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Legislative lushes get free rides via taxpayers

"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." - George Orwell in his novel "Animal Farm

June 02, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Keeping cool and conserving

Despite the ongoing drought, the water play features at both Columbia Park and Broadway Park are running this summer in an effort to encourage children to beat the summer heat in a safe manner - and not by swimming in canals.

June 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Aug 7, 1926 – May 26, 2015

Louise Adele Marchant, 88, of Turlock, passed away May 26 at Doctors Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the second daughter born in 1926 to Leopoldo and Confida Poggi, Italian immigrants, in San Francisco.

June 02, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert Bruce Borg

Lifelong Stanislaus County resident, Robert B. Borg, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his Ceres home. He was born June 29, 1957 to Robert and Violet Borg, in Turlock, one of five children. Rob grew up in Turlock and graduated from Turlock High School, class of 1975. On November 1, 1980, he married his high school sweetheart, Kelli Hacker.

June 02, 2015 | | OBITS


Marie B. DeSalles

Marie DeSalles, 88, passed away peacefully in San Jose after a short illness. She was a native of South Dakota and lived most of her life in Turlock, where she served as the Court Clerk at Turlock Judicial Court for 27 years. In 2003 she moved to San Jose to live closer to her children.

June 02, 2015 | | OBITS


John William (Bill) Doerksen

Bill Doerksen, age 85, passed away on May 27, 2015, at Grace Home in Livingston. He was born in Dos Palos, California, in 1929, the beloved son of John B. and Margaret Doerksen and brother to Florence. Bill lived in Escondido, California until the age of ten when his family moved and began dairy farming in Denair.

June 02, 2015 | | OBITS


El Nino on the way? I'll believe it when I see it

I'm not sure what to think about the weather we've been having lately. Usually by this time of year we're all complaining about how hot it is. It's been really nice lately, the winds have been blowing just enough to keep the temperatures down, and our nights have been nice and cool. Yesterday during my lunch break, I was reading the news online and was surprised to read that weather forecasting centers around the world are predicting an El Nino by the end of this year, similar to the one we had in 1997-98. So, last ...

May 29, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births May 21 to May 27

• Kulwant Kaur and Parminder Shergill of Livingston are the parents of a 7-pound-8-ounce boy born May 21 at Emanuel Medical Center.

May 29, 2015 | | Births


Chickens, private air space and drones

"If a landowner is to have full enjoyment of the land, he must have exclusive control of the immediate reaches of the enveloping atmosphere. Otherwise buildings could not be erected, trees could not be planted, and fences could not be run." - Justice William O. Douglas in the majority opinion of the United States vs. Causby

May 29, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Efficient indoor water use tips

In 2014, the average residential water use was 139 gallons per person per day. What can we do to reduce that number? While the main use of water at a residence is outside landscape watering, in this article we will explore ways of reducing water use inside the home.

May 29, 2015 | | Local


In Service

Air Force Airman Zachary M. Mendes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 29, 2015 | | Local


Wildfire training

In preparation of the anticipated very busy 2015 wildland firefighting season, the Turlock Fire Department hosted live fire wildland firefighting training sessions Thursday, Friday and today.

May 29, 2015 | | Local


Stetpen Andrew Regas

Stetpen Andrew Regas of Turlock was born 10-13-1944 and passed 5-28-2015. he was a gentle man, tender in heart, generous in spirit. He is survived by his daughter Rachel Duarte, son in law Tony Duarte & three grandsons Micah, Noah & Elijah Duarte. Services will be June 4th at 11 am at Turlock Memorial Park.

May 29, 2015 | | OBITS


Louise A. Marchant

Louise Adele Marchant, 88, of Turlock, passed away May 26 at Doctors Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the second daughter born in 1926 to Leopoldo and Confida Poggi, Italian immigrants, in San Francisco.

May 29, 2015 | | OBITS


County students graduate from Leadership Academy

With graduation season in full swing, the Stanislaus County Office of Education wants to acknowledge seniors and juniors that not only achieve academic success throughout high school, but those who also go above and beyond through its Leadership Academy.

May 28, 2015 | | Education


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Births June 25 to July 1

• Kayla Martinez of Keyes is the mother of a 6-pound-14-ounce boy born June 25 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 02, 2015 | | Births


Kokanee get a break this year due to drought

This year, more than any other year, I'm really being forced to think twice about where I'm going to go fishing next. Very few of my regular summertime fishing spots have enough water to safely or easily launch my boat anymore. These past few years I've really enjoyed fishing for Kokanee. Lakes like New Melones and Don Pedro are full of Kokanee but are both at their lowest in decades. All of the reports have stated that it's safe to launch with a 4X4, but without a courtesy dock and only one lane, I'm not ...

July 02, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


San Francisco, like LA, needs to atone for its water sins

Why is San Francisco privileged?

July 02, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


California sets record; surpasses UK, France, Spain in installed solar capacity

If California was a nation, it would rank 6th in the world in installed solar energy capacity. That's pretty amazing – and one of the key takeaways from the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, which was just released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

July 02, 2015 | BY RHONE RESCH | Editorial


Water conservation in the workplace: Commercial, industrial & institutional water use reduction stra

Conduct a facility audit to quantify water use.

July 02, 2015 | | Local


Gladys Sylvia Rodrick

Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

July 02, 2015 | | OBITS


Fire Department urges common sense for Fourth

The Turlock Fire Department wants our citizens and community to have a happy and safe July 4th Holiday. We want to remind our citizens that only fireworks with the State of California Fire Marshal approval are legal to use in the City of Turlock. Fireworks that fly into the air or explode are considered illegal and are highly dangerous. The last few years, both the Fire and Police Departments have confiscated a number of illegal fireworks from our citizens. The trend of using illegal fireworks these past few years is definitely on the rise. We want to let our citizens ...

July 01, 2015 | Tim Lohman Turlock Fire Department Chief | Letters to the Editor


Officials warn of West Nile presence

With all the holiday activities sure to bring people outdoors, the East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts want to remind people to be mindful of taking steps to avoid contracting West Nile Virus.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


New civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2015-16 has been selected by the Superior Court and started their term Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Big names in county, rock, and comedy coming for Fair

The 10-day run of the Stanislaus County Fair is just around the corner and that means a bevy of entertainment is headed towards Turlock.

July 01, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Marshmallows, real-life heroes part of July library events

Summer reading is in full swing at Stanislaus County Libraries and this month children will learn about real-life heroes during special book readings and craft projects. Other activities include ocean and marshmallow crafts, along with a monthly LEGO building time.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Trump should sit down with brain surgeon

Who would you rather perform brain surgery on you: Donald Trump or an illegal immigrant from Mexico?

June 30, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Drug testing as prevention, at the family level

Working in the field of drug addiction, I have come in contact with many people and families struggling and dealing with a loved one, a friend or family member who have become addicted or that drugs are bringing significate negative consequences in their lives. I am asked quite a lot, how do you prevent this from happening?

June 30, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Busch brothers take one-two finish at Sonoma

Kyle Busch (#18 M&Ms Toyota) put an exclamation on his recovery from a horrific wreck at the start of the season by taking a dramatic victory in Sunday's 27th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 on the picturesque Sonoma Raceway road course.

June 30, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Professional


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