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Wildfires continue to pollute Valley air

Area residents will continue to contend with poor air quality conditions as the numerous wildfires burning in the state are causing pollutants to hover over the Valley.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Turlock Olive Garden general manager earns award

The Turlock general manager of the Olive Garden in town has earned recognition from the corporation for the eatery's guest services and community involvement.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


University professor’s book on Chicago theatre gaining attention

Stanislaus State Theatre professor John Mayer has accumulated acclaim on the stage and is now finding success in the written word form.

August 18, 2016 | | Education


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 with Election Day as poll workers.

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 succeed Ron Foster, grandson of company founders Max and Verda Foster.

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 together. These taxes also raise much needed revenue for our state. Prop 56 will be on the November ballot and will help protect kids, fight cancer, and will help fund cancer treatment, smoking prevention, health care, and cancer research. This will help cut health care costs by decreasing the amount of tobacco-related medical expenses.

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 July 23.

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 while transporting kids to and from schools.

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 of fire protection and emergency response services, specifically to fund a daytime firefighter staffing program.

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


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


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Prop 47 works for drug users, criminals

There were 52,000 fewer arrests in California last year.

August 23, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


10-year-old behind death threat

A death threat sent to a Hughson teenager via a text message was sent by a 10-year-old classmate, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's ...

August 23, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Christine A. Nelson

Christine Nelson, 75, of Turlock, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 27 ...

August 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Horace “Brownie” Blackwell

Horace Jim "Brownie" Blackwell, 91, died peacefully at his home in Modesto surrounded by his loved ones. Horace was born in Octavia, OK to James ...

August 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Alphonso Serena

Alphonso "Al" Serena, 76, passed away while surrounded by his family on August 18, 2016. Although he was born in Brawley, he was a resident ...

August 23, 2016 | | OBITS


Kilimanjaro adventure: 'Cool as a banana in the fridge'

Summit day started with a 1 a.m. wakeup call, a quick bite and final equipment check before setting out into a dark and freezing ...

August 19, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Lifestyle


DIY plumbing and water conservation techniques

While most people associate home improvement with expensive projects, there's dozens of easy fixes you can make around the house to help conserve water ...

August 19, 2016 | | Government


Births Aug. 11 to Aug. 17

• Jessica Vazquez Sanchez of Crows Landing is the mother of a 5-pound-15-ounce boy born Aug. 11 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 19, 2016 | | Births


Yuriko Masuda

Yuriko Masuda, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on August 15, 2016 at the ...

August 19, 2016 | | OBITS


Teruko Morgan

Teruko was born in Japan to Tomejiro and Chise Iwamoto. She was a survivor of the Nakasaki atomic bomb. Teruko immigrated to the U.S ...

August 19, 2016 | | OBITS


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