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Dorothy Gladys Hanne (Cornell)

Dorothy Gladys Hanne (Cornell) passed away peacefully in her sleep February 4, 2017 at Townsend House Assisted Living in Chico, CA. She was born in 1920 and raised in Turlock, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1938. After graduation she was a bookkeeper at the Turlock Branch of the Modesto Lumber Company for 9 years. During WWII she corresponded with her future husband, Harold, who was in the Army Air Corps, and they got married a few years after the war. In 1953 she and Harold opened the Alta Vista Sport Shop on Yosemite Blvd in Modesto, which they ...

February 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Henry (Hank) H. Adams

Hank Adams age 92 passed away on February 3, 2017.

February 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Births Jan. 25 through Feb. 1

• Maria and Abraham Britten of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-3-ounce boy born Jan. 25 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 03, 2017 | | Births


Sanctuary cities: You can’t have your smoothie and eat it too

I am not a citizen of the United States of San Francisco.

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


Water wasting violations

The City's Winter Watering Schedule is still in effect, which limits outdoor watering to only one day per week. City staff regularly patrols all neighborhoods in Turlock to enforce the watering schedule as well as other water wasting violations. Water wasting notices are issued for a number of reasons, such as:

February 03, 2017 | | Government


Hudson Kennedy Sausser & Blake Logan Sausser

"For such a short little time, we were blessed with the love of our sweet little angels. Hudson Kennedy and Blake Logan, our precious twin baby girls, will live in our hearts until we see them again."

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


LeMarr Glenn Klaproth, Jr.

LeMarr passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House at the age of 71. He was a lifelong resident of Turlock and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from CSUStanislaus. He served in the United States Air Force for four years where he was stationed in North Dakota and California. He worked for many years as an electrician. LeMarr loved cars, sports cars and motorcycles. He enjoyed going for rides on his motorcycle.

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


Leontina Sousa

Leontina Sousa passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2017, surrounded by family at Memorial Medical Center of Modesto. She was born September 10, 1933 to Antonio Ferreira and Rosa Da Silva in Sao Joao, Pico, Azores. She worked alongside her husband building their dairy in Turlock for 23 years and prided herself in raising all baby calves. She had such a love for the dairy life that she continued raising calves to the age of 75.

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


Harriet Marie Backman

Harriet was born in Chicago, IL to Eli and Clara Carlson and passed away at the age of 92 in Turlock. She settled in California at a young age and graduated from Turlock High School. At a church youth group she met her husband Edward Backman. Harriet was very active at the Evangelical Free Church in Turlock for many years. She worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses and later she and Ed worked together in both farming and construction. She enjoyed camping with Ed in their R.V.

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


“Gary” Gerard Grant Kerkvliet

"Gary" Gerard Grant Kerkvliet was born in Billings, Montana on March 13, 1949 and passed on December 28, 2016 in Turlock, California. He was preceded in death by his father Bernard Kerkvliet. He is survived by his mother Stella Kerkvliet, her partner Bob Gugler, his three younger siblings: brother Bernie and his wife Marianne and sisters Carol Kerkvliet and Dona Kerkvliet-Varin. He is also survived by his nieces Carla Garcia, Andrea Francis, Kyle Kerkvliet, Caleb Kerkvliet, Vanessa Varin and Elizabeth Varin. He is also leaves behind a growing number of great-nieces and great-nephews as well as numerous longtime friends.

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


Multiple DUIs send Denair man to prison

A Denair man was sentenced to prison for two drunk driving arrests that happened a few months apart last year.

February 02, 2017 | | Crime


Playhouse Merced brings ‘Gypsy’ to the stage

Playhouse Merced will present the classic musical "Gypsy," the story of the ultimate stage mother and the childhood of Gypsy Rose Lee, who would become an icon of burlesque.

February 02, 2017 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Nageeba Baba Yonan

Nageeba Baba Yonan, 88, of Turlock, California, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017. A viewing will be held at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the same location on Saturday, February 4, at 10 a.m. in the chapel, followed by an interment at Turlock Memorial Park. A reception luncheon will be served at St. John's Assyrian Presbyterian Church immediately following the services.

February 02, 2017 | | OBITS


Starbucks goes Grande on principle

Starbucks apparently has two types of corporate citizenship - conscience and de-conscience.

January 31, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Renie (Elmquist) Bergstrom

Renie (Elmquist) Bergstrom, 72, passed away on December 27, 2016 at home in Redding, CA in the presence of her family from complications of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Born July 16, 1944 in Hilmar, California to Orville & Neomi Elmquist, Renie grew up attending Hilmar Covenant Church and Hilmar schools, graduating from Hilmar HS in 1962. She married Dick Bergstrom of Turlock, CA on September 11, 1965 and they celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in 2016. Dick and Renie lived in Turlock, Lancaster, and Santa Barbara, retired to Grass Valley, and recently moved to Redding. Renie was actively involved in raising her ...

January 31, 2017 | | OBITS


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Assemblyman Gray proposes legislation to overhaul state water management

Describing California's water management structure as "broken," Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced new legislation Monday to overhaul and restructure the current administration and enforcement ...

February 10, 2017 | | Government


Paystub scam reported in area

The Merced County District Attorney's Office is advising area businesses to be especially vigilant when processing credit applications after discovering a paystub scam circulating ...

February 09, 2017 | | Crime


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