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4 state workers net $902,000 in bonuses

Jack Ehnes, Christopher Ailman, Ted Eliopoulos, and Marcie Frost have all just received bonuses totaling $902,000.

November 07, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


City Council is not responsibly planning for citizens’ protection

Approximately 30 years ago, this city had 55 sworn personnel, which totaled the entire police force, from administration to officers in the field. The city population at that time was approximately 35,000. We presently have a population which has doubled, to 70,000 plus, a 100 percent increase. However, the entire police force now only has 80 sworn personnel. This is only a 70 percent increase for enforcing the law and protecting the people!

November 07, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Local gym pumps 'Barbells for Boobs'

CrossFit ParaBellum is continuing to do its part in the fight against breast cancer as the local gym hosted its eighth Barbells for Boobs event.

November 07, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Gubernatorial candidate stops at Stan State

Gubernatorial candidate and current State Treasurer John Chiang engaged with local community members in the Stanislaus State Town Hall hosted by the university's Democratic Party Club while he continues his campaign against fellow Democratic candidates Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa and Delaine Eastin.

November 07, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


Jerry Lee Waller

A Celebration of Life / Luncheon will be held on November 10, 2017 at 12:00PM at the Denair Community Center; 3850 N. Gratton Rd. Denair, CA.

November 07, 2017 | | OBITS


U.S. Ag Secretary hears Valley farmers on trade, regulation, Farm Bill

Many issues facing California farmers, from the Food Safety Modernization Act to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the 2018 Farm Bill, came to the forefront as United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a former farmer and veterinarian, made his first appearance in the state at a forum held in Modesto on Sunday.

November 06, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


State Parks offers veterans, military personnel free admission on Veterans Day

California State Parks is honoring the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission at 143 participating state parks on Veteran's Day.

November 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


YES Kidettes travel to Hundred Acre Wood

YES Kidettes will present Disney's "Winnie the Pooh, Kidettes" at the Downey High School Auditorium in Modesto at 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Two additional matinee performances are scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale at YESCompany.org or www.ShowTix4U.com. The show isn't recommended for infants under the age of two.

November 03, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Art tour returns to downtown Turlock

The Art Around Town event is returning to downtown Turlock on Thursday with six venues offering exhibits to view.

November 03, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Fine Arts


Japanese American experience explored at Carnegie lecture

The Carnegie Arts Center presents a talk by the Speakers Bureau of the Livingston chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League at 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

November 03, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births Oct. 26 to Nov. 1

• Erika Esquivel and Everardo Aguilar Jr. of Livingston are the parents of a 7-pound-6-ounce boy born Oct. 26 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 03, 2017 | | Births


Gas tax is unfair as it’s basically a regressive tax

One of California's most regressive taxes became even more regressive on Tuesday.

November 03, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Denair community: Vote for Asbill for school board

I wish to take a moment of your time to express my thoughts on a gentleman I feel would be a great addition to the Denair Unified School Districts Board. Charles Asbill had worked for the Denair School District for 15 years. He is one of those incredible people that always took great pride in the care that he did for all who work and attend Denair schools. Upon his retirement this school year, he has been greatly missed by our school environment.

November 03, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


School employees’ union supports Asbill for DUSD Board

This letter is written in support of Charles Asbill for a seat on Denair Unified School District Board. California School Employees Association (CSEA) Denair Unified #113 has endorsed Mr. Asbill. We've known Mr. Asbill for over 16 years. If he says he is going to do something, he gets the job done. Due to his employment and acquired knowledge, he has an outstanding work ethic in all his endeavors. He has had numerous awards through his years of service. He takes a practical approach to the issues. Charles will be an asset to the Denair Unified School Board and ...

November 03, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Turlock FFA receives top honor at national convention

This past week, Turlock High FFA was well represented at the 2017 National FFA Convention with nine American FFA Degree recipients and two students competing at the National Level in Leadership Development and Agri-science Fair Events.

November 03, 2017 | | Education


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Ruby Handy

Ruby Myrtle Handy passed away in Turlock, California on November 8, 2017, at the age of 97. She was born in Minco, Oklahoma on January ...

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


‘Idyllic America’ exhibit at MJC

The Modesto Junior College Department of Art is showing the exhibit "Idyllic America: Watercolor Painting" by Doug Sandelin through Nov. 22 in the MJC Art ...

November 10, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


‘Roosters’ playing at Stan State

The Theatre Department at Stanislaus State is raising the curtain and awareness of social issues with their performance of "Roosters," as part of the third ...

November 10, 2017 | | Theatre


Births Nov. 2 to Nov. 8

• Lizeth De Dios Gallardo of Waterford is the mother of an 8-pound-12-ounce boy born Nov. 2 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 10, 2017 | | Births


‘Live’ spelled backwards spells ‘evil’

What's wrong with us?

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


We need to vote in every election

I am so grateful to see that Measure S passed so overwhelmingly. It extended the sales tax surcharge to support the Stanislaus County Library system ...

November 10, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Hughson remembers veterans with memorial wall

The community of Hughson came together Friday morning to honor a number of locals who fought and died in America's wars over the past ...

November 10, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


H. Earl Brooks

Harvey Earl Brooks died peacefully in Modesto, California on November 5, 2017 at the age of 89.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Rosalyn Beauchamp

Rosalyn Beauchamp, 80, of Fairbanks, passed away, October 17, 2017, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska, peacefully in her sleep following a very brief and ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Joan House

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our mom and family matriarch Joan House, on November 3, 2017. Joan was ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Thomas (Tom) William Porter

Thomas (Tom) William Porter died after a sudden illness on Thursday morning, November 2nd, 2017 at the age of 81 in Modesto. He was born ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Christopher Blake Ross-Davis

Christopher Davis was born in Santa Clara, CA. His father took him fishing at three months old, which may have influenced his love of the ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Nancy Linnea Bunch (Lynn)

Nancy went home to be with Jesus, her Savior, on October 24, 2017. Her life's journey ended in Vancouver, WA.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


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