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Dean West

Dean West passed away at the age of 79. The youngest of six children, Dean grew up to believe in hard work. He was a good provider and was a very charitable and humble man. He was always reaching into his pocket to help others. In Dean's younger years he was very passionate about horses and had a love for animals throughout his life.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Donald Malcom Chittock

Donald Malcom Chittock, 62, died at his Turlock home surrounded by loved ones. He succumbed to complication from an industrial accident which curtailed the last nine years of his life.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Kaepernick, 49ers deliver a much-need win against Kansas City

Four games into a season of great expectations, the 49ers stood at a crossroads. With two exuberant wins and two gut-wrenching losses, San Francisco needed another success to recapture a winning record and keep pace for postseason contention.

October 06, 2014 | BY MATT JOHANSON Turlock Journal | Sports Professional


Delhi falters against Orestimba

The Delhi High varsity football team saw its three-game win streak come to a bracing halt on Friday in an 8-40 loss to a visiting Orestimba High team on the Hawks' homecoming night.

October 04, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Bruce Leon Wejmar

Bruce lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. He was born and raised in Turlock and attended Turlock schools and graduated from Turlock High School in 1965. An Army Veteran from 1966-1968, he served in Vietnam from 1967-1968. Bruce worked for International Paper/Evergreen for 42 years.

October 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Measure B is the only realistic way to repair Turlock roads

It was my privilege to serve on the City Council, as well as be Turlock's representative on the predecessor to StanCog. StanCog is the transportation planning agency for Stanislaus County. There has been some controversy about the effect on Measure B of Stanislaus County passing a separate transportation tax in the future. It is simple Measure B will terminate if the County passes a separate measure in the future. Every past proposal for a county transportation tax required a major portion of the funds to be allocated to each city for road maintenance. Thus if Measure B is terminated ...

October 03, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Snoopy plates to help fund museums

This week marks the six-month milestone in the statewide campaign to put the world's most beloved beagle on an official California license plate, and help generate needed funds for the state's museums at the same time. Since late January, over 4,200 Californians have pre-ordered an official Snoopy license plate-which is 56 percent of the 7,500 applications required by the State before the new plates go into production. The license plate features a reproduction of an iconic original Snoopy drawing by Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz and the phrase "museums are for everyone."

October 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


California schools chief race is about tenure

At last month's California gubernatorial debate, Republican hopeful Neel Kashkari praised Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris for using their discretion not to appeal a court ruling that overturned the state's same-sex marriage ban. Kashkari then chided both Democrats for failing to use that same discretion when they appealed the Vergara v. California court decision. The suit is named after Beatriz Vergara, one of nine students who sued to eliminate the state's teacher tenure system.

October 03, 2014 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


When was the last time you tested your home's smoke alarms?

The Turlock Fire Department works hard to educate the youth in our community about fire prevention, but this question is directed at the adults living in Turlock: When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week, last month, or last year? If you are like most people, you may not even remember the last time you tested them. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature in U.S. homes that they are often taken for granted and aren't tested or maintained as they should be.

October 03, 2014 | BY TURLOCK FIRE CHIEF TIM LOHMAN | Local


Outdoor water conservation tips for the fall season

As the weather cools and the seasons start to change, it is a great time to reassess your outdoor watering needs. Landscape areas tend to require less water and a little less maintenance this time of year. To ensure sure you're making the most of your water use this fall season, here are a few tips to help conserve water outdoors.

October 03, 2014 | | Local


Lady Bulldogs meet on gridiron in annual Powder Puff game

The Turlock High senior girls shutout their gridiron opponents, the junior girls, 13-0, during an intraschool matchup Thursday at Joe Debely Stadium. The Powder Puff game was officiated by coaches James Peterson and Sean Gilbert. Social studies teacher Rick Fetter coached the senior girls while special ed teacher Blake Amador coached the juniors.

October 03, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


Births Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

• Janeth Ruiz of Atwater is the mother of a 6-pound-5-ounce girl born Sept. 25 at Emanuel Medical Center.

October 03, 2014 | | Births


Home Depot to host safety fair

Home Depot is inviting the entire community to come out for a day of fun and public safety demonstrations at its annual Safety Fair on Saturday.

October 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Flu clinics opening

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency Public Health Services will begin its community flu vaccination clinics Sunday.

October 02, 2014 | | Local


Violet Marie Johnson Wellander

Violet Marie Johnson Wellander, 93, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, September 28th. Her last few hours here were graciously and peacefully spent at her beloved place of residence, Vintage Sonoma.

October 02, 2014 | | OBITS


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Elizabeth M. Barrett

Elizabeth M. Barrett, 80, formerly of Turlock and Modesto died on October 23 after an extended period of declining health. Liz was born, raised and married in Lowell, MA. She and her husband, Tom lived for a time in East Lansing, MI and then in Stanford, CA before settling in Turlock as one of the founding families of the new Stanislaus State College (now known as CSU Stanislaus). Liz was a member of the SSC faculty Wives Club, and the Turlock 20 Ands, but she is probably best remembered in Turlock for her tireless support of children at Turlock Aquatic ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Gladys Linnea Mathews

Gladys Linnea Mathews,99, was born in March of 1915 to Jonas and Elizabeth Nyman in Wausa, Nebraska. The youngest of five children, she came to California with her family as a young woman and met Carl in Oakland and they married in 1936. They were married for 50 years, ministering as church-planters to communities in the area and foothills. She was known for her kindness and generosity and welcomed visitors with coffee and her renowned baking and cooking. She loved music, travel, collected dolls and wrote poetry. She lived in the Turlock area for 69 years and was a ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Eleanor Angeline Brindeiro

Eleanor,94, was born in the Visalia area to Francisco and Leunora Cardoza in 1920 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 94. She married Albert Brindeiro and they had two children and shared over 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2004. Together they owned a dairy which she helped manage for 62 years. In 1982, their son Glenn passed in a tragic accident; the loss of her son was very difficult and life was never the same for Eleanor.

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


‘Carrie: The Musical’ promises terrifyingly good time at Playhouse Merced

"I will not cry, I'm okay, I try so hard to play their way…"

October 30, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Stop unions' bid to control the Turlock City Council

It seems Turlock Firefighters Union has infected the Turlock Police Officers Union with their political disease: "Power Grab Syndrome" (PGS) to control the Turlock City Council.

October 30, 2014 | George King | Letters to the Editor


Adam Gray has made the valley a better place

Over my career I have spent a great deal of time trying to make the San Joaquin Valley a better place for our families and communities. In that time I learned that we do best if we work and stand together when valley interests are at stake. They are at risk in next week's election.

October 30, 2014 | Tony Coehlo | Letters to the Editor


Fireplace curtailments starting up again

The 12th season of the Central Valley's Check Before You Burn program begins Saturday

October 30, 2014 | | Local


Turlock veterans take flight

It was the final day of the Central Valley Honor Flight, a three-day trip aiming to take World War II veterans to the nation's capital to tour its many war memorials. Turlock veteran David Sargis, 89, was walking through the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery before he bumped into a fellow veteran.

October 30, 2014 | BY ESRA HASHEM Special to the Journal | Local


Judith Waterson

Judith (Judy) Waterson, 77, died peacefully October 26, 2014, at her home in Turlock, California. A private Graveside service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.

October 30, 2014 | | OBITS


Warrior women back in the game with 2-0 win over DH

The Warriors finally got back to their scoring ways and snapped a four-match winless streak as Cal State Stanislaus picked up the much-needed win over Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2-0, on a breezy Sunday at Warrior Stadium.

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Stanislaus men win in 2OT, now in driver's seat for postseason

A dramatic turn of events late in Sunday's match propelled the Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime victory over a visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills - and the Warriors' postseason fate is now in their own hands (as well as feet and heads, of course).

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


SURPRISE VISIT

The owners of Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock had an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a car came crashing into their storefront.

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Groundwater: In OID, the sky’s not falling

During this third year of drought in California, there understandably has been much concern expressed by the media and others over the volume of groundwater pumping and its effect on our aquifers.

October 28, 2014 | BY STEVE KNELL Oakdale Irrigation District | Editorial


School districts need local authority; Pell Grants should be fully funded

I grew up here in Turlock as a product of local public schools. I attended Cunningham Elementary then Wakefield Junior High School before graduating from Turlock High School and going onto college. This is the community I know and love and I believe that today a lot of folks don't have the same opportunities I had growing up here.

October 28, 2014 | BY MICHAEL EGGMAN | Editorial


Gary Soiseth is a breath of fresh air

My family and I met Gary Soiseth this last Saturday when he walked through my neighborhood in the rain. He spoke about his commitment to a positive campaign without negative attacks against his opponent. He spoke about moving Turlock in an even stronger direction. And he spoke about bringing new energy and new ideas to City Hall. All of which I agree with.

October 28, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


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