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James “Jim” Roach

James Stanley Roach, also known to his friends and family as Jim Roach, passed away July 5, 2015, after his battle with cancer. Jim was a loving devoted father to Dallas Roach and a wonderful, loving grandfather to his two grandsons Dallas Roach II and Austin Roach. He had a very generous, sharing personality. Always there when you needed him and putting others before himself. He retired as a heavy equipment driver and spent his remaining years with his family sharing the joys of drag racing, football (Dallas Cowboys) and baseball (San Francisco Giants).

July 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Soldiers should not be sitting ducks in a shooting gallery

Are we are at war?

July 21, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Shame on you Mr. President

Considering the events of the past week, I find it appalling that the president did not call for flags to be flown half staff for the four Marines who were killed in Chattanooga. I also find it shameful that we allow our elected officials to display this kind of behavior.

July 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Internet age not all bad

Nearly 10 years ago, when I first started writing this column, I wrote about a new product that was being advertised throughout the fishing community. I questioned whether or not it was just another gimmick. To my surprise, I was contacted several days later, not by a representative of the company, but the owner himself. I learned since then just how fast information can travel across the internet.

July 17, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns




'Brown is the new Green' in Turlock

As the City of Turlock strives to meet the State's 32 percent water reduction requirements, our city parks, medians and facility landscapes are the most visibly impacted areas of the City's conservation efforts.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Artists needed for 2016 Calendar Contest

Each year the Valley Air District creates a 13-month bilingual calendar featuring Healthy Air Living messages and the creative artwork of San Joaquin Valley elementary and high school students.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Woman facing federal charges for drug bust

A Washington woman was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug charges after she was arrested in Merced County with more than 40 pounds of cocaine.

July 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Births July 9 to July 15

• Monica Juarez Paz and Eloy Vargas Benitez of Winton are the parents of a 6-pound-15-ounce boy born July 9 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 17, 2015 | | Births


Signe Viola Swanson

Signe Viola Swanson passed away on July 8, 2015 at the age of 93 with her family by her side in Modesto, CA.

July 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Red Cross honors Turlock resident

While giving back may be an occasional decision for some, for Turlock resident Jodi Karambela it is part of her life.

July 16, 2015 | | Local


Vandals cut fiber optic cable lines, disrupt 911 calls

The 911 emergency network system was disrupted in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced and Tuolumne counties late Tuesday night when fiber optic cables were cut on McKinley Avenue a half mile north of French Camp Road.

July 16, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL Turlock Journal | Crime


Denair driver takes top spot in derby

After 16 long years of trying Denair's Tony Silveira was finally able to smash and bash his way to victory in Monday night's "Traditional Turmoil" Demolition Derby, presented by the Turlock Lions Club, in the Food Maxx Arena at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 14, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Turlock Journal | SPORTS


California leads nation in gas prices

California is once again the nation's most expensive market for retail gasoline. A gallon of unleaded gasoline was averaging $3.80 on Tuesday. The state average has climbed by 22 cents per gallon since Friday and has gained the attention of the California Energy Commission.

July 14, 2015 | | Local


Chemical spill blocks highway traffic for five hours

A morning crash that caused a pickup to flip onto its side and spill caustic chemicals in the Hatch Road area created Highway 99 traffic backups as far south as Turlock yesterday.

July 14, 2015 | By JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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Aircraft spurs emergency calls in Turlock

Around 9:20 p.m. Friday night the Turlock Police Department received a string of calls to 911 in regards to a low-flying airplane spraying ...

August 01, 2015 | | Crime


Births July 22 to July 29

• Erika Mendoza Romo and Jose Gonzalez of Riverbank are the parents of a 6-pound-14-ounce girl born July 22 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 31, 2015 | | Births


Right in our own back yard

"Yosemite is bad a--."

July 31, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT 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 31, 2015 | | Local


Judy Paulette Hager

Judy Paulette Hager was born December1, 1949 to Roy and Mabel Baptista at Emanuel Hospital. She grew up on a dairy with her parents, north ...

July 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Fires pose health concern Valley-wide

Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Hope Lives Here Kick-off

Former Fresno State and NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer and Turlock Gospel Mission's Executive Director Tim Guerino greet one another before the Hope Lives Here ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Summer library events end with craft-a-palooza, s'mores

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will end their summer event offerings with a variety of craft days and tributes to two of the ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


AG partners with Department of Labor to combat wage theft

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down ...

July 29, 2015 | | Crime


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


New online tool helps with weight management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institutes of Health partnered to add the NIH Body Weight Planner to USDA's SuperTracker online tool ...

July 29, 2015 | | Government


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Tomiye Hamaguchi

Tomiye (Tomi) Hamaguchi was born on December 16, 1925, in Mountain View, CA, to Kisaburo and Teru Tsujihara. She attended various schools in Merced and ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Carol Jean Hildebrand

Carol Jean Hildebrand, 50 of Delhi passed away on July 25, 2015 from a long battle with cancer.

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Jo Shackleford

Preceeded in death by Clarence and Helen Allyn, brother Jim Allyn and husband Richard 'Dick' Shackle-ford. Betty was a sucessful business coowner of Dick's ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


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