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SBA helps millennials, possibly the most entrepreneurial generation

Millennials, born between 1980 and the mid-2000s, are the largest generation in the U.S., representing one-third of the total U.S. population in 2013. Their unprecedented enthusiasm for technology will spark change in traditional economic institutions and in the labor market. The priority that millennials place on creativity and innovation makes them an important engine for the U.S. economy for decades ahead.

January 08, 2015 | BY DONNA DAVIS U.S. SBA Region 9 Administrator | Editorial


Bulldogs fall to Buffaloes in pre-league play

MANTECA - Missing four starters due to injury, the visiting Turlock girls basketball team was no match for Manteca on Monday as the host Buffaloes wrapped up non-league play with a 50-29 win at Winter Gymnasium.

January 06, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Without police it would be 'Purge' 24/7

Just how thin is the thin blue line?

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


Get in shape while helping cure cancer

Lots of people are resolving to get more exercise in 2015 and many also want to do something worthwhile. I am a volunteer with an organization that helps people do both - Team in Training, part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

January 06, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Kathryn Marie Treat

Kathryn was preceded in death by her father Curtis Chastain. She is survived by her husband Rick Treat; mother Ila Chastain; sister Yonona Roach; daughters Sarah Wass (Jason) and Laura Treat; and grandchildren Sadie (8), Kallie (5) and Rhett Wass (3). A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Thurs. Jan. 8, 2014 at Merced First Assembly of God, 1350 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced CA 95341. A reception will follow immediately at the Elks Lodge 1910 "M" Street, Merced CA 95340.

January 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary Kokal

Mary Kokal was called by Our Father in Heaven. She left us with love, laughter and peace in her heart at Paramount Court Senior Living where she was surrounded with loving care.

January 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Gary G. Spurlin

Born and raised in Turlock CA. Volunteered at 17 to serve in US Armed Forces in the Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He acquired his Master Degree at UOP and went on to work at San Quentin State Prison Stanislaus Sheriff Department, and later was a Director of Facilities in the hospital industry in Las Vegas, NV for 15 years. Gary is survived by his wife, Miko Spurlin of Stockton, CA., son, Zackary Spurlin of Stockton, CA., daughter, Christina Spurlin of Manteca, CA., and son, Nathan Spurlin of Turlock, CA., grandchildren: Clorissa Troche of Stockton, CA., Kristen Spurlin of ...

January 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Katherine Ann Martinez

Katherine is survived by her children Jennifer Martinez, Jamie Martinez and Frank Martinez; siblings Kristen Skinner, Kimberly King and Mike Nielsen; grandchildren Jayden Llimet, Jasmine Martinez, Hailey Wilson, Jacob, Chelsea and Natasha Harris; great-grandchild Markie Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews. Katherine is preceded in death by her parents John and Paula Nielsen.

January 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Katherine King

Kathy is survived by her adoring husband of 53 years, Floyd King; as well as her brilliant son, Brian King, of Columbia, Illinois and his son Justin and daughter Lauren; her obstinate daughter, Susan Carmon of Fair Oaks, California and her husband Joe and their children Samuel and Eric; her siblings Marv Anders of Fontana, California, Arlene Goldner and Vicky Draper of Clarkston Washington, Yvonne Roberts of Sheridan, Oregon, and Phil Bruni of Veradale, Washington (her baby brother Orlando Bruni was waiting for her at the Gates of Heaven); and enough extended family, friends, and fans to fill a good-sized ...

January 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Lionel Gomes

Lionel Gomes, 77, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Ceres. Lionel was born in Gustine, California to Henry and Mary Gomes, one of five children. He attended Monte Vista Grammar School and graduated from Turlock High School. He was a member of FFA and showed cattle while in high school. He joined the Marines in 1955 and served as a radio operator overseas during the Korean War. Lionel loved bowling. He managed the Divine Gardens Bowling Alley at one time. He owned the Olde Towne Bar in Ripon for 20 years. For the last 10 years he has hauled ...

January 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Reuben Harold Spitsen Jr.

Reuben Harold Spitsen, Jr. died Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his home in Turlock. He was born September 1933 in the family home in Hilmar on Riverside Rd. After he graduated from Hilmar High School in 1952 he was drafted into the United States Army and served from 1953 - 1955. He married Esther Tagge in 1956 and they lived on Riverside Rd. in Hilmar where they started a dairy with 15 cows. He then started a dairy on Crane Ave in Hilmar in 1963 where he started a pigeon hobby and joined Westside Pigeon Association. He and Esther belonged to ...

January 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Births Dec. 25 to Dec. 31

• Alexandria Martinez of Turlock is the mother of a 5-pound-14-ounce girl born Dec. 25 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 02, 2015 | | Births


A new year, a new legislative session

Beginnings - whether it is the New Year or the new legislative session - traditionally bring a whirlwind of optimism, collegiality and excitement for the future. 2015 should be no exception. On Jan. 5, Governor Jerry Brown will be sworn in for a record 4th term and will lay out his vision for the state. Talk of common goals and working together to achieve good results are sure to be the topics of the day. I look forward to working towards making that talk a reality.

January 02, 2015 | BY TOM BERRYHILL | Editorial


Post Office Santa and Mrs. Claus thank community for generosity

Dear Editor:

January 02, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Humbled by your love and support

As I reflect on this past year, 2014, I am humbled by the outpouring of love and support for the ministry of the Turlock Gospel Mission. It has been a groundbreaking year with the beginning of the construction of 437 Broadway Street building for the year around shelter for men, women and children, which we hope to complete in 2015.

January 02, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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One of Denair High School's best baseball players in the past decade will return this spring to take over as varsity coach.

January 23, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Births Jan. 14 to Jan. 21

• Paige Awai of Patterson is the mother of twin boys - 6-pounds-7-ounces and 5-pounds-11-ounces - born Jan. 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 23, 2015 | | Births


BOOKS ABOUND

Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Carnegie-Mistlin art show taking entries

Entries are now being accepted for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.

January 22, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Beanie’s adventures continue with ‘Horror Machine’ at CSUS

The Theatre Department at California State University, Stanislaus is presenting "Beanie and the Bamboozling Horror Machine" by Roy C. Booth and Bob May as this year's children's production.

January 22, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Stanislaus Business Alliance offers new way for companies to find employees through WorkKeys

The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Health screenings at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center will be offering free health screenings at their Path to Health Fair, set for Jan. 31. Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel's health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit. To register, phone 250-5355.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Warren Eugene Brown

Warren is survived by his two daughters Cheryl Santos of Newman, CA and Joanie Hall of Torrance, CA, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his second wife Margaret Brown and his son Gary Eugene Brown in 2006, one sister and one brother.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Ann Marie Rochin

She is survived by her children Roxanne Eaves, Michelle (Jermaine Davis) Howard and Andrew Rochin; father Donald Rochin; siblings Donna Marr, Anthony Rochin and Mark Rochin and six grandchildren Tyler, Jacqueline, D'Mya, Janessa, Jasmine and Darwin. Ann is preceded in death by her mother and sister Janet Barrios.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Don Sanford Green

Don is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjorie Ann Sorensen Green; two sons Roger (Nancy) Green of Modesto, and Douglas (Dee) Green of Vacaville, son-in-law Melvin (Barbara) Bradley of Oakdale, three grandchildren: Cheryle (Raquel) Fleming-Bradley of Clovis, Ryan Green and Jason Green of Modesto; a great-grandson Tanner Bradley, and several nieces and nephews.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Emama Atkins

Funeral service will be held at Mar Addai Church of the East on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 am with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Baljit Kaur Sandhu

Baljit is survived by her husband Gurbachan Sandhu, and four children: Harjit Bhatti, Daljit Lehal, Parmjit Sanhu, and Gurdip Sandhu.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Fern Olson

She is survived by her children: Calvin (Eileen) Olson in Modesto; Kathy (Michael) Rossmann in Grand Junction, CO; Joyce (Mark) Koontz in Richmond, VA; and Dean (Joyce) Olson in Santa Clara; sister Ruth Rupel in LaVerne; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley Olson and four siblings.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Dorothy Louise Hammond

Dorothy L. Hammond, 91, passed away at Paramount Court in Turlock. She was the third of four children born in Archer County, TX, to Myla and John Mark Towles. Her siblings were older brother Raymond, who died while piloting a plane during WWII, older sister Rena, now deceased, and younger sister Marklene, who died as a child.

January 20, 2015 | | OBITS


Pitman grad to play in USA Football Bowl

Pitman High grad David Gianesin is hoping his talents on the gridiron will shine this weekend as he participates in the USA Football Bowl Festival - a four-day event that includes the USA Professional Leagues Testing Combine and an all-star game featuring senior players from the Division I, I-AA, Division II, Division III and NAIA levels.

January 16, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


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