This year saw plenty of noteworthy sports moments in Turlock and the surrounding areas. Here's what stood out for the sports department as some truly remarkable feats.
• Dolores Pena and Juan Vazquez of Turlock are the parents of a 6-pound-9-ounce boy born Dec. 18 at Emanuel Medical Center.
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Hundreds of local families struggling to make ends meet will be able to serve farm-fresh eggs at their holiday dinner tables, thanks to donations from Gemperle Family Farms.
Oakdale Police arrested a local man on Dec. 24, on suspicion of an array of sexual assault charges regarding a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook.
The community of Hughson is mourning the loss of 17-year-old resident Mario Castro, who was killed in an early Monday morning freeway crash in Brentwood in Contra Costa County.
Barbara Miranda, 77, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House after an extended illness.
Rodrigo Manuel Rodrigues passed away on Wednesday December 17th, 2014. Rod was born on October 31st, 1952 in Pico, Azores. Moved to Tracy, CA with his parents and siblings in 1967, then made Modesto his permanent residence. One of his many accomplishments was managing their family dairy with his father as a young adult, which lead him to owning and handling many rental properties. Rod enjoyed working hard to provide for his family. He married Sylvia Cisneros-Rodrigues in 2000. Rod loved family, fishing, dancing and traveling. He also enjoyed being a foster parent; raising 31 boys since 2001.
A Celebration of Life service for this gentle man of integrity will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shelter Cove Community Church, 4242 Coffee Rd. in Modesto.
California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of Dec. 24 and in the early morning hours of Dec. 25.
The California Attorney General issued a consumer alert on location services used by mobile applications (apps).
Cassidy Sanders-Curry had a career night with 30 points as the Warriors survived a Chico State buzzer-beater attempt with an exciting 72-71 win Saturday night at Acker Gym.
Central Valley native and an accomplished volleyball coach Mallori Gibson has been named head coach of the Cal State Stanislaus women's volleyball program, as it was announced by Director of Athletics Michael Matoso on Monday.
The Warriors parlayed a huge second half run and dominated Chico State en route to another thriller in this rivalry as Cal State Stanislaus edged the Wildcats, 62-60, in overtime on Saturday.
She is survived by her husband John Storment; children Charlene (Wayne) Fry of Turlock and Cathleen Siler of Delhi; stepchildren Edward Storment and Jennifer Storment, both of Delhi; brother Ed (Alice) Suszynski of June Lake, CA; grandchildren Jaime, Kathryn, Eric, Kayla and Ricardo; great grandchildren Aleigha, Bryson, Ryleigh, Lauryn and Madison.
He is survived by his son Benjamin Hake of Denair; siblings Robert (Vicky) Hake of Denair, Linda (Ted) Pinson of Ohio, Sandra (Allen) Niles of Wyoming; and two grandchildren Marcus and Nicolas Hake of Denair. Doug was preceded in death by his wife Josephine in 2004, his parents Leland and Margaret Hake, and sister Carol Alford.
Launa was born in Hazard County, Kentucky to James and Cassie Begley and passed away at the age of 80 in Turlock, California. She was one of eight children who grew up in a modest home in Kentucky. At the age of twelve, her family moved to Oakland, California. She graduated from Biola University, where she also met her husband Ted Dixon; together they shared 45 years of marriage until he passed away in 2006.
She is survived by her daugters Tamara and Kelin Hritz; adopted daughter Christine Alcantara; brother Ken Feliciano; Godson/nephew Carl Rose; nieces Megan and Kristin Feliciano; nieces/nephews William and Paula Fredson; cousin Kimberly Vally; her best friends Roxanne Grubb, Judi Price and Pamela McGuire, and her dogs Copper, Lucky, Puppy and Maggy.
Jonah Peter Parker, son of Adam and Danae Parker, was born at 10:41 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2015 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, CA. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz. and was 17.5 inches tall. He spent his short time on Earth in the arms of his loving parents. Jonah passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father just one hour after he was born.
Survived by his children William Cox Thornton III (son), Kelby Thornton (daughter) Tamara Thornton (daughter in law) and Alina Thornton (granddaughter). He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Thornton.
Larry is survived by his wife Beverley Smith, two children: Jenae Smith Worsham (Bill) and Byran Smith (Holly), grandkids: Dusty Worsham and Zane Smith, mother-in-law: Patricia Cash, sisters: Geneva Herrington Meza (Gil) and Kathy Smith Specker (Dan), parents: Charles Smith (Donna) and preceded in death by his mother Bernice Smith and father-in-law Bill Cash.
Rinks Atsushi Sano was born on Bacon Island in the Sacramento Delta to Suyehichi and Tsute Sano. He passed away on Friday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. His father moved his family to Yerington, Nevada when Rinks was a toddler to work as a sharecropper. After living in Nevada for a few years, the family moved to Livingston to work in farming for the Kishi family. Rinks graduated from Livingston High School in 1940. In 1942, Executive Order 9066 forced Rinks and his family first to the Merced Assembly Center at the Merced Fairgrounds, and then on to ...
Marian Ciriscioli, 90, of Turlock passed away January 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving
One of Denair High School's best baseball players in the past decade will return this spring to take over as varsity coach.
• Paige Awai of Patterson is the mother of twin boys - 6-pounds-7-ounces and 5-pounds-11-ounces - born Jan. 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Entries are now being accepted for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.
The Theatre Department at California State University, Stanislaus is presenting "Beanie and the Bamboozling Horror Machine" by Roy C. Booth and Bob May as this year's children's production.
The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.