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Keep Paris, I’ll take Bakersfield over Pittsburgh

Forget Paris - or Pittsburgh for the matter. I'd rather have Bakersfield.

June 13, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Stanislaus Community Foundation awards largest amount of scholarships in organization’s history

Thanks to the generous contributions of scholarship donors and a grant from College Futures Foundation, 175 local students will receive scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year totaling $229,500. That's more than double the amount of scholarship dollars distributed by Stanislaus Community Foundation in 2016.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and engagement.

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Nelda Hooper McDermott

Nelda McDermott passed away on Thursday June 8 at Emmanuel Medical Center. Nelda was a treasured mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as an extremely devoted wife of 51 years to the late Doug McDermott. Together Nelda and Doug raised six children in Turlock. Family was a central part of her life, and she has left a large legacy in the form of her children and their families.

June 13, 2017 | | OBITS


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Elmer and Christine Renner

A true romantic love story, Elmer and Christine were married June 23, 1986 in the Cupids Chapel of Love in Reno, Nevada. They met while at a retail store in Atascadero, CA. They moved around some but returned to Elmer's home town of Turlock, CA. They loved camping at the lakes, raising their pets, and having family gatherings. After the passing of Christine, the heartbreak was too great and Elmer joined her in heaven.

June 09, 2017 | | OBITS


Harold Louis Cupit

Harold Louis Cupit, 77, of Hickman, CA. went to be with the Lord. He was born to Preston and Myrtle Cupit in Caddo, Oklahoma.

June 09, 2017 | | OBITS


Nathan “Nate” Hiemstra

Nathan was born Dec. 21, 1936 in Maurice, IA. He was a long-time resident of Turlock, and passed away at the age of 80, June 3rd at his Niece's residence in Sonora, CA. Funeral services with Veterans honors will be held:

June 09, 2017 | | OBITS


Thomas H. Parker

Thomas H. Parker, 80, was born in Stockton, California, November 14, 1936 to William Bratton and Brynhild Branstad Parker. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on April 29, 2017.

June 09, 2017 | | OBITS


Births June 1 to June 6

• Marline and Antonio Brasil of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-12-ounce girl born June 1 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 09, 2017 | | Births


Homeowner should not have received prison sentence for fatal shooting

The recent trial and conviction of Turlock resident Rob Boyer was a total injustice. (Boyer was sentenced to seven years in prison for fatally shooting Brandon Pacheco in the back after finding him on his property in July 23, 2013.)

June 09, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Going to pot is raising a stink in Colorado

Pot smells.

June 09, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Summer watering schedule remains only two days per week

Governor Jerry Brown announced the drought is over and a few neighboring agencies have announced consideration of returning to a three day per week watering allowance, as it was prior to the drought. At this time though, Turlock is not considering a change to its two day a week watering schedule.

June 09, 2017 | | Government


A Mental Health Hero: Pastor Amanda Oppenhuizen

As a society, each of us is challenged every day. Our children face challenges that much greater. The forces of evil pulling at them are relentless. And, with the legalization of recreational marijuana, over time the proponents will come to understand how this will devastate future generations of children and adults.

June 09, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


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Tony Jason Rodrigues

Tony Jason Rodrigues a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, is now in the arms of our heavenly father. Born in the Azores to Manuel and ...

June 16, 2017 | | OBITS


Shaina Leanne Collins

Shaina Leanne Collins of Turlock California formerly from Rantoul, Illinois passed away June 10, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

June 16, 2017 | | OBITS


Online conservation course for water wasting violations, excessive use penalties

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting or for excessive use can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the first ...

June 16, 2017 | | Government


‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ comes to Sierra Rep

Sierra Repertory Theatre is performing "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," at the Fallon House in Columbia through July 30.

June 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Births June 7 to June 13

• Lindsay and Jacob Plett of Turlock are the parents of an 8-pound-6-ounce boy born June 7 at Emanuel Medical Center.

June 16, 2017 | | Births


Learning less about world with access to World Wide Web

A teen boy. A matronly lady. A graying guy perhaps in his 50s with a man bun. Two women in their early 30s. One guy ...

June 16, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Support our county library with Measure S

Voters in November will be asked again to vote is a county wide election to renew the eighth-penny sales tax to support our countywide library ...

June 16, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Like father, like sons

Machado and Sons, Inc., a construction company established in Turlock, formulated from the will and drive of patriarch Manuel Machado, and run in conjunction with ...

June 16, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


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