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California sees increase in sexually transmitted diseases

The number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases in California increased in 2013 according to data released recently from the California Department of Public Health.

July 12, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Ronnie Sterling Witzel

Ronnie was born in Turlock to Sterling and Katherine Witzel. He passed away in Modesto at The Age of 66. He is survived by his wife, Gaynol Witzel, son Darrel (Tami) Witzel, Two granddaughters and one great –granddaughter.

July 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Willie Eugene Daniel

Willie Eugene Daniel 81 of Turlock Ca passed peacefully on July 9, 2014 at Hospice House in Hughson.

July 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Willis (Bill) Thomas Boyarsky

Willis (Bill) Thomas Boyarsky passed away peacefully on June 24th in Arroyo Grande, California. He had celebrated his 95th birthday two weeks earlier with his wife, Dottie, and three children.

July 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Fraudulent callers target medical information

The California Department of Public Health is warning the public about fraudulent phone callers seeking to deceive people into revealing sensitive personal health and financial information. The callers, who claim to be representatives of CDPH, contact people to inquire about a surgery or medical procedure in hopes of obtaining personal information such as bank accounts and medical history. CDPH does not make such calls.

July 10, 2014 | | Crime


Civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2014/2015 was sworn in last week.

July 08, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Chevron gives 16.5 times less to charity than customers

I went to pay for $10 worth of merchandise with my debit card.

July 08, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Last chance to enter apple pie contest

Those looking to put their baking skills to the taste test, while also helping to feed the hungry, have only two days left to enter the apple pie contest at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


Camp more than about soccer

Despite the warm weather, children participating in the Westside Ministries annual soccer camp found the energy to play a competitive game last week. The three-week camp, which ended last Thursday, gave local children the opportunity to build skills and fitness, while also providing a safe place for kids to be during the summer.

July 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


William “Billy” Lee Camden

Billy is survived by his wife, Carol Huff-Camden; children Bryen, Laci, Kenneth and Kristopher Camden and Eric Huff; parents Kenneth and Mellody Camden; brothers Jim, Charles and Russell Camden; seven grandchildren and various nieces and nephews.

July 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Robert Smith

Robert Smith, 77, passed away suddenly June 23, 2014 at South Lyon Medial Center in Yerington. Bob was born in Turlock, California on January 1, 1937 the son of John and Ruth Smith. He married Nancy Lindbeck in Los Gatos, California on December 6, 1957. Bob has lived in Yerington for the past 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his daughters, Amy Smith (Denny Quintero), Sara Brower (Matt); son. Jack Smith (Gay Lynn); his brothers, Ronald and Roger; his sister, Jackie Sondeno; his grandchildren, Scott Brower, Meghan Brower, Sim Quintero and David Smith;his great grandchild,Hunter ...

July 08, 2014 | | OBITS


William P. Youngdale “Bill”

Bill Youngdale, 87, of Turlock, passed away on July 3, 2014 at Stanford Hospital. He was born to Frank J. and Esther Myhren Youngdale at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock.

July 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Don't let the mussels take over

For several years now there's been a mandatory inspection for boats entering our local lakes for quagga-zebra mussels. Most of us I'm sure think of the inspection as a hassle but it's necessary to help prevent these species from taking over our lakes.

July 03, 2014 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births June 27 to July 3

• Gladys Padilla of Ceres is the mother of a 6-pound-14-ounce boy born June 27 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 03, 2014 | | Births


The road to victory is long, the road to good government is even longer

This is a remarkable time to be the Mayor in the City of Turlock. It has been observed that the passage of time is what keeps things from happening all at once. We often fail to appreciate how incremental accomplishments, large and small, form a mosaic representing substantial momentum and achievements for Turlock and Stanislaus County.

July 03, 2014 | BY TURLOCK MAYOR JOHN LAZAR | Editorial


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Perfect time for a tiny tumbleweed adventure

Late summer is not the greatest time for watching birds in our area. It is too early for most fall migrants and winter birds, and many of the summer visitors are gone by now.

August 29, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Births Aug. 21 to Aug. 27

• Lenina Orozco of Delhi is the mother of a 6-pound-6-ounce boy born Aug. 21 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 29, 2014 | | Births


Measure B: Time to fix Turlock's roads

Dear Editor,

August 29, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


Mega-billion dollar boondoggle named the Twin Tunnels

The emperor has no clothes.

August 29, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Take the 'Water Pledge'

Take the pledge to commit to making more water efficient action in and around your home and receive a free water conservation device from the City of Turlock.

August 29, 2014 | | Local


Other valley cities look to copy Turlock's homeless success story

Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 29, 2014 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Terrence McSweeney

Terrence Eugene McSweeney, age 73, passed away at his home in Turlock on August 25th. Terry was born to Eugene and Bette McSweeney in Oakland, CA. Terry was a graduate of Hilmar High School and lived most of his life in Hilmar and Turlock. Terry had many friends and with his outgoing personality, made friends easily. He had a long career in the construction business, ultimately owning two successful construction firms in the area. Terry enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and visited many foreign destinations over his lifetime. His favorite travel destination, however, was much closer to home. Along with many ...

August 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Gordon Leon Petersen

Passed away in his sleep on August 23, 2014 at the age of 93. Gordon was born in Nebraska on October 8, 1920 to Martin and Sena Petersen. He was the oldest of ten children. When Gordon was seven years old the family moved to Montana where he lived until enlisting in the Army Air Corps in December 1941. Gordon's unit sailed on the Queen Mary to Australia in February, 1942. He attended radio school at Point Cook outside of Melbourne and then served in New Guinea for the remainder of World War II. When Gordon returned to the ...

August 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Stanislaus women's soccer picked to repeat as CCAA Champions

According to a poll of league coaches, Cal State Stanislaus has been picked to claim the 2014 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) women's soccer title, it was announced Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births Aug. 14 to Aug. 19

• Melissa and Jessie Flores of Delhi are the parents of twin boys - 5-pounds-15-ounces and 7-pounds-3-ounces - born Aug. 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 23, 2014 | | Births


It's Ok for greenies to kill Bambi

Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...

August 23, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Time to take control of maintaining Turlock's roads

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.

August 23, 2014 | | Letters to the Editor


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