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SCOE seeks donations for Operation Backpack

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to provide local homeless and at-risk youth with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success - through Operation Backpack.

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Births July 6 to July 11

• Andrea and Jacob Hiykel of Turlock are the parents of a 7-pound-7-ounce girl born July 6 at Memorial Medical Center.

July 14, 2017 | | Births


Bay Area cities’ escalating wage laws good for 209

If your household had four members and together you were grossing $84,700 a year, how "rich" would you feel?

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


The drought may be over, but the effects of it will last for years to come

California's historic five-year drought is officially over, washed away with the relentlessly drenching rains, floods and snowstorms of this winter. But just as tougher building codes and better emergency planning follow major earthquakes, the brutally dry years from 2012 to 2016 should encourage conservation efforts to become permanent.

July 14, 2017 | | Government


State wildfires impacting local air quality

Smoke from several wildfires burning in California is having an impact on the Valley's air quality, prompting air officials to issue a health warning for the area.

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Actor says local cooperation key to bringing film production to Turlock, Ceres

Corbin Bernsen says he will be back.

July 14, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Priscilla “Sally” D. Gray

Sally was a very loving mother, a talented artist, a smart and beautiful woman. She loved and was loved by God, her family and her friends. Sally is survived by her daughter Kimberly Watson, son Damien Huff, son Joshua Watson, daughter Ashley Huff; brothers Allen Evans, Ron Evans; sisters Barbara Doyle and Debra Evans. She is painting pictures in the sky with Jesus.

July 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Gerlene Forrest

Gerry Walker-Forrest, age 76 of Keyes, CA passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at home with family by her side. She was born in Mississippi and settled in Keyes at the age of two. She worked at Tri-Valley Growers for several years and was a member of Airport Assembly of God Church. Gerry enjoyed baking, gospel concerts, and loved traveling. Gerry is survived by her three daughters Kathy, Sandra, and Audrey; three stepchildren Susan, Chuckie, and Brenda; 21 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; three sisters Irene, Norene, and Colline. Gerry is preceded in death by many close family members. Visitation ...

July 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Draining the Delta like Owens & Tulare lakes

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." - President Lyndon B. Johnson (while signing the 1964 Wilderness Act)

July 11, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Money magazine puts Stan State atop ‘value added’ list

Stanislaus State has once again received national acclaim, as Money magazine has ranked the university as the nation's top "value-added" public college on its list of "Value-Added All-Stars."

July 11, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Mariah’s Fair Treats ending sweet run

Mariah Vitoria is 24 years old, and she is about to retire.

July 11, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


All in the family: Abe Rojas and co. make fair time volunteering a tradition

When Abe Rojas was a kid, he and his friends had free entry into the fair; they would lay a plank over the canal behind the grounds, trot across and scale the fence.

July 11, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Matoso resigns as Stanislaus AD; Duyst named Interim AD

California State University, Stanislaus announced the resignation of Athletics Director Michael J. Matoso, who has accepted a similar position at Saint Mary's College of California, a Division I school in the West Coast Conference.

July 11, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Susanne Jorge

Susanne, a lifelong resident of Turlock, was born in Modesto, California to Alfred and Maria Jorge and passed away in Turlock at the age of 57. In her youth, Susie, as she was known to her family, attended Sacred Heart School and Turlock High School. She completed her higher education by first attending Modesto Junior College before transferring to Stanislaus State where she obtained a bachelor's degree in business. Susie worked for several years at Turlock Scavenger Company, Chevron, and was currently employed by 5.11 Tactical of Modesto. She attended Sacred Heart Church and was active in Y ...

July 11, 2017 | | OBITS


Lillian Rangel

Lillian passed peacefully on Friday morning, July 7, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones, at the age of 85. She was born to Salvador and Juanita Alvarado in Modesto, California. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Salvador and Juanita Alvarado, and by her loving husband of 65 years, Chris Rangel. Lillian was a loving and devoted mother to her 4 children: Carmen (Rev. Richard) Hernandez of Denver, CO., Rachel (Antonio) Cebreros of Turlock, CA., Henry (Carol) Rangel of Ceres, CA. and Elena ...

July 11, 2017 | | OBITS


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How to check for water leaks and identify the location

Early detection of a water leak can save you money and avert potential disaster. If you think you may have a leak, follow the steps ...

July 21, 2017 | | Government


The bird, the bunny and the wardrobe

A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., the contestants are lined up on fold-out tables topped with a soft fabric. They are all dressed ...

July 21, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Annabelle Stockton Griffith

Anne Griffith died on July 13, 2017 at the age of 91 in Turlock, CA. The cause of death was congestive heart failure and chronic ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Lynda Diane Steadman

Lynda Diane (Donaldson) Steadman age 69, of Turlock, California passed away July 20th, 2017 from a long battle against breast cancer. The funeral service will ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Jerry Allen Woods

Jerry A. Woods, a very independent and honest man who loved the Lord, went home to be with Jesus earlier this week.

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Virginia Andleman

Virginia L. Andleman passed away on July 16, 2017 at age 89. Virginia loved reading and was passionate about cooking. She was a school teacher ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


David William Massey

David William Massey, a 19-year resident of Arroyo Grande, CA, passed away surrounded by his loved ones, on July 12th, 2017, at the age of ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


George Schumacher

George was a loved family member and founder of the Greenery Nursery in Turlock. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family. Born in Los Angeles ...

July 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Bill to help build surface water plant passes committee

Legislation authored by state Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, to improve local water supply has passed another important milestone. SB 373 passed the Assembly Committee on ...

July 21, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


U.S. House passes three more human trafficking bills

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed three more bills to combat the rising issue of human trafficking: H.R. 2664, the Enhancing ...

July 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Merced College’s Fishman named state’s Outstanding Ag Teacher for 2017

In his 20 years teaching at Merced College, Darol Fishman said he's never missed one of the California Agriculture Teachers Association's annual conferences.

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


MJC Agriculture honored with Hall of Fame induction

Modesto Junior College's Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division will be inducted into the National Ag Science Center's Ag Hall of Fame during their ...

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Maryann Moles

Maryann Moles passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, surrounded by family at home in Hilmar. She was born in 1927. She raised three children ...

July 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Stephen Hulett Carkeet

Stephen "Steve" Carkeet, 78, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. He succumbed to other complications after successful heart surgery.

July 18, 2017 | | OBITS


Suzanne Domecq

Suzanne was born April 20, 1935 in Denair, CA to Joe and Ruth Domecq. She attended school in Denair until 1951, when the family moved ...

July 18, 2017 | | OBITS


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