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Westport Fire sees Measure J as its ‘last resort’ for coverage

A special mail ballot election will be held on Aug. 30 regarding a special tax to help the Westport Fire Protection District cover the costs of fire protection and emergency response services, specifically to fund a daytime firefighter staffing program.

August 16, 2016 | By JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Lorene Mae West

Our beloved mother joined our other angels in heaven, on Friday August 12th at Brandel Manor in Turlock.

August 16, 2016 | | OBITS


Assyrian community celebrated at annual festival

The Assyrian community has a rich history in the Central Valley and their religion, traditions and culinary delicacies will be celebrated at the 2nd annual Assyrian Festival, Aug. 27-28, at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock.

August 12, 2016 | BY RYAN MCLAUGHLIN Turlock Journal | Local


Births Aug. 4 to Aug. 9

• Maria Newsome of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-15-ounce boy born Aug. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 12, 2016 | | Births


SJ Valley may go to hell, but air will be clean

Pundits can't figure out why moderate Democrats in the Central Valley and the Inland Empire aren't jumping for joy at the chance to extend and strengthen Assembly Bill 32 - better known as the greenhouse-gas emissions law - beyond 2020.

August 12, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


What is the difference between recycled, reclaimed, potable and non-potable water?

The words recycled, reclaimed, potable and non-potable are used frequently in discussions regarding water resources, but what do they really mean? As common terminologies, it is important to understand the differences between them and how each of them play a role in the City's water applications.

August 12, 2016 | | Government


Scammers pretending to be FBI dialing up local area

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is warning northern and central California residents to be wary of a phone scam targeting the area, in which the caller claims to be a federal agent.

August 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Wildfires cause issues for Valley air quality

Officials with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District have issued a health advisory for area residents because of smoke from two wildfires.

August 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Michael L. Allen

Michael L. Allen, 44, passed away at home in Turlock, California. He was born in Russellville, Kentucky to Charles and Patricia Allen. Mike enlisted and served in the US Army from August 1990 to August 1994. In January 1995, he began his fifteen year career in the US Postal Service. He left the postal service to further his education culminating in a BA degree in Psychology from CSU Stanislaus and was just one class shy of an MA degree in Educational Psychology from Brandman University. Although a lifelong fan of University of Kentucky basketball, he left his home state to ...

August 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Vera Irene Sahlstrom

Vera was born in 1919 to William and Mary Butler and passed away at the age of 97 in Turlock. She worked for 20 years as a secretary to the city manager and elected city clerk for the City of Turlock. Vera was a seamstress and was a member of the T-birds at Turlock Golf and Country Club. She had attended St. Francis Episcopal Church since 1964 where she sang in the choir, participated in the alter guild, was a vestryman and senior warden.

August 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Bernice Marie Mendonca

Bernice was born in Cushing, Ok. As a young woman she worked in an aircraft factory in Detroit during the early part of WWII. She migrated with her mother and four sisters to Atwater, CA where she met and married her husband of 62 years, David F. Mendonca. Their early years were spent tending the family farm in Atwater and they moved to the Turlock area in 1947. She was a resident of Turlock for 69 years. She graduated from the nursing program at Modesto Junior College and became a licensed vocational Nurse (LVN) in 1968. Bernice (sometimes called Bernie ...

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Mary Agnes Neto

Mary Neto, 95, of Turlock, passed away at Turlock Nursing and Rehab. Center. May was born in Los Banos, CA to Manuel and Guimar Vincent. She attended schools in Los Banos. As a girl Mary loved to swim and work hard on the family dairy. She attended beauty college before she met her soul mate, John Neto. John and Mary were married in Benicia in 1938. He worked in the shipyard at Mare Island but soon they started in the dairy industry in Los Banos and Mountain View. They settled in Turlock in 1956. They enjoyed dancing, being with family ...

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Rita Coleman Varble

Rita Coleman Varble, a native of Turlock, passed away on July 13, 2016. She was born on September 24, 1951 to Edward and Ida Coleman, long-time residents of Turlock.

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Scott Ostrander

Our beloved Scott passed away after a long fight with cancer. Scott was born in Turlock, went to schools in Hilmar and Turlock. He worked in construction and also worked for his father's roofing company in the bay area. Scott was a free spirited man, he loved old music and spending time at the ocean, where he loved to surf. Most of all, Scott loved his family.

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Jack Kennedy

Our beloved dad, papa, brother, Uncle Jack, friend and rock slipped sweetly from his earthly chains and is now free to be reunited with his sweetheart, Joyce, and many other loved ones in the presence of our Lord. Jack had just celebrated a wonderful 85th birthday week surrounded by family.

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


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Births Aug. 18 to Aug. 24

• Tristin and Brandon Gresham of Modesto are the parents of a 9-pound-2-ounce girl born Aug. 18 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 26, 2016 | | Births


Why I'm running for YCCD Trustee Area 3

When I told my grandmother, a lifelong resident of Turlock, I'm running for the YCCD Board against the incumbent of twenty years, she became ...

August 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Bublak played vital role in city's economic development

I'm writing to encourage Turlock voters in District 4 to re-elect Amy Bublak to Turlock's City Council. In all the conversations I've ...

August 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Time for local schools to implement 'Meatless Mondays'

Dear Editor:

August 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," and "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Mateus da Rocha Martins Jr.

Mateus da Rocha Martins Jr, 69 of Hilmar, passed peacefully on August 21 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He lived in Hilmar for 49 ...

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Stanley C. Johnson

Stanley Charles Johnson, 76, passed away at his Turlock home. Stanley was born in Turlock to Albert and Edith Johnson. He grew up in Turlock ...

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Shirley Ann Finister

Shirley was born in Tug Hollow, West Virginia to Virginia Simpkins and Vivian Simpkins truly a coal miner's daughter. She was the oldest of ...

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Jose Pablo Cresenciano Escobar Rangel

Jose Pablo, 90, Turlock passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Jose was born to Gabriel Rangel and Vicenta Escobar in Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexcio.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Harvey V. Terveen

Harvey was born Jan. 16, 1920 in Emery, SD. He passed away peacefully in his home on Aug. 20, 2016. He graduated from McCook County ...

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Mary Lynne Metcalf Aubert

Mary Lynne Metcalf Aubert died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, July 30, 2016 in New Rochelle, New York.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Michael Ray Loup

Mike Loup went to go be with the Lord at the age of 61. He was preceded in passing by his mother Mary Louise Thompson ...

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Gary L. Clausen

Gary Lynn Clausen of Tollhouse, CA, age 79, passed away on August 14, 2016 in Clovis, CA after an apparent heart attack.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Tune In and Tune Up planned for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will host a Tune In and Tune Up car clean-up event at ...

August 25, 2016 | | Local


DUI efforts planned for end of summer

The Avoid the 12 Stanislaus County DUI Task Force is planning on taking a zero tolerance approach to drunk driving for the remainder of the ...

August 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


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