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Gas prices reach lowest point since 2010

The average price of gasoline fell below $3 per gallon in the United States for the first time over 46 months, according to GasBuddy.

November 01, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Don't forget to set your clocks back

Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

November 01, 2014 | | Local


Local businesses get into the Halloween spirit

Witches, ghosts and vampires joined a slew of super heroes and Disney princesses for a little Halloween fun in downtown Turlock on Friday before the rain brought an early end to the festivities.

November 01, 2014 | | Local


Savor the New Giants' golden age

With one out to get for the 2014 World Series title, a colossally bad defensive play threatened to lose the Giants a championship. San Francisco center fielder Gregor Blanco missed a fly ball. Left fielder Juan Perez kicked it. Kansas City's Alex Gordon sprinted to third and the Royals sent Salvador Perez to bat with a chance to win the game.

November 01, 2014 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Sports Columns


Pitman downs Falcons

The Pitman Pride football team picked up another away game victory, beating out the Atwater Falcons, 20-7, in a rainy match at Atwater's home stadium Friday night.

November 01, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Elizabeth M. Barrett

Elizabeth M. Barrett, 80, formerly of Turlock and Modesto died on October 23 after an extended period of declining health. Liz was born, raised and married in Lowell, MA. She and her husband, Tom lived for a time in East Lansing, MI and then in Stanford, CA before settling in Turlock as one of the founding families of the new Stanislaus State College (now known as CSU Stanislaus). Liz was a member of the SSC faculty Wives Club, and the Turlock 20 Ands, but she is probably best remembered in Turlock for her tireless support of children at Turlock Aquatic ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Gladys Linnea Mathews

Gladys Linnea Mathews,99, was born in March of 1915 to Jonas and Elizabeth Nyman in Wausa, Nebraska. The youngest of five children, she came to California with her family as a young woman and met Carl in Oakland and they married in 1936. They were married for 50 years, ministering as church-planters to communities in the area and foothills. She was known for her kindness and generosity and welcomed visitors with coffee and her renowned baking and cooking. She loved music, travel, collected dolls and wrote poetry. She lived in the Turlock area for 69 years and was a ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Eleanor Angeline Brindeiro

Eleanor,94, was born in the Visalia area to Francisco and Leunora Cardoza in 1920 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 94. She married Albert Brindeiro and they had two children and shared over 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2004. Together they owned a dairy which she helped manage for 62 years. In 1982, their son Glenn passed in a tragic accident; the loss of her son was very difficult and life was never the same for Eleanor.

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


‘Carrie: The Musical’ promises terrifyingly good time at Playhouse Merced

"I will not cry, I'm okay, I try so hard to play their way…"

October 30, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Stop unions' bid to control the Turlock City Council

It seems Turlock Firefighters Union has infected the Turlock Police Officers Union with their political disease: "Power Grab Syndrome" (PGS) to control the Turlock City Council.

October 30, 2014 | George King | Letters to the Editor


Adam Gray has made the valley a better place

Over my career I have spent a great deal of time trying to make the San Joaquin Valley a better place for our families and communities. In that time I learned that we do best if we work and stand together when valley interests are at stake. They are at risk in next week's election.

October 30, 2014 | Tony Coehlo | Letters to the Editor


Fireplace curtailments starting up again

The 12th season of the Central Valley's Check Before You Burn program begins Saturday

October 30, 2014 | | Local


Turlock veterans take flight

It was the final day of the Central Valley Honor Flight, a three-day trip aiming to take World War II veterans to the nation's capital to tour its many war memorials. Turlock veteran David Sargis, 89, was walking through the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery before he bumped into a fellow veteran.

October 30, 2014 | BY ESRA HASHEM Special to the Journal | Local


Judith Waterson

Judith (Judy) Waterson, 77, died peacefully October 26, 2014, at her home in Turlock, California. A private Graveside service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.

October 30, 2014 | | OBITS


Warrior women back in the game with 2-0 win over DH

The Warriors finally got back to their scoring ways and snapped a four-match winless streak as Cal State Stanislaus picked up the much-needed win over Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2-0, on a breezy Sunday at Warrior Stadium.

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


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Lore steps down as Warriors head volleyball coach

After 10 years as part of the coaching staff at California State University, Stanislaus, Christina Lore has resigned from her post as head coach of the women's volleyball program.

November 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Road Warriors beat #12 WWU, advance to regional championship

Call them Road Warriors, or what you will. The Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team has taken down the top seed in the West as the Warriors defeated Western Washington, 1-0, Saturday afternoon.

November 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Stanislaus basketball rallies to beat MSU Billings to win tournament

Living off the free throw line in the second half, the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team rallied to defeat Montana State Billings, 75-68, Saturday night at the Penguin Preseason Challenge.

November 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Jared Austin Ficarelli “Collins”

Jared Collins, 15, of Turlock, CA passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from injuries he sustained from a dirt bike collision.

November 18, 2014 | | OBITS


David Nathaniel Sondeno

David N. Sondeno, 89, of Turlock passed away peacefully on Sat. Nov. 8th surrounded by family. David was born in Norway to John and Esther Sondeno, and as a young boy the family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Stanislaus Co.

November 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Reckless driver facing possible child endangerment charges

A 36-year-old Turlock woman had her car impounded in Ceres over the weekend after she was seen driving recklessly down Hatch Road with three minors aboard.

November 17, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Warriors advance in 2OT thriller over Seattle Pacific

Jordan Moineau found a great time to score her first goal this season as the junior's golden goal 1:45 into the second overtime gave Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer its first NCAA tournament victory Thursday night.

November 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Wizard of Oz syndrome: We expect miracles

Barrack Obama is not the Wizard of Oz.

November 14, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Births Nov. 6 to Nov. 12

• Elizabeth Gonzalez and Andres Primitivo of Hilmar are the parents of a 7-pound-13-ounce boy born Nov. 6 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 14, 2014 | | Births


America's women veterans deserve better

More than a quarter-million American women served honorably in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. These brave women sacrificed much to keep us safe. Now that they are home, our country has a solemn obligation to help them transition back to civilian life.

November 14, 2014 | By Garry J. Augustine | Editorial


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


George C. Humphrey

George Clair Humphrey, age 63. Of Vancouver, Washington passed away in Turlock on November 11. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Turlock Funeral Home with committal to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Please go to www.turlockmemorialpark.com to view complete obituary.

November 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Gerald Leland Giesbrecht

Gerald Leland Giesbrecht, (known to many as Jerry), died at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, CA on November 11, 2014 of Congestive Heart Failure. He was 72.

November 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Gloria Charlene Caetano

Gloria Charlene Caetano, 66 of Atwater passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 19, 1948 to Virgil and Ruth Wears. She spent all of her adult life in Delhi, Hilmar and Turlock area. During this time she was employed at Valley Fresh Foods in Turlock, the Hilmar Unified school district and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Office. Gloria absolutely adored her granddaughter, Haley, who she loved to spend time with and take shopping. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her dogs Chica, Baby and Squeaky. Gloria had a big heart and was a ...

November 13, 2014 | | OBITS


Helen E. Guerrero

Born Glenwood, Iowa

November 13, 2014 | | OBITS


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