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Keyes boy drowns during Modesto Reservoir outing

The community is rallying around a Keyes family whose 11-year-old son drowned during a Modesto Reservoir camp outing with $9,820 raised for his burial through GoFundMe as of Tuesday after­noon.

June 28, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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 area's rainfall patterns and can thrive with minimal watering. Further, a sustainable landscape typically does not require pesticides or fertilizers and creates little or no waste.

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 Hamstad on February 1, 1941 in Turlock who preceded her in death in 2006.

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 17,2016.

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 to be opened in 2116.

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 and babies at venues sponsored jointly by Doctors Medical Center and Emanuel Medical Center.

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 at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The checkpoint will be at an undisclosed location in the city.

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 across California.

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 after went to work for Patton Music Co., later managing the Lake Tahoe branch. Upon returning to Turlock he became owner-operator of Central Valley Music, as well as Staley's Club for 23 years until his retirement. He was a member of Denair Lions Club.

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 her family to earn a Bachelor's Degree and then went onto earning a Master's Degree in History, the subject she loved. She will be missed by many. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life at Turlock Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m. on Thurs. June 23, 575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


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My sunrise to sunset fishing days are over

Gone are the days when I used to fish through the summer heat. Call it what you want, I call it being smart. Rarely have ...

July 29, 2016 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Hilmar-made product named Buyer’s Choice at food expo

While Hilmar is most famous for its cheese, another agricultural entrepreneur captured the glory during this year's Fresno Food Expo.

July 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births July 21 to July 27

• Kirsten Ramirez of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-6-ounce boy born July 21 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 29, 2016 | | Births


Proud to be Americans

Even though he was low-keyed about it, Chad Custodio was thrilled about his newly sworn-in citizenship Tuesday at the Manteca Transit Center.

July 29, 2016 | BY VINCE REMBULAT Turlock Journal | Government


David Shriver

David died as the result of injuries from a motorcycle accident not far from his home in Ballico.

July 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Philip W. Sondeno

Phillip W. Sondeno 94 passed away peacefully on June 17, 2016 surrounded by his wife and family at his home in Medford, Oregon.

July 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Leona Ada Strong

Leona was born in Modesto, CA to Bernard and Ruth Farr. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and her husband Bill ...

July 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Jack Clements

Jack Clements, 67, passed away July 26, 2016 in Delhi, CA.

July 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Dr. Kenneth Mitchem

Long time Turlock physician, Kenneth Mitchem, passed away July 25, 2016, in Vancouver, WA, where he had moved recently to be closer to his family.

July 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Denair High offers new ag, drama courses

Denair High students interested in ag or drama will have new electives from which to choose in the upcoming school year, Denair Unified School District ...

July 26, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Death penalty reform is the answer for California

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


'The mountains are calling and I must go'

Why do I hike? I was wondering that Monday as I was bypassing snow nearing the 14,232-foot summit of White Mountain, California's third ...

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


Shirrell Ann Dunkin

Shirrell Dunkin, 69, of Modesto, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Shirrell was born in Yuba City, CA to Fred and Maxine Camren. She ...

July 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Willis “Bill”, T. Sperry

Willis "Bill" Turner Sperry, age 90, passed away on July 20, 2016, Hughson, Ca.

July 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Don't waste time trying to outthink a fish

A lot of anglers make fishing too complicated. To me, this explains how someone with limited experience and skill can catch fish on days where ...

July 26, 2016 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


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