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Patricia Ann Driskell

Patricia (Pat) Ann Driskell (Loomis), 65, of Turlock, California passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born in Turlock in the fall of 1951 to Les and Virginia Loomis. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1969 and married the love of her life Steven Driskell on June 4, 1970. She worked as a bookkeeper for her parents landscaping business and then for Turlock Christian Schools as the Business Administrator for 12 years. She retired in 2004.

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


William “Bill” Lawrence Gilley, Jr.

William "Bill" Gilley, Jr., 76 of Newman passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017. He was born to Wiliam and Iris Gilley in Bay, Arkansas on February 10, 1941. Bill married Sue Tully on December 25, 1961 and they were married for 56 years.

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Michael Defonce, Jr

Michael Defonce, Jr, a longtime resident of Modesto passed away suddenly Saturday,

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Bettie Sarment

Bettie Jane Sarment passed away peacefully on March 11, 2017 at Covenant Village Care Center in Turlock, at the age of 96. Bettie was born to parents Wellington and Emily Brown.

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


William Jerome Hallinan

William Jerome Hallinan passed away on March 8, 2017 in Modesto, CA, at the age of 75.

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


‘Be sweet’: Two words easy to Tweet

They've got a nice fancy term now for what inconsiderate, self-righteous, vicious and insecure jerks do - body shaming.

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


It’s your right, it’s your business

Every action of government is your business.

March 14, 2017 | BY JIM ZACHARY | Editorial


Savemart continues to care

Savemart's Evo Silva and Tony DeWinkle presented a check for $900 to Beverly Schiegel and Valerie Doherty of the American Association of University Women on March 10. The money will help fund the AAUW's Tech Trek, a science, engineering, math and technology camp.

March 14, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


The greening of Turlock

Turlock City Workers Ryan Everrett and Art Padilla assisted Dutcher's Garden Club in planting three October Glory Maples on campus Tuesday for Go Green Week. The City will plant a total of 27 trees at nine school sites this year and have planted 219 trees total in the past 10 years of the program.

March 14, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Births March 1 to March 7

• Yomaira Ceballos of Keyes is the mother of a 7-pound-8-ounce girl born March 1 at Emanuel Medical Center.

March 10, 2017 | | Births


So, who is hiring all the illegals?

There is a middle ground on the 11.5 million illegal immigrants - the Pew Hispanic Center's estimate - that are in this country.

March 10, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Excessive Water Use Penalty in effect May 1

Beginning May 1, 2017, City of Turlock customers who use more than 40,000 gallons of water in any month will be issued an Excessive Water Use Penalty of $25. Those who are issued a first penalty will have the opportunity to have the fee waived by completing an online water conservation course.

March 10, 2017 | | Government


Spring forward

This Sunday, people across the country will set their clocks forward an hour, marking the start to Daylight Saving Time. But it hasn't always happened on the second Sunday in March. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was implemented in 2007, added four weeks to Daylight Saving Time by changing it to start on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November.

March 10, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Ida Dompeling Barth

Ida Dompeling Barth passed away in March of 2017 at the age of 90 in Turlock, California. Ida was born in June of 1926 in Laton, CA to Laura Bittencourt and Jose A. Nunes.

March 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Robert Grant DeMarcus

Robert was born in Los Angeles, California to Grant and Lois DeMarcus in 1954 and passed away at the age of 63. He worked for Proctor and Gamble for 20 years until his retirement. Robert enjoyed playing volleyball and golfing with his buddies. He loved his family.

March 10, 2017 | | OBITS


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Diane Henley

Diane M. Henley, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 23 in Modesto after an illness.

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Geraldine Kaye Pillow

Geraldine was born in Turlock to Sterling and Katherine Witzel and passed away at the age of 63. She graduated from Turlock High School and ...

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Bryan Brigham

Bryan Brigham, more lovingly known as Buster to most, and Grandad to the lucky ones, passed away at the age of 78, on March 14 ...

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Help avoid storm water pollution

March showers will definitely bring April flowers. They can also cause polluted water going down the storm drain. It is important to remember not to ...

March 17, 2017 | | Government


Pacheco State Park celebrates Wildflower Day

Pacheco State Park invites all those looking to welcome the colors of spring to come celebrate the 14th Annual Wildflower Day.

March 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births March 8 to March 14

• Norma Vasquez Leon and Juan Lara of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-7-ounce boy born March 8 at Emanuel Medical Center.

March 17, 2017 | | Births


San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

Remember Bakersfield in 1992?

March 17, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Musical family to perform in Turlock

The three-part harmonies of Derik Nelson and Family will ring through the Turlock Community Theatre on Tuesday when the group comes to perform a show ...

March 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Music


Alcohol sting nets five arrests

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department participated in a shoulder tap operation over the past weekend in an effort to keep alcohol out of the ...

March 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Funding extended for car seat safety program

Stanislaus County's Health Services Agency has received a second year of funding to support the car seat safety effort Keep Baby Safe Program.

March 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


AAA offers free ride home on St. Patrick’s Day

An automotive club wants St. Patrick's Day revelers to get home safely and is offering a free ride home to those who partake of ...

March 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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