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Assyrian community celebrated at annual festival

The Assyrian community has a rich history in the Central Valley and their religion, traditions and culinary delicacies will be celebrated at the 2nd annual Assyrian Festival, Aug. 27-28, at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock.

August 12, 2016 | BY RYAN MCLAUGHLIN Turlock Journal | Local


Births Aug. 4 to Aug. 9

• Maria Newsome of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-15-ounce boy born Aug. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 12, 2016 | | Births


SJ Valley may go to hell, but air will be clean

Pundits can't figure out why moderate Democrats in the Central Valley and the Inland Empire aren't jumping for joy at the chance to extend and strengthen Assembly Bill 32 - better known as the greenhouse-gas emissions law - beyond 2020.

August 12, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


What is the difference between recycled, reclaimed, potable and non-potable water?

The words recycled, reclaimed, potable and non-potable are used frequently in discussions regarding water resources, but what do they really mean? As common terminologies, it is important to understand the differences between them and how each of them play a role in the City's water applications.

August 12, 2016 | | Government


Scammers pretending to be FBI dialing up local area

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is warning northern and central California residents to be wary of a phone scam targeting the area, in which the caller claims to be a federal agent.

August 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Wildfires cause issues for Valley air quality

Officials with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District have issued a health advisory for area residents because of smoke from two wildfires.

August 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Michael L. Allen

Michael L. Allen, 44, passed away at home in Turlock, California. He was born in Russellville, Kentucky to Charles and Patricia Allen. Mike enlisted and served in the US Army from August 1990 to August 1994. In January 1995, he began his fifteen year career in the US Postal Service. He left the postal service to further his education culminating in a BA degree in Psychology from CSU Stanislaus and was just one class shy of an MA degree in Educational Psychology from Brandman University. Although a lifelong fan of University of Kentucky basketball, he left his home state to ...

August 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Vera Irene Sahlstrom

Vera was born in 1919 to William and Mary Butler and passed away at the age of 97 in Turlock. She worked for 20 years as a secretary to the city manager and elected city clerk for the City of Turlock. Vera was a seamstress and was a member of the T-birds at Turlock Golf and Country Club. She had attended St. Francis Episcopal Church since 1964 where she sang in the choir, participated in the alter guild, was a vestryman and senior warden.

August 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Bernice Marie Mendonca

Bernice was born in Cushing, Ok. As a young woman she worked in an aircraft factory in Detroit during the early part of WWII. She migrated with her mother and four sisters to Atwater, CA where she met and married her husband of 62 years, David F. Mendonca. Their early years were spent tending the family farm in Atwater and they moved to the Turlock area in 1947. She was a resident of Turlock for 69 years. She graduated from the nursing program at Modesto Junior College and became a licensed vocational Nurse (LVN) in 1968. Bernice (sometimes called Bernie ...

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Mary Agnes Neto

Mary Neto, 95, of Turlock, passed away at Turlock Nursing and Rehab. Center. May was born in Los Banos, CA to Manuel and Guimar Vincent. She attended schools in Los Banos. As a girl Mary loved to swim and work hard on the family dairy. She attended beauty college before she met her soul mate, John Neto. John and Mary were married in Benicia in 1938. He worked in the shipyard at Mare Island but soon they started in the dairy industry in Los Banos and Mountain View. They settled in Turlock in 1956. They enjoyed dancing, being with family ...

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Rita Coleman Varble

Rita Coleman Varble, a native of Turlock, passed away on July 13, 2016. She was born on September 24, 1951 to Edward and Ida Coleman, long-time residents of Turlock.

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Scott Ostrander

Our beloved Scott passed away after a long fight with cancer. Scott was born in Turlock, went to schools in Hilmar and Turlock. He worked in construction and also worked for his father's roofing company in the bay area. Scott was a free spirited man, he loved old music and spending time at the ocean, where he loved to surf. Most of all, Scott loved his family.

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Jack Kennedy

Our beloved dad, papa, brother, Uncle Jack, friend and rock slipped sweetly from his earthly chains and is now free to be reunited with his sweetheart, Joyce, and many other loved ones in the presence of our Lord. Jack had just celebrated a wonderful 85th birthday week surrounded by family.

August 11, 2016 | | OBITS


Packed house remembers late George House

George House may have been the commander of the Modesto office of the California Highway Patrol from 1983 to 1987 and elected three times to the California State Assembly, but he considered being Christian, a devoted family man and a farmer as his greatest roles – in that order.

August 09, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Shannon McCabe

Shannon McCabe was born Jennifer Frost on 11/25/53 in San Francisco and adopted by Eugene and Lilian McCabe. The McCabe's were anxious to create a typical large catholic family and went on to adopt 9 other children, 4 daughters and 5 sons. It is unknown when she started going by Shannon or where the name came from, but most likely it took place during the late 60's as she was enjoying the era of personal rediscovery along with the rest of her generation.

August 09, 2016 | | OBITS


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Poll workers needed for Election Day

As the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election nears, the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office is hoping a few citizens will step up and help ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Foster Farms names new CEO

Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Flanagan as the poultry company's newest president and chief executive officer. Flanagan will ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


SCOE hosts technology night for parents

Technology is always changing, and the Stanislaus County of Education hopes to help parents stay up-to-date by hosting a series of technology information sessions.

August 16, 2016 | | Education


Tobacco taxes save lives

Tobacco excise taxes are proven to save lives by reducing the use of tobacco among current users and preventing many youth from using it all ...

August 16, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Leaders should weigh liberty of all when it comes to public expressions

At this time, I very much wish to thank the Turlock Journal for their front page coverage concerning the loud concert at the fairgrounds on ...

August 16, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Information session on military academy

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Aug. 25.

August 16, 2016 | | Education


Air quality could take hit with back to school traffic

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping area residents can help avoid a spike in ozone levels by refraining from idling vehicles ...

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Westport Fire sees Measure J as its ‘last resort’ for coverage

A special mail ballot election will be held on Aug. 30 regarding a special tax to help the Westport Fire Protection District cover the costs ...

August 16, 2016 | By JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Lorene Mae West

Our beloved mother joined our other angels in heaven, on Friday August 12th at Brandel Manor in Turlock.

August 16, 2016 | | OBITS


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