Gary Soiseth recently volunteered to spend a day speaking with high school students about his experiences in Afghanistan and his commitment to public service. After hearing him speak, I felt that any community would be fortunate to have him as a leader. He is intelligent, well-spoken, and most importantly, he is passionate. As a teacher, I value his desire to help the youth of tomorrow discover their potential, and I applaud his efforts to help them achieve their goals. Gary's ability to connect with the youth of today will help foster the generation of tomorrow.
William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.
Turlock is a community on the move, growing jobs, attracting new economic development and emerging as one of the best places to live and work in the Central Valley. At the core of this success is the recognition that confronting our community's challenges and capitalizing on new opportunities requires a team effort to mobilize our community's assets and the active cooperation of business, civic and political leaders around core objectives. This is why the leadership choices Turlock voters make in November are so important. This is why, after conducting extensive interviews with all the candidates, the Turlock Chamber ...
Bill DeHart has brought common sense and cooperative leadership to the Turlock City Council. He is committed to long term solutions regarding drinking and waste water needs of the public and industry, the condition of neighborhood and community roadways, and appropriate staffing of our public safety departments - all within the framework of fiscal responsibility and sustainable growth.
Turlock's Scott D. Roberts, who wrote "Vengeance is Now" and is already hard at work on his second novel "Hidden Agenda" will be a featured author at the California Capital Book Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Both the Turlock boys and girls water polo teams found victory Tuesday in the Bulldogs' home pool when they hosted Central California Conference foe Atwater.
As we enter into the last weeks of this election season, I wanted to take a few moments to refocus the citizens of Turlock on the truth rather than some of the misperceptions and half-truths that have been put out in campaign materials and editorial comments.
Turlock has been blessed with many dedicated and talented elected leaders throughout the city's history. Turlock is recognized as a special place to live in large part because of the policies of the past that have shaped the present. To insure a bright and prosperous future Turlock must have a mayor with vision and the strength to make many difficult and informed decisions. On Nov. 4 Turlock voters will consider two very well qualified men seeking this important position.
Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.
Army Pvt. Juan C. Navas has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Missouri. The course of instruction included basic military training and advanced individual training .
The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.
Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...
Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.
Virginia Fay Black Domecq was born in 1917 in Goltry, Oklahoma. At the age of 9 months she moved with her family to Fairmont, Missouri, where the family resided until March of 1929.
Emma Alvarado, 80, passed away on Nov. 19, 2014 at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
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• Tracy Baez of Livingston is the mother of a 7-pound-4-ounce boy born Nov. 15 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Next week is Thanksgiving, my second favorite holiday after Christmas. It is a time when we reflect on the many blessings we enjoy. I have been here almost one year, and I have noticed many great qualities of our Stanislaus communities. I would like to express my thanks for those qualities, and what they have meant to me and my family.
The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.
Jeffrey Lee Brown, 35, of Irvine, CA died November 17 from the devastating disease of ALS. He was born on February 19, 1979 in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from Liberty University Law School in May of 2013, passed the California state bar and started working as a lawyer in April of 2014.
Leona Dingler was born in Hilmar, CA to Marie and Gerald Wells on August 25, 1933. She was 81 years old.
The congregation of Turlock Covenant Church, along with staff from the City of Turlock's Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities went to work Saturday on a project to spruce up some of the alleys on Turlock's Westside.
Lillian Tamraz Babbitt Moore passed away on November 9th 2014, she was 86 years old.
Rodney Dean "Rod" Geving, 61, Dickinson, died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn., after losing his battle with cancer. Services for Rodney will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, New England, with Rev. Bruce Peterson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Rainy Butte Cemetery, south of New England. Military honors will be provided by the New England American Legion Anton Ulijohn Post 66. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
After 10 years as part of the coaching staff at California State University, Stanislaus, Christina Lore has resigned from her post as head coach of the women's volleyball program.
Call them Road Warriors, or what you will. The Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team has taken down the top seed in the West as the Warriors defeated Western Washington, 1-0, Saturday afternoon.
Living off the free throw line in the second half, the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team rallied to defeat Montana State Billings, 75-68, Saturday night at the Penguin Preseason Challenge.
Jared Collins, 15, of Turlock, CA passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from injuries he sustained from a dirt bike collision.