Why is it that every time the weather is absolutely perfect for fishing, I have something else planned or I'm working? Then of course, when I finally get some time to get out fishing, a wind storm or some other type of change in the weather occurs.
Affordable housing projects could be on the uptick in California as the state's Housing Finance Agency announced a new program on Wednesday aimed at making it easier for developers to establish less expensive housing options.
• Sabrina Morales of Turlock is the mother of an 8-pound-2-ounce boy born March 27 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Arguments between local governments and individual farmers over the sale, transfer, and local usage of water are all too familiar. Some districts oppose efforts to transfer water out of basins or across county lines. Some irrigation districts oppose city plans to sell wastewater to other irrigation districts. But regardless of where you stand on these specific disputes, all of us in the Valley must work together in unity to confront the single largest threat to our economy, our farms, and our way of life since the dams were constructed.
Our state is now facing its fourth year of severe drought. Many communities are suffering as a result. Water, one of our most important resources, is in trouble, and we need to continue to do everything we can to protect it - today and into the future.
The Central California Arts Showcase, a collaborative art exhibit between the Carnegie Arts Center and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto, have selected their winners.
Pedro Villafan Magallon, 46, of Newman, was held to answer on a felony charge of grand theft stemming from his theft of nine bee colonies on Jan. 3.
If prayers are answered and the Valley sees April showers, there are a variety of free events offered this month at local libraries to help children and adults get out of the rain.
Adriana Soares and Garrett Azevedo are engaged to be married. The couple met in 2008, while attending Central Valley High School in Ceres.
Courtney Lynn Pascoe and Darwin Lawrence Bonifacio are engaged to be married. The couple plan to wed on Sept. 12, 2015, in Monterey, California.
There is no way to get around the human, environmental and financial consequences of a fourth consecutive drought year in water-starved California. We have seen it in the fallowed fields on the west side of the Southern San Joaquin Valley and the economic devastation in that region. We have seen it in the reduced flows in rivers and historically low levels of many of the state's reservoirs.
Members and guests of the Turlock American Legion Post celebrated the organization's 96th anniversary on Friday with a dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 is named after Rex Ish, the first World War I causality from Turlock. Over the decades, the American Legion members have been dedicated to serving military veterans, service members and the community at large.
Sadie outlived her two husbands Orville Lee and Boyd Butler, her son Jerry, and all of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Ruthann Sisk of Denair, son Gary (Charlene) Lee of No. Highlands, CA, step-son Glenn (Hui Yop) Butler, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 4 great, great-grandchildren.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Archie Graham of Delhi; two sons, Jim (Jeanne) Graham of Paradise and Jerry Graham of Delhi, CA; three siblings, Dolores West and Dale West both of Delhi, and James West of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and six grandchildren, Justin Graham, Kendall Graham, Kylie Graham, Brooklyn Graham, Jade Shadrick, and Amanda Graham.
Elfie Maddox, Turlock resident, passed away at the age 95. She is survived by her daughter Linda (John) Kleiber of Tracy; grandchildren Jennifer (Tripp) Torchia and Brian (Jennifer) Kleiber; one great grandchild Victoria and caregiver Marsha Barkhousen.. She is preceded in death by her parents Ben and Emma Larson; husband Willmer Maddox; son Darol Maddox and sister Ruby Frost.
Monica is survived by her three children Roxanne Jimenez, Lawrence Jimenez, Anthony and Martinez; and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Monique Martinez.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Fox; children, Dr. Donald (Brenda) Fox, Douglas (Kim) Fox, Richard (Sheri) Fox, Jean Costa, Jamie (James) Myers, Janae Costa, Justin (Ashley) Costa, as well as 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind siblings, June Vandergriff, Marian (John) Alves, Shirley (Kay) Kajiwara, David (Sandra) Fox, and Michael (Beth) Fox.
Cindy is survived by nephew Kevin Shute; nieces Becky Mcevoy and Nellie Shute; 8 great nieces and nephews; 17 great great-nieces and nephews. Cindy is preceded in death by her parents Jerry and Lois Brownlow; sister Penny Irene Shute and niece Lisa Sears.
Barbara was born on the Lundell homestead in May 1919, to Henry and Lydia Lundell. She and her three brothers, Kenneth, Jerry and Glenn grew up on the ranch, riding in horse and buggies to and from school and church. They also formed a small band, since music was such an important part of their youth.