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Health officials advise flu shot for the upcoming season

The California Department of Public Health urges Californians to get the influenza vaccine in September or October ahead of the arrival of influenza season.

September 29, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births Sept. 21 to Sept. 26

• Stacey Avila of Atwater is the mother of a 7-pound-7-ounce boy born Sept. 21 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 29, 2017 | | Births


Delaying the health insurance tax will spare further cost to California agriculture

The Health Insurance Tax (HIT), a multibillion-dollar annual tax created by the Affordable Care Act, is set to return on Jan. 1, forcing nearly 100 million Americans - including employers, families and individuals - to pay for a 3 to 5 percent increase in health insurance premiums. It may not seem obvious, but this tax will strike the agricultural industry hard, hurting hundreds of thousands of farmers and employees in California's fertile heartland and countless others nationwide.

September 29, 2017 | BY BILL MATTOS California Poultry Federation | Editorial


Support your library and its vital resources

Are you noticing the "YES on S" signs all around the county? We certainly hope so - our county libraries operate on this 1/8 cent tax. This small tax provides 89 percent of our public libraries budget. We have been paying this since 1995; the tax is a designated tax and can only be used for the libraries. We need to renew it this election, and 2/3 of all votes are needed.

September 29, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Denham’s Thank-a-Vet Thursday honors Turlock’s Seward

Congressman Jeff Denham continued his Thank-a-Vet Thursday campaign by sitting down with Retired Rear Admiral Mike Seward, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and Turlock resident.

September 29, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Proposed water rate increases and surface water supply project

The City of Turlock relies entirely on groundwater for its drinking water supply. Unfortunately, the drinking water supply is declining, contaminant levels are increasing, and groundwater quality regulations have become more stringent.

September 29, 2017 | | Government


Sharon Petersen

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, we lost a beautiful, generous, compassionate soul whose light and love filled the hearts of everyone who met her. Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Sharon Lee Petersen (Volk) passed away suddenly.

September 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Duane Curtis Olesen

Duane was born in Turlock and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Turlock High School where he played both football and baseball. After High School, Duane served in the National Guard for six years. He worked in the family business, Curtesy Oil, for 56 years during that time he drove truck for the family business for over 40 years. He coached Turlock Youth Football and Little League for many years. More recently, he treasured time spent with his grandchildren and enjoyed watching football.

September 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Nicholas Marquez Gonzales

Nicholas was born in Mecca, California to Nick and Frances Gonzales and passed away at the age of 82. He lived in Newman, Gustine and Hilmar before settling in Turlock most recently. Nicholas worked as a truck driver for many years, in business with his brother Manuel and then later driving for Ted Peters Trucking, Souza's Trucking and retiring from Stavrianoudakis Enterprises. Nicholas attended Catholic Church. His hobbies included driving truck, building model airplanes, reading and one of his favorites cooking tamales at Christmas time. He loved to entertain his family and friends.

September 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Darlene M. Avila

Darlene M. Avila, 51, passed away on Sept. 21, 2017 and has joined her husband Rick in heaven. Darlene was born July 17, 1966 in Hammond, Louisiana to Glenn and Sharon Passman. At age 13, Darlene's family relocated to Delhi, California. Here Darlene would finish school and begin working for Olde Tyme Pastries in Turlock as a cake decorator. She married Rick Avila on October 28, 1989. They shared 25 years of marriage before Rick passed away in 2014. Darlene also taught at a vocational school for a while before accepting a job with The County of Stanislaus as ...

September 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Charles Walter Hansen

Charles Walter Hansen passed on September 17, after a short illness at the age of 93. Charlie was born in Lompoc, Ca on October 6th 1923 to Walter and Mildred Hansen, graduated from Santa Ynez High School in 1941, and served in the Army during WWII from 1944 to 1945 in the Philippines. Charlie then moved to Patterson, CA in 1947 and started farming with Rube and Dean Houk. Charlie married his sweetheart Lois Traver in 1951 and together they raised four children in Patterson. Charlie farmed on his own for 50 years in the Westley and Patterson areas. After ...

September 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Loren Christian

Loren Christian, 90, a quiet, honest, and hard working man, passed away on September 26th. He was born October 7, 1926 to Jeff and Velma Christian in Modesto, CA.

September 29, 2017 | | OBITS


TURLOCK HIGH HOMECOMING QUEEN NOMINEES

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: Top Row: Julyssa Ruesga (Varsity Cheer, Dance), Sophie Mayol (Varsity Softball, ASB, Block T, Relay for Life, Medi-Careers, Salute to Soldiers, Spikeball, Travel Softball, Monkey Business at Emanuel Cancer Center, Crossfit), Brooke Spillers (Cheerleading, Relay for Life, Leadership, Medi-Careers, Block T, Link Crew, Monkey Business at Emanuel Cancer Center, Jessica's House), Gabrielle Perez (Wildlink, Link Crew, Medi-Careers, Key Club, Choir); Bottom Row: Alissa Fuentes (Relay for Life, Phast Club, Block T, FCA, Cheerleading, Track and Field), Cassie Kroll (Relay for life, Link Crew, Medi-careers, Cheer Frosh-Junior year, Leadership), Isabelle Gutierrez (Cheerleading, ASB Secretary, Leadership, Link ...

September 26, 2017 | | Education


Sexually transmitted diseases reach an all-time high in California

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to increase in California, according to new statistics from the California Department of Public Health. These diseases are reportable to the state and local health departments.

September 26, 2017 | | Local


Dominic Joseph Coelho

Dominic Joseph Coelho, 55, passed away unexpectedly due to an automobile accident on September 21, 2017.

September 26, 2017 | | OBITS


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Mary Louise Encinas

Our sister, Mary is resting in peace. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis Martin and Helen Soria. Mary is survived by her ...

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Mary Emma Gertrude Faleiro Swope

Mary Emma Gertrude Faleiro Swope, age 86 passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mary Emma was born November 15 ...

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Len Van Gaalen Sr.

Len Van Gaalen was born on January 26, 1924, to Maarten Cornelis and Maria Van Gaalen Wolmerstett in Hazerswoude at the Rijn Dijk, the Netherlands ...

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Randy John Lane

Randy John Lane, born in Hayward, Wisconsin in the fall of 1967 passed away suddenly this week. Randy was a Native American Indian from the ...

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Lema Mark

Elemia (Lema) Mark (10-27-1937) of Delhi, entered into rest on October 8, 2017. She was a devoted loving mother to Sherry, Karen, David and Steven ...

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


COLLEGE ROUNDUP

The Stanislaus State men's golf team finished fifth in the team standings in its second outing of the fall as the Warriors wrapped-up the ...

October 10, 2017 | | College


Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’

A protest convoy of more than 300 trucks minus trailers rolling down Highway 99 from Yuba City to Fresno on Friday was designed to bring ...

October 10, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House ...

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Patrick Andrew Seres

Patrick was born in St. Louis Missouri, lived in Collinsville, Illinois and settled in Modesto 39 years ago. He worked as a carpenter for 30 ...

October 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Marilyn J. Inabnit

Marilyn J. Inabnit passed away Wed, Oct. 4, 2017 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. She was 78.

October 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Milton Sabanovich

Milton Sabanovich was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He passed away this past week after battling a long illness. Milt was born in ...

October 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Lillian Sarhad Rucker

Lillian Sarhad Rucker passed away peacefully at Palm Garden Home Care, Danville, California on October 6, 2017 after a short illness. Lillian was born March ...

October 10, 2017 | | OBITS


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