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Together, Turlock will survive the drought

Water. Wheat. Railroad. Prosperity. These are the words at the feet of the Central Park statue that honors one of Turlock's earliest farmers and our city's founder, John Mitchell.

April 24, 2015 | BY GARY SOISETH Mayor, City of Turlock | Editorial


Water conservation for city parks and medians

The City of Turlock's Water Conservation Task Force Committee is focusing efforts on water conservation strategies and enhancing our public education and outreach. As part of the public education and outreach, the City will be posting signs on the City's medians and parks. These signs will indicate how that particular landscape is being irrigated.

April 24, 2015 | | Local


Births April 16 to April 22

• Angelica Ballesteros of Empire is the mother of a 6-pound-2-ounce boy born April 16 at Emanuel Medical Center.

April 24, 2015 | | Births


Carol Hawkins

Carol Hawkins passed away peacefully at home, on April 21st, 2015 at the age of 98. She was the youngest of four girls born to G.W. and Emily Scholl in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near Lake Washington. She loved the clam-digging summers at her family's summer home on Bainbridge Island.

April 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lilly Mae Cole

Lilly (Liz) Cole was born in Madera, CA on March 12, 1940. She passed away in Merced on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Lilly worked for over 30 years as a waitress. One of her favorite past times were her shopping trips to Wal*Mart. The most important thing in her life was her children and grandchildren. Lilly loved baking and decorating cakes. During the holidays her family members would all stop by to pick up their goodie plates of cookies and candies.

April 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Victims’ rights rally planned for Saturday

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center is holding a Victims' Right Rally and Family Safety Fair in downtown Modesto on Saturday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


Veterans’ meeting in Turlock

The monthly meeting for the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission will be held in Turlock on Monday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


University’s Shakespeare Under the Stars to perform ‘King Lear’

For its sixth season of Shakespeare Under the Stars California State University, Stanislaus' Theatre Department is staging "King Lear."

April 23, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Cigarettes first then soda next

Berkeley doesn't want you to smoke.

April 21, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


H.R. 2 essential to providing healthcare in Valley

Dear Editor:

April 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Behaving very much like a candidate for governor without saying he is one, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa moved around Mi Pueblo Market on Crows Landing Road Saturday afternoon during a leg of what he calls a "listening and learning tour."

April 21, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


The City of Turlock is now in stage three of the emergency water shortage plan

As a result of the severity of California's drought, the city manager of the City of Turlock hereby orders the implementation of Stage 3 of the City of Turlock's Emergency Water Shortage Plan.

April 21, 2015 | | Local


Get rid of old car batteries for a greener, cleaner planet

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting a greener planet and clearer driving, AAA Northern California is offering its popular battery recycling program "AAA Battery Roundup" year-round. AAA members and the public can drop off their old automotive, motorcycle, RV and marine batteries at select locations at any time throughout the year.

April 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Lucy “Murl” Crowder Norton

Murl is preceded in death by two loving husbands Norman Crowder (married 52 years) and Jack Norton (married 9 years).

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


George & Polly Morgan

After nearly 77 years of marriage, George and Polly Morgan died peacefully within three weeks of each other; Polly, on March 19 at the age of 96, and George on April 13, at the age of 98.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


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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


Summer reading challenge heats up at local libraries

Every hero has a story and the Stanislaus County Library is hoping readers of all ages will find their favorites during the Summer Reading Challenge.

May 28, 2015 | | Local


Marjorie Lorraine Miller

Marjorie Miller, 92, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Marjorie was born in Texas, one of 6 children born to Mr & Mrs Harrelson. She was raised in Missouri and attended schools in Missouri. She married Charles "Chuck" Edward Miller in Prineville, Oregon in 1945. Chuck and Marjorie and her family ran a commercial fishing business in Kenai, Alaska. She was a housewife and was involved with running the family business for 50 years.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Stanislaus' Alvarado finishes second in 800m with late charge

Cal State Stanislaus' Abraham Alvarado just ran out of room to chase down the front-runner as he used a late charge in the final lap to narrowly finish second in the 800-meter race at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday.

May 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Driving folks into desperation: That's the ticket

The politicians finally admitted it.

May 26, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Turlock remembers

Community members gathered at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.

May 26, 2015 | | Local


The dangers of fishing over holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here and as much as I'm always looking forward to my next fishing trip, I'd rather stay home.

May 22, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


CCC All-League Honors

Boys Tennis

May 22, 2015 | | High School Sports


Births May 14 to May 20

• Rushne and Bryan McWilliams of Gustine are the parents of a 9-pound-8-ounce boy born May 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.

May 22, 2015 | | Births


AAA projects uptick in Memorial Day travelers

Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.

May 22, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Almonds are water misers compared to marijuana

Almonds - we are told by those who want further cutbacks on agricultural water deliveries so urban lawns can stay lush and so they can hose out their garbage cans and hose down their driveways on a weekly basis - are water guzzlers.

May 22, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

Did you know...

May 22, 2015 | | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Bi-partisan solution closer to reality

Hope is the ability to see a positive future in times of trial. In Stanislaus County we have not given up hope.

May 19, 2015 | BY VITO CHIESA Stanislaus County Supervisor, District 2 | Editorial


Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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