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Time to double what's coming down the tracks

Get ready for more trains.

October 10, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Gary Soiseth has knowledge, foresight to be Turlock's next Mayor

Dear Editor:

October 10, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Denham represents more jobs, less Nancy Pelosi

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the political power to help raise huge campaign dollars for congressional candidates like Michael Eggman in hopes of once again becoming Speaker.

October 10, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


I Support Mike Brem for Mayor

Our family contracted with Supherb Farms to grow basil for several years. One finds when in business there are always challenges to face in an ever-changing environment and growing basil was no exception. The one constant I found through my experience with Supherb Farms was my high regard for the folks of whom I had the opportunity to meet. Each one projected competence, helpfulness, problem-solving ability, work ethic, confidence and quiet humility. When I look back on those days and the great people of Supherb Farms, I see now that they were a reflection of their leader and CEO, Mike ...

October 10, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Alice Maggard Andrews

Alice went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Sept 25, 2014. Alice attended the Neighborhood Church of Redding for 30 years and was an active member of Stephens Ministries. Alice lived a full and happy life; she enjoyed shopping, playing cards, QVC and dancing. She was an avid square dancer for many years. She had many wonderful friends.

October 10, 2014 | | OBITS


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Maria Manuel Nunes

Maria M. Nunes, 77, of Turlock, passed away Wednesday, October 8. Also known as Mary, she was born September 23, 1937 to Francicso and Maria Freitas on the island of Terceira in the Azores. She married Jose "Joe" C. Nunes in 1956 and they immigrated to the United States in 1968 with their children, Alfred and George. Mary loved to sew and was an excellent seamstress. She made suits for her husband and sons. When she was able, she would be active in Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady of Assumption in Turlock, but she was most involved with family ...

October 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Hilmar volleyball continues win streak; bests Modesto Christian

Hilmar volleyball added yet another win to its prestigious record, beating out Modesto Christian 3-0 Monday evening, for its 14th consecutive victory.

October 07, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Mike Brem is the right choice for Turlock Mayor

The Turlock mayor position requires an individual that is committed, understands fiscal accountability, and has the necessary leadership experience to keep Turlock moving forward. The top elected office in Turlock is not a training position and taking 100 days to figure out what is going on is not acceptable. Turlock needs a mayor that is ready to provide leadership today and that candidate is Mike Brem.

October 07, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Citizenship: Follow rules & you lose

It is easier to become a lawyer than to get a green card.

October 07, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Gary Soiseth is right for Turlock

Gary is smart, energetic, and builds collaborative relationships to get the job done! I am convinced that he will work with all of Turlock's stakeholders to make our town stronger, while ensuring long-term sustainability for future generations. Gary cares greatly about his constituents and is active in the community. He has a proven record of bringing synergy to multiple and diverse groups while maintaining transparent and honest communications. He will devote the time necessary to understand the issues from all perspectives prior to making a responsible decision.

October 07, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Soiseth represents the best of Turlock

My name is Vaughn Brenda and I wanted to talk about Gary Soiseth's dedication to Turlock. Gary and I grew up together: from attending Community Bible Study as kids, to sharing classes together at Julien Elementary on through Turlock High, to playing in his Turlock orchards, I am lucky enough to call Gary a lifelong friend.

October 07, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


The Great Recession helped downtown

Downtown businesses are flourishing.

October 07, 2014 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Joseph Anthony Linhares

Joseph "Joe" Linhares, 89, of Turlock, died peacefully on Sunday at his home. He was born in Turlock to Antonio and Marie Linhares and spent his entire life here. He attended Tegner School, a one room schoolhouse, and in September of his senior year at Turlock High School he eloped to marry his high school sweetheart, Irma Commons.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


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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


Stanislaus men win in 2OT, now in driver's seat for postseason

A dramatic turn of events late in Sunday's match propelled the Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime victory over a visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills - and the Warriors' postseason fate is now in their own hands (as well as feet and heads, of course).

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


SURPRISE VISIT

The owners of Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock had an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a car came crashing into their storefront.

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Groundwater: In OID, the sky’s not falling

During this third year of drought in California, there understandably has been much concern expressed by the media and others over the volume of groundwater pumping and its effect on our aquifers.

October 28, 2014 | BY STEVE KNELL Oakdale Irrigation District | Editorial


School districts need local authority; Pell Grants should be fully funded

I grew up here in Turlock as a product of local public schools. I attended Cunningham Elementary then Wakefield Junior High School before graduating from Turlock High School and going onto college. This is the community I know and love and I believe that today a lot of folks don't have the same opportunities I had growing up here.

October 28, 2014 | BY MICHAEL EGGMAN | Editorial


Gary Soiseth is a breath of fresh air

My family and I met Gary Soiseth this last Saturday when he walked through my neighborhood in the rain. He spoke about his commitment to a positive campaign without negative attacks against his opponent. He spoke about moving Turlock in an even stronger direction. And he spoke about bringing new energy and new ideas to City Hall. All of which I agree with.

October 28, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


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