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Turlock BBQ teams among winners at Ceres ‘Smoke on the River’ event

An estimated 3,000 enjoyed live music, barbecued meats with its irresistible smells, beer, great weather and conversation at Saturday's third annual "Smoke on the River" event at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center.

August 30, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Galen Person

Galen passed away peacefully at his Kingsburg home with his family after a short battle with cancer at the age of 73.

August 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles L. Holmes

Charles Lester Holmes was born in March of 1944 in Modesto, California. He lived in Salida and attended local schools. He worked at the local drive-in theater while attending Modesto High School. Upon graduating, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for most of his tour of duty.

August 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Births Aug. 18 to Aug. 24

• Tristin and Brandon Gresham of Modesto are the parents of a 9-pound-2-ounce girl born Aug. 18 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 26, 2016 | | Births


Why I'm running for YCCD Trustee Area 3

When I told my grandmother, a lifelong resident of Turlock, I'm running for the YCCD Board against the incumbent of twenty years, she became skeptical of my chances. We're a family that takes pride in civic engagement, sitting around the dining room table with our ballots, having a spirited discussion about the consequences of our decisions. That's why she knew the odds are stacked against newcomers looking to breathe new life into politics.

August 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Bublak played vital role in city's economic development

I'm writing to encourage Turlock voters in District 4 to re-elect Amy Bublak to Turlock's City Council. In all the conversations I've had with Amy, one thing that is clear is her devotion to our community and its citizens. She has a vision for Turlock that preserves its uniqueness while working to increase its economic potential.

August 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Time for local schools to implement 'Meatless Mondays'

Dear Editor:

August 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


The case for a $10 per person surcharge to help protect Yosemite

People who visit Yosemite National Park often use words such as "spectacular," "breath-taking," and "incredible" to describe the experience.

August 26, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Mateus da Rocha Martins Jr.

Mateus da Rocha Martins Jr, 69 of Hilmar, passed peacefully on August 21 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He lived in Hilmar for 49 years and was born in Ribeirinha, Terceira, Azores.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Stanley C. Johnson

Stanley Charles Johnson, 76, passed away at his Turlock home. Stanley was born in Turlock to Albert and Edith Johnson. He grew up in Turlock. He met and married Linda Ann Johnson. Stan worked for over 30 years for International Paper in Turlock. He attended Turlock Covenant Church and First Christian Church in Turlock. He had lots of friends and enjoyed meeting for coffee and fellowship. He served his country as a member of the California National Guard.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Shirley Ann Finister

Shirley was born in Tug Hollow, West Virginia to Virginia Simpkins and Vivian Simpkins truly a coal miner's daughter. She was the oldest of four. Two Sisters and one Brother. Surviving sister, Vivian Feysa and deceased sister Freda Zarlino and brother, Carl Simpkins. Shirley was a musically talented person having picked up the clarinet at a very early age starting in 4th grade. She became very accomplished playing first chair and maintaining straight A's in her later high school years.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Jose Pablo Cresenciano Escobar Rangel

Jose Pablo, 90, Turlock passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Jose was born to Gabriel Rangel and Vicenta Escobar in Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexcio.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Harvey V. Terveen

Harvey was born Jan. 16, 1920 in Emery, SD. He passed away peacefully in his home on Aug. 20, 2016. He graduated from McCook County School in Emery, SD in 1934. Harvey was a farmer his entire life. He married Louise R. Fluth on Sept. 20, 1940. They had five children. Harvey and Louise moved from Emery to Turlock, CA in 1970 where they farmed and operated a dairy for many years. Harvey enjoyed livestock and farm auctions, going fishing and playing cards. His face lit up when he saw his grandkids.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Mary Lynne Metcalf Aubert

Mary Lynne Metcalf Aubert died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, July 30, 2016 in New Rochelle, New York.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Michael Ray Loup

Mike Loup went to go be with the Lord at the age of 61. He was preceded in passing by his mother Mary Louise Thompson Loup and father Charles Ray Loup, brother John Roy Loup, sister Karen Loup, along with in-laws Superior Court Judge J. Steve Williams & Yvonne G. Williams, brother-in-law's William A. Williams (Bill), James Steve Williams, & Cliff Roper.

August 26, 2016 | | OBITS


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First responders offer virtual ride-along

Several area public safety agencies are offering the public a chance to experience what it is like to be a first responder with a virtual ...

September 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


David John Kangas

David John Kangas, 51, died September 9, 2016 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was at home and surrounded by his wife, two ...

September 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Kathryn Lorraine Liles

Kathryn Lorraine Liles, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away unexpectedly in her home last week. Born March 2, 1964 in Castro Valley ...

September 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Frances Mae Haarstad

Frances Mae Haarstad went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Brandel Manor, Turlock CA. Frances (known as "Mickey Fran ...

September 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Births Sept. 15 to Sept. 21

• Alejandra Garcia Martinez of Livingston is the mother of a 7-pound girl born Sept. 15 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 23, 2016 | | Births


Gil Esquer excellent choice for Turlock City Council District 2

It is my honor to write this letter in support of my friend Gil Esquer, a candidate for Turlock City Council District 2. Gil is ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Stop the regulatory drought

The State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) is either oblivious to the pain they are causing our community or simply don't care. Their mandates ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Stan State's accolades deserve top billing

I am writing about the article published on Sept. 16 about UC Merced ranked among nation's best colleges. I certainly agree that the article ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Vote for Amy Bublak for Turlock City Council District 4

I am very pleased to support Amy Bublak for reelection to Turlock City Council District 4. I have known Amy for over a decade. She ...

September 23, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. Which may lead to clogged storm drains, polluted ...

September 23, 2016 | | Government


Jane M. Strong

Jane M. Strong, 65, of Turlock died peacefully at home and entered into eternal life on Sept. 18, 2016, after a four-and-a-half-year struggle with breast ...

September 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Rising country performer to play Turlock venue

County musician Granger Smith and his comedic alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. will be performing at the Turlock Community Theatre on Sept. 29.

September 22, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


EMC breast cancer event wants people to ‘say yes’ to regular screening

Lori Allen, host of the popular TV shows "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" and "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids" is the featured speaker ...

September 20, 2016 | | Local


Application period opens for school garden program

Local schools looking to cultivate their own garden - but don't know quite where to start - are invited to receive the financial and curriculum assistance ...

September 20, 2016 | | Education


August Chipponeri

August Chipponeri has gone to his heavenly home!

September 20, 2016 | | OBITS


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