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Red Cross honors Turlock resident

While giving back may be an occasional decision for some, for Turlock resident Jodi Karambela it is part of her life.

July 16, 2015 | | Local


Vandals cut fiber optic cable lines, disrupt 911 calls

The 911 emergency network system was disrupted in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced and Tuolumne counties late Tuesday night when fiber optic cables were cut on McKinley Avenue a half mile north of French Camp Road.

July 16, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL Turlock Journal | Crime


Denair driver takes top spot in derby

After 16 long years of trying Denair's Tony Silveira was finally able to smash and bash his way to victory in Monday night's "Traditional Turmoil" Demolition Derby, presented by the Turlock Lions Club, in the Food Maxx Arena at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 14, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Turlock Journal | SPORTS


California leads nation in gas prices

California is once again the nation's most expensive market for retail gasoline. A gallon of unleaded gasoline was averaging $3.80 on Tuesday. The state average has climbed by 22 cents per gallon since Friday and has gained the attention of the California Energy Commission.

July 14, 2015 | | Local


Chemical spill blocks highway traffic for five hours

A morning crash that caused a pickup to flip onto its side and spill caustic chemicals in the Hatch Road area created Highway 99 traffic backups as far south as Turlock yesterday.

July 14, 2015 | By JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Elaine Eleanor Hulteen

Elaine Hulteen, 94, of Turlock, passed away at St. Francis Assisted Care Center. Elaine was born in Nebraska to Paul and Edna Olson. The family moved to California when Elaine was young and she attended Turlock High School. She graduated from THS and Modesto Jr. College. She worked as a secretary for a local accountant until she met and married her husband, Lloyd Hulteen. He had come from Iowa and they began a poultry ranch first raising chickens and then turkeys. Elaine was a wonderful homemaker. She cooked, canned, crocheted, and was an excellent seamstress.

July 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Kimberly Ann Kruthoff

Kimberly Ann Aho Kruthoff, 39, died after a three year struggle with cancer on July 10, 2015. She was born in San Leandro, California and raised in Hilmar, California. She graduated from Hilmar High School in 1994 and received her BA from CSUS. Kim married Jeff Kruthoff in 2003. Kimberly was employed by T.I.D. for the last eight years. She was previously employed at Longs Drugs Store during college, Hershey's Chocolate Plant in Oakdale, Signature Fruit and Gallo Winery. She enjoyed her golf league at St. Stanislaus Golf Course and being outside enjoying nature, either at her ...

July 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Debbie Yturaldi-Mitchell

Debbie Yturaldi-Mitchell passed away late in the evening of June 19th, 2015, after nearly a year long battle with cancer. Debbie is survived by her daughter, Toini Hiipakka, 33, and her son Lester Mitchell, 24. She is also survived by her parents, Michael and Virginia Yturaldi of Madera, CA, two brothers, Michael and Edward Yturaldi; and two sisters, Elaine and Irene Yturaldi. Debbie was a strong and beautiful woman who was a lifelong spiritual seeker and believer. She was a passionate music lover, supporter of all the arts and loved to spend time in nature, especially the mountains surrounding the ...

July 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Births July 2 to July 8

• Jennifer and Jon Rodriguez of Merced are the parents of a 7-pound-5-ounce girl born July 2 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 10, 2015 | | Births


Crying foul: Are we now a nation of paranoids?

Jogging down Tannehill Drive I heard the familiar cranking of a bicycle coming up from behind.

July 10, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Startup in a Day with SBA

Small businesses are the engines of the U.S. economy. They create two out of every three net new jobs and employ more than half of the country's private-sector workforce. When we make it easier for new businesses to get started, we are ultimately making it easier for them to grow and hire.

July 10, 2015 | BY DONNA DAVIS U.S. SBA Region 9 Administrator | Editorial


Water conservation tips for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than an irrigated lawn? But that doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

July 10, 2015 | | Local


Citizens’ police academy enrollment opens

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens' Police Academy starting Sept. 10. Registration deadline is Sept.1.

July 09, 2015 | | Local


Hawk and hummer sightings a real treat

One of the best things about observing nature is the element of surprise. You never really know what you might see, even in your own neighborhood.

July 09, 2015 | BY LINDA FRUGE Special to the Turlock Journal | Local


Moore takes trophy at new Ron Strmiska Firecracker 100

A large crowd turned out on Saturday at the New Stockton 99 Speedway to witness what is traditionally the biggest race of the season – the Firecracker 100 – the second leg of the annual Tri-Holiday series.

July 07, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Columns


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Internet age not all bad

Nearly 10 years ago, when I first started writing this column, I wrote about a new product that was being advertised throughout the fishing community. I questioned whether or not it was just another gimmick. To my surprise, I was contacted several days later, not by a representative of the company, but the owner himself. I learned since then just how fast information can travel across the internet.

July 17, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns




'Brown is the new Green' in Turlock

As the City of Turlock strives to meet the State's 32 percent water reduction requirements, our city parks, medians and facility landscapes are the most visibly impacted areas of the City's conservation efforts.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Artists needed for 2016 Calendar Contest

Each year the Valley Air District creates a 13-month bilingual calendar featuring Healthy Air Living messages and the creative artwork of San Joaquin Valley elementary and high school students.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Woman facing federal charges for drug bust

A Washington woman was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug charges after she was arrested in Merced County with more than 40 pounds of cocaine.

July 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Crime


Births July 9 to July 15

• Monica Juarez Paz and Eloy Vargas Benitez of Winton are the parents of a 6-pound-15-ounce boy born July 9 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 17, 2015 | | Births


Signe Viola Swanson

Signe Viola Swanson passed away on July 8, 2015 at the age of 93 with her family by her side in Modesto, CA.

July 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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