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Bubba Watson takes Masters lead

"Is that Bubba?" one patron asks another.

April 11, 2014 | Vince Johnson | SPORTS


Ron Enos

Ron "Ronnie" Enos passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 in his sleep at home after a short battle with cancer surrounded by those he loved. Ron and his wife Pam resided at "Enos Ranch" here in Mariposa for the past 12 years after moving from Oakdale where he lived for 26 years. He retired from Lawrence Livermore National Lab in 2001, as a Lab Assistant. Ron also operated Big Oak Stables for 17 years in Cull Canyon.

April 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Naomi Geraldine Rust

Naomi Geraldine Rust, 89, of Turlock, died suddenly on April 6, 2014.

April 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Couples a familiar face on Masters leaderboard

He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.

April 10, 2014 | Vince Johnson | SPORTS


Fiddling fun at Gallo

The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, a group comprised of 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and harmonica, with dancers as well, will fill the stage of the Gallo Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. Sunday.

April 10, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


MJC presents choreographer’s showcase

The Modesto Junior College Dance Department will present the annual Choreographer's Showcase at 7 p.m. April 16, 17 and 18 in the Cabaret West Dance Theatre of the El Capitan Building on the West Campus.

April 10, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Surviving The Masters: 5 things to remember for your trip to Augusta National

You've won.

April 08, 2014 | BY VINCE JOHNSON MNC Masters Correspondent | Sports Professional


Bridging the valley of death

As a child, I learned about the "valley of the shadow of death" from the 23 Psalm. A similar image is conjured up by economists who talk about the "valley of death." They mean that potentially deadly stage in the life of a business when production needs to be massively scaled up but investors aren't willing to make that leap based only on pilot-scale results or because the economics of full-scale production are still iffy. One segment of the young biofuels industry is approaching that valley.

April 08, 2014 | BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS | Editorial


Steinberg not happy with low gas prices

"Higher prices discourage demand."

April 08, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


SPRING FASHION FOR A CAUSE

Ann Cornell's Fashion & Design class at Pitman High made and then donated 29 spring dresses to The Salvation Army and a few other charities. The Kiwanis Club purchased cloth from Cloth & Quilts in Turlock at a discount and then donated the material to the Pitman students for dress making. The dresses are made twice a year, usually in the winter and spring seasons. The Pitman High class and the Kiwanis Club have been teaming up to make the dress for about 12 years now.

April 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Ralph Meza, Jr.

Mr. Ralph Meza, Jr., age 57 of Turlock "Entered into Rest" on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA. Mr. Meza, Jr. is a resident of Turlock and was born in Modesto, CA. He was a member of Apostolic Assembly of the Faith of Jesus Christ Church of Turlock. His survivors include: His father - Rev. Ralph H. Meza of Turlock; Son – Jason Meza of Los Angeles; Daughter – Kathy Meza of Turlock; Four Sisters – Sandra Lobato of Turlock, Christina Torres of Turlock, Priscilla Hernandez of Turlock and Diana Zuniga of Turlock; Grandson – Andrew Ramos. Services – Funeral ...

April 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Rose Margaret Martin

Rose was born to Charles and Margaret Koelzer in 1918 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 96. She was a caring person who was both a big sister and mother to her five siblings when her parents passed away. As an adult, she enjoyed playing cards and dice and was very involved in the club Nifty Fifty. Rose also enjoyed having family gatherings and spending time with loved ones.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Nova Davis

Nova was born in Turlock to Robert and Donna Wattles and passed away at the age of 60. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1972 and married Dennis Davis. She owned and operated Nova's Daycare for 10 years in the 1980's and was a member of Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene. Nova enjoyed birds, gardening, drawing and reading her bible every day.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Sandra Joyce Marie Winter-Harless “Sandy”

Sandra was born and raised in Modesto and passed away at the age of 66 in Riverbank, California. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1965 and married Harold "Bill" Harless in 1968 and together they settled in Riverbank in 1970. Sandy enjoyed reading, and doing ceramic and jewelry crafting. She owned and operated Hobby Horse in Riverbank during the 1990's.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Hildur Marie Carlson

Hildur was born on January 6, 1916 in Hilmar, CA to Axel and Matilda Carlson. Her parents were farmers. She had three sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Hilmar High School in 1934. She moved to San Francisco where she worked as a dental hygienist and met her future husband at 1st Covenant Church.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


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California may soon be ablaze in orange, red and black hues

California's countryside green is fading fast to gold.

April 22, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Louie Cabral

Louie Cabral, 82, of Turlock passed away on April 17, 2014. He was born May of 1931 on the family ranch to Antonio and Agusta Cabral. He enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Cabral's Backhoe Service for 35 years. He was a lifetime member of Turlock V.F.W. and he volunteered for the area Festas.

April 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Philip Victor Fanelli

Mr. Philip Victor Fanelli, age 81 "Entered into Rest" on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his Hilmar residence. Mr. Fanelli was born in Los Banos, CA and has lived in for 43 years. He has been a dairyman for 55 years as well owner of the Fanelli Family Dairy in Hilmar. He was very active in the Hilmar community for many years. He was a member of the Calvary Assembly of Hilmar. A member of the American Jersey Cal Club. A Past Board Member of D.H.I.A. A past 4H Leader and worked with 4H kids for over ...

April 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Annette P. Mayer

Turlock resident Annette Pauline (Lodewyck) Mayer, 94, died April 15, 2014, at Brandel Manor Nursing Home where she lived for the past six years.

April 18, 2014 | | OBITS


10 ways to enjoy springtime with the whole family

Spring is the perfect time to bond with your family by playing, exploring, and getting active. Teach your kids about nature while taking in the warm, sunny weather and celebrate the Earth by taking care of your environment. Take advantage of the spring break by going on a fun trip or even just doing some family activities in the backyard. Your kids will love spending time with you and they'll enjoy learning something new. Baby J founder Jennifer Jacobellis shares 10 ways to have fun with family during the springtime.

April 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births April 8 to April 15

• Francis and Steve Rios of Turlock are the parents of a 6-pound 7-ounce boy born April 8 at Emanuel Medical Center.

April 18, 2014 | | Births


Every dog getting his day in court?

Cruella and Dante are dogs.

April 18, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


CONSERVATION CORNER: City encourages residents to reduce landscape watering

As summer approaches it pays to be mindful of outside water use. Historically, the average residential water use increases beginning in the month of March, as the weather warms and customers turn their automatic sprinkler systems back on.

April 18, 2014 | | Local


Cheryl L. Perry

Cheryl was called home by the Lord 11:11AM on April 7, 2014. She passed peacefully away with her husband and family all around her at Alexander Cohen Hospice in Hughson.

April 17, 2014 | | OBITS


James Mello

Jim was born in Turlock, California on April 18, 1922 and passed away on April 16, 2014 at the age of 91. After graduating from Turlock High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served under General George S. Patton during World War II.

April 17, 2014 | | OBITS


Conserving water is a group effort

The worst drought in most of our lifetimes has focused attention on how all Californians use, conserve and recycle water. Three years of historically dry winters - and no assurance that the next one will be any better - require each of us to examine how we can preserve this precious resource.

April 17, 2014 | BY EVAN PORGES President and general manager of Prime Shine Car Wash | Editorial


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


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