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Don't be afraid to try something different

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the water. I definitely don't encourage anyone pushing someone into the water but I do see the benefit of not being afraid to try something different. Some of the best advice that I can give a fellow angler is to not be afraid to try something different. I can remember several times that I've been fishing with someone who was using a bait that I would have never tried, catch a fish while fishing ...

May 20, 2016 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Sweet time promised at Oakdale Chocolate Festival

Whether you just want to visit a few favorite chocolate booths, find some unique artwork, get some kettle korn or listen to some tunes, there won't be any shortage of things to do this weekend at the annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births May 12 to May 18

• Judid Valdez of Livingston is the mother of a 6-pound-6-ounce boy born May 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

May 20, 2016 | | Births


Let those without sin vote to slap $2 per pack tax on state's smokers

The self-righteous pushers of sin taxes are at it again.

May 20, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


New landscape watering hours begin June 1

Beginning June 1, a new watering schedule will go into effect. The new schedule will prohibit watering between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday through Saturday.

May 20, 2016 | | Government


Turlock students vie for Dairy Princess title

Three local women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held June 16 at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CDFA adjusts milk-for-cheese pricing formula

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross announced Friday that she would permanently increase the price dairy producers are paid for 4b milk used to make cheese, effective June 1.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Hispanic acts added to fair lineup

The Stanislaus County Fair is planning on hosting la fiesta del verano (the party of the summer) with two international Hispanic entertainers set to perform at the fair.

May 19, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Big Fish’ lands at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced is hoping to reel in audiences with their production of the musical "Big Fish," which finishes its run this weekend.

May 19, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Renewed effort to remind people to buckle up for safety

Local law enforcement will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign with an increased focus on motorists that fail to buckle up while on area roadways.

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Warriors improve times, marks at Last Chance Meet

In a last chance effort to better their times and marks to solidify their chances at qualifying for the NCAA Championships, three Stanislaus State Warriors were able to do just that at the West Coast Last Chance Open at Cox Stadium at San Francisco State on Saturday. The meet was hosted by University of San Francisco.

May 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Stockton 99 Speedway opens 2016 season

The high-banked, ¼ mile Stockton 99 Speedway raised the curtain on its 68th season of racing with a four division show in front of a crowd estimated at just over 1,000 on Saturday night.

May 17, 2016 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Columns


Giant sequoias' namesake park deserves a visit

Grand as they are, it's easy to overlook giant sequoias, even for those who visit the Sierra Nevada range often. Tahoe skiers and Yosemite climbers don't even pass close to the biggest clusters of the world's largest trees in Sequoia National Park.

May 17, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Nine 'Golden Grads' ready to relive their 1966 Stan State commencement

Stanislaus State was a very different campus in 1966 than it is today. But then, so was the city of Turlock.

May 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Susan Vesperman

Susan (Sue) Vesperman, R.N. passed away on May 2, 2016, just short of her seventy-seventh birthday. Sue was a long-time resident of San Ramon before moving to Turlock two years ago.

May 17, 2016 | | OBITS


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Essay contest to celebrate Carnegie’s centennial

The Carnegie Arts Center is searching for student writers wanting to take their place in the centennial celebration by submitting essays for the time capsule ...

June 23, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Hospitals sponsor CPR lessons, baby care center at Stanislaus County Fair

Visitors at the Stanislaus County Fair can learn to help save a life or just grab a few precious minutes of relaxation with their children ...

June 23, 2016 | | Local


Fair’s Kids Club featuring Disneyland getaway

The Stanislaus County Fair is offering a chance to extend the fun with a trip to Disneyland for four.

June 23, 2016 | | Local


DUI checkpoint planned for Turlock

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a driving under the influence and drivers license checkpoint between starting at 9 p.m. Friday and ending ...

June 23, 2016 | | Crime


Donald L. Bradley

Donald Bradley, 87, was born to Joy and Willa (Hall) Bradley in Upland, CA. He passed away Wednesday in Turlock.

June 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Climate change: Chicken Littles, Yosemite Valley and ostriches

"Climate change is no longer a threat, it is a reality." - President Obama speaking in Yosemite Valley on Saturday.

June 21, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Syrian refugee resettlement coming to California

The California Endowment announced they would grant the International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles (IRC) $306,344 to assist with the relocation of Syrian refugees ...

June 21, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


William S. “Bill” Walters

Bill Walters, 79, of Turlock, was born in Modesto to William E. and Virginia (Bostrom) Walters. He graduated from Turlock High in 1954 and soon ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Crystal Roberts

Crystal lost her battle with brain cancer. She was born in Oregon and moved to California 20 years ago. She was the first person in ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeriel Blaylock

Jeriel Blaylock passed away at Hylond Healthcare in Modesto, CA after a long illness. While in the Navy he served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Vicki L. Berlier

Vicki L. Berlier 54, of Turlock Ca, passed peacefully in Hughson Ca, surrounded by immediate family and friends after a short battle with ALS.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Kathleen Mae Landess

After 93 years, Kathleen "Mae" Landess passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 27, 2016. She has left behind two loving and devoted daughters ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Fossil exhibit at Merced library

The Merced County Library is hosting a fossil exhibit through the summer courtesy of the State of California and Caltrans.

June 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births June 10 to June 15

• Angelica Armendariz of Hilmar is the mother of a 6-pound-12-ounce boy born June 10 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 17, 2016 | | Births


It's time to 'wine' about 209

Napa Valley may be the Lamborghini of California's wine regions - with the sexy, splashy, and pricey veneer that goes with it - but it doesn ...

June 17, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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