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Former Bulldog Finnegan returns home to be Warrior assistant coach

Rachel Finnegan has returned home to Turlock to join the Cal State Stanislaus coaching staff.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Gomes takes checkered in SRL 125 lap race at Stockton

Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger and Jacob Gomes of Manteca held the front row of the stellar 16-car field lined up to take the green flag for the SRL Spears Southwest Tour 125 lap feature at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.

August 25, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Columns


Farm income, crop prices expected to decrease in 2015

Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion, down about 21 percent from 2014 levels. Lower crop and livestock receipts are the main drivers of the change in 2015 net cash farm income from 2014, while cash production expenses are projected down by 1.1 percent. Net farm income is forecast to be $58.3 billion in 2015, down 36 percent from 2014's estimate of $91.1 billion. The 2015 forecast for net farm income would be the lowest since 2006 (since ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local


FAREWELL SKATE

A group of about 40 skateboarders gathered on Saturday for a final skate session at the Starr Avenue skate park. The Turlock Skate Park closed this week and construction of a new skate area at Donnelly Park is slated to begin construction in the next few months.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Marijuana tax could raise much-needed money for public safety

California lawmakers are finally considering legislation to regulate medical marijuana, which has been legal under state law for nearly two decades. Among the proposals is a bill calling for an excise tax on marijuana that could raise nearly $60 million in revenue each year.

August 25, 2015 | BY GEORGE RUNNER | Editorial


City water lines to be flushed Wednesday

Those driving around Turlock on Wednesday may see water running down the street, but there's no need to call the City and report a water conservation violation. The City is doing repair work and flushing of the water lines is mandated for drinking water quality standards.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Janet Louise Fisher

Janet was born in Washington to John and Betty Fisher and passed away at the age of 74 in Patterson. Family was most important to her and she treasured time spent with her children and grandchildren. She worked at Emanuel Medical Center as a certified nursing assistant for most of her career. Janet loved playing bingo and most often played at Ranch Bingo in Modesto. She also enjoyed football and was an avid 49ers fan.

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Gloria Johnson Ware

Gloria passed away at Manorcare in Reno while recovering from a stroke. She was 89.

August 25, 2015 | | OBITS


Passion for fishing never fades

It's finally starting to set in for me that summer break is officially over. The days of being able to fish any day of the week are gone. This past summer I set a personal record of consecutive days fishing. If it wasn't for a dental appointment, my streak would have went a little longer.

August 21, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


LA's grab for SJ Valley, Delta land and water

All Californians are created equal unless you're the little guy in the San Joaquin Valley or the Delta.

August 21, 2015 | | Editorial


City officials need to start enforcing noise ordinance

Editor:

August 21, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Back to school food safety tips

Back to school, back to the books, back shuttling students to and from extracurricular activities. The new school year likely means back to packing lunches and afterschool snacks for students, scouts, athletes, dancers, and all the other children who carry these items to and from home. One 'back' you do not want to reacquaint children with, however, is foodborne bacteria.

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Turf replacement rebate

The State of California's Department of Water Resources is now offering a rebate program for single-family residential homeowners who are interested in removing their existing turf (dead or alive) and replacing it with low water using landscapes.

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Increased groundwater pumping causing valley land to sink faster

As the amount of groundwater that Californians pump during the historic drought is getting higher, land in the San Joaquin Valley is getting lower-sinking actually-faster than ever before according to a new NASA report that was released by the Department of Water Resources.

August 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births Aug. 13 to Aug. 20

• Arely Ojeda of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-8-ounce girl born Aug. 13 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 21, 2015 | | Births


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Be wary when buying a used boat

A friend of mine recently purchased a used boat for the first time. He was so happy to finally have the boat of his dreams ...

August 28, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births Aug. 20 to Aug. 25

• Julia Diaz and Saul Perez of Turlock are the parents of a 6-pound-11-ounce girl born Aug. 20 at Emanuel Medical Center.

August 28, 2015 | | Births


Legislation to increase crime, taxes

State Senator Richard Pan rolled out legislation this week to increase crime in California and jack up taxes on the state's poor.

August 28, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


City encourages residents to increase water conservation efforts

The State of California has placed a mandatory 32 percent reduction in water consumption for the City of Turlock, using 2013 as the benchmark. In ...

August 28, 2015 | | Local


‘Evita’ opens at Playhouse Merced

"Evita," the musical adaption of the life and times of Argentina's most celebrated first lady Eva Perón opens at Playhouse Merced tonight.

August 27, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Community demand prompts MJC to expand Medical Assisting Program

Students interested in the Modesto Junior College Medical Assisting Program will not only be able to enroll in the fall, but spring as well, following ...

August 27, 2015 | | Education


Pirates, dinosaurs to invade local libraries in September

The Stanislaus County Library's Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but local branches of the library have a number of activities planned in September ...

August 27, 2015 | | Local


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