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Mary “Rachel” Tovar

Rachel Tovar - Mom, Aunt, Grandma and friend - died peacefully at home of natural causes on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Rachel was born in the small town of Brawley, California in the spring of 1934. She was raised by her parents Ramon and Florentina Diaz along with her four sisters and two brothers. She married her husband, Adam Tovar, on January 02, 1951 before they eventually settled in Turlock, California and raised six children of their own. They were married for 52 years before Adam's death in 2003.

October 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Robert “Bob” Holder

Robert "Bob" Holder was born on April 27, 1926 to Alfred "Dude" and Annie Holder in Oklahoma. He was one of nine children.

October 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Library tax is money well spent

I read the letters regarding Measure 'S' - the measure that will support our public libraries for the next 12 years. Perhaps the persons writing against Measure 'S' has not considered the many public services we must tax to fund our common good: roads, police, fire protection, military, etc. A free public library is just as important as any of these - probably more so. Without equal access to free information for all we become subjects of the wealthy.

October 20, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Births Oct. 12 to Oct. 18

• Mariela Ramirez and Diego Fernandez of Turlock are the parents of twin girls - 6 pounds, 9 ounces and 5 pounds, 7 ounces - born Oct. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

October 20, 2017 | | Births


Dracula comes to Denair

The Denair Gaslight Theatre is getting into the spirit of Halloween with their production of "Dracula of Transylvania," directed by Joshua Morriston.

October 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Jerry Lee Waller

Jerry Lee Waller of Denair, CA passed away peacefully at the age of 72 after a short battle with liver cancer. Jerry was born in Turlock, CA and grew up in Hilmar, CA on the Harry Waller & Sons Dairy at Faith Home and Williams Rds. milking 65 cows and farming the land. He attended Fairview Elementary School and graduated from Hilmar High School in 1962. After graduation Jerry worked in the Butcher's Union at Armors Star Foods for 5 years and as a mechanic in the Teamsters Union @ Tri Valley Growers Plant #6 for 34 years. During Jerry's ...

October 20, 2017 | | OBITS


Robert Dean Rider

Robert Dean Rider passed away at home at the age of 84. He was born and spent his childhood in Durango, Colorado and was involved in many school activities. In 4th grade, he was introduced to the trumpet. This would be the start of a lifetime of music making and a career teaching music, mostly in Millbrae Elementary School District.

October 20, 2017 | | OBITS


William D. Lea

William D. Lea, age 59, was born on August 6th 1958 and left us on October 17, 2017. He lived in Turlock for 30 years, and is survived by his Wife, Marcy; Children, Ryan, Josh, and Staysha; Daughter In-laws, Sandra and Stephanie; Grandchildren, Alicia, Christina, David, Gabriella, Ryan Lea Jr., Carly and Bella Rose.

October 20, 2017 | | OBITS


Scouts take note of differences & equal opportunity

Boys and girls are different.

October 17, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Ceres man pleads guilty in murder of daughter

Mark Edward Mesiti, the former Ceres resident standing trial for the 2006 murder of his daughter Alycia, decided Tuesday to plead guilty in exchange for the District Attorney's Office dropping the death penalty.

October 17, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Crime


Hospital volunteers pitch in for homeless shelter

Emanuel Medical Center Volunteers donated $10,000 to the Turlock Gospel Mission on Tuesday to help the organization complete its homeless shelter on Broadway Avenue.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Ahlem Cancer Endowment offering free mammograms

The Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center at Emanuel Medical Center will be using a $20,000 grant from the Bill and Elise Ahlem Cancer Endowment will provide free mammograms and any necessary follow-up tests to women in need.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local seniors ‘Pedal to End Alzheimer’s’

Residents of Covenant Village of Turlock used brains and brawn to pedal 334 miles and raise nearly $1,200 during the first annual Pedal to End Alzheimer's CyberCycle Challenge, a month-long cycling competition in September against sister community, The Samarkand, in Santa Barbara. During the challenge, 21 residents took turns riding the CyberCycle, a recumbent bike that uses virtual environments, video game features, group rides, and the spirit of healthy competition to motivate riders.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Doris Lorene Hamlow Herr

In her Denair home on October 6, 2017 surrounded by the love of her family, Doris Lorene Herr made her heavenly journey into the resting arms of her Savior, whom she loved and trusted with all her heart. Thus, she completed a journey of 100 years, six months, and 28 days.

October 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Mary Louise Encinas

Our sister, Mary is resting in peace. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis Martin and Helen Soria. Mary is survived by her two sisters, Alice Vasquez and Nandy Lucero and her brother, Abraham Avina. She will be missed by all her friends and family. Our thanks go out to the help Hospice provided for Mary in her time of need.

October 17, 2017 | | OBITS


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Henry Franklin Olson

Henry went to be with the Lord, August 19, 2017 at 100 years and 4 months old. He was born April 10, 1917 in his ...

November 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Alicia Margaret Cochrane

Passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, in Sacramento, CA. Born Dec. 13, 1919, in Sandusky, Ohio. She was raised in Glendale CA before attending USF ...

November 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Foster Farms serves up tips for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey

With the most anticipated meal of the year just weeks away, the countdown to turkey time is on. The Thanksgiving preparation spotlight can make even ...

November 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


U.S. farm exports hit 3rd highest level on record

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level ...

November 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Jazz concert at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center presents the next concert in its Jazz Music Series, an evening of music from Orquesta Dharma featuring Andy Nevla at 7 ...

November 17, 2017 | | Music


Christmas comedy gets musical treatment at Playhouse Merced

This holiday season, "A Christmas Story: The Musical" will be presented at Playhouse Merced. Based on the classic movie and the original story by Jean ...

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Andy Cleaves had not yet turned 11 years old when the last time a Warrior went off on a scoring spree like he did Wednesday ...

November 17, 2017 | | College


Births Nov. 9 to Nov. 15

• Ashley Monismith of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-11-ounce girl born Nov. 9 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 17, 2017 | | Births


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 17, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Why pardon a turkey?

President Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Muller investigation starts indicting his associates. This Wednesday, he plans to practice on two very ...

November 17, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Recycle clean, keep Turlock green

Have you ever slipped a greasy pizza box into your blue bin because the grey one is already full? Nobody noticed, right? Think again. A ...

November 17, 2017 | | Government


Survey: Thanksgiving dinner cheaper this year

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of ...

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Gubernatorial candidate touts education platform at Stan State

Investment in education has pushed gubernatorial candidate and former State Superintendent of Schools Delaine Eastin (D) into the race for the governor's office in ...

November 17, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


Stephen Bennie Blount

Stephen Bennie Blount, a godly man, veteran and amazing father, passed away peacefully in Boise, Idaho on Nov. 12, 2017 at the age of 73 ...

November 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Trying to get Denham to hear his constituents

I recently had the displeasure of calling Stanislaus Congressman Jeff Denham's office to politely ask him to vote against the GOP tax bill. I ...

November 14, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


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