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Turlock grad recounts Hussein FBI interview at black tie ball

Turlock High grad and former Ceres Police Officer turned FBI agent George Piro was on the most important assignment of his career in 2004 when he asked his mother in Turlock, Francia Piro, to send a care package with home-baked Assyrian cookies. His mother complied, sending them by FedEx with the belief that her son assigned to Baghdad, Iraq, would be the one eating them.

March 10, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Life is good. If you doubt that, then go take a hike.

I had just finished a way-too-short visit meandering around Mono Pass.

March 10, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Warriors' season ends at semifinals

For the second straight year, the Chico State Wildcats ended the Warriors' season as they won the CCAA conference tournament semifinal game, 72-60, Friday night at the Stockton Arena.

March 06, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Kenneth “Ken” Charles Rose

Kenneth "Ken" Charles Rose, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 1st, 2015.

March 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Jamshid Ghardashem

Jamshid Ghardashem, age 75, passed away after a long fight against cancer. He was a gentle, patient, kind, generous, and compassionate man, loving to all those who crossed his path, and with a delightful sense of humor.

March 06, 2015 | | OBITS


The religion of Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch isn't exactly a retailer known for modesty.

March 06, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Births Feb. 26 to March 4

• Irene and Oscar Alvarez of Turlock are the parents of a 5-pound-9-ounce girl born Feb. 26 at Emanuel Medical Center.

March 06, 2015 | | Births


USDA OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The 2014 Farm Bill consolidated three previous conservation easement programs into ACEP to make it easier for diverse agricultural landowners to fully benefit from conservation initiatives.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS' PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2015

What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2015 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey approximately 82,000 of the nation's farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Amazon hiring in Tracy

The Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy is hiring more than 100 additional full-time positions to work at the 1.1 million-square-foot facility.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Sierra Vista Child and Family Services acquires Hughson Family Resource Center

The Hughson Family Resource Center has announced they have dissolved the Hughson Family Resource Center and have turned the assets, grants and programs over to Sierra Vista Child and Family Services in order to continue to provide services to the southeast communities of Stanislaus County.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Library events honor Dr. Seuss, renowned track athlete

Local libraries are hoping to inspire young athletes as well as readers and crafters this month with a host of special programs.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


IN SERVICE

Samuel Mendoza of Turlock has successfully completed the 27-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP's Hollister-Gilroy Area office.

March 03, 2015 | | Local


Janice Ilene Atwood

ughson, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after complications from a recent illness. Janice was born in Turlock's old Emanuel Hospital. She grew up in the Turlock area, graduated from Turlock High School, and married Michael Atwood in 1974 in Carson City, Nevada. In 1978 she helped start the family business, Big Valley Pallet Co. She has worked their ever since that time. Janice loved her family and her cats. She worked with the Hughson Twentieth Century Club to raise funds for the high school.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert James Harris

Robert James Harris, founder of Lander Veterinary Clinic, died peacefully at Covenant Village Care Center on February 21, 2015 at the age of 98.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


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Magic still alive in favorite fishing spot

Every angler has his or her favorite fishing spot, I'm no different. Last weekend while fishing Lake Pardee, which is full by the way, my son and I were struggling to get any bites. We moved around from spot to spot until I decided that we try an old spot that I've been fishing since I was a kid. There was a time when that spot was the only place that I would fish on the lake, but as my boats have gotten bigger and more reliable, I've since ventured out. After fishing a while, my son ...

March 27, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births March 19 to March 26

• Sadie Taylor of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce girl born March 19 at Emanuel Medical Center.

March 27, 2015 | | Births


Uncle Sam allows us to be ripped off $124B a year

It's tough to support one's self on $8,000 a year.

March 27, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Assyrian New Year celebration postponed

The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

March 27, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Adelina Frances Lemos

Adeline Frances Lemos died peacefully in her home on March 19, 2015. Adeline was born November 6, 1929, in Watsonville, California, the daughter of the late Mariano and Adelaida Santos.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Timothy Roger Farnam

Timothy Farnam, 66 of Turlock passed away on March 24th after a long illness.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Cheryl Hartvickson Breshears

Cheryl Breshears, 68, was born in Turlock to Norman and Alta (Ramey) Hartvickson. She died at her home in Casa Grande, Arizona.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Jessie Mickey Orosco

Jessie Mickey Orosco, age 76, of Turlock, CA was received by our Lord on March 22, 2015.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Voters can turn to social media for congressional art contest

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) opened the 2015 Congressional Art Competition via Facebook on Monday.

March 26, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Civil grand jury applications being accepted

The selection process for the 2015-2016 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at: http://stanct.org/sites/default/files/Affidavit%202015_2016.pdf to download an application form.

March 26, 2015 | | Government


County crackdown on drunk drivers

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is planning a crackdown on impaired drivers with a countywide saturation patrol.

March 26, 2015 | | Crime


Lois Brownlow

Lois is survived by her daughter Cindy Lou Brownlow; 3 grandchildren Kevin Shute, Becky Mcevoy and Nellie Shute; 8 great-grandchildren and 17 great great-grandchildren. Lois is preceded in death by her parents Riley and Marvel Burrows; husband Jerry Brownlow; daughter Penny Irene Shute and granddaughter Lisa Sears.

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Irene Guercio Cody-Flandera

She continues on in each of us: her partner of 20 years, Gary Mohr of Turlock, daughter Martha (Marty) Cody, grandson Ryan Cody-Berry of Turlock, and daughter Denise Cody of Liverpool, NY.

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Angeline (Jelmini) Magniez

She was a devoted mother, a doting grandmother to five grandchildren, and took the greatest joy in her eight great-grandchildren.

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Gurmej Kaur

She is survived by her four sons and three daughters. She is preceded in death by her husband, Makhan Singh in 1994.

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


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