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City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Diana C. Tovar

Diana C. Tovar, 57 loving mother, Daughter, Sister, and Nana passed away on July 20, 2015 after a ten year battle with cancer. She was born on October 5, 1957 in Modesto, CA to parents Ruben and Frances Rios. Diana worked for Stanislaus County for 35 years. She was a very family orientated woman, very independent, loved to spend time with her grandkids & was the type of person who always put others before herself. She loved music, road trips, going to the casinos, and was a huge Giants fan. Diana was a member of New Life Christian Center. She was ...

July 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Velma Faye Watkins

Velma Watkins, 85, of Hilmar, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Velma was born in Stevinson, CA to Leonard and Bernice McKenzie. She grew up in Stevinson and graduated from Hilmar High School in 1949. After high school she worked as a Nurse's Aide at Westside Hospital near Newman. She met Richard Watkins and later married in Reno, Nevada in 1954. Richard was in the Air Force, so the family moved to Denver, Nebraska, and Spokane before settling back in the Hilmar / Stevinson area. Velma was active in the Women's Missionary Society of Stevinson Chapel. Velma and Richard ...

July 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Dora Dominguez

Dora Dominguez , age 80 passed away in Turlock. She was born in El Paso, Texas to Juan and Mariana Dominguez and settled in Turlock in 1964 where she made her home. She was a member of Four Square Church in Modesto.

July 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Volunteers needed at the Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of roles.

July 23, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Duo brings Kennedy experience to Covenant Village

John F. and Jackie Kennedy's Camelot will come alive again in a dramatic presentation at Covenant Village in Turlock.

July 23, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Hughson raises water rates

Residents of Hughson will soon be paying $22.81 more a month for water, after the Hughson City Council voted to move forward with a rate increase beginning Aug. 1.

July 23, 2015 | | Government


James “Jim” Roach

James Stanley Roach, also known to his friends and family as Jim Roach, passed away July 5, 2015, after his battle with cancer. Jim was a loving devoted father to Dallas Roach and a wonderful, loving grandfather to his two grandsons Dallas Roach II and Austin Roach. He had a very generous, sharing personality. Always there when you needed him and putting others before himself. He retired as a heavy equipment driver and spent his remaining years with his family sharing the joys of drag racing, football (Dallas Cowboys) and baseball (San Francisco Giants).

July 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Soldiers should not be sitting ducks in a shooting gallery

Are we are at war?

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


Shame on you Mr. President

Considering the events of the past week, I find it appalling that the president did not call for flags to be flown half staff for the four Marines who were killed in Chattanooga. I also find it shameful that we allow our elected officials to display this kind of behavior.

July 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Internet age not all bad

Nearly 10 years ago, when I first started writing this column, I wrote about a new product that was being advertised throughout the fishing community. I questioned whether or not it was just another gimmick. To my surprise, I was contacted several days later, not by a representative of the company, but the owner himself. I learned since then just how fast information can travel across the internet.

July 17, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns




'Brown is the new Green' in Turlock

As the City of Turlock strives to meet the State's 32 percent water reduction requirements, our city parks, medians and facility landscapes are the most visibly impacted areas of the City's conservation efforts.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Artists needed for 2016 Calendar Contest

Each year the Valley Air District creates a 13-month bilingual calendar featuring Healthy Air Living messages and the creative artwork of San Joaquin Valley elementary and high school students.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Woman facing federal charges for drug bust

A Washington woman was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug charges after she was arrested in Merced County with more than 40 pounds of cocaine.

July 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


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Be wary when buying a used boat

A friend of mine recently purchased a used boat for the first time. He was so happy to finally have the boat of his dreams ...

August 28, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births Aug. 20 to Aug. 25

• Julia Diaz and Saul Perez of Turlock are the parents of a 6-pound-11-ounce girl born Aug. 20 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 28, 2015 | | Births


Legislation to increase crime, taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.

August 28, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


City encourages residents to increase water conservation efforts

The State of California has placed a mandatory 32 percent reduction in water consumption for the City of Turlock, using 2013 as the benchmark. In ...

August 28, 2015 | | Local


‘Evita’ opens at Playhouse Merced

"Evita," the musical adaption of the life and times of Argentina's most celebrated first lady Eva Perón opens at Playhouse Merced tonight.

August 27, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Community demand prompts MJC to expand Medical Assisting Program

Students interested in the Modesto Junior College Medical Assisting Program will not only be able to enroll in the fall, but spring as well, following ...

August 27, 2015 | | Education


Pirates, dinosaurs to invade local libraries in September

The Stanislaus County Library's Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but local branches of the library have a number of activities planned in September ...

August 27, 2015 | | Local


Former Bulldog Finnegan returns home to be Warrior assistant coach

Rachel Finnegan has returned home to Turlock to join the Cal State Stanislaus coaching staff.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Gomes takes checkered in SRL 125 lap race at Stockton

Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger and Jacob Gomes of Manteca held the front row of the stellar 16-car field lined up to take the green flag ...

August 25, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Columns


Farm income, crop prices expected to decrease in 2015

Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local


FAREWELL SKATE

A group of about 40 skateboarders gathered on Saturday for a final skate session at the Starr Avenue skate park. The Turlock Skate Park closed ...

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Marijuana tax could raise much-needed money for public safety

California lawmakers are finally considering legislation to regulate medical marijuana, which has been legal under state law for nearly two decades. Among the proposals is ...

August 25, 2015 | BY GEORGE RUNNER | Editorial


City water lines to be flushed Wednesday

Those driving around Turlock on Wednesday may see water running down the street, but there's no need to call the City and report a ...

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Janet Louise Fisher

Janet was born in Washington to John and Betty Fisher and passed away at the age of 74 in Patterson. Family was most important to ...

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Gloria Johnson Ware

Gloria passed away at Manorcare in Reno while recovering from a stroke. She was 89.

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS


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