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Ricky John Gioletti

Ricky passed away peacefully at the age of 69, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was a graduate of Turlock High School, Class of '64, where he was voted "Most Beautiful Eyes" and attended Modesto Junior College for a time. He married Susan Peters in 1966. He grew up in the family farming business and enjoyed the farming lifestyle. He worked with his father at George Gioletti and Sons Dairy and later went on his own to start Ricky Gioletti and Sons Farming. In addition to farming Ricky was a talented fabricator and could build almost anything. He ...

June 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Joseph John Lopes

Joe was born in Newman, CA to Joseph and Mary Lopes and passed away at the age of 71. He attended Canal Grammar School in Newman, Keyes Elementary School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1963. After graduating high school he moved to San Leandro and became a union carpenter, which was his occupation for many years. Joe was a lifetime Raiders fan, enjoyed drag racing, fishing and duck hunting. He was proud to donate to St. Joseph's Indian School. Joe was a loving father and grandfather.

June 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Kids can earn Slurpee coupons from police

The Turlock Police Department and 7-Eleven stores are partnering up for the summer to reward good behavior from some of the city's youngest residents.

June 02, 2016 | | Local


Auditions for Shakespearefest production

The Merced Shakespearefest will be holding auditions for their summer production of "Love's Labour's Lost" on June 18.

June 02, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Chinese contribution to Transcontinental Railroad focus of Carnegie lecture

The Carnegie Arts Center's Sunday lecture series will be exploring the contribution of thousands of Chinese migrants in building America's first Transcontinental Railroad at 2 p.m. June 12 at the Carnegie Art Center.

June 02, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Commodores to replace Salt-N-Pepa at county fair

A planned performance by hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa at the Stanislaus County Fair has been cancelled, but the Fair has added The Commodores to fill the empty slot.

June 02, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Pigs, pirates and Gaming Expo coming to fair

The Stanislaus County Fair is introducing three new features at the 2016 event: an interactive Gaming Expo, the spectacular High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean, and the adorably entertaining Pig Races.

May 31, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Albert John Baptista

Albert John Baptista was born January 26, 1921 in Hughson, California to John and Anna Baptista. In 1941, he met and married the love of his life Geraldine (Tiny) Baptista at a Modesto Pentecost Celebration. In 1944, they were blessed with a daughter, Kathy Vaz.

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Births May 19 to May 25

• Christine Garner of Empire is the mother of a 7-pound-2-ounce boy born May 19 at Emanuel Medical Center.

May 27, 2016 | | Births


Robert Ray White Jr

Robert Ray White of Hilmar, California passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2016. He was born in Cullman, Alabama on October 11, 1943. He met his wife, Brenda Reid, in junior high school and they married following high school in 1962. They began a life together that would carry them through 8 towns, 5 states, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 dogs, numerous horses, and many motorcycles. Bob came to California to work at Foster Farms in 1975, retiring in 1992. He then began his second career as an almond farmer, cattle owner, and horse breeder. Bob is survived by ...

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Anti-DUI efforts planned for holiday weekend

The Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force is sending DUI officers out this holiday weekend for DUI/drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide. Officers are targeting drunk or drugged drivers on this first holiday weekend of the summer driving season.

May 26, 2016 | | Local


promoting food safety tips for holiday

With Memorial Day weekend approaching and all the picnics and barbeques that go along with it, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reminding people to take special precautions to avoid food borne illnesses.

May 26, 2016 | | Local


County approves staffing plan for expanded jail

The county is crafting the move into the new $89.5 million expansion of the Public Safety Center being constructed in west Ceres in phases based on need and on the availability of money.

May 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


EMC to tout cancer survivors with ice cream

Emanuel Medical Center will be celebrating cancer survivors with a sweet treat come Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Turlock students among scholarship winners

The Stanislaus Community Foundation and its scholarship partners awarded scholarships totaling over $57,000 to local students for the 2016-17 academic school year.

May 24, 2016 | | Education


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Births June 16 to June 25

• Ana and Lucas Tovar of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-14-ounce girl born June 16 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 24, 2016 | | Births


Get ready for Sacramento 'magic' solution for homelessness

Get ready for the big lie - or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

June 24, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


The benefits of sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping is the use of design and maintenance practices that work harmoniously with the local climate and soils. Sustainable landscapes are adapted to the ...

June 24, 2016 | | Government


Ruth Louise Hamstad

Ruth Louise Hamstad, 95, of Turlock, went to her Heavenly home on June 20, 2016 at Covenant Village in Turlock. Ruth was married to Norman ...

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


June Marion Pearson

June was born in Clear Lake, Iowa of Swedish immigrant parents, Swan and Gertrude Peterson on June 29,1918. She went home to glory on ...

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Essay contest to celebrate Carnegie’s centennial

The Carnegie Arts Center is searching for student writers wanting to take their place in the centennial celebration by submitting essays for the time capsule ...

June 23, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Hospitals sponsor CPR lessons, baby care center at Stanislaus County Fair

Visitors at the Stanislaus County Fair can learn to help save a life or just grab a few precious minutes of relaxation with their children ...

June 23, 2016 | | Local


Fair’s Kids Club featuring Disneyland getaway

The Stanislaus County Fair is offering a chance to extend the fun with a trip to Disneyland for four.

June 23, 2016 | | Local


DUI checkpoint planned for Turlock

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a driving under the influence and drivers license checkpoint between starting at 9 p.m. Friday and ending ...

June 23, 2016 | | Crime


Donald L. Bradley

Donald Bradley, 87, was born to Joy and Willa (Hall) Bradley in Upland, CA. He passed away Wednesday in Turlock.

June 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Climate change: Chicken Littles, Yosemite Valley and ostriches

"Climate change is no longer a threat, it is a reality." - President Obama speaking in Yosemite Valley on Saturday.

June 21, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Syrian refugee resettlement coming to California

The California Endowment announced they would grant the International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles (IRC) $306,344 to assist with the relocation of Syrian refugees ...

June 21, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


William S. “Bill” Walters

Bill Walters, 79, of Turlock, was born in Modesto to William E. and Virginia (Bostrom) Walters. He graduated from Turlock High in 1954 and soon ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Crystal Roberts

Crystal lost her battle with brain cancer. She was born in Oregon and moved to California 20 years ago. She was the first person in ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeriel Blaylock

Jeriel Blaylock passed away at Hylond Healthcare in Modesto, CA after a long illness. While in the Navy he served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


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