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Births Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

• Sandra and Joel Rodriguez of Turlock are the parents of a 5-pound-3-ounce girl born Sept. 29 at Emanuel Medical Center.

October 07, 2016 | | Births

Winter is approaching; time to shut of your sprinklers

Shorter days, cooler temperatures and plant dormancy, all signal decreased needs for water. To avoid damage from freezing, shut off your system before cold temperatures arrive. Watch the weather and the long-term forecasts to know when the time is right to shut down your irrigation system. Most years, you'll want to turn it off by Halloween.

October 07, 2016 | | Government

Denair Unified School District approves bonus for teachers

Increased enrollment at Denair Unified School District resulted in much-need salary restoration Thursday when Board of Trustees unanimously approved a 2.37 percent bonus for all teachers who were employed during the last academic year.

October 07, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

James Frederick Browning

James was born in San Bernardino, California to Raymond and Winona Browning and passed away at the age of 85 in Turlock. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and Navy; serving his country during the Korean War. Jim was a minister for 25 years, he served as an elder with Church of Christ in Modesto and also served as a minister in the jail system. He worked as a general contractor for many years and also was a 203 HUD consultant. During his free time he enjoyed working on various projects at home. Jim was loved by ...

October 07, 2016 | | OBITS

Joyce Ann Funk

Joyce Ann Funk, 83, left this world on Saturday, October 1st 2016 to join her savior in Heaven.

October 07, 2016 | | OBITS

Renowned piano prodigy opens Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s 86th season

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra opens its 86th Classics Season Oct. 14 and 15 at the Gallo Center for the Arts with a program focused on America and the virtue of youth.

October 06, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE

Free mammograms at EMC

With a $20,000 grant from the Bill and Elise Ahlem Cancer Endowment, Emanuel Cancer Center will provide free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women.

October 06, 2016 | | Local

Joe Kenneth King

Joe Kenneth King passed away on October 3, 2016 at the age of 92 in Modesto, CA.

October 06, 2016 | | OBITS

I’m voting for Gil Esquer for Turlock City Council

As someone who has lived my whole life on Turlock's West Side it is clear to me that Gil Esquer is the person to vote for on Nov. 8.

October 04, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Support for Abe Rojas

I am writing this letter in support of re-electing Abe Rojas as Trustee for YCCD Area 3. Since the YCCD Board will be hiring a new Chancellor this year, stability and continuity on the board is crucially important. Abe has been an active, loyal member of the YCCD Board for over 20 years. He understands all the concerns and issues connected with the District. Abe always comments and asks competent questions when reports are given. He is committed and alert. Rojas has served as Board Chair numerous times during his tenure and has consistently done an outstanding job in this ...

October 04, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Carnegie Lecture Series: Importance of Reading Aloud

The Carnegie Arts Center will present the first of the Fall 2016 Sunday Arts Lecture Series at 2 p.m. Oct. 9. In conjunction with the new exhibition in the Carnegie's main gallery, "Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Original Illustration from the Art Kandy Collection," lectures this fall will cover many areas associated with children's books and illustration art.

October 04, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock seniors medal in CyberCyle competition

Seniors living at Covenant Village of Turlock continue to cycle and compete their way to better health. In the spirit of the U.S. Summer Olympic Games, 17 residents participated in the community's third, national competition using the CyberCycle, an interactive recumbent bike that uses virtual environments, video game features, group rides, and the spirit of healthy competition to motivate riders. The team competed against 144 other virtual CyberCycle riders at 18 retirement communities nationwide and earned medals for completing individual courses or stage race courses in the fastest times.

October 04, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A collision early Saturday morning at the intersection of Geer Road and Regis Street looked much worse than it actually was according to the Turlock Police Department.

October 04, 2016 | | Crime

Gloria Green

Gloria Green, 62, of Modesto, passed away on October 2nd at her home surrounded by family and close friends after a short battle with cancer. Gloria was born in Merced, CA to Felicitas Buelna and Manuel Munoz. She was married to Audie Green for 25 years in Modesto where they raised their family.

October 04, 2016 | | OBITS

Mary Rodgers Gonzales

Mary was born to Raymond and Margaret Rodgers in Red Bluff California. At age six she moved with the family Washington State where they homesteaded a farm, before moving to Modesto. She graduated from Grace Davis High school, and then attended UC Berkeley and UC Davis where she graduated. After graduation she lived in San Francisco and worked in shipping for TriValley Growers, where she met her husband. Following his early death she decided to return to school for her teaching credential. She relocated to Hughson to be near her family and taught at Caswell Elementary School in Ceres where ...

October 04, 2016 | | OBITS

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Burglary suspect sought by local law enforcement

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and the Turlock Police department are both looking for a wanted felon suspected of committing several burglaries, including the ...

October 13, 2016 | | Crime

Meeting offers information on Pharmacy Technician program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a Pharmacy Technician Training Program information meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in John Muir Hall, room ...

October 11, 2016 | | Education

Voters approve Westport Fire tax measure

Voters in the Westport Fire Protection District overwhelmingly passed Measure J in September to raise taxes to support firefighting efforts in the rural northwest of ...

October 11, 2016 | Turlock Journal | Government

Nascimento is responsive to his constituents

If you have driven across the railroad tracks at Monte Vista lately, you know that a recent "repair" has created a bumpy and dangerous situation ...

October 11, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Flora supports putting families and jobs over fish

Dear Editor,

October 11, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Re-elect a proven councilwoman in Turlock

Starting with her freshman year at Stanislaus State, I was fortunate in that I mentored Amy Bublak through five years of a foundation that included ...

October 11, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

I support Gil Esquer, Steven Nascimento and District elections


October 11, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Nascimento understands concerns of Turlock families

I have known Steven Nascimento and his family for many years. Steven is compassionate, selfless and willing to help others in need. Turlock is truly ...

October 11, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor

Ed De Angelis

Look at me,

October 11, 2016 | | OBITS

Donna Marie Johnson

Donna Marie Johnson passed away peacefully on October 10th, 2016 at the age of 86.

October 11, 2016 | | OBITS

Georgia Louise Sayers

Georgia L. Sayers, loving wife and mother passed away at home Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 surrounded by her husband and family. Georgia was born Sept ...

October 11, 2016 | | OBITS

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