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Water conservation tips for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than irrigated lawns? That doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

June 10, 2016 | | Government


Local jeweler offers scholarship to be awarded at fair

Yonan's Jewelers will be giving away a $1,000 scholarship at the Stanislaus County Fair in connection with this year's empowHER Lounge, a series of workshops and other activities meant to inspire young girls to become great leaders in their community.

June 10, 2016 | | Local


Stanislaus State’s annual fundraising campaign seeks volunteers

Preparations are underway for the third year of Stanislaus State's annual fundraising campaign, One Purpose. Over the past two years, the campaign has raised more than $1.5 million for student scholarships.

June 10, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Births June 2 to June 8

• April Kimble of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-11-ounce boy born June 2 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 10, 2016 | | Births


Francisco Gerardo Padilla

Mr. Francisco Gerardo Padilla age 48, passed away Wednesday June 8, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center, he was born in San Antonio Texas, and moved to Sunnyvale California in 1968. Francisco is survived his Daughter- Cynthia Acosta, Granddaughter- Melodie, Parents- Gerardo Padilla and Maria Guadalupe Padilla, Brother- Luis Padilla, Nephew- Santiago Padilla and Niece- Janessa Padilla. He is preceded in death by his Brother- Alvaro Padilla. Francisco loved to go fishing and enjoyed to cook.

June 10, 2016 | | OBITS


California legislature honors Portuguese American community

The State Senate recognized the contributions of California's Portuguese-American community by adopting Senate Concurrent Resolution 130 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), declaring June 10 as "Portugal Day" in California.

June 09, 2016 | | Government


Blood bank has urgent need for local donors

Delta Blood Bank has an emergency need for blood donors.

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Fair hopes to spellbind audiences with returning act

The Stanislaus County Fair is bringing back crowd favorite Suzy Haner the Hypnotist for a series of performances during the 10-day run.

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Births May 26 to June 1

• Keanna Rodriguez in Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-7-ounce girl born May 26 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 03, 2016 | | Births


Interacting with people is old school

Are we heading to a point in time when actual face-to-face - and not Skype or Face Time - between people will be as rare as a blizzard in Death Valley at high noon on the Fourth of July?

June 03, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


DUI patrols planned for Turlock concert event

The Stanislaus County "AVOID the 12" law enforcement partners will team up for the 2016 KAT Country 103 Listener Appreciation Concert in Turlock on Saturday by deploying officers that will be focused on catching impaired drivers.

June 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


How to garden in a drought

California is still in a drought and that means that we need to continue to be mindful of every drop of water that we use, particularly outdoors.

June 03, 2016 | | Government


Turlock man pleads guilty in prison tax fraud scheme

Daniel Allen Coats, 34, of Turlock, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States by filing false claims for federal tax refunds, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

June 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Ricky John Gioletti

Ricky passed away peacefully at the age of 69, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was a graduate of Turlock High School, Class of '64, where he was voted "Most Beautiful Eyes" and attended Modesto Junior College for a time. He married Susan Peters in 1966. He grew up in the family farming business and enjoyed the farming lifestyle. He worked with his father at George Gioletti and Sons Dairy and later went on his own to start Ricky Gioletti and Sons Farming. In addition to farming Ricky was a talented fabricator and could build almost anything. He ...

June 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Joseph John Lopes

Joe was born in Newman, CA to Joseph and Mary Lopes and passed away at the age of 71. He attended Canal Grammar School in Newman, Keyes Elementary School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1963. After graduating high school he moved to San Leandro and became a union carpenter, which was his occupation for many years. Joe was a lifetime Raiders fan, enjoyed drag racing, fishing and duck hunting. He was proud to donate to St. Joseph's Indian School. Joe was a loving father and grandfather.

June 03, 2016 | | OBITS


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Turlock teen crowned District 6 Dairy Princess

Nicole Sanders of Turlock was crowned the District 6 Dairy Princess during ceremonies held Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock. Alexia Nunes ...

June 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


No stress in conducting new 'stress test' water conservation regulation

The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new statewide conservation approach on May 18 that will replace Turlock's prior 29 percent water conservation ...

June 17, 2016 | | Government


Free child seat inspection

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free child safety seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to ...

June 16, 2016 | | Local


Merced County Fair wraps up 125th year celebration

June 12 marked the end of the Merced County Fair after five days filled with entertainment, carnival rides and lots of fair food.

June 16, 2016 | | Local


MJC Medical Assisting Program offers fall and spring starts to meet demand

Following the community's growing demand for highly-skilled, credentialed medical assistance, the Modesto Junior College Medical Assistance Program will now offer a spring semester option ...

June 16, 2016 | | Education


Blue ribbon musical comedy opens in Sonora

An all-American musical comedy packed with songs, dance and summer fun, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "State Fair" plays at the Fallon House stage beginning Friday ...

June 16, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Lawrence L. Blevins

Larry was born in Arizona, and lived in multiple cities in California as well as Colorado before settling in the Turlock area. He retired from ...

June 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Theresa Mae Lara-Almendarez

In loving memory of Theresa Mae Lara-Almendarez 63 of San Jose, Ca passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday June 6 in Turlock, Ca ...

June 14, 2016 | | OBITS


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