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Air Force Airman David Madrigal graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2014 | | Local


Births Aug. 7 to Aug. 13

• Maria Gonzalez-Reynoso and Jose Garcia of Los Banos are the parents of a 10-pound-1-ounce boy born Aug. 7 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 15, 2014 | | Births


Renowned ukulele performer to strum in Turlock

The Turlock Uke Jamz is bringing Abe Lagrimas, Jr. to town for a one-night ukulele performance on Aug. 21.

August 14, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Status of 2014 drought conditions

According to US Drought Monitor, approximately 35 percent of the country is experiencing drought conditions. California in particular is suffering from severe to exceptional stages of drought caused by high pressure air blocking storms from moving our way. As these conditions worsen and we struggle through this run of historically dry weather, we see further declines in reservoir levels, dustier air, and thirstier lawns.

August 08, 2014 | | Local


Julia S. Sleeper

Julia was born in Chicago, IL to Samuel and Nanajon Yohannan and passed away in Turlock at the age of 85. She settled in Turlock at the age of fifteen and graduated from Turlock High School. In 1957 she married Brad Sleeper and they shared 57 years of marriage. Julia was passionate about her Assyrian community and actively involved in and treasurer for the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock. One of her favorite activities was playing "Takhta", backgammon. She also loved to read and play bridge.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Pennie Ralston Hearn

Pennie was born on October 21, 1954 in Grangeville, Idaho to Everett and Emily (Billie) Ralston. She was one of six children. She fought a brave battle against cancer and went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was 59 years old.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Evelyn E. Besone

Evelyn was born and raised on a dairy ranch in Stevinson, CA and passed away at the age of 97 in Encino, California. She graduated from Hilmar High School and settled in Turlock where she lived for over 60 years. Evelyn worked for Haucks Drug Store and was a secretary for Dr. Moline's office for several years.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Dorothy Gladys Ross

Dorothy Wire Ross was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 6, 2014 just weeks shy of her 102nd birthday. Dorothy was born in Chino, CA to Charles and Jo (Passmore) Wire. She attended high school in Chino and Chaffey College in Ontario before marrying Harlon Clyde Ross in 1932. Together they worked hard farming in the Pomona and Etiwanda areas before settling in Turlock in 1963. She helped feed chickens, clean eggs, smudge citrus, bottle feed calves and any other work that needed to be done on the ranch and in the home ...

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Edward Allen Aschwanden

Edward was born in Turlock where he lived all his life. He graduated from Turlock High School and drove truck for over 30 years. Ed enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and getting together with friends. He loved his daughters and one grandson dearly.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


HORTON HEARS A TYPA TUNE

All the beloved characters from the Dr. Seuss books, from Horton to the Cat in the Hat, to Gertrude McFuzz and The Grinch, are coming to life in the Turlock Youth Performing Art's Senior Company's production of "Seussical Jr."

August 07, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


TURLOCK FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER RE-OPENS

Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center celebrated their grand re-opening Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house at the new facility on Geer Road.

August 07, 2014 | CANDY PADILLA | Local


Dress codes and the fall of civilization

The good old days.

August 05, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Parole board finds Turlock baby killer eligible for release

A Turlock man convicted of killing a 9-month-old baby in 1993 could be getting out of prison, following a decision by the State Board of Parole Hearings in Tehachapi.

August 05, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Jack Crawford

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and 8 siblings. He is survived by his wife Rella Crawford of Turlock; six children: Joseph (Sylvia) Crawford of Weleetka OK, Geraldine Crawford of Sacramento CA, Rhonda Crawford of Hawthorne NV, Rebekah Grover of Turlock, Patsy Wortham of Atwater CA, and LeAnn (Sonny James) Garman of Brownwood TX; one sister Fay Rountree of Oklahoma City OK, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Hiliwa D. Lang

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Adrian "Bud" Orange and her husband Dwight Lang. She is survived by her children: Renee (Jerry) Phillips and Robin (Tony) Garcia of Modesto, Roger Lang (Chris) of Vale, OR, and Rochelle Alexander of Reno, NV; her sister Karen Dempsey of Alaska; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


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Turlock tennis trounces Atwater in first match of CCC play

Turlock tennis head coach Linda Bejaran said the girls were a bit nervous going into their opening league game on Tuesday, but it wasn't apparent as most of her players finished with confidence - and a 7-2 victory over a visiting Atwater team.

September 16, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Immigration is American

Conservatives rightly point out that America is a nation of laws. No one should be exempt. That's why many oppose amnesty and other paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are here now.

September 16, 2014 | BY JOHN STOSSEL Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Measure B money will stay in Turlock

The citizens of Turlock will have the opportunity Nov. 4 to make a commitment to fixing Turlock roads by voting YES on Measure B. Turlock roads have suffered from years of neglect as a result of not having a dedicated funding source and it's time that we take control of maintaining our investment in Turlock's transportation infrastructure.

September 16, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean:

September 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Government


Alice Pera Yonan

Alice Pera Yonan, 88, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Una Yonan, and sister, Diane Pera Yohannan. She is survived by her son, David Yonan, and daughter, Dina Yonan Gehring, her two sisters, Lillian Pera Abraham and Mariam Pera Miroo, and brother-in-law Albert D. Miroo. She was a Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, who will be loved and missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assyrian Church of the East: Mar Addai Perish.

September 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Olive “Elaine” Dill

Our precious mother, Olive Elaine Dill, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2014 into the arms of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ at her home in Turlock, California.

September 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Shara Nickole Alvarez Valadez

Shara Nickole Valadez, 21, died September 9, 2014. She was born December 10, 1992, in Salinas, California to Moises Alvarez and Sandra G. Alvarez. She grew up in Salinas until grade 4 when the family moved to the Central Valley. Shara attended Wakefield School, Dutcher School and Turlock High where she met the love of her life and future husband Chris Valadez. She attended Merced College as an Ag Business Major and worked at Home Depot. She is preceded in death by her brother Moses Alvarez, and Grandfather Guadalupe Alvarez.

September 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Hilmar falls to Sonora in OT

The Hilmar High Yellowjackets put up quite a fight on their home field Friday, but couldn't hold off the Sonora High offense, which scored the tie-breaking touchdown in the final seconds of an overtime game.

September 13, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Why I can’t support Turlock’s Measure B, yet

"He is anti-roads." "He is anti-tax." "He is too Republican." All are false claims that will be waged against my campaign for mayor of Turlock because of my current criticism of Measure B, a proposed half-cent sales tax for the next seven years to fund Turlock road improvements.

September 12, 2014 | | Editorial


Measure B is right for Turlock

As a longtime resident of Turlock, I have witnessed the increasing deterioration of Turlock roads. The limited funds from state and federal sources only provide funding for temporary repairs on a very limited basis and are mostly directed at specific projects such as the recent pavement improvements to Monte Vista Avenue and Canal Drive. The citizens of Turlock deserve better and passage of Measure B will be the first step to ensure that Turlock roads are fixed.

September 12, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


Births Sept. 4 to Sept. 10

• Mayra and Nickolas Espino of Modesto are the parents of a 6-pound-5-ounce boy born Sept. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 12, 2014 | | Births


Latin flavor opens Turlock Concert Association season

Habaneros, a quintet formed from the ranks of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will open the season of the Turlock Concert Association with a performance on Sept. 25.

September 11, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


William “Bill” Hartzell

William "Bill" Hartzell passed away peacefully on September 5th in Hughson, California. He is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is gone from our sight but forever in the hearts of his family and friends. Bill is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Sylvia; children Bill Ball (Paula) of Portland, Oregon, Beverly Hatcher, (Steve) of Turlock, California, Dan Hartzell, (Noreen) of Turlock, California, Dave Hartzell (Lynn) of Tracy, California and Teresa Miller (Mark) of Medford, Oregon. There are also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren who are true blessings to him ...

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


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