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Jessica’s House marks national grief day with open house

Jessica's House will be hosting an open house for the community on Thursday in recognition of National Children's Grief Awareness Day.

November 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births Nov. 3 to Nov. 8

• Evelyn Landeros of Modesto is the mother of a 7-pound-13-ounce girl born Nov. 3 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 11, 2016 | | Births


As a Mexican American I feel like I've been sucker punched

Since the end of the election and the beginning of the Donald Trump presidential era I feel that great distancing and a large cultural and political fissure has been established where once there was only a crack. As an American of Mexican descent, I am finding hard to reconcile what I believed about the innate goodness of Americans and the reality of what just happened. We have elected a president who has vomited such racially charged language against people like me and my family that it is impossible for me to let go and accept our new reality. For the ...

November 11, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


President-elect Trump needs a partner in Congress

Given the historic election of Donald Trump, it's easy to miss the true message sent by the electorate. With Republicans winning control of the presidency and Congress, voters signaled a desire for leaders to work together to solve the nation's most difficult domestic policy problems. That requires Republican leadership in Congress that is serious, focused on action not rhetoric, and understands this historical moment. The first step: the re-election of Paul Ryan as Speaker.

November 11, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Guest columnist | Editorial


Water wasting violations

The City's Winter Watering Schedule is now in effect, which limits outdoor watering to only one day per week. City staff regularly patrol all neighborhoods in Turlock to enforce the watering schedule as well as other water wasting violations. Water wasting notices are issued for a number of reasons, such as:

November 11, 2016 | | Government


Local bar salutes Marines, vets

The Udder Place owner and former Marine Jerry Powell was presented with a flag certificate and a photo of Corp. Michael Anderson Jr. who was killed Dec. 14, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq. Anderson Jr.'s father Michael Anderson Sr., with the help of Congressman Jeff Denham, had a flag flown in honor of his son above the Pentagon on Thursday. The flag and the photo will go on Powell's Wall of Honor at The Udder Place and be displayed for all to see.

November 11, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


John Chris Kleiber

John was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Chris and Ethel Kleiber and passed away at the age of 86 in Turlock, CA. The family moved to California in 1936 settling in the Modesto/Ceres area. John grew up in dairy farming, settling on Roberts Road in Ceres where he lived from age 15 to 81. He met his wife, Helen Ellen Gist, in grammar school and they married on July 15, 1947. Together they had four children.

November 11, 2016 | | OBITS


William Ozuna

William Ozuna, age 74, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. William was born and raised in Hollister where he graduated from Hollister High School class of 1969. He enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he received his Bachelors Degree from CSU Stanislaus in 1972 and later received his Masters Degree. He was employed by California Stanislaus University as a Counselor Director until his retirement in 2003. William belonged to the Turlock V.F.W. Post 5059; and the Military Order of the Cooties. William enjoyed fishing, camping, shakespeare ...

November 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Leroy Manuel Avila

Leroy grew up in Hilmar and attended Hilmar schools. He was a very kind hearted, fun loving and outgoing man who wore his heart on his sleeve. Leroy cherished the time spent with his family and friends. He loved being a member of ECV 58. He loved hunting, fishing, trucking and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

November 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Beverly Jean Bennett Doerksen

With grieving family at her side, our dear Wife, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Step-mom, Sister, Aunt and Friend has gone to be with Jesus, greeting loved ones who have predeceased her, parents Karl and Gertrude Pries, brother Kenneth, daughter Vicki Stark. She was born in San Francisco, graduated Hughson High School class of 1949 and Modesto Junior College. She worked at Hershey Chocolate, Drs. Johns and Wing Optometry and Hughson Chemical. She was a farmer's wife, living in Hickman while her five children were growing up and again after her retirement and marriage to her devoted husband of 29 ...

November 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Joyce J. Ice

Joyce passed away unexpectedly, October 31, 2016, in Turlock, CA., with her daughter

November 10, 2016 | | OBITS


Benjamin David Hudspeth

Benjamin David Hudspeth, son of David and Nancy Hudspeth passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 3rd in Turlock. He was 20. Benjamin was a student at Pittman High School.

November 09, 2016 | | OBITS


James S. Ollivierre

James Ollivierre, 91, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at his home after a long illness. James was born in New Bedford, MA to George and Adelaide Ollivierre. He grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from High School, VoTech Trade School and Univ. of New Hampshire with a Bachelor's Degree in Architectural Engineering. He married the love of his life, Harriett Carter, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. They moved to New Hampshire where they raised their family. James served in the Army Air Corp in World War II in Burma. He loved electronics and he could fix or build just about ...

November 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Christopher Henry Weed

Christopher Weed passed away at his Stockton home on September 30, 2016. He was born and raised in Turlock, CA, where he graduated from Turlock High School. Chris received his BA in Business Administration/Accounting from California State University, Stanislaus (Turlock) and his MBA in Taxation from Golden Gate University (Sacramento). Chris was a well-known, respected CPA who positively impacted so many as a tax accountant and investment financial planner in Stockton for over forty years. His professional memberships included the California Society of CPA's, AICPA & NAPFA (Nat'l. Assn. of Professional Financial Advisors).

November 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Erika Ursula Benson

Erika Ursula (Pienitz) Benson passed away, Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the side of her husband Arthur and son Thomas at Covenant Village, Turlock.

November 09, 2016 | | OBITS


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It’s raining, it’s pouring, sprinkler systems should be snoring

It is highly recommended to turn off sprinkler systems during the rainy season. This is an easy way to conserve water, without jeopardizing the health ...

December 02, 2016 | | Government


Robert Johnson

After living life to its fullest and on his terms, Bob, age 93, passed peacefully in his sleep on November 23rd, following complications from a ...

December 02, 2016 | | OBITS


State records first flu death in person under 65 years

The California Department of Public Health is reporting the state has recorded the first flu-related fatality of a person under 65 years of age for ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Local libraries offer holiday crafts, marionette show, literacy program in December

Community members are invited to enjoy a variety of free programs at the Turlock Library this December, beginning with the month-long Find the Grinch program ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Hilmar duo arrested for cancer scam

Oakdale Police arrested a 31-year-old Hilmar woman on suspicion of bilking a kind-hearted Oakdale woman out of $8,500 on a bogus story that the ...

December 01, 2016 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Crime


Thomas Francis Locke

Thomas Francis Locke, passed away on November 28, 2016. He will always be remembered for his lifelong dedication and love for his family. Many important ...

December 01, 2016 | | OBITS


Donald James Volk

A Memorial Service will be held on this Thursday, December 1st, 1pm at Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock, reception to follow.

November 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Beryl K. Ringgenberg

Born in northwestern England, Beryl Kathleen Ringgenberg passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 26. Schooled in England, Beryl joined the Royal Air Force ...

November 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Jack William Yorker

Jack passed away on November 18, 2016 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, surrounded by his family.

November 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Snapping photos of food wasn't a Kodak moment

The server brought the food to the adjoining table and no sooner had the plates touched the wood, two of the four family members - both ...

November 29, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Tree lighting for homicide victims

The District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 19th Annual Lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil at 6 ...

November 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Healthcare Hero: Renee Pimentel

If you do not know Renee Pimentel, you should. While not a household name she is a healthcare hero.

November 29, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Merced College chorale prepares for holiday concert

The Merced College Chorale is making its debut as it presents "We Lift Our Voices," a Christmas holiday choral concert, in the Merced College Theater ...

November 25, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Music


EMC honored for philanthropy

Emanuel Medical Center has received a 2016 National Philanthropy Day award from the Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for its charitable contributions ...

November 25, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Wanda G. Sharpe

Wanda G. Sharpe, a beautiful godly woman, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ this past Sunday. Wanda, one of four siblings ...

November 25, 2016 | | OBITS


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