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George A. Avila

George Avila, Sr a well known citizen of Turlock passed away Saturday May 12, 2012. In the home he and his wife Lupe had built their lives together in, during the evening around sunset and surrounded by members of his loving family, this strong man finally succumbed to ailments related to congestive heart failure, a battle he had fought right to the end. He knew he was loved dearly and that he wasn't alone as he made that last journey.

May 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Cowboys and chocolate: A humble beginning

It started off as a spark of an idea tying in the city's largest commodity - Hershey Chocolate – in an attempt to create a fun festival. Twenty years later the festival has blossomed into an event that last year lured 80 bajillion people to Oakdale with the promise of chocolate.

May 15, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Lifestyle


Bulldogs shine at math competition

Turlock High students proved themselves masters of math when they came in third place recently at the 39th Annual Dick Schaff Math Superbowl.

May 15, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Trustee budget decisions under fire from teachers, school employees

Over 70 teachers and classified employees marched on the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday to show their solidarity in opposition to proposed salary cuts.

May 15, 2012 | BY NANCY ANGEL Turlock Journal | Education


Sacred Heart to host festival

Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host a festival on Saturday and Sunday in an effort to bring the parish's English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking members together for one event.

May 15, 2012 | | Local


Time to fill the boot

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be holding their annual Boot Drive on Saturday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in Turlock. Money raised will go directly back to the community. Since last year, the firefighters have donated thousands of dollars back into the Turlock community raised from the Boot Drive and their annual crab feed. This year money from the Boot Drive will be donated to Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Together, Turlock Recreation and Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness ...

May 15, 2012 | | Local


False name lands man in jail

A Turlock man wasn't feeling very brotherly when he gave police officers his brother's name in an attempt to avoid being arrested.

May 15, 2012 | | Crime


Doris Elizabeth Pearson

Doris Elizabeth Pearson, age 101, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was born in Irwin, California to Enfred and Lettie Challberg. She attended schools in Hilmar and then graduated from Providence School of Nursing in 1932. She worked as an RN until she enlisted in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps, in 1942. She settled back in Hilmar in 1946, and married Art Pearson in 1947. During her married years, she continued working as an RN. She volunteered at Emanuel hospital and for the blood bank after retirement. Doris was a member at the Berea Lutheran church and lifetime ...

May 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Clair Willson Reavis

Clair Willson Reavis, 80, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, California. Clair was born in Willits, California to Clair and Marjorie Reavis. He grew up in Oakland and graduated from Oakland Technical High School with continued studies at Merritt Jr. College. Clair had numerous summer jobs growing up including his favorite at the Heinz Food processing plant. Clair worked in the warehouse industry including 37 years at Capwell's Department Store in Oakland. Clair's dedication in his work allowed him to retire in management in 1990.

May 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Clinton E. “Clint” Case

Clint Case, 41, of Hilmar, passed away after a long battle with illness. Clint was born in Ceres, California to Eddy and Marilyn Case. He attended Keyes Elementary School and, at age 10, attended Crowell School in Turlock. His Junior High years were in Chadwick, Missouri, and he returned to be near his Mom and graduated from Angels Camp High School.

May 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Carolina Castro

Carolina "Caroline" Castro passed away on Monday, May 7 in her home in Turlock, CA. Caroline was born on April 30, 1973 in the city of Mexicali, Mexico.

May 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Change of heart from angling to trolling

I've come to sort of a crossroad; I'm doing more trout fishing lately than bass fishing. There was a time not too long ago where I would toss back every fish I caught in my pursuit of catching bass. I've always known there was great trout and kokanee fishing around us but never quite had an interest. Call it old age or just being lazy, but sitting back while waiting for the fish to come to you is a whole lot easier than being pounded by the sun's rays while standing on a deck of a ...

May 11, 2012 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Stanislaus wins regional golf championship, advances to NCAA tournament

Weather plays a large part in the sport of golf. On Wednesday, strong winds blew in favor of the Warriors as Cal State Stanislaus captured the 2012 NCAA Central/West Regional Championship.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | College


Six Warriors named to All-CCAA baseball teams

Seniors Eli Davis and Joe Medeiros lead the list of Warriors on the 2012 All-CCAA Baseball team as the announcement was made by the California Collegiate Athletic Association this week.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | College


Births May 2 to May 9

• Ana and Mario Hernandez of Turlock are the parents of a 9-pound-2-ounce boy born May 2 at Emanuel Medical Center.

May 11, 2012 | | Births


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Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald loved life...so much so, that when an eager opponent, "Cancer" challenged him in the ring he willingly accepted and fought to knock out the Big C! Iron Mike continued to fight until the end and left this world surrounded by his adoring fans...his wife, Diana McDonald, brother David McDonald, daughters Michele (Ray) VanNieuwenhuyzen, Melanie (Brian) Krigbaum and Manda (Paul) Hardy, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His legacy will live on every time his fans eat a wonderful meal, take in a local sporting event, support the arts, gather together for a cup of coffee, have ...

January 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Sol Mark

Sol Mark of Delhi passed away on January 22, 2015 at the age of 83 in Turlock, CA. He is survived by his loving wife Lema; his four children: Sherry, Karen, David and Steven; and his three grandchildren: Marissa, Megan and Mason. He was loved by many and had many friends. He will be forever in our memories as life will not be the same without him. He was our steadfast rock. We loved him and honor him.

January 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Martha Johnson

Martha Joan Johnson, age 55, of Turlock passed away due to Diabetes-related complications on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Doctors Medical Center.

January 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Cora Lee Bell

Cora Lee Bell, age 95, passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Monday

January 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Loretta Jane Storment

She is survived by her husband John Storment; children Charlene (Wayne) Fry of Turlock and Cathleen Siler of Delhi; stepchildren Edward Storment and Jennifer Storment, both of Delhi; brother Ed (Alice) Suszynski of June Lake, CA; grandchildren Jaime, Kathryn, Eric, Kayla and Ricardo; great grandchildren Aleigha, Bryson, Ryleigh, Lauryn and Madison.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Douglas Ross Hake

He is survived by his son Benjamin Hake of Denair; siblings Robert (Vicky) Hake of Denair, Linda (Ted) Pinson of Ohio, Sandra (Allen) Niles of Wyoming; and two grandchildren Marcus and Nicolas Hake of Denair. Doug was preceded in death by his wife Josephine in 2004, his parents Leland and Margaret Hake, and sister Carol Alford.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Launa “Lee” Dixon

Launa was born in Hazard County, Kentucky to James and Cassie Begley and passed away at the age of 80 in Turlock, California. She was one of eight children who grew up in a modest home in Kentucky. At the age of twelve, her family moved to Oakland, California. She graduated from Biola University, where she also met her husband Ted Dixon; together they shared 45 years of marriage until he passed away in 2006.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Karen Elaine Hritz

She is survived by her daugters Tamara and Kelin Hritz; adopted daughter Christine Alcantara; brother Ken Feliciano; Godson/nephew Carl Rose; nieces Megan and Kristin Feliciano; nieces/nephews William and Paula Fredson; cousin Kimberly Vally; her best friends Roxanne Grubb, Judi Price and Pamela McGuire, and her dogs Copper, Lucky, Puppy and Maggy.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Jonah Peter Parker

Jonah Peter Parker, son of Adam and Danae Parker, was born at 10:41 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2015 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, CA. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz. and was 17.5 inches tall. He spent his short time on Earth in the arms of his loving parents. Jonah passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father just one hour after he was born.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


William Cox Thornton Jr.

Survived by his children William Cox Thornton III (son), Kelby Thornton (daughter) Tamara Thornton (daughter in law) and Alina Thornton (granddaughter). He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Thornton.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Larry J. Smith

Larry is survived by his wife Beverley Smith, two children: Jenae Smith Worsham (Bill) and Byran Smith (Holly), grandkids: Dusty Worsham and Zane Smith, mother-in-law: Patricia Cash, sisters: Geneva Herrington Meza (Gil) and Kathy Smith Specker (Dan), parents: Charles Smith (Donna) and preceded in death by his mother Bernice Smith and father-in-law Bill Cash.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Rinks Atushi Sano

Rinks Atsushi Sano was born on Bacon Island in the Sacramento Delta to Suyehichi and Tsute Sano. He passed away on Friday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. His father moved his family to Yerington, Nevada when Rinks was a toddler to work as a sharecropper. After living in Nevada for a few years, the family moved to Livingston to work in farming for the Kishi family. Rinks graduated from Livingston High School in 1940. In 1942, Executive Order 9066 forced Rinks and his family first to the Merced Assembly Center at the Merced Fairgrounds, and then on to ...

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Marian E. Ciriscioli

Marian Ciriscioli, 90, of Turlock passed away January 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


The county had an estimated labor force of 233,800 people, with approximately 209,400 employed and 2

One of Denair High School's best baseball players in the past decade will return this spring to take over as varsity coach.

January 23, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Births Jan. 14 to Jan. 21

• Paige Awai of Patterson is the mother of twin boys - 6-pounds-7-ounces and 5-pounds-11-ounces - born Jan. 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 23, 2015 | | Births


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