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That's life: Ol' Blue Eyes had it right

That's life, that's what all the people say

March 13, 2015 | | Editorial


Births March 5 to March 11

• Cheris and Clark Koehn of Livingston are the parents of an 8-pound-9-ounce boy born March 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

March 13, 2015 | | Births


Public’s help sought in finding missing man

A family is hoping the Turlock community will be able to help them find a relative who has not been seen in several months.

March 13, 2015 | | Local


CALIFORNIA FINAL GRAPE CRUSH REPORT FOR 2014

The Final Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2014 season. Changes in tonnage, Brix and prices from the preliminary report to this final report were due to late reports and corrections to the original data. Reporting errors by some processors have caused a change in some district/variety entries.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


Anna L. Ivey

Anna is survived by her husband Steven Ivey; sons James Lee Jones and Dillon Patrick Ivey; parents James (Linda) Lopes and Sharon Medeiros; brothers Jeff Lopes, Michael Lopes and Michael L. Lopes; special niece Elaine Mendoza; special cousin and friend Laurie Oates; parents-in-law Dale and Yvonne Ivey; brother-in-law Harlin Ivey; and 4 grandchildren.

March 12, 2015 | | OBITS


VALENCIA ORANGE PRODUCTION FORECAST AT 20 MILLION CARTONS

The March 2014-15 Valencia orange forecast is 20 million cartons. This forecast was based on the results of the 2014-15 Valencia Orange Objective Measurement (O.M.) Survey, which was conducted from January 16 to February 14, 2015. Estimated fruit set per tree, fruit diameter, trees per acre, bearing acreage, and oranges per carton were used in the statistical models estimating production.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


Paul George Arakelian

Paul was born and raised in Turlock. He graduated from Turlock High School in 1969. He graduated from Armstrong business College in Berkeley, CA. Paul worked locally and resided in Modesto. In retirement he moved to Boise, ID, where he enjoyed friends and neighbors. Paul leaves behind 2 brothers in Turlock; Stephen (Noma) Arakelian and Brian (Phoebe) Arakeliean. He also leaves behind 5 nieces and nephews. His humor and insights will be greatly missed by all who knew him. No services are scheduled.

March 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention Seminar offers diet tips to boost brain health

Food can be the most effective weapon against Alzheimer's disease, according to geriatric neurologist and dementia specialist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


Kayla Lauren Bernardi

Born in Tucson, AZ to Joe Bernardi and Cathie Hansen Bernardi. Kayla passed away with family close by her side. Kayla had spent months battling leukemia, and this final battle was more then she was able to overcome. Kayla spent twenty years teaching all of us how to live, love, laugh, and embrace life with more intensity then most of us are capable of. Kayla had many special friends, "sisters", and family that encouraged her as she achieved milestone after milestone. We watched as Kayla learned to read, ride a bike, sing, and graduate from high school. Our "Busy Bee ...

March 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Meet Kaur Lea

Meet was born in Fiji Islands and passed away at the age of 61 in Modesto. In 1966 her family moved to Winters, CA where she graduated from Winters High School in 1972 and began working at Blueberry Hill Restaurant in 1973. Meet worked for A&W in Turlock, Cindy's Restaurant, Almond Tree Restaurant and later for Creative Alternatives as a Special Education Aide. On June 8, 1991 she married Keith Lea. Meet belonged to the Sikh Temple in West Sacramento.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Valeri Anne Klimbal

Valeri Anne Klimbal (Miss Willett) of Henderson, Nevada passed with peace and grace, with her husband at her side, March 7, 2015. Valeri was born Feb. 16, 1956; to Charles and Annette Willett in El Paso, Texas. Valeri married Gerard Klimbal on June 29, 1985 at Sacred Heart Church in Turlock Ca. and was blissfully married for almost 30 years. Valeri was a wonderful and loving wife, daughter, sister and aunt. Valeri loved to teach and touched many souls as a wonderful and gifted teacher. She was always giving to her students supplying food, clothing and whatever they needed, to ...

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert F. Barragan, Sr.

Robert F. Barragan, Sr., age 89, passed away peacefully at home in Turlock on Friday, March 6, 2015. He was born in Mexicali, MX and immigrated to Brawley, CA at a young age. Robert attended school only till 8th grade, noticing that contributing to his family was precedent. A man who appreciated hard-work and dedication to craft, Robert enjoyed physical labor and taking care of his family, attributes that would continue throughout his livelihood. Robert and his wife moved to Turlock, CA in 1957 making it their permanent residence.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Eugene Walford Pearson

Eugene (Gene) was born in Turlock, California, on October 25, 1920, to Mr. Noah W. Pearson and Mrs. Eva Charlotte Pearson. Gene attended Turlock grades schools, and graduated from Turlock High in 1938. He then went to U.C. Berkeley and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering (with a Chemistry minor) in 1943. From there he went to Cornell University for his Commission as Ensign USNR. Then on to active duty with the Fleet for 2-1/2 years as Engineering Officer of the Destroyer, USS Edison DD439, in both the Mediterranean and Pacific action.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Turlock grad recounts Hussein FBI interview at black tie ball

Turlock High grad and former Ceres Police Officer turned FBI agent George Piro was on the most important assignment of his career in 2004 when he asked his mother in Turlock, Francia Piro, to send a care package with home-baked Assyrian cookies. His mother complied, sending them by FedEx with the belief that her son assigned to Baghdad, Iraq, would be the one eating them.

March 10, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Life is good. If you doubt that, then go take a hike.

I had just finished a way-too-short visit meandering around Mono Pass.

March 10, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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Obama's vision for America: $20 fine for not voting

College professors often think out loud.

March 24, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Births March 12 to March 18

• Alyssa Ainslie of Turlock is the mother of a 9-pound-7-ounce girl born March 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

March 20, 2015 | | Births


Fearing the clown: Why it is bizarre

McDonald's isn't my kind of place.

March 20, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Merlin L Carlson

Aged 87, passed away in Rockford, Illinois, March 20, 2015, after a lingering illness. Longtime resident of Turlock from 1962 until 2006, Merlin Carlson is survived by his spouse Marianne (Dickow), two daughters; Deborah Carlson, Dana (Robert) Randel, granddaughter Miranda Randel and numerous step-children and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marilyn (Lembke) and son Daniel Carlson. Merlin was born and raised in Rockford, IL and farmed in the area until he moved his family to Turlock in 1962. He managed Arlinda Holsteins Dairy for many years and then started his own auction business (Merlin Carlson ...

March 20, 2015 | | OBITS


Pauline Morais

Pauline Morais, a longtime resident of Turlock, passed away peacefully at her home on March 19, 2015. She was born on October 21, 1935 in Gustine, CA and was the fourth of five children born to Manuel and Marie Alves. She graduated from Orestimba High School in 1954. Pauline married her high school sweetheart, Sarafin Morais, in 1955. They were married for 56 years.

March 20, 2015 | | OBITS


New structure will restore access to Yosemite and reduce travel times

Caltrans and its partners are beginning the first phase of a $133 million project to create a unique protective structure to protect the roadway from rockslides and restore State Route 140 between Mariposa and El Portal, and provide a safe, direct route to enter Yosemite National Park.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Government


DMV seeks comment on potential AB 60 regulation updates

As part of an ongoing effort to successfully implement Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is seeking public comment on several potential changes to future application processes.

March 19, 2015 | | Government


MJC Speech and Debate team successful at State Championship competition

The Modesto Junior College Speech and Debate team returned with armfuls of awards from their performances at the California Community College Forensics Association State Championship.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Education


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


Detectives seek clues in death of young mother

Sheriff's detectives continue to piece together clues on the trail hopefully leading to the person or persons responsible for the death of a 24-year-old mother whose burned body turned up on a rural Ceres property on Monday.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Ceres Courier | Crime


Students go 'green' on St. Paddy's Day

City of Turlock Go Green Coordinator Toni Cordell and City employees visited various school sites on Tuesday to promote environmental conservation. Along with teaching the students about environmentally friendly techniques like how to compost, reduce waste, recycle and conserve water, the kids also got to help plant, water and name trees. The trees planted by Wakefield's 2nd grade classes on Tuesday were a Red Maple, October Glory and Cedrus Deodara (California Christmas tree). The city workers plan to visit various other schools throughout the week.

March 17, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


Nov 1935 – March 2015

Sandra "Sandy" Rae Hanson was born on November 10, 1935 in Stockton, California, and entered into final rest on March 10, 2015, after a year and a half battle with pancreatic cancer.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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