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David Arthur Sanchez

David was born in Turlock to Arturo Sanchez and Linda Cervantes and passed away at the age of 39 in Turlock. He was a caring man who would help anyone in need. He was apostolic and loved God as well as his children and family. David was affectionately known as "Uncle Donner" by his nieces and nephews. He was an avid 49ers fan, loved riding bikes and snacking on candy and sweets.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Turlock police union offers free pool passes

The Turlock Association of Police Officers is planning on helping kids get through the dog days of summer with free pool passes.

July 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keep on fishing with proper life jackets

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat. A lot of owners spend huge amounts of money on radio systems, wakeboard towers, downriggers, power poles, and other luxury items on their boats. When it comes to life jackets though, a lot of times they couldn't tell you what sizes they have and some of them even keep them stowed away under a seat compartment somewhere.

July 25, 2014 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Masonic tradition continues at Turlock's public safety building

An ancient ritual was performed at the newest home to Turlock's public safety departments on Friday, in the form of a Masonic cornerstone ceremony.

July 25, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Jim Virgo

James E. Virgo left us on July 22 doing what he loved, working in his yard and garden. Jim was born July 24, 1934 in Modesto, CA. He lived his entire life in Turlock and Delhi, attending Turlock High School. He retired from Turlock Irrigation District as a line supervisor in 1994. He also worked for a time at Leedom Tire Shop. Jim's served in the National Guard.

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Mary Valle

A beloved Matriarch of our family has left us but her twinkling eyes and vibrant smile will remain in our hearts forever. Mary Valle was a life-long resident of Turlock. She was the youngest of 10 children and the last surviving child. Mary met and married Raul Valle while they were in high school. They were married 66 years and welcomed two daughters, Loretta and Jeannie. Mary and Raul were small business owners. Mary later worked for Lela's Dress Shop where she loved helping young brides prepare for their weddings. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


William John Smith, Jr. ‘Billy from Philly’

William John Smith, Jr. was better known by his friends as 'Billy from Philly'. Billy's journey started June 26, 1954 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Born to William and Margaret Smith, Bill went on to be raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill called the Central Valley home for over 20 years and is survived by his wife Marcia Fowle, step-son Kevin Adler along with his wife and son of San Francisco, his brother, Michael B. Smith of Delaware, sister, Deborah L. Dangler of Virginia, brother, Daniel T. Smith of Virginia and sister, Cheryl A. Lentine of Pennsylvania and many aunts ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Water conservation tips for the workplace

Inefficient use of water may be costing your business more than you think. Follow these simple, yet effective practices around the workplace to avoid unnecessary water waste and to conserve our precious resource.

July 25, 2014 | | Local


Marie Martha Bugaj

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Cleo Edwards Petersen

Cleo, age 94, of Turlock, passed away peacefully July 22, 2014 from cancer. She was born March 10, 1920 to Jess and Idabell Edwards in Haskell Texas.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Sharon Sue Base

Sharon Base, 69, of Turlock, CA, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Shauna Elaine Erwin-Higgins

Shauna is survived by her father Vernon Erwin; brother Ronald Erwin; sister-in-law Helen Witherspoon; nieces Kerri Aviles and Emily Erwin; nephew Nathan Witherspoon; great nephew and niece Marco Aviles and Luciana Aviles; godson James (Jackie) Wentzell and their children James, Makayla and Logan; lifelong treasured friend Linda Lagorio and numerous other sister-in-laws, nephews and a niece. Shauna is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Rachel Christine Bainbridge, mother Donna Marie Rushing Erwin and husband James Higgins.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

Marie Bugaj, 83, of Denair, passed away on July 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


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Turlock tennis trounces Atwater in first match of CCC play

Turlock tennis head coach Linda Bejaran said the girls were a bit nervous going into their opening league game on Tuesday, but it wasn't apparent as most of her players finished with confidence - and a 7-2 victory over a visiting Atwater team.

September 16, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Immigration is American

Conservatives rightly point out that America is a nation of laws. No one should be exempt. That's why many oppose amnesty and other paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are here now.

September 16, 2014 | BY JOHN STOSSEL Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Measure B money will stay in Turlock

The citizens of Turlock will have the opportunity Nov. 4 to make a commitment to fixing Turlock roads by voting YES on Measure B. Turlock roads have suffered from years of neglect as a result of not having a dedicated funding source and it's time that we take control of maintaining our investment in Turlock's transportation infrastructure.

September 16, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean:

September 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Government


Alice Pera Yonan

Alice Pera Yonan, 88, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Una Yonan, and sister, Diane Pera Yohannan. She is survived by her son, David Yonan, and daughter, Dina Yonan Gehring, her two sisters, Lillian Pera Abraham and Mariam Pera Miroo, and brother-in-law Albert D. Miroo. She was a Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, who will be loved and missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assyrian Church of the East: Mar Addai Perish.

September 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Olive “Elaine” Dill

Our precious mother, Olive Elaine Dill, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2014 into the arms of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ at her home in Turlock, California.

September 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Shara Nickole Alvarez Valadez

Shara Nickole Valadez, 21, died September 9, 2014. She was born December 10, 1992, in Salinas, California to Moises Alvarez and Sandra G. Alvarez. She grew up in Salinas until grade 4 when the family moved to the Central Valley. Shara attended Wakefield School, Dutcher School and Turlock High where she met the love of her life and future husband Chris Valadez. She attended Merced College as an Ag Business Major and worked at Home Depot. She is preceded in death by her brother Moses Alvarez, and Grandfather Guadalupe Alvarez.

September 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Hilmar falls to Sonora in OT

The Hilmar High Yellowjackets put up quite a fight on their home field Friday, but couldn't hold off the Sonora High offense, which scored the tie-breaking touchdown in the final seconds of an overtime game.

September 13, 2014 | BY JON TERRY Turlock Journal | High School Sports


Why I can’t support Turlock’s Measure B, yet

"He is anti-roads." "He is anti-tax." "He is too Republican." All are false claims that will be waged against my campaign for mayor of Turlock because of my current criticism of Measure B, a proposed half-cent sales tax for the next seven years to fund Turlock road improvements.

September 12, 2014 | | Editorial


Measure B is right for Turlock

As a longtime resident of Turlock, I have witnessed the increasing deterioration of Turlock roads. The limited funds from state and federal sources only provide funding for temporary repairs on a very limited basis and are mostly directed at specific projects such as the recent pavement improvements to Monte Vista Avenue and Canal Drive. The citizens of Turlock deserve better and passage of Measure B will be the first step to ensure that Turlock roads are fixed.

September 12, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


Births Sept. 4 to Sept. 10

• Mayra and Nickolas Espino of Modesto are the parents of a 6-pound-5-ounce boy born Sept. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 12, 2014 | | Births


Latin flavor opens Turlock Concert Association season

Habaneros, a quintet formed from the ranks of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will open the season of the Turlock Concert Association with a performance on Sept. 25.

September 11, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


William “Bill” Hartzell

William "Bill" Hartzell passed away peacefully on September 5th in Hughson, California. He is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is gone from our sight but forever in the hearts of his family and friends. Bill is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Sylvia; children Bill Ball (Paula) of Portland, Oregon, Beverly Hatcher, (Steve) of Turlock, California, Dan Hartzell, (Noreen) of Turlock, California, Dave Hartzell (Lynn) of Tracy, California and Teresa Miller (Mark) of Medford, Oregon. There are also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren who are true blessings to him ...

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


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