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Storer gives this parent one less thing to worry about

Dear Editor,

January 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Game changer: 'Free' education at junior colleges

California community colleges once were free when it came to class units.

January 13, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Thanks for making holidays brighter for foster, at-risk youth

This year, Aspiranet partnered with 39 Starbucks stores in Stanislaus and Merced counties for our annual Holiday Gift Drive, where we collected 810 gifts for the foster and at-risk youth we serve with the help and generosity of Starbucks customers. The holidays, which can be a difficult time for our youth because they are separated from parents and/or siblings, becomes a time when our youth feel the support of the community.

January 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Questions to consider

If vaccines are as safe and effective as our government and vaccine proponents claim, answering these questions will be easy and reassuring.

January 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Gas prices: How low can they go?

2015 is staring out on a low note - at least when it comes to gas prices. A gallon of unleaded gasoline could be found for $2.19 at three different locations in Turlock on Tuesday, $0.60 less than the cheapest gas in town just two months ago.

January 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Chano Tovar

Chano Tovar peacefully passed away January 7, 2015 at the age of 61. He is survived by his wife Diana Tovar, daughter Erica Tovar, son Lucas (Anna) Tovar, grandchildren Noah and Ayden, brothers Adam, Joe and Jeff Tovar, sister Michelle Johnson and mother Rachel Tovar. He is preceded in death by his father Adam Tovar and sister Sandra Medeiros.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Billy Lee Worden

Billy Worden, 62, of Ceres, passed away at home.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Laurence Raymond Surber

Laurence was born in Sioux City, IA and was raised on a farm in Waterbury Nebraska and attended school there. He was in the Navy for two years during World War II, when he returned home he farmed for 2 years and then came to California in 1956. In 1959 he married Eleanor Skiles and together they shared 56 years of marriage. Laurence worked for the City of Turlock for 16 years and Turlock High School for 12 years.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Walter Nelson Falke

Walter Falke passed away peacefully in his home on January 12, 2015 at the age of 86.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


Thelma Mae Caylor

Thelma Mae Caylor was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Jan. 13, 1930, and passed away on Jan. 2, 2015, in Modesto.

January 13, 2015 | | OBITS


NFL Divisional Playoff predictions

Even though there are no local teams in the playoffs, the Journal sports team decided to tackle this weekend's playoff games. There are grudge matches and seemingly lopsided contests today and Sunday, but you may be surprised by some of the picks made by Frankie Tovar and Eddie Ruiz. Do your predictions line up with ours? Read through the matchups and find out.

January 09, 2015 | BY FRANKIE TOVAR AND EDDIE RUIZ | Sports Columns


Births Jan. 1 to Jan. 7

• Adrianna Abundis and Alvaro Garcia of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-4-ounce boy born Jan. 1 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 09, 2015 | | Births


We need to work harder to prevent mass murders

It didn't take long for the new year to be filled with ugliness on a local level.

January 09, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua C. Adi graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 09, 2015 | | Local


Measles outbreak linked to Disneyland visits

Recent confirmed and suspected cases of measles have been traced back to December visits to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, reported the California Department of Public Health.

January 08, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Lockable trash cans reduce issues with homeless

It reduces identity theft.

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


Births Jan. 8 to Jan. 13

• Crystal and Randall McCartney of Turlock are the parents of a 6-pound-9-ounce girl born Jan. 8 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 16, 2015 | | Births


Evelyn Jane Erickson

Evelyn Erikson passed away in Modesto at the age of 90 on January 9, 2015. A native of Turlock, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Arthur and Emma Erickson. She attended Turlock High School and was life-long member of the Turlock Covenant Church. She is the sister of the late Gloria Harmon of Modesto. Evelyn is survived by her brother, Gordon Erickson, of El Paso, TX; her niece, Sabrina Harmon, of Medford, MA; her nephew, Michael Harmon, of Modesto: and her great nephew, Eric Harmon, also of Modesto. A private memorial will held at a later date.

January 15, 2015 | | OBITS


Loren David Coelho

Loren David Coelho went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at the age of 43, as a result of a tragic farming accident.

January 15, 2015 | | OBITS


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