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Draining the Delta like Owens & Tulare lakes

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." - President Lyndon B. Johnson (while signing the 1964 Wilderness Act)

July 11, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Money magazine puts Stan State atop ‘value added’ list

Stanislaus State has once again received national acclaim, as Money magazine has ranked the university as the nation's top "value-added" public college on its list of "Value-Added All-Stars."

July 11, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Mariah’s Fair Treats ending sweet run

Mariah Vitoria is 24 years old, and she is about to retire.

July 11, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


All in the family: Abe Rojas and co. make fair time volunteering a tradition

When Abe Rojas was a kid, he and his friends had free entry into the fair; they would lay a plank over the canal behind the grounds, trot across and scale the fence.

July 11, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Matoso resigns as Stanislaus AD; Duyst named Interim AD

California State University, Stanislaus announced the resignation of Athletics Director Michael J. Matoso, who has accepted a similar position at Saint Mary's College of California, a Division I school in the West Coast Conference.

July 11, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Susanne Jorge

Susanne, a lifelong resident of Turlock, was born in Modesto, California to Alfred and Maria Jorge and passed away in Turlock at the age of 57. In her youth, Susie, as she was known to her family, attended Sacred Heart School and Turlock High School. She completed her higher education by first attending Modesto Junior College before transferring to Stanislaus State where she obtained a bachelor's degree in business. Susie worked for several years at Turlock Scavenger Company, Chevron, and was currently employed by 5.11 Tactical of Modesto. She attended Sacred Heart Church and was active in Y ...

July 11, 2017 | | OBITS


Lillian Rangel

Lillian passed peacefully on Friday morning, July 7, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones, at the age of 85. She was born to Salvador and Juanita Alvarado in Modesto, California. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Salvador and Juanita Alvarado, and by her loving husband of 65 years, Chris Rangel. Lillian was a loving and devoted mother to her 4 children: Carmen (Rev. Richard) Hernandez of Denver, CO., Rachel (Antonio) Cebreros of Turlock, CA., Henry (Carol) Rangel of Ceres, CA. and Elena ...

July 11, 2017 | | OBITS


Clara J. Gonsalves

Clara J. Gonsalves, 91, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017 in Modesto, CA. On September 20, 1925, Clara was born on a ranch in Turlock, CA to Frank J. Gonsalves and Maria Souza Gonsalves. The oldest out of three children, Clara adored her two brothers, Frank and Daniel Gonsalves. At a young age, Clara was a mentor and educator. While she entered elementary school with only Portuguese as her primary language, Clara went on to master English and was instrumental in teaching her parents the language. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1945 and soon after enrolled in ...

July 11, 2017 | | OBITS


Births June 29 to July 5

• Samantha Brace of Turlock is the mother of an 8-pound-5-ounce girl born June 29 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 07, 2017 | | Births


Recycled water fill station can help keep lawns green during summer months

Could your lawn and garden use a little help to stay green? The City of Turlock's recycled water fill station provides free recycled water to local residents to water lawns, gardens and landscaped areas. Turlock's recycled water is also available at a nominal fee for commercial uses such as soil compaction, dust control, cement mixing and landscape irrigation. The fill station is a self-serve drive through system located at the Turlock Regional Water Quality Control Facility at 901 S. Walnut Road, and is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 07, 2017 | | Government


Guide dog training is now family affair

It is a request which, at the time, may have seemed simple and worth investigating – hosting a guide dog. This was the idea of David and Brenda Kindred's daughter Hope, five years ago when she was in seventh grade.

July 07, 2017 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


William Ray Hendon

Longtime area resident, William Ray Hendon passed away at his home in Denair. Among his survivors is his wife of 59 years, Linda Collins Hendon.

July 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Dr. Victor Riley

Dr. Victor Riley passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord June 30th. He was 94. Vic retired to Turlock over 20 years ago after practicing dentistry for 40 years in Los Angeles. He was an avid golfer, a wood working artist, and a friend to everyone he met. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty, his children Karen, Carol Lynn, Nancy, and Kevin, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Berg Hall at Covenant Village in Turlock. Please share your memories at ...

July 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Robin Len Watson

Robin Len Watson loved God, his family and fishing. He is survived by his son, Joshua Watson; daughter, Kimberly Watson; grandson, Hadden Watson; brother, Steve Watson; and sister, Judy Watson Schwinn. Robin is now fishing with Jesus. Services will be held at 11:30 am at Allen Mortuary 247 N. Broadway Turlock, CA 95380, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.

July 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Lavina A. Brinsfield

Lavina A. Brinsfield, 85, entered into rest on June 29, 2017 in Manteca, Ca. She was born June 16, 1932. in Turlock, Ca. In heaven, she joins her, husband of 65 years; Larry Brinsfield, and her two granddaughters Tara and Melissa Green.

July 07, 2017 | | OBITS


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SCOE seeks donations for Operation Backpack

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional ...

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Births July 6 to July 11

• Andrea and Jacob Hiykel of Turlock are the parents of a 7-pound-7-ounce girl born July 6 at Memorial Medical Center.

July 14, 2017 | | Births


Bay Area cities’ escalating wage laws good for 209

If your household had four members and together you were grossing $84,700 a year, how "rich" would you feel?

July 14, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


The drought may be over, but the effects of it will last for years to come

California's historic five-year drought is officially over, washed away with the relentlessly drenching rains, floods and snowstorms of this winter. But just as tougher ...

July 14, 2017 | | Government


State wildfires impacting local air quality

Smoke from several wildfires burning in California is having an impact on the Valley's air quality, prompting air officials to issue a health warning ...

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Actor says local cooperation key to bringing film production to Turlock, Ceres

Corbin Bernsen says he will be back.

July 14, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Priscilla “Sally” D. Gray

Sally was a very loving mother, a talented artist, a smart and beautiful woman. She loved and was loved by God, her family and her ...

July 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Gerlene Forrest

Gerry Walker-Forrest, age 76 of Keyes, CA passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at home with family by her side. She was born in ...

July 14, 2017 | | OBITS


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