care services for 337,146 patients.

August 11, 2015 | | Local


Wedding festival seeking models

The International Wedding Festival, an organization that puts on bridal shows in the Central Valley, is looking for new models. The Festival will hold an open model call from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tower Health and Wellness Center, 1801 Colorado Ave., Turlock.

August 11, 2015 | | Local


Petros Francis

Mr. Francis was born in Iran on February 4, 1939 to Francis and Mariam Francis. He came to Turlock, California in 1979. He worked for Chemland for 13 years and belonged to the Mar Addai Church. He enjoyed fishing and visiting with friends at local coffee shops.

August 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Kristi Ann Barringer

Kristi Ann Barringer, 50, of Turlock, CA died unexpectedly on August 7, 2015. She was born in Emanuel Hospital and lived most of her life in Turlock until moving to Arroyo Grande, CA in 1984. She returned to Turlock in 1998.

August 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Ronald Charles Smart

Ronald Charles Smart, 76, of Turlock, passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto on July 21, 2015. Ron was born in Biddeford, Maine and was of the Penobscot tribe.

August 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Cindy L. Morgan

Cindy Morgan passed away on August 5, 2015 at Stanford Hospital surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Cindy was born to Jim and Sandra Hanson on April 15, 1959 in Lodi, California.

August 11, 2015 | | OBITS


Donald V. Shaw

Donald Villette "Don" Shaw, of Turlock, CA, passed away peacefully in his home on August 4, 2015, at the age of 80. Don was born in Los Angeles to Villette and Alice Erickson Shaw in 1934. He was the last surviving grandchild of John O. Erickson, one of Turlock's founders. Alice died after giving birth, and Donald was raised by his father and stepmother Ruth in San Gabriel, California. He graduated from Alhambra High School in 1952, and attended Bob Jones College in South Carolina before transferring to Wheaton College in Illinois where he obtained a B.A. in ...

August 11, 2015 | | OBITS


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Legislation to increase crime, taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.

August 28, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


City encourages residents to increase water conservation efforts

The State of California has placed a mandatory 32 percent reduction in water consumption for the City of Turlock, using 2013 as the benchmark. In ...

August 28, 2015 | | Local


‘Evita’ opens at Playhouse Merced

"Evita," the musical adaption of the life and times of Argentina's most celebrated first lady Eva Perón opens at Playhouse Merced tonight.

August 27, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Community demand prompts MJC to expand Medical Assisting Program

Students interested in the Modesto Junior College Medical Assisting Program will not only be able to enroll in the fall, but spring as well, following ...

August 27, 2015 | | Education


Pirates, dinosaurs to invade local libraries in September

The Stanislaus County Library's Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but local branches of the library have a number of activities planned in September ...

August 27, 2015 | | Local


Former Bulldog Finnegan returns home to be Warrior assistant coach

Rachel Finnegan has returned home to Turlock to join the Cal State Stanislaus coaching staff.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Gomes takes checkered in SRL 125 lap race at Stockton

Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger and Jacob Gomes of Manteca held the front row of the stellar 16-car field lined up to take the green flag ...

August 25, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Columns


Farm income, crop prices expected to decrease in 2015

Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local


FAREWELL SKATE

A group of about 40 skateboarders gathered on Saturday for a final skate session at the Starr Avenue skate park. The Turlock Skate Park closed ...

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Marijuana tax could raise much-needed money for public safety

California lawmakers are finally considering legislation to regulate medical marijuana, which has been legal under state law for nearly two decades. Among the proposals is ...

August 25, 2015 | BY GEORGE RUNNER | Editorial


City water lines to be flushed Wednesday

Those driving around Turlock on Wednesday may see water running down the street, but there's no need to call the City and report a ...

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Janet Louise Fisher

Janet was born in Washington to John and Betty Fisher and passed away at the age of 74 in Patterson. Family was most important to ...

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Gloria Johnson Ware

Gloria passed away at Manorcare in Reno while recovering from a stroke. She was 89.

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Passion for fishing never fades

It's finally starting to set in for me that summer break is officially over. The days of being able to fish any day of ...

August 21, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


LA's grab for SJ Valley, Delta land and water

All Californians are created equal unless you're the little guy in the San Joaquin Valley or the Delta.

August 21, 2015 | | Editorial


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