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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


Births Nov. 9 to Nov. 15

• Ashley Monismith of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-11-ounce girl born Nov. 9 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 17, 2017 | | Births


The Golden ‘Stoner State’ isn’t all that laid back on pot

A few years back, a reporter asked Gov. Jerry Brown what he thought of the movement to legalize marijuana.

November 17, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Why pardon a turkey?

President Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Muller investigation starts indicting his associates. This Wednesday, he plans to practice on two very innocent Minnesota turkeys.

November 17, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Recycle clean, keep Turlock green

Have you ever slipped a greasy pizza box into your blue bin because the grey one is already full? Nobody noticed, right? Think again. A recent audit by the facility that processes Turlock's recyclables indicated the level of contamination found within the blue carts exceeds industry standards and therefore can't be recycled.

November 17, 2017 | | Government


Survey: Thanksgiving dinner cheaper this year

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year's feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year's average of $49.87.

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Gubernatorial candidate touts education platform at Stan State

Investment in education has pushed gubernatorial candidate and former State Superintendent of Schools Delaine Eastin (D) into the race for the governor's office in 2018 and into a visit to Stanislaus State amid her campaign.

November 17, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


Stephen Bennie Blount

Stephen Bennie Blount, a godly man, veteran and amazing father, passed away peacefully in Boise, Idaho on Nov. 12, 2017 at the age of 73. A wonderful pastor and teacher, Steve also could do just about anything including truck driver, bus driver and funeral director. Ultimately Steve's passion was teaching the Word of God.

November 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Trying to get Denham to hear his constituents

I recently had the displeasure of calling Stanislaus Congressman Jeff Denham's office to politely ask him to vote against the GOP tax bill. I voiced my concerns that it will harm middle class people while exploding the deficit, concerns someone who claims to be fiscally responsible should agree with. However, the staffer, rather than doing her job of registering my comments and passing them on to the congressman, argued with me, repeatedly interrupted as I tried to speak, and then blatantly lied about what the bill would do. She claimed the loss of state and local tax deductions would ...

November 14, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Tax Cuts and Jobs Act a fairer, simpler tax code

Valley residents are taxed too much, the United States is falling behind other countries competitively, we continue to lose American jobs overseas, and we are over $20 trillion in debt. Last week, the House took a big step toward addressing these issues by introducing a tax reform bill that will reduce the tax burden of individuals and families in all tax brackets, make our businesses more competitive, and grow our economy. If passed and signed into law this year, this bill will provide much-needed tax relief for Americans starting January 1.

November 14, 2017 | BY CONGRESSMAN JEFF DENHAM | Editorial


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America — and the world — changed 76 years ago this week

Bummed about the economy?

December 08, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Federal government is threatening vital financing for affordable housing

California's housing crisis has been well documented. What isn't as widely understood, however, are the financing tools we use in the production of ...

December 08, 2017 | BY TIA BOATMAN PATTERSON | Editorial


Go green for the holidays

Are you one of those organized people who is already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and ...

December 08, 2017 | | Government


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Alexander T. Rosales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 08, 2017 | | Local


Charles Walter Magneson

Charles Walter Magneson passed away at home on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the age of 94. His family surrounded his bedside singing his favorite ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Velma Louise Deckard

Velma Louise Deckard, a loving and devoted mother, is now in the arms of her Lord. Born in Prairie Grove, Arkansas in the spring of ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Jimmy Con Torbett

Jimmy C. Torbett, 77 of Delhi, passed away suddenly. He was born to J.B. and Edith Torbett in Tennessee. He was a Merchant Marine ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Christian V. L. Chin

Christian V. L. Chin, 60, of Turlock died peacefully on Dec. 6, 2017 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto after battling liver cancer. His illness ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


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