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Divest UC of USA or vice versa?

The University of California Student Association has approved a resolution to direct UC regents to divest financially of the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Sri Lanka and the United States. "UC students did not give consent to invest in governments engaged in violence against others," proclaimed the Resolution Toward Socially Responsible Investment at the University of California, targeting the above countries for human rights violations. The motion - which passed with nine yes votes, one no vote and five abstentions - faulted the U.S. government for conducting drone strikes abroad, as well as the nation's high ...

February 13, 2015 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Keyes rallies around girl in need

The community of Keyes is rallying around a nine-year-old girl who is in need of a heart transplant.

February 13, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


HONORING FIRST RESPONDERS

The community at Covenant Village in Turlock shared their gratitude and respect for the first responders in Turlock by hosting their second annual breakfast for the men and women that make up the police and fire departments and emergency services.

February 13, 2015 | | Local


Love is in the air

As sweethearts express their affections today with candy, flowers and sentimental cards, local retailers will be ringing up record Valentine's Day sales.

February 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


William Anthony Borba

William was born in Newman, CA and passed away at the age 95 in Turlock. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Air Force as a "propman" fixing propellers on airplanes. He enjoyed restoring antique cars over the years.

February 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Wilma R. Thompson

Wilma Runner Thompson passed away on February 10, 2015 with her family holding her hands at her bedside. She is free from the aches and pains of this world, rejoicing in Heaven.

February 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Joanne Vieira

Betty Joanne Vieira, 77, joined her loving husband, Richard, in heaven on February 9, 2015, peacefully at her home in Ballico, California.

February 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Feeding the birds mutually beneficial

February is National Bird-Feeding Month. In her article Feb. 7 article in the Journal, Dr. E. Kirsten Peters concludes that feeding birds in winter is beneficial for the birds. I agree. However, it can also be a real blessing for those who do the feeding.

February 12, 2015 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Committed to an accountable City Hall

Over the last few weeks, this Council has started a 100-day process of establishing a renewed strategic plan and reviewing our department budgets line-by-line. It is my firm belief that we, as a Council, have a responsibility to boldly state that every planned expenditure in every department will be analyzed for effectiveness and efficiency. This includes some of Turlock's contracts for outside services, and one such contract had been awarded without competition since 1991.

February 10, 2015 | BY MAYOR GARY SOISETH | Letters to the Editor


Ending healthcare disparities in our Valley

Considering we live in one of the richest states in the country, as well as the ninth largest economy in the world, it makes sense to come to the conclusion that every Californian would have access to adequate healthcare.

February 10, 2015 | BY STATE SENATOR ANTHONY CANNELLA | Letters to the Editor


VA center funds in federal budget

Those long waiting times at the Stockton Veteran Affairs Clinic might soon be a thing of the past.

February 10, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL Manteca Bulletin | Government


Suspicious acting man found with drugs

A 31-year-old Turlock man was arrested for drug possession after someone reported him attempting to steal a tailgate from a pickup in Ceres on Feb. 1.

February 10, 2015 | | Crime


Jaqueline Vazquez “Jacky Mane”

Viewing will be at Allen Mortuary on Wed., 2/11/2015 from 12:00-7:00p.m. Rosary also at Allen Mortuary on Wed., 2/11/2015 at 7:00p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thurs., 2/12/2015 at 10:00a.m. with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

February 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Paul Alvin Frost

Paul Alvin Frost of Turlock peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the age of 96. He was born in Lodi to Emmett and Mary "Mollie" Frost and raised in the Turlock and Denair area. Paul was drafted into the U.S. Army on March 22, 1941. He served four and a half years of service during WWII. He was a Military Policeman, Heavy Machine Gunner, and a Light Truck Driver while serving in Alaska and Germany. During his service, he married Doris Babb. After the war, Paul and Doris settled in Turlock where he worked for Turlock ...

February 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Henrietta “Sunny“ Sweeney

Henrietta was born in Turlock to Henry and Ellen Gustafson, the youngest of 8 children. She peacefully passed away at Paramount Court in Turlock, her home for the past year and one-half.

February 10, 2015 | | OBITS


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My personal battle with anorexia nervosa

"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

February 27, 2015 | BY NANCY ANGEL Special to the Journal | Local


The Little Red Hen & Tulloch Lake

Copperopolis residents are worried sick.

February 27, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Births Feb. 19 to Feb. 25

• Yesenia and Jose Serna of Denair are the parents of an 8-pound-8-ounce girl born Feb. 19 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 27, 2015 | | Births


Young Veterinary Research Services is committed to fair and humane treatment of animals

I would like to thank Rachel Ladd for the opportunity to respond to her questions and concerns within a civil and respectful forum, a distinct contrast to one sided social and broadcast media, which we have recently experienced.

February 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock needs road repair investment today

Dear Editor,

February 27, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Fair seeks new CEO

Chris Borovansky's time at the Stanislaus County Fair has come to an end. The fair's chief executive officer for the past five years announced his retirement on Thursday. After more than 30 years in the fair industry, Borovansky said it was time for him to have a real summer vacation.

February 26, 2015 | By Krisitna Hacker By Alysson Aredas | Local


Paul Reiser brings comedy tour to Gallo

Actor-writer-producer and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser, who currently stars in the Oscar-nominated film "Whiplash," will do a comedy turn at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. March 7.

February 26, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


CDFA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS RESEARCH PHASE OF NEW DAIRY DIGESTER PROGRAM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is developing Phase II (Research) of its new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2014.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


UC Coop walnut, tree and vine meetings

The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


The winner in the category of least gracious winner is...

The 87th annual Academy Awards shouldn't be confused with entertainment.

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


County needs more progressive groundwater regulations

The time is now for action to protect adequate water for Stanislaus County's future. The continuing drought, State law requiring Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and Plans due by 2020 /2022 (GSAs and GSPs), and recent studies by the U.S. Geological Survey designating the Central Valley as the fastest sinking water level in the country necessitate swift action by our leaders. As 80 percent of the water used in California is directly used for agriculture and that industry is expanding in our county, the need for more water is growing. The League of Women Voters of California supports policies that ...

February 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Warriors clinch CCAA tournament berth with win at Sonoma State

It was a little bit of a different road that the Warriors took this year, but the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team has qualified for the CCAA conference tournament with Saturday night's 68-62 win over Sonoma State.

February 24, 2015 | | College


Julia Tapia

She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Jesus Tapia, and three children: Jose M. (Sophia) Chavez of Turlock, Rosa (Juan Pablo) Vallejo of Turlock, and Jesus Ventura (Josefa Sanchez) of Turlock; 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and 7 grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Gerita Jorritsma Duree

Gerita (Geri) Duree, age 72, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville, Missouri.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary Lois Bare

Mary Lois Bare, 91, of Hilmar, passed away at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mary Lois was born in Arkansas to Julius and Thelma Wegel. She attended schools in Arkansas. After High School graduation she married Charles Bare, a Seaman with the Merchant Marine. They settled in California, first in the Bay Area and then in the Central Valley in 1968. They were married nearly 62 years when he passed away in 2005.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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