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Parks and Rec talks dog park, teen center

Turlock's Parks, Recreation, and Community Commission set to work drafting a set of goals for the coming year on Wednesday, floating hopes of a new dog park, better marketing for programs, a new youth center, and even a nine-hole golf course – admittedly a pipe dream.But first, commissioners said, they want to take a look at existing programs."What programs are working? Do we need them? How can we change them?" asked Commissioner Desiree Silva. "… With that understanding, we're trying to get an idea of what we can do best as a commission with the programs that are ...

August 13, 2010 | | Government


Judge lifts stay on same-sex marriages

Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a temporary stay on overturning Proposition 8, clearing the way for gay and lesbian couples to begin marrying at 5 p.m. on Wednesday – should a federal appeals court or the U.S. Supreme Court not intervene."Today we are overjoyed, not only for all of the committed couples who are finally able marry as well as for their family and friends, but also because a fundamental constitutional freedom has been restored," said Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors. "This case has definitively proven that extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples ...

August 13, 2010 | | Government


UC Merced launches back-to-school supply drive

As kids go back to school, they need backpacks, binders, paper, markers, pencils, and pens – a pricy proposition for many parents.UC Merced has partnered with Rock Da Block, a program run through a local nonprofit, to help collect and provide these school supplies to those in need.The timing is on point, according to Merced County Superintendent of Schools Lee Anderson, who expects more students than ever to lack supplies needed for success."In these challenging economic times, many of our local families do not have the means to purchase school supplies after they have taken care of their ...

August 13, 2010 | | Education


UC Merced Med School plan earns plaudits from assembly members

Sacramento lawmakers voiced support for a UC Merced medical school on Thursday, during an annual meeting of the assembly committee dedicated to the school.The assembly members lauded the plan as a cost-effective means of addressing the state's anticipated physician shortage. California will need as many as 17,000 additional physicians in 2015, with the need greatest in areas like the Central Valley.Work is scheduled to start on the school in 2015, with a unique teaching model that won't require the construction of a costly teaching college. Instead, students will study for two years at UC Merced ...

August 13, 2010 | | Education


Turlock City Council race sees last-minute filings

At the last minute, seven Turlock City Council candidates – including three whose candidacy was previously unannounced – came out of the woodwork to file by the extended deadline to run in the Nov. 2 election. Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Shawn Barlow put papers in early this week, while William W. DeHart Jr., the director of marketing at Covenant Village retirement home, and David "DJ" Fransen, owner of TurlockCityNews.com, filed late on Wednesday.DeHart and Barlow are newcomers to Turlock politics, while Fransen will make his third run for elected office this fall. He previously launched an unsuccessful campaign for ...

August 13, 2010 | | Local


James Clayton Corey

James Clayton Corey was born on May 15, 1983 to David and Valerie Corey. He passed away on Aug. 5, 2010 at the age of 27. He grew up in Escalon, attending El Portal Elementary School and Escalon High School. He also lived and worked in San Mateo, but called Bellevue, Wash. home for the past 10 years. After putting himself through tech school, James had a successful career as an auto mechanic, which he absolutely loved. From an early age he loved to take things apart and then reassemble them. He loved fixing things, especially motorcycles, and when he ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


Miguel Angel Sanchez

Miguel was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to his parents, Antonio and Maria Sanchez on Sept. 8, 1983. At the age of three, he moved with his family to the small towns of San Joaquin and Kerman before setting in Turlock in 1994. He attended Turlock Junior High School and graduated from Turlock High School in 2001, where he enjoyed playing football. He worked as an independent distributor for Mission Foods for 10 years. On Dec. 27, 2008, Miguel married his wife, Amy. He loved fishing, boating, snowboarding, golfing, spending time with his family, and travelling. He especially loved visiting ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


Oliver Henry Pollinger

Oliver Pollinger, 57, of Knights Ferry, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He was born in Turlock, grew up in Delhi, and graduated from Livingston High School in 1971. He worked for 32 years as a warehouse supervisor for Weyerhauser Paper Company. During this same time he also worked as a farmer, raising grapes on 40 acres and helping with the harvest every year. Oliver was very active, serving as a volunteer fireman with the Delhi Fire Department, and he also found time for target shooting, wood-cutting, and camping. He married his wife, Tami Pollinger, in October ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


Alfred V. Padilla

Al Padilla, 75, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Aug. 6 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Hanford to Nazario and Soledad Padilla. He spent most of his growing up years in Mexico City before moving to Chicago. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 through 1963. After his discharge from the Navy, he started working with the Owens Corning Fiberglass Company where he worked as a quality control supervisor. He was married to Carol (Anderson) Padilla. They lived in San Jose and moved to Tumwater, Wash. when he retired ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


Mamie Lucas

Mamie was born in Gustine to parents J.M. and Emelia Santos in 1921. She enjoyed being a homemaker for her husband and children. She was also a 4-H leader and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mamie loved baseball, camping, fishing and travelling.

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


Michael Duane Leedom

Michael Leedom, 61, passed away on July 9 at home in the company of his loving wife, Barbara. Mike was a steadfast member of the Society of the Friends of Bill W. for 24 years. Mike found great joy in counseling people in recovery and spending time with his three beloved dogs. He graduated from Fresno State with a degree in criminology. He was a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Va. He worked for the Fresno Police Department, was a volunteer fireman in Turlock, and was a sergeant of the Police Administration at the Stanislaus Campus of ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


Delores Russell Overlock

Delores Russell Overlock passed away on Friday, Aug. 6 at Community Regional Hospital in Fresno. Delores was born in 1932 in Calexico, the fourth child born to Steve and Nellie Russell. She graduated from Madera High School in 1950. She spent a good deal of her working life as a waitress at restaurants, including over 30 years at several Denny's restaurants. She retired from working after 15 years as a Wal-Mart People Greeter in Turlock. She enjoyed being around and talking with people.

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


George L. Price

George L. Price, 82, of Sun City West, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Aug. 6. He was born in Big Springs, Kansas on April 12, 1928. George and family lived in Hilmar from 1946 to 1960. He was a member of Hilmar Covenant Church. He was employed with Corey's Shoe Store in Turlock. George retired in Sun City West, Ariz. in 1992, after many years in the children's shoe business. Through the years he enjoyed golf, china and oil painting, baking bread, riding his bike, walking, and the fellowship of family and good friends. He was a member ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


Patrick John Trevethan

Patrick John Trevethan, 47, of Santa Barbara, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 1 after a courageous seven-month battle with cancer. He was born in San Jose and grew up in Carpinteria before moving to Turlock in 1981 to attend CSU Stanislaus and compete in track and cross country. Patrick received his bachelor of science in Political Science while pursuing a career in food and beverage, working for Saga, Marriott's, and OB Sports. Patrick later earned a teaching credential in Culinary Arts and taught in the Turlock Unified School District for six years. Patrick enjoyed spending time with his children ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


John W. Donley

John Donley, 87, of Modesto, passed away at his home two days before his 88th birthday. He was born in Othello, Wash. to John M. and Marie Donley. He grew up and graduated from high school in Othello, and then joined the U.S. Navy. John served in some of the main activities of World War II, including service at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. After returning to the U.S., he worked for over 40 years as a route salesman distributing food to retailers. His routes were first in the Spokane area and later in the Los Angeles and Bakersfield ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS


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Hilda Tiido

Hilda was born in Tartu, Estonia to August and Alviine Silm and passed away at that age of 96 in Modesto. She will be remembered ...

April 13, 2018 | | OBITS


David Loren Zollinger

David Loren Zollinger passed away on March 23rd, 2018 at Emmanuel Hospital in Turlock, California. He was born on April 2nd,1929 in San Fernando ...

April 13, 2018 | | OBITS


‘Bus Stop’ in Denair

The Denair Gaslight Theater is raising the curtain on their production of "Bus Stop," which will run through April 21.

April 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Classical music and comedy combine for TCA show

Violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi will combine their virtuosic musicianship, theatrical humor and pop culture for a performance hosted by the Turlock ...

April 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Music


Births April 5 to April 12

• Stephanie and Jose Garcia of Delhi are the parents of a 9-pound-1-ounce boy born April 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

April 13, 2018 | | Births


Soiseth: No more kicking the cans down the road

In the 2014 campaign, I promised a line-by-line analysis of the city's funds. The central goals were simple: to pay down Turlock's debt ...

April 13, 2018 | BY GARY SOISETH Turlock Mayor | Editorial


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