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Measure S is the best way to fund libraries

The question I most frequently hear regarding Measure S, is why do we need a sales tax to support the library? Shouldn't the budgets of the cities and county fund the library?

October 13, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Don’t blame wildfires on climate change

Climate change means we will have more and more destructive wildfires.

October 13, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Births Oct. 4 to Oct. 11

• Theresa Elizabeth Fliflet of Modesto is the mother of a 9-pound-12-ounce boy born Oct. 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.

October 13, 2017 | | Births


City of Turlock free ‘shred it’ event

The City of Turlock is offering free document destruction services to Turlock residents Saturday. The event is being be held at the Turlock Regional Water Quality Control Facility located at 901 S. Walnut Rd. from 8 a.m. to noon or until the collection truck is full. The "Shred-It" event is part of a regional effort and one of four locations that shredding services will be offered throughout the county.

October 13, 2017 | | Government


John Phillips

Born in Walt Hill, Nebraska to Leone and Guy Phillips, John lived 82 years healthy, happy and engaged in the present. It was only the last 10 months he ever had any health issues. John fought lymphoma with dignity and intention every step of the way. He always looked at the bright side of life even during treatments. He was full of gratitude and had a smile for everyone around him.

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Jeanette E. “Carlson” Owens

Jeanette passed away at the age of 68. She was born in Turlock, Ca to Harry and Lucy Carlson.

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Mary Louise Encinas

Our sister, Mary is resting in peace. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis Martin and Helen Soria. Mary is survived by her two sisters, Alice Vasquez and Nandy Lucero and her brother, Abraham Avina. She will be missed by all her friends and family. Our thanks go out to the help Hospice provided for Mary in her time of need.

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Mary Emma Gertrude Faleiro Swope

Mary Emma Gertrude Faleiro Swope, age 86 passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mary Emma was born November 15, 1930 in Goa, India to Camilo and Artimisia Faleiro.

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Len Van Gaalen Sr.

Len Van Gaalen was born on January 26, 1924, to Maarten Cornelis and Maria Van Gaalen Wolmerstett in Hazerswoude at the Rijn Dijk, the Netherlands. His parents were dairy farmers, and the house where he grew up was named Rijnzicht meaning view on the Rijn. During World War 2, Len was in a German Prison Camp. Len had developed a mass on his neck, and a German Guard wrote him a note to go to the doctor to get it taken care of. The Guard was basically helping Len to escape. After the doctor cared him for, he was guided ...

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Randy John Lane

Randy John Lane, born in Hayward, Wisconsin in the fall of 1967 passed away suddenly this week. Randy was a Native American Indian from the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe in Wisconsin.

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


Lema Mark

Elemia (Lema) Mark (10-27-1937) of Delhi, entered into rest on October 8, 2017. She was a devoted loving mother to Sherry, Karen, David and Steven. And a loving grandmother to Marissa, Meghan and Mason. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sol Mark. Lema was famous for her generosity and large family dinners. She enjoyed cooking from her collection of recipes. The food was always bountiful at the Mark household. She loved her animals. Never a day did she not have a loyal dog by her side. She had an amazing memory, which translated, into her ability to tell ...

October 13, 2017 | | OBITS


COLLEGE ROUNDUP

The Stanislaus State men's golf team finished fifth in the team standings in its second outing of the fall as the Warriors wrapped-up the two-day event at Concordia Invitational hosted by Concordia-Portland.

October 10, 2017 | | College


Meanwhile drunks keep on truckin’

A protest convoy of more than 300 trucks minus trailers rolling down Highway 99 from Yuba City to Fresno on Friday was designed to bring attention to the byzantine regulations governing some of the hardest and least appreciated workers on the planet - truckers.

October 10, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Patrick Andrew Seres

Patrick was born in St. Louis Missouri, lived in Collinsville, Illinois and settled in Modesto 39 years ago. He worked as a carpenter for 30 years. He enjoyed playing darts and was a member of 209 Darts, Excalibur Darts and Dead Aim Darts.

October 10, 2017 | | OBITS


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Thomas (Tom) William Porter

Thomas (Tom) William Porter died after a sudden illness on Thursday morning, November 2nd, 2017 at the age of 81 in Modesto. He was born ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Christopher Blake Ross-Davis

Christopher Davis was born in Santa Clara, CA. His father took him fishing at three months old, which may have influenced his love of the ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Nancy Linnea Bunch (Lynn)

Nancy went home to be with Jesus, her Savior, on October 24, 2017. Her life's journey ended in Vancouver, WA.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


4 state workers net $902,000 in bonuses

Jack Ehnes, Christopher Ailman, Ted Eliopoulos, and Marcie Frost have all just received bonuses totaling $902,000.

November 07, 2017 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


City Council is not responsibly planning for citizens’ protection

Approximately 30 years ago, this city had 55 sworn personnel, which totaled the entire police force, from administration to officers in the field. The city ...

November 07, 2017 | | Letters to the Editor


Local gym pumps 'Barbells for Boobs'

CrossFit ParaBellum is continuing to do its part in the fight against breast cancer as the local gym hosted its eighth Barbells for Boobs event.

November 07, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Gubernatorial candidate stops at Stan State

Gubernatorial candidate and current State Treasurer John Chiang engaged with local community members in the Stanislaus State Town Hall hosted by the university's Democratic ...

November 07, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


Jerry Lee Waller

A Celebration of Life / Luncheon will be held on November 10, 2017 at 12:00PM at the Denair Community Center; 3850 N. Gratton Rd. Denair ...

November 07, 2017 | | OBITS


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