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Don A. Damas

Don A. Damas, 64, died. Fri. Nov. 17, 2017 in Abilene, KS. He was born Nov. 10, 1953 in Patterson, CA, the son of George F. and Lucille D. (Pierce) Damas. Don grew up in and around Patterson and attended local schools. On Oct. 21, 1978, he married Renee in Reno, NV; they had a daughter and later divorced.

November 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Repeal of gas tax would shake state politics to core

The perfect storm is gathering on the horizon for another California tax revolt.

November 24, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kari Larson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

November 24, 2017 | | Local


Furnishing former foster youths

Jenna Sanchez was spiraling into a vortex of depression and hopelessness. She worried about things no teenager should have to brood over.

November 24, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


A volunteer for the ages

For the past five and a half years, 91- year-old Marshall Lazar has been volunteering at the United Samaritans Foundation in Turlock.

November 24, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Howard Training Center celebrates 50th anniversary

Approximately 40 persons attended a two-hour open house last week to celebrate Howard Training Center's half-century of work to improve the lives of developmentally disabled adults.

November 24, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Caballero sets sights on Cannella’s Senate seat

State Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, a Salinas Democrat, announced her candidacy for the 12th Senate District presently held by Anthony Cannella of Ceres.

November 24, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


MJC ag student fundraiser benefits Westside 4-H

Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community this season, so the Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ chicken meal on Nov. 1 that raised over $2,000 to benefit the Westside Ministries' Community Cultivators 4-H program.

November 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Henry Franklin Olson

Henry went to be with the Lord, August 19, 2017 at 100 years and 4 months old. He was born April 10, 1917 in his rural home in Turlock to his Swedish immigrant parents, Nels and Sophia Olson.

November 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Alicia Margaret Cochrane

Passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, in Sacramento, CA. Born Dec. 13, 1919, in Sandusky, Ohio. She was raised in Glendale CA before attending USF School of Nursing. She married William Roy Cochrane during WW II, and together they raised their family of three sons in Delhi, CA, growing peaches, almonds and grapes for over fifty years. Alicia was a highly respected school nurse in the Delhi School District for 26 years, retiring in 1986. She moved to Sacramento CA in 2011. Alicia is survived by her devoted family: Michael Cochrane (Cheryll) of Sacramento, CA, Bill Cochrane (Susan) of Paso ...

November 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Foster Farms serves up tips for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey

With the most anticipated meal of the year just weeks away, the countdown to turkey time is on. The Thanksgiving preparation spotlight can make even the most experienced home cooks feel the pressure to perfect their holiday turkey. Local poultry producer Foster Farms is offering tips to help home cooks brine, roast, grill, stuff and carve the perfect bird.

November 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


U.S. farm exports hit 3rd highest level on record

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Thursday. As it has done for well over 50 years, the U.S. agricultural sector once again posted an annual trade surplus, which reached $21.3 billion, up almost 30 percent from last year's $16.6 billion.

November 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Jazz concert at Carnegie

The Carnegie Arts Center presents the next concert in its Jazz Music Series, an evening of music from Orquesta Dharma featuring Andy Nevla at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

November 17, 2017 | | Music


Christmas comedy gets musical treatment at Playhouse Merced

This holiday season, "A Christmas Story: The Musical" will be presented at Playhouse Merced. Based on the classic movie and the original story by Jean Shepherd, "A Christmas Story" is the tale of Ralphie Parker and his quest to get a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. Along the way he'll encounter leg lamps, pink bunny suits, triple dog dares, and that dreaded phrase "You'll shoot your eye out."

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Andy Cleaves had not yet turned 11 years old when the last time a Warrior went off on a scoring spree like he did Wednesday night. The now 21-year-old guard scored 35 points during Stanislaus State's regular season and conference opener as the Warriors beat Cal State San Bernardino, 96-91, in a fast pace game.

November 17, 2017 | | College


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Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Births Jan. 12 to Jan. 16

• Alicia and Derek Buckner of Los Banos are the parents of a 9-pound-3-ounce boy born Jan. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 19, 2018 | | Births


One man’s crumbs are another man’s lunch

The price we pay for living in California can be taxing - literally.

January 19, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Water conservation tips for the winter

There are many more ways to conserve water during the winter than turning off your sprinklers. While turning your sprinklers off will contribute to a ...

January 19, 2018 | | Government


Stan State receives $2.37M bequest from Hilmar couple

A lifetime dedication to saving by a Hilmar couple has resulted in the single largest gift from an individual ever made to California State University ...

January 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


For Sacramento politicians, charity deductions begin at home

It's nice that somebody in Sacramento finally thinks we're paying too much taxes.

January 16, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Douglas Lee Merritt

Douglas "Doug" Merritt, 71, was born to LaVerne and Maxine Merritt in Turlock. He passed away at home on Monday.

January 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Births Jan. 5 to Jan. 10

• Johanna Rivera of Turlock is the mother of a 6-pound-9-ounce girl born Jan. 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 12, 2018 | | Births


Denham: Congress must find a path for Dreamers, better border security

America has a rich history of immigration, and many who came here in search of a better life have contributed to the greatness of our ...

January 12, 2018 | By Rep. Jeff Denham | Editorial


The myth legal pot will rain $$ on government

If you really believe legalizing marijuana will reduce black market sales substantially the obvious question is "what have you been smoking?"

January 12, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Glen Dean Winans

Glen was the first born child of Glenn and Ruby Winans on May 6, 1929, in Topeka, Kansas. His younger brother, Dale, was born about ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Ellie Kenefick Crean

Ellie was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Vincent and Eleanor Kenefick and passed away at the age of 70 after an extended illness. She was ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Victor Francis Velleca

Victor was born at Landstuhl, Germany Military Hospital in 1963 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a long illness. At ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Mary E. Weiss

Mary Elizabeth Greene Weiss went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday morning, December 18, 2017.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Souraya I. Aziz

Souraya I. Aziz, 87 years old, died peacefully on January 10th, 2018 in Turlock, California. Souraya was born May 7th, 1930 in Beirut, Lebanon, daughter ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


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