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Births July 2 to July 8

• Jennifer and Jon Rodriguez of Merced are the parents of a 7-pound-5-ounce girl born July 2 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 10, 2015 | | Births


Crying foul: Are we now a nation of paranoids?

Jogging down Tannehill Drive I heard the familiar cranking of a bicycle coming up from behind.

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


Startup in a Day with SBA

Small businesses are the engines of the U.S. economy. They create two out of every three net new jobs and employ more than half of the country's private-sector workforce. When we make it easier for new businesses to get started, we are ultimately making it easier for them to grow and hire.

July 10, 2015 | BY DONNA DAVIS U.S. SBA Region 9 Administrator | Editorial


Water conservation tips for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than an irrigated lawn? But that doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

July 10, 2015 | | Local


Citizens’ police academy enrollment opens

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens' Police Academy starting Sept. 10. Registration deadline is Sept.1.

July 09, 2015 | | Local


Hawk and hummer sightings a real treat

One of the best things about observing nature is the element of surprise. You never really know what you might see, even in your own neighborhood.

July 09, 2015 | BY LINDA FRUGE Special to the Turlock Journal | Local


Moore takes trophy at new Ron Strmiska Firecracker 100

A large crowd turned out on Saturday at the New Stockton 99 Speedway to witness what is traditionally the biggest race of the season – the Firecracker 100 – the second leg of the annual Tri-Holiday series.

July 07, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Columns


Turlock celebrates the 4th in patriotic fashion

Plenty of red, white and blue pride was on display Saturday at Turlock's Fourth of July parade in downtown. Spectators were treated to a bevy of floats, cars and marchers during the celebration, including a recreation of "Betsy Ross" stitching the original flag on The Pursuit of Truth Church float. The Girl Scouts marched with the Stars and Stripes, while Cameron Higgins opted to drive his Corvette along the parade route.

July 07, 2015 | | Local


Robert Dale Hunt Sr.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Loyazelle, and a brother Dick Hunt. He is survived by his wife Sue Hunt, 3 children: Cindy (Bryan) Blagg of Ceres, Sandra (Jim) Mitchell of Gainesville, Missouri, and Robert Jr. (Pamela) Hunt of Ceres, CA; 2 step children: Donna Haney and Kim Jacobson; 2 siblings: Marcia Westfall of Carlsbad, NM, and Zana Hicks of Jamestown, CA; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Lynette “Lyyn” Ann Perry

Lynette "Lynn" Ann Perry, age 69, passed away on July 6, 2015 at her home in Melba Idaho following a brief battle with cancer. Born June 2, 1946, she was one of five children born to Joe and Velma Santos in Turlock California. She grew up and went to school in Hilmar California where she graduated from Hilmar High School in 1964.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Aida Comorosky

While no longer in our presence, Aida Comorosky, was ushered into the presence of her Heavenly Father on Father's Day.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Elaine Marie (Dominick) Ferrari

Our dearest Elaine went home to our Lord on Wednesday, July 1st after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her dearest friend and loyal companion, Ronald Davis. She leaves behind her son, John Ferrari, daughter, Jeannie Amaral, sisters, Gloria Ravetto and Roberta Parker, brother, Robert Dominick, uncle, Anthony Bondi, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Births June 25 to July 1

• Kayla Martinez of Keyes is the mother of a 6-pound-14-ounce boy born June 25 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 02, 2015 | | Births


Kokanee get a break this year due to drought

This year, more than any other year, I'm really being forced to think twice about where I'm going to go fishing next. Very few of my regular summertime fishing spots have enough water to safely or easily launch my boat anymore. These past few years I've really enjoyed fishing for Kokanee. Lakes like New Melones and Don Pedro are full of Kokanee but are both at their lowest in decades. All of the reports have stated that it's safe to launch with a 4X4, but without a courtesy dock and only one lane, I'm not ...

July 02, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

July 02, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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Fires pose health concern Valley-wide

Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Hope Lives Here Kick-off

Former Fresno State and NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer and Turlock Gospel Mission's Executive Director Tim Guerino greet one another before the Hope Lives Here ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Summer library events end with craft-a-palooza, s'mores

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will end their summer event offerings with a variety of craft days and tributes to two of the ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


AG partners with Department of Labor to combat wage theft

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down ...

July 29, 2015 | | Crime


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


New online tool helps with weight management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institutes of Health partnered to add the NIH Body Weight Planner to USDA's SuperTracker online tool ...

July 29, 2015 | | Government


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Tomiye Hamaguchi

Tomiye (Tomi) Hamaguchi was born on December 16, 1925, in Mountain View, CA, to Kisaburo and Teru Tsujihara. She attended various schools in Merced and ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Carol Jean Hildebrand

Carol Jean Hildebrand, 50 of Delhi passed away on July 25, 2015 from a long battle with cancer.

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Jo Shackleford

Preceeded in death by Clarence and Helen Allyn, brother Jim Allyn and husband Richard 'Dick' Shackle-ford. Betty was a sucessful business coowner of Dick's ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Warriors golf welcomes new head coach

Director of Athletics Michael Matoso has named Brandon Christianson as the newest coach on the Cal State Stanislaus staff. Christianson will succeed John Cook as ...

July 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Time to pass on the love of boating

When I was a kid I used to look at a car's speedometer believing that the highest number on the speedometer represented how fast ...

July 24, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births July 16 to July 21

• Dovie Raymond of Waterford is the mother of a 7-pound-9-ounce girl born July 16 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 24, 2015 | | Births


Soiseth: Historic vote places Turlock on path toward reliable drinking water

Last July, while campaigning for mayor I went door-to-door to share my vision for a stronger, bolder Turlock. As I listened to residents talk about ...

July 24, 2015 | BY GARY SOISETH Mayor of Turlock | Editorial


Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation

"Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin

July 24, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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