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Losing your head at the Supreme Court

On Election Day, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Schwarzenegger vs. Entertainment Merchants Association. The irony of this case name was obvious: The celebrated violent-action-hero governor of California had signed a bill into law in 2005 forbidding the sale of ultraviolent video games to minors, a law that lower federal courts prevented from ever going into effect.

November 06, 2010 | BY L. BRENT BOZELL III Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Births Oct. 18 to Nov. 3

· Carri and David Shively of Turlock are the parents of a seven-pound-two-ounce girl born Oct. 18 at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto.

November 06, 2010 | | Births


Gov.-Elect Jerry Brown's new worst nightmare

"The taxpayers gave and they also took away. On one hand, the people said by a majority, 'Give us a budget.' On the other hand, they said, 'Don't pick my pocket.'" This was Jerry Brown's verdict on California voters' picks on ballot measures delivered at his post-victory press conference Wednesday.

November 06, 2010 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Rev. Berner V. Swanson

Berner "Bud" Swanson, 88, passed away Nov. 2 in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a native of Youngstown Colony, Turlock. Bud attended Johnson Joint School through eighth grade and graduated from Turlock High School in 1940.

After serving the Evangelical Covenant Church as an ordained minister, he retired back to Turlock in 1987. In 2001 Bud moved to Covenant Village of Golden Valley in Minnesota.

November 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Wendy Martinez

Our beloved Wendy passed away unexpectedly at her home in Turlock on Nov. 2. Wendy Martinez was born in Castro Valley on July 10, 1955 and grew up in Hayward, where she graduated from Mt. Eden High school in 1973. A long time resident of Turlock since 1985, Wendy was an avid animal lover who spent her days as a caregiver of pets for family, friends and local residents. Wendy loved art, and she loved to paint and draw, and was inspired by nature. She had many lifelong friendships, spanning over decades of her life, and will be sadly missed ...

November 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Miguel “Michael” Fernandez III

Michael Fernandez, 25, of Keyes, died Nov. 3 in Keyes. He was born in Modesto in 1985. He was a welder for eight years and attended St. Jude Catholic Church of Ceres. He enjoyed skate boarding, video games, "Guitar Hero," football and being outdoors.

November 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Jason Helms Coronado

Jason Helms (aka "Skin") was born and raised in Massachusetts. He came to California and was "adopted" by Ismael and Constance Coronado at the age of 15. He lived in and around the Turlock area since that time. His life tragically ended while visiting Arizona recently. Jason loved sports, including basketball, football, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed cooking and baking. He was close to his family, and especially loved his kids. He worked as an iron worker in the construction of metal buildings for 12 years and enjoyed his work.

November 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Richard Alfred Uhrhammer

Richard "Dick" Uhrhammer, 90, of Ballico, passed away at Doctors Medical Center on Saturday. He was born to Otto and Alma Uhrhammer in Mountain View, Calif. Richard graduated from Mt. View High School and got his accounting degree at San Jose State, where he was a star basketball player. After graduating from Kings' Point Merchant Marine Academy, he became an officer and served on oil tankers during World War II. Richard married Lura Beth Magneson; and after the war they moved to Ballico, where they spent the rest of their lives farming. They raised three children and farmed sweet potatoes ...

November 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Charles M. Harris

Charles M. Harris, 93, died Oct. 18 in Salem, Ore. He was born to Charles A. and Bertha Harris in Denair in 1917. He attended Denair schools, Modesto Jr. College, and UC Berkeley. He worked in mapping for the U.S. Forest Service in Ventura County until 1942, then joined the Navy and served in the Pacific until the end of WW II. He returned to Denair and was involved in farming full-time until he started working in the Stanislaus County Assessor's office in the early 1960s. After retirement he became a licensed farm property appraiser.

November 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Mary S. Costa

Visitation for Mary Sousa Costa will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 with recitation of the Rosary to start at 7 p.m., both at Allen Mortuary.

November 05, 2010 | | OBITS


John B. Marsh

John B. Marsh, 80, died Oct. 25 at his home in Turlock after a long illness. He was born in 1930 in Stranton, Pa. to E. Roy and Helen B. Marsh. He graduated from Dunmore High School in Pennsylvania, attained the rank of Eagle Scout, and then graduated from Syracuse University. He served four years in the United States Navy before moving to California to take classes at Claremont Graduate School.

November 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Iva Parreira Chibante

Iva Parreira Chibante, 73, of Hilmar, died Nov. 3. She was a homemaker for 52 years and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Hilmar, S.P.R.S.I. Council 151 of Stevinson, and P.F.S.A. Council 151 of Hilmar. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting.

November 05, 2010 | | OBITS


Frank Joseph Bettencourt, Jr.

Frank Bettencourt Jr., 54, passed away surrounded by family at his home in Kuna, Idaho on Oct. 27 after a two-year battle against prostate cancer.

November 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Ilene Marie (Lyda) Davalt Joseph

Illene Marie (Lyda) Davalt Joseph, 91, passed away on Oct. 29 in Clovis.

November 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Frances Dolores Hirdes

Frances "Fran" Hirdes passed away peacefully on Friday in Turlock. She was born in Farmersville to Joseph and Mary Riberio in 1928. She was the second of six children: Mary, Fran Ellie, Lee, Joe and Tony. The family later moved to Ceres. Fran attended Ceres High School and graduated in 1947. In 1949, she married Les Hirdes. Together they worked hard in the farming and dairy business for over 40 years. They were married 50 years when Les passed away in 1999; a daughter Leslie preceded Fran in death in 2008. She enjoyed line dancing, rodeos and roping. She timed ...

November 03, 2010 | | OBITS


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Births June 16 to June 25

• Ana and Lucas Tovar of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-14-ounce girl born June 16 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 24, 2016 | | Births


Get ready for Sacramento 'magic' solution for homelessness

Get ready for the big lie - or at least being misled whether it is intentional or not.

June 24, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


The benefits of sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping is the use of design and maintenance practices that work harmoniously with the local climate and soils. Sustainable landscapes are adapted to the ...

June 24, 2016 | | Government


Ruth Louise Hamstad

Ruth Louise Hamstad, 95, of Turlock, went to her Heavenly home on June 20, 2016 at Covenant Village in Turlock. Ruth was married to Norman ...

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


June Marion Pearson

June was born in Clear Lake, Iowa of Swedish immigrant parents, Swan and Gertrude Peterson on June 29,1918. She went home to glory on ...

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


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


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