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Outdoor water conservation tips for uses other than landscape irrigation

June 19, 2015 | | Local


Merced College offers community service classes, leisure activities for July

A wide array of life-long learning and leisure activity classes are available during in the month of July through Merced College's Community Services office.

June 18, 2015 | | Education


Robert William Zylstra

Robert went suddenly to his heavenly home during a train ride with his family in Peru. He was relaxed and enjoying the time with his He was a graduate of Turlock Christian High School. He loved to fly and was a licensed pilot who gave flying lessons. He was an active member of a rocket club, sharing his ideas with fellow rocket members and his knowledge with students at TCS, launching rockets up with them each year. He was good about helping others when called upon.

June 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Don't raise the floor, climb the ladder

Los Angeles and San Francisco leaders want burger flippers to be paid $15 an hour.

June 16, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Merced Fair livestock auction sees jump in number of animals, sales

At the 2015 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction 619 animals were sold and the sales totaled a whopping $614,582.

June 16, 2015 | | Local


Louie James Chaves

Louie Chaves knew no strangers. He shared his skills and knowledge of multiple trades with all who would receive. His door was always open to those in need. His compassionate heart and generosity of spirit were witnessed on a daily basis by family and friends.

June 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Alice Irene Petersen

Alice Petersen, 98, of Hilmar, passed away at Pacifica Senior living of Modesto after an extended illness. Alice was born in San Jose, CA to Henry and Cassie (Fuller) Roehr. She grew up in Newman, CA where her father owned a cigar store. She graduated from Orestimba High School and married her high school sweetheart William "Bill" Petersen. They moved to Hilmar and lived on a dairy that they converted from a turkey ranch. Alice was active in the Hilmar Grange for 50 years, a member of the Eastern Star and the Turlock Golf & Country Club. She enjoyed playing bridge ...

June 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Hilmar livestock exhibitors give back

Hilmar exhibitors at the 2015 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction had top showings of both their respective animals and their philanthropic spirit.

June 16, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births June 5 to June 10

• Elizabeth Banuelos and Apolinar Tapia of Turlock are the parents of a 6-pound-1-ounce girl born June 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 12, 2015 | | Births


Soiseth: Committed to bold financial leadership

This last Tuesday, four out of five council members voted in favor of my recommendations within a two-year budget. Based off a "line-by-line" analysis of our City's funds, this budget's central goal is to address the need to pay down our City's debt, to pay lump sum charges when it is to the City's economic advantage, and to slowly restore the departments that made the largest concessions during the economic downturn.

June 12, 2015 | BY GARY SOISETH Mayor, City of Turlock | Editorial


A&L Poultry animal cruelty is only the tip of the iceberg

The Turlock community, and animal advocates around the country, tensely await the next phase of the preliminary hearing to determine if two local egg farmers will go to trial for animal cruelty.

June 12, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


City of Turlock water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

June 12, 2015 | | Local


Local ag family donates $250K for university endowment

California State University, Stanislaus is already off to a prosperous start for the second year of the One Purpose fundraising campaign, thanks to the Gemperle family.

June 12, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Mary Dominguez

Mary is survived by her children Beatrice Gastelo, Herman Johnson Dominguez, Jr., Dina Dominguez and Richard Dominguez; siblings Olga Castro of Madera, Jennie DeLaCruz of Winton and Virginia Galvan of Turlock; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Herman Johnson Dominguez; son Jerry Dominguez and three siblings.

June 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Jean Patterson

Betty Patterson was born in Arkansas to Robert and Maggie Hood. Betty passed away on June 10 in Turlock, CA with her family by her side. She was the youngest of 13 children and her family came to the California Valley during the dust bowl years. Betty married Ken Patterson in 1957 and together they shared 58 years of marriage and had two sons. She was very active and enjoyed swimming in adult master competitive swim meets, playing on bowling leagues, tennis, bike riding and sewing.

June 12, 2015 | | OBITS


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Elyn Jean Gregg

Elyn Jean Gregg, our beautiful mom, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the amazing age of 99. Mom was born in September of 1915 in Oakland, Nebraska, the 3rd of 5 children born to John and Ebba Nelson. The Nelson family moved to California in 1923 and after living in Denair and Delhi, they moved to the family farm in Hughson.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Judith Dian Anderson

Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Judy, a Porterville resident for many years, joined their celestial choir on June 6, 2015 after a short illness. She was 74.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Desirae Crystal Crittenden

Desirae Crittenden,19, passed away in Northridge, CA on June 21, 2015. She was born on 08/08/95 in Turlock, CA. She grew up in Merced,CA and graduated from Merced High in 2013. She attended CSU Northridge and was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Desirae was loved by many and left an impact on many people's lives. Her love for EDM, country and Tupac music was out of this world. She loved dancing and going to raves. She also loved the SF Giants. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She is survied ...

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Births June 18 to June 24

• Virginia and Octavio Ortega of Delhi are the parents of an 8-pound-6-ounce boy born June 18 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 26, 2015 | | Births


Seven indicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment on Thursday against seven individuals, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud, mail fraud and aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

June 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Pray for rain as Sacramento isn't going to save California

It may surprise Sacramento and its bureaucratic hordes that large segments of California are in danger of lapsing into death throes due to a fourth year of severe drought.

June 26, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Thank you Representatives Denham and Costa for supporting free trade

Dear Editor,

June 26, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


CSUS men's golf coach headed to UOP

John Cook won back-to-back California Collegiate Athletic Association championships as California State University, Stanislaus' men's golf coach and earned four CCAA Coach of the Year awards during his seven years with the Warriors, so it came as no surprise when the University of Pacific offered him the position as the Tigers' men's golf head coach.

June 25, 2015 | | SPORTS


Turlock teen found safe

A Turlock teen taken by an Oklahoma police officer in his 30s was found safe in Las Vegas.

June 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Jose Natal Sousa

Jose Natal Sousa passed away at the age of 78 in Turlock, he was born in the Azores in 1936 to Manuel Enes and Maria Amorim. Jose came to Turlock in 1978 where he worked on a dairy and also for Gallo Winery before retiring from Silva's Construction. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and attended Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Turlock.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lyman Alan “Al” Sanders

Lyman Alan "Al" Sanders born January 15, 1933 to Lyman and Inez Sanders in Grinell, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 19.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Karen Acosta-Cornick

My beloved Karen entered into peace Sunday, June 14, after a year-long struggle with illness. Karen was born at Emanuel Hospital, Turlock, to parents Melvin (2010) and Elizabeth (Penny) (1961) Crowell. She lived in Livingston, CA, Oregon and Livermore as a young girl. Grandma Lenore Crowell (Swazye) was such a very big part of Karen's life-she was a beautiful and fun lady.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lynjte Weeds

Lynjte Weeds was born in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands on January 24, 1928. She passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 87. We know that she is now dancing with her husband, Dirk Weeda, in a realm of love and pure bliss. She is survived by her seven children, Nellie Dughi, Jake Weeda, Lena Weeda, Arie Weeda, Leonard Weeda, Sam Weeda, and Connie Branderhorst. Lyntje's legacy will thrive in the generations that she has left behind, and she will forever live in our hearts. She emmigrated to Canada in 1951, where her two eldest children, Nellie ...

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


River Oaks Golf Course being sold

The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Local


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