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Fraudulent callers target medical information

The California Department of Public Health is warning the public about fraudulent phone callers seeking to deceive people into revealing sensitive personal health and financial information. The callers, who claim to be representatives of CDPH, contact people to inquire about a surgery or medical procedure in hopes of obtaining personal information such as bank accounts and medical history. CDPH does not make such calls.

July 10, 2014 | | Crime


Civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2014/2015 was sworn in last week.

July 08, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Chevron gives 16.5 times less to charity than customers

I went to pay for $10 worth of merchandise with my debit card.

July 08, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Last chance to enter apple pie contest

Those looking to put their baking skills to the taste test, while also helping to feed the hungry, have only two days left to enter the apple pie contest at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


Camp more than about soccer

Despite the warm weather, children participating in the Westside Ministries annual soccer camp found the energy to play a competitive game last week. The three-week camp, which ended last Thursday, gave local children the opportunity to build skills and fitness, while also providing a safe place for kids to be during the summer.

July 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


William “Billy” Lee Camden

Billy is survived by his wife, Carol Huff-Camden; children Bryen, Laci, Kenneth and Kristopher Camden and Eric Huff; parents Kenneth and Mellody Camden; brothers Jim, Charles and Russell Camden; seven grandchildren and various nieces and nephews.

July 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Robert Smith

Robert Smith, 77, passed away suddenly June 23, 2014 at South Lyon Medial Center in Yerington. Bob was born in Turlock, California on January 1, 1937 the son of John and Ruth Smith. He married Nancy Lindbeck in Los Gatos, California on December 6, 1957. Bob has lived in Yerington for the past 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his daughters, Amy Smith (Denny Quintero), Sara Brower (Matt); son. Jack Smith (Gay Lynn); his brothers, Ronald and Roger; his sister, Jackie Sondeno; his grandchildren, Scott Brower, Meghan Brower, Sim Quintero and David Smith;his great grandchild,Hunter ...

July 08, 2014 | | OBITS


William P. Youngdale “Bill”

Bill Youngdale, 87, of Turlock, passed away on July 3, 2014 at Stanford Hospital. He was born to Frank J. and Esther Myhren Youngdale at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock.

July 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Don't let the mussels take over

For several years now there's been a mandatory inspection for boats entering our local lakes for quagga-zebra mussels. Most of us I'm sure think of the inspection as a hassle but it's necessary to help prevent these species from taking over our lakes.

July 03, 2014 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births June 27 to July 3

• Gladys Padilla of Ceres is the mother of a 6-pound-14-ounce boy born June 27 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 03, 2014 | | Births


The road to victory is long, the road to good government is even longer

This is a remarkable time to be the Mayor in the City of Turlock. It has been observed that the passage of time is what keeps things from happening all at once. We often fail to appreciate how incremental accomplishments, large and small, form a mosaic representing substantial momentum and achievements for Turlock and Stanislaus County.

July 03, 2014 | BY TURLOCK MAYOR JOHN LAZAR | Editorial


Learn life-saving skills at the Fair

With a destruction derby, rodeo and thrill rides, it might not seem like the Stanislaus County Fair is the place to come to learn to save a life, but it is.

July 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Common questions and answers on water use and conservation

1. Should we take showers instead of baths? Should we use with our garbage disposal? Should we use an automatic dishwasher instead of doing dishes by hand?

July 03, 2014 | | Local


Evangeline C. Gier

Evangeline C. Gier 98, was born in Milpitas CA., on Sept 6th 1915 to Manuel and Mary Martin

July 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Celebrating Hilmar's dairy roots

The community of Hilmar came together on Saturday to celebrate its most famous agriculture commodity at the annual Dairy Festival. The festivities began at 5 p.m. and ended shortly before 10 p.m. and included various vendors offering everything from reflective postal numbers, to pillow case dresses, and fair food items. Entertainment included a "mooing" contest and the Milk Man and Milk Maid competition. Winners of the contests were provided with gift certificates and trophies.

July 01, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


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Turlock police union offers free pool passes

The Turlock Association of Police Officers is planning on helping kids get through the dog days of summer with free pool passes.

July 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keep on fishing with proper life jackets

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat. A lot of owners spend huge amounts of money on radio systems, wakeboard towers, downriggers, power poles, and other luxury items on their boats. When it comes to life jackets though, a lot of times they couldn't tell you what sizes they have and some of them even keep them stowed away under a seat compartment somewhere.

July 25, 2014 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Masonic tradition continues at Turlock's public safety building

An ancient ritual was performed at the newest home to Turlock's public safety departments on Friday, in the form of a Masonic cornerstone ceremony.

July 25, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Jim Virgo

James E. Virgo left us on July 22 doing what he loved, working in his yard and garden. Jim was born July 24, 1934 in Modesto, CA. He lived his entire life in Turlock and Delhi, attending Turlock High School. He retired from Turlock Irrigation District as a line supervisor in 1994. He also worked for a time at Leedom Tire Shop. Jim's served in the National Guard.

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Mary Valle

A beloved Matriarch of our family has left us but her twinkling eyes and vibrant smile will remain in our hearts forever. Mary Valle was a life-long resident of Turlock. She was the youngest of 10 children and the last surviving child. Mary met and married Raul Valle while they were in high school. They were married 66 years and welcomed two daughters, Loretta and Jeannie. Mary and Raul were small business owners. Mary later worked for Lela's Dress Shop where she loved helping young brides prepare for their weddings. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


William John Smith, Jr. ‘Billy from Philly’

William John Smith, Jr. was better known by his friends as 'Billy from Philly'. Billy's journey started June 26, 1954 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Born to William and Margaret Smith, Bill went on to be raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill called the Central Valley home for over 20 years and is survived by his wife Marcia Fowle, step-son Kevin Adler along with his wife and son of San Francisco, his brother, Michael B. Smith of Delaware, sister, Deborah L. Dangler of Virginia, brother, Daniel T. Smith of Virginia and sister, Cheryl A. Lentine of Pennsylvania and many aunts ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Water conservation tips for the workplace

Inefficient use of water may be costing your business more than you think. Follow these simple, yet effective practices around the workplace to avoid unnecessary water waste and to conserve our precious resource.

July 25, 2014 | | Local


Marie Martha Bugaj

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Cleo Edwards Petersen

Cleo, age 94, of Turlock, passed away peacefully July 22, 2014 from cancer. She was born March 10, 1920 to Jess and Idabell Edwards in Haskell Texas.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Sharon Sue Base

Sharon Base, 69, of Turlock, CA, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Shauna Elaine Erwin-Higgins

Shauna is survived by her father Vernon Erwin; brother Ronald Erwin; sister-in-law Helen Witherspoon; nieces Kerri Aviles and Emily Erwin; nephew Nathan Witherspoon; great nephew and niece Marco Aviles and Luciana Aviles; godson James (Jackie) Wentzell and their children James, Makayla and Logan; lifelong treasured friend Linda Lagorio and numerous other sister-in-laws, nephews and a niece. Shauna is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Rachel Christine Bainbridge, mother Donna Marie Rushing Erwin and husband James Higgins.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

Marie Bugaj, 83, of Denair, passed away on July 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


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