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City of Turlock online water conservation course

Residents receiving a second violation for water wasting, which includes a $50 penalty fine, can elect to take an online water conservation course in order to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24 month period.

January 22, 2016 | | Government


Fancy food give away

Several Westside Ministries volunteers unpacked and boxed food that was donated from the International Fancy Food Show in San Francisco on Friday.

January 22, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Writing contest for students

Creative Communication is taking submissions for their Spring 2016 Essay, Poetry and Art Contests. Thousands in prizes and awards will be awarded to students and schools competing in the contests. The Essay Contest divisions are: Grades 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an essay, write between 100 and 250 words on any non-fiction topic. The deadline for the Essay Contest is Feb. 18. The Poetry Contest divisions are: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter a poem, submit one original poem in English, 21 lines ...

January 21, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Open auditions at Merced College

Merced College's Theatre Department will hold open auditions for Green Day's "American Idiot" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the College Theater.

January 21, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Sourdough Slim brings back vaudeville days

Sourdough Slim, one of the area's most beloved Western entertainers, is performing at the West Side Theatre Saturday.

January 21, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Amnesty program offered for delinquent tickets

Individuals feeling disheartened by looming debt from traffic tickets have reason to smile because of an expanded amnesty program.

January 21, 2016 | | Crime


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market a boon for community

I am writing to support the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market and offer my perspective as the current manager of TCFM. In 2013, I was hired by the TCFM Board to serve as the market manager. My primary responsibilities include weekly on-site management of the market, vendor recruitment and support, maintaining market compliance, arranging entertainment and community activities for the market, and answering inquiries from potential vendors, customers, community members and the media.

January 21, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


COLLEGE ROUNDUP

A big run in the second quarter turned the momentum in favor of the Warriors as the Stanislaus State women's basketball team defeated San Francisco State, 60-47, Saturday night at Fitzpatrick Arena.

January 19, 2016 | | College


Snowy destinations abound in Yosemite winter

As we gazed over Tuolumne Meadows and countless snowy pinnacles, we saw not a soul and scarcely a sign that people had ever been there. It was hard to believe we were in one of the world's most popular parks, visited by millions every year. Two friends and I carefully hiked the final steps over rock and ice to reach a patch of bare granite on the 9,450-foot summit of Lembert Dome. An amazing view from the peak rewarded our effort.

January 19, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Knights support pregnancy center

The Turlock Pregnancy Center shows off its new sonogram machine donated by the Knights of Columbus during tours of the facility given on Sunday. The Turlock, Hughson, Newman, Ceres and Patterson councils also provided the patient table, desk and chairs as well. The sonogram machine was donated on Aug. 12, 2015, and has since been used for patients and training. Sunday's event was an open house to celebrate the new equipment and the services the Turlock Pregnancy Center has to offer including free diapers, clothing, formula and other baby items, along with support for women facing crisis pregnancies.

January 19, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


ADA reform legislation clears Assembly Judiciary Committee

Central Valley legislators banned together last year to create the bipartisan San Joaquin Valley Caucus, with the goal of addressing the unique needs of Valley constituents. One of the caucus'; priorities- Americans with Disabilities Act reform - is closer to reality as SB 269, a bill that will help small businesses improve their disability access and prevent lawsuits, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

January 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


James (Jim) Rickenbacker

James (Jim) Rickenbacker 62, beloved brother and husband passed away quietly at his home in Pacific Grove, CA on 01/09/16 after a long illness. He was born in Turlock on March16,1953. He attended Turlock schools, graduating from Turlock High School in 1971 and California State University Stanislaus in 1976. He is survived by his wife Sheila, and his two brothers John (Claire), and Jerridith. He was predeceased by his father and mother, John H., and Jean S. Rickenbacker. Jim Rickenbacker lived and worked in the Turlock area before marrying his longtime love Sheila Doyle in 2000, and ...

January 19, 2016 | | OBITS


Karl Andrew Englund

Karl Andrew Englund, born on October 13, 1957 to Luther and Elvira (Carlson) Englund in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. He grew up with two sisters Beth (Alan) Adams and Marti (Bill) Anderson and a brother Dan (Julie) Englund and spent much of his youth in Minnesota and California graduating from Hilmar High School. He attended Modesto Junior College and graduated from Covenant Bible College in Canada. He met his wife, Joyce Nordlinger, while working at Mission Springs Conference Center and they were married April 19, 1986. They established their home in Chicago and Bethany Beach in Sawyer, MI. They were blessed ...

January 19, 2016 | | OBITS


Delta Smelt more important than SJ Valley

The devastating California drought officially ended Friday for a handful of federal bureaucrats and the Delta Smelt.

January 19, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


I want farmers market to be more than big

I support the Turlock Certified Farmers Market as it has connected my family and me with many local farmers. I love knowing about the food I buy, who grew it, what's in season - and, knowing that I'm supporting local farmers.

January 19, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


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Births Feb. 4 to Feb. 10

• Sara Sanderson of Waterford is the mother of a 7-pound-9-ounce girl born Feb. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 12, 2016 | | Births


State water strategy: Crush the little guy

The water wars in California are getting uglier.

February 12, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Stan State hosts Science Day

Stanislaus State will present its Fifth Annual Science Day free to the public today. The open-house environment will feature activities from 10 a.m. to ...

February 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Clifford C. Dick

Clifford Dick, 92, of Turlock, passed away at his home at Covenant Village. Clifford was born in Girard, Kansas to Harry and Florence Dick, one ...

February 12, 2016 | | OBITS


MJC Art Gallery presents ‘Geometries in Cold Steel’ exhibit

The Modesto Junior College Art Gallery presents "Geometries in Cold Steel" on display Tuesday through March 4. The exhibit features the sculptures of Lawrence Thomas ...

February 11, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Fine Arts


No arrest yet in Hughson native's gruesome death

There's been no justice for Lauren Grace London.

February 11, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


American Legion supports local man

John Haggstrom of American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 presented Lauren Young a check for $500 to go towards her husband's medical expenses.

February 11, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


In Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Christian Flowers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

February 11, 2016 | | Local


Water top priority for Congressional candidates

While the current El Nino weather system is expected to improve California's rainfall outlook for the upcoming year, the four consecutive years of drought ...

February 09, 2016 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Government


Dona Harmon Jorgensen

A celebration of Dona's life, hosted by her children, will be held

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Adolph “Sam” Mendoza

Adolph "Sam" Mendoza, of Ceres, California, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Modesto, California, at the age of 78 following a brief hospital stay ...

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Anne “Annie” P. Mendonca

With loved ones by her side, Annie passed away peacefully at the age of 90. She was raised and lived most of her life in ...

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Playing against Desert Stinger tournament host Montana State Billings late into the night, the Warriors won a slugfest at a quarter after 11 p.m ...

February 06, 2016 | | College


Manning last game? Newton's finest moment? We'll see

Peyton Manning's last game? Cam Newton's finest moment?

February 06, 2016 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports Professional


Births Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

• Crystal Roberts of Turlock is the mother of an 8-pound-9-ounce boy born Jan. 28 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 06, 2016 | | Births


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