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Stanislaus honors Mary Stuart Rogers scholarship winners

California State University, Stanislaus honored the 2013-14 recipients of the Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship on Friday, formally recognizing a group of 13 students who have demonstrated strong academic performance along with a commitment to personal growth and a desire to serve others.

October 18, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Town hall meeting spells out new federal health insurance mandates

For the first time in U.S. history, the federal government is requiring all citizens to buy a product - health care insurance. But as the controversial Affordable Care Act - often called Obamacare - takes effect, many Americans are confused about the mandates and what the new law means.

October 18, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Orgil Louis McVay

Orgil was born in Arkansas to Clarence and Marie McVay and passed away at the age of 73 in Keyes. He was an electrician all of his adult life. He owned and operated Tracy Electric from 1984-2002 and then worked for Lynx Enterprises from 2002 -2013. Orgil loved to fish, play pool and enjoyed camping with his family. He and Kay enjoyed 35 years of marriage together. Orgil is survived by his loving wife Kay; children Brian Piersall of Tracy, CA and Patrick Piersall of Ceres; sister Gail Alexander of CO; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is preceded ...

October 18, 2013 | | OBITS


Gary Singh Ghag

Gary passed away in Turlock, CA at the age of 61. He is survived by his children Gurjit & Reeanna Ghag of Waterford and Balraj & Miguel Valencia of Delhi; siblings Amarjeet Ghag, Narinderpal Ghag , Balvinder Dhillon, Kulvinder Mand, and grandchildren Janeethe Kaur Ghag and Ethan Singh Ghag.Funeral will be held at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Please share your memories at www.allenmortuary.com.

October 18, 2013 | | OBITS


Pitman water polo teams go down fighting

The sun was shining, the water was perfect and Wednesday was a beautiful day to be in the swimming pool at Pitman High's Aquatic Center. Until, that is, Merced's red-hot boys and girls water polo teams showed up.

October 17, 2013 | BY MIKE JONES | SPORTS


Tea Party Forum for TUSD Candidates focuses on Common Core

Common Core State Standard initiatives continue to take center stage as the Turlock Unified School District candidates convened for a forum hosted by the Turlock Tea Party on Wednesday evening.

October 17, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | TOP STORIES


Community recognizes October as national anti-bullying month

Bullying can cause pain beyond a physical scar, often wounding a child's spirit and self-esteem. October's National Anti-Bullying month is taking center stage in the Turlock community through various events being held to educate and inspire students to be more tolerant.

October 17, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | TOP STORIES


Coaches put aside mutual respect in battle for top place in TVL

Frank Marques and Chris Johnson's relationship extends beyond the painted sidelines and stands of the football field.

October 17, 2013 | BY JAMES BURNS | SPORTS


Federal employees not on 'bonus paid vacation'

I read with interest (Dennis Wyatt's Oct. 12) editorial about the 800,000 furloughed non-essential federal employees on "an extra paid vacation on our dime."

October 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


TID candidate Agundez cares about hiring locally

Dear Editor,

October 17, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Pink Challenge

Turlock High science teacher Brian Campbell and his children Bryce, 9, Cadence, 6, and Mackenzie, 11, show their support for the Turlock Firefighters' pink t-shirt campaign to benefit Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 17, 2013 | | Local


Memorial fundraiser to raise scholarship money for business-minded students N

Year after year scholarships are awarded to students across the country to help them attend universities and further their careers. Turlock native Francine Denis and her family have helped Turlock students make college a reality through the Kelly Denis-Pierce Memorial Scholarship.

October 17, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | Local


YES Kids present ‘Annie, Jr.’

The Youth Entertainment Stage kids are performing the tale of Li'l Orphan Annie.

October 17, 2013 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie believes in ‘Imagining’

A select group of artists will have their works displayed alongside the ceramic creations of Pablo Picasso as the Carnegie Arts Center unveils their "Imagining the Real" exhibit.

October 17, 2013 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Young QBs on display in Hilmar

The success of Hilmar High's spread offense has been tied to two of the Valley's top quarterbacks.

October 17, 2013 | BY JAMES BURNS Turlock Journal | High School Sports


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Births Sept. 15 to Sept. 21

• Alejandra Garcia Martinez of Livingston is the mother of a 7-pound girl born Sept. 15 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 23, 2016 | | Births


Gil Esquer excellent choice for Turlock City Council District 2

It is my honor to write this letter in support of my friend Gil Esquer, a candidate for Turlock City Council District 2. Gil is ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Stop the regulatory drought

The State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) is either oblivious to the pain they are causing our community or simply don't care. Their mandates ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Stan State's accolades deserve top billing

I am writing about the article published on Sept. 16 about UC Merced ranked among nation's best colleges. I certainly agree that the article ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Vote for Amy Bublak for Turlock City Council District 4

I am very pleased to support Amy Bublak for reelection to Turlock City Council District 4. I have known Amy for over a decade. She ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. Which may lead to clogged storm drains, polluted ...

September 23, 2016 | | Government


Jane M. Strong

Jane M. Strong, 65, of Turlock died peacefully at home and entered into eternal life on Sept. 18, 2016, after a four-and-a-half-year struggle with breast ...

September 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Rising country performer to play Turlock venue

County musician Granger Smith and his comedic alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. will be performing at the Turlock Community Theatre on Sept. 29.

September 22, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


EMC breast cancer event wants people to ‘say yes’ to regular screening

Lori Allen, host of the popular TV shows "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" and "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids" is the featured speaker ...

September 20, 2016 | | Local


Application period opens for school garden program

Local schools looking to cultivate their own garden - but don't know quite where to start - are invited to receive the financial and curriculum assistance ...

September 20, 2016 | | Education


August Chipponeri

August Chipponeri has gone to his heavenly home!

September 20, 2016 | | OBITS


Howard Gale Porter

Howard Gale Porter, 90, went to be with the LORD surrounded by his loving family 9/19/2016. He was born in Opheim, Montana, son ...

September 20, 2016 | | OBITS


Gladys Winter

Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Gladys Souza Winter, 96, of Turlock passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, September 19, 2016.

September 20, 2016 | | OBITS


Charlene Gilchrist

Charlene Zehner Gilchrist died Monday, September 12, at the Covenant Village Care Center in Turlock. She was 89 years old.

September 20, 2016 | | OBITS


Accusing Brown of 'mansplaining' when he's acting like the only adult

Can we stop the political posturing for one day and act like adults?

September 16, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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