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UC Merced Med School plan earns plaudits from assembly members

Sacramento lawmakers voiced support for a UC Merced medical school on Thursday, during an annual meeting of the assembly committee dedicated to the school.The assembly members lauded the plan as a cost-effective means of addressing the state's anticipated physician shortage. California will need as many as 17,000 additional physicians in 2015, with the need greatest in areas like the Central Valley.Work is scheduled to start on the school in 2015, with a unique teaching model that won't require the construction of a costly teaching college. Instead, students will study for two years at UC Merced ...

August 13, 2010 | | Education

Turlock City Council race sees last-minute filings

At the last minute, seven Turlock City Council candidates – including three whose candidacy was previously unannounced – came out of the woodwork to file by the extended deadline to run in the Nov. 2 election. Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Shawn Barlow put papers in early this week, while William W. DeHart Jr., the director of marketing at Covenant Village retirement home, and David "DJ" Fransen, owner of, filed late on Wednesday.DeHart and Barlow are newcomers to Turlock politics, while Fransen will make his third run for elected office this fall. He previously launched an unsuccessful campaign for ...

August 13, 2010 | | Local

James Clayton Corey

James Clayton Corey was born on May 15, 1983 to David and Valerie Corey. He passed away on Aug. 5, 2010 at the age of 27. He grew up in Escalon, attending El Portal Elementary School and Escalon High School. He also lived and worked in San Mateo, but called Bellevue, Wash. home for the past 10 years. After putting himself through tech school, James had a successful career as an auto mechanic, which he absolutely loved. From an early age he loved to take things apart and then reassemble them. He loved fixing things, especially motorcycles, and when he ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Miguel Angel Sanchez

Miguel was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to his parents, Antonio and Maria Sanchez on Sept. 8, 1983. At the age of three, he moved with his family to the small towns of San Joaquin and Kerman before setting in Turlock in 1994. He attended Turlock Junior High School and graduated from Turlock High School in 2001, where he enjoyed playing football. He worked as an independent distributor for Mission Foods for 10 years. On Dec. 27, 2008, Miguel married his wife, Amy. He loved fishing, boating, snowboarding, golfing, spending time with his family, and travelling. He especially loved visiting ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Oliver Henry Pollinger

Oliver Pollinger, 57, of Knights Ferry, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He was born in Turlock, grew up in Delhi, and graduated from Livingston High School in 1971. He worked for 32 years as a warehouse supervisor for Weyerhauser Paper Company. During this same time he also worked as a farmer, raising grapes on 40 acres and helping with the harvest every year. Oliver was very active, serving as a volunteer fireman with the Delhi Fire Department, and he also found time for target shooting, wood-cutting, and camping. He married his wife, Tami Pollinger, in October ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Alfred V. Padilla

Al Padilla, 75, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Aug. 6 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Hanford to Nazario and Soledad Padilla. He spent most of his growing up years in Mexico City before moving to Chicago. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 through 1963. After his discharge from the Navy, he started working with the Owens Corning Fiberglass Company where he worked as a quality control supervisor. He was married to Carol (Anderson) Padilla. They lived in San Jose and moved to Tumwater, Wash. when he retired ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Mamie Lucas

Mamie was born in Gustine to parents J.M. and Emelia Santos in 1921. She enjoyed being a homemaker for her husband and children. She was also a 4-H leader and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mamie loved baseball, camping, fishing and travelling.

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Michael Duane Leedom

Michael Leedom, 61, passed away on July 9 at home in the company of his loving wife, Barbara. Mike was a steadfast member of the Society of the Friends of Bill W. for 24 years. Mike found great joy in counseling people in recovery and spending time with his three beloved dogs. He graduated from Fresno State with a degree in criminology. He was a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Va. He worked for the Fresno Police Department, was a volunteer fireman in Turlock, and was a sergeant of the Police Administration at the Stanislaus Campus of ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Delores Russell Overlock

Delores Russell Overlock passed away on Friday, Aug. 6 at Community Regional Hospital in Fresno. Delores was born in 1932 in Calexico, the fourth child born to Steve and Nellie Russell. She graduated from Madera High School in 1950. She spent a good deal of her working life as a waitress at restaurants, including over 30 years at several Denny's restaurants. She retired from working after 15 years as a Wal-Mart People Greeter in Turlock. She enjoyed being around and talking with people.

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

George L. Price

George L. Price, 82, of Sun City West, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Aug. 6. He was born in Big Springs, Kansas on April 12, 1928. George and family lived in Hilmar from 1946 to 1960. He was a member of Hilmar Covenant Church. He was employed with Corey's Shoe Store in Turlock. George retired in Sun City West, Ariz. in 1992, after many years in the children's shoe business. Through the years he enjoyed golf, china and oil painting, baking bread, riding his bike, walking, and the fellowship of family and good friends. He was a member ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Patrick John Trevethan

Patrick John Trevethan, 47, of Santa Barbara, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 1 after a courageous seven-month battle with cancer. He was born in San Jose and grew up in Carpinteria before moving to Turlock in 1981 to attend CSU Stanislaus and compete in track and cross country. Patrick received his bachelor of science in Political Science while pursuing a career in food and beverage, working for Saga, Marriott's, and OB Sports. Patrick later earned a teaching credential in Culinary Arts and taught in the Turlock Unified School District for six years. Patrick enjoyed spending time with his children ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

John W. Donley

John Donley, 87, of Modesto, passed away at his home two days before his 88th birthday. He was born in Othello, Wash. to John M. and Marie Donley. He grew up and graduated from high school in Othello, and then joined the U.S. Navy. John served in some of the main activities of World War II, including service at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. After returning to the U.S., he worked for over 40 years as a route salesman distributing food to retailers. His routes were first in the Spokane area and later in the Los Angeles and Bakersfield ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Selina “Nana” Mae Winters

Selina was one of eight children born to Patrick and Elsie Tobin. She was born and raised in Newport, RI and moved to Turlock in 1955 to be near her family. She was employed for several years by International Paper Plant in Turlock and in Southern California. Selina, who was fondly called "Nana" by most everyone who knew her, loved her family. She especially loved her great grandchildren, and she was a friend to everyone. She had a full life and her share of tragedies, but she was strong and always positive. Her sense of humor and her wonderful stories ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Mava Charlotte Sapp

Mava Charlotte Sapp passed away peacefully on Aug. 6. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mava was born in Oklahoma, moved to Texas, and attended West Texas A&I. She met and married Ray Sapp during WW II while he was on active duty with the Navy, and they settled in Turlock after the war. After early years at home with the children, Mava worked in accounting at Medic Alert and ultimately in the accounting department at CSU Stanislaus. Mava was a faithful and active member of the First United Presbyterian Church, as well as an avid reader ...

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

Danny L. Petty

Danny L. Petty, 62, passed away Saturday at home surrounded by his family.

August 11, 2010 | | OBITS

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Ann Adams

Gloria "Ann" Adams, 71, of Turlock, CA, passed away March 18, 2018 at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 2, 1946 in ...

March 20, 2018 | | OBITS

Amie Lynn Cherry

Amie Cherry, 46, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Turlock to Robbin R. Cherry and the late Janet Lynn Cherry.

March 20, 2018 | | OBITS

Ramona “Bobbie” Blake

Ramona was born in Oklahoma to Charles and Dona Nichols and passed away at the age of 85. She earned her Master's Degree and ...

March 20, 2018 | | OBITS

Call for entries: 2018 Congressional Art Competition now underway

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is now accepting submissions for this year's 10th District Congressional Art Competition.

March 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Fine Arts

Births March 9 to March 13

• Viviana Marie Francisco of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-10-ounce girl born March 9 at Emanuel Medical Center.

March 16, 2018 | | Births

When ‘illegals’ took over California

The political climate is tense.

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

Zwahlen ideal candidate for U.S. Congress

I fully support the candidacy of Sue Zwahlen to represent our area in the U.S. Congress. I believe that anyone who has worked with ...

March 16, 2018 | | Letters to the Editor

Prepping your irrigation system for the warmer season helps prevent water loss

Spring is around the corner and although the recent rain prevents the need for watering just yet, there are a number of ways to start ...

March 16, 2018 | | Government

Helen Grabau Christopher

Helen Christopher passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 90. She was a loving and caring mother. Her Christian faith played an ...

March 16, 2018 | | OBITS

Pauline Joyce Baker

Pauline Baker passed away peacefully. She was born to Charles and Margaret Koelzer in Bellflower, CA; she was the seventh child. Upon graduating from Turlock ...

March 16, 2018 | | OBITS

Janice Marie Winans

Janice Marie Winans passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. An only child of Robert and Eva McNutt, was born in Visalia ...

March 16, 2018 | | OBITS

Fair to celebrate good times with Kool & The Gang

The Stanislaus County Fair is preparing itself to witness true legends.

March 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Music

John Koftinow

John was born in French Camp, CA and raised in the Russian Colony in Manteca, CA before moving to Turlock in 1944. He graduated from ...

March 13, 2018 | | OBITS

Verna Mae Casey

Verna was born in Denair, CA and passed away at the age of 92 in Turlock. She loved her family dearly and was a caring ...

March 13, 2018 | | OBITS

Allene Nance

Allene Nance, age 91, passed away Saturday March 10, 2018 in Turlock.

March 13, 2018 | | OBITS


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