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Donna Ray Mahler

Donna Ray Mahler, February 19, 1930 – January 13, 2017 beloved Sister, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother passed away peacefully after a long illness at the age of 85 in Sonora, CA with her children at her side. She was predeceased by her husband Edgar (Ed) of 35 years. She is survived by her sister, Dorice (Herbert) Sheldon, sister, Lynn (Ernest) Wheeler and brother Lester Ross (Caren), daughter Carol Mahler, sons John Mahler, Glen Mahler and Mark Mahler. Her Grandsons are: Ryan Mahler, Kevin Mahler, Steffen Mahler, Edgar (Eddie) Mahler and Justin Vincent. Her granddaughters are Health Quintero-Refuerzo and Elizabeth Mahler ...

February 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Jeffery Lewis

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has never been a high-profile agency, but it now has a high-profile Secretary in renowned neurosurgeon and one-time presidential candidate Ben Carson. Some see Carson's lack of experience in housing policy as a shortcoming. But with no policy legacy to defend (and no political axes to grind), Carson is ideally positioned to champion the kind of creative, nonpartisan, pragmatic solutions that low and moderate income Americans desperately need.

February 10, 2017 | | OPINION


Conservation Corner

In 2016, the average residential water use was approximately 117 gallons per person per day! What can we do to reduce that number? While the main use of water at a residence is outside landscape watering, in this article you will find ideas to reduce water use inside the home.

February 10, 2017 | | Local


Births Feb. 2 - Feb. 8

· Ashley and Randy Holder of Delhi are the parents of an 8-pound-15-ounce girl born Feb. 2 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 10, 2017 | | Local


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 of water rights and the State Water Project.

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 in the region.

February 09, 2017 | | Crime


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


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Births Feb. 8 to Feb. 15

• Charmaine Renee Tanis of Modesto is the mother of a 7-pound-8-ounce girl born Feb. 8 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 17, 2017 | | Births


Remember when boycotts meant something?

The good old days. That's when you shopped for items based on prices and what they were selling you and not the political views ...

February 17, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


State Water Board readopts water conservation regulations

On May 9, 2016 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order calling for the State Water Board to adjust emergency water conservation regulations in response to ...

February 17, 2017 | | Government


Mildred Adelyn Carlson

Our mother went to meet her Savior the morning of January 30th, 2017 in the comfort of her home at 92 years of age. Mildred ...

February 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Mitsuyo Shiba

Mitsuyo Shiba passed peacefully February 10 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. She was born in San Francisco third of five children to Kimiyo and Sadata ...

February 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Joe D. Vasquez

Joe D. Vasquez passed away at the age of 72 on Monday, February 13, 2017 while being in hospice care at home. Joe was born ...

February 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Dallas Nester

Dallas Nester, 73, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at Emanuel Hospital losing his battle with cancer. Dallas was born in Oklahoma and moved to ...

February 16, 2017 | | OBITS


Oroville Dam: Honestly, what do we expect?

Want to see California's future?

February 14, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


County declares state of emergency due to flooding

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors declared the county to be in a state of emergency Tuesday, in response to continued rain in the area ...

February 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Ruth Viola “Vi” Nelson

Vi was born in Turlock and went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 25. She was the youngest of five children born to ...

February 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Debra B. Stevens (Strom)

A committed and beautiful loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt passed peacefully in the early morning hours of her 60th birthday in Mission ...

February 14, 2017 | | OBITS


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