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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


Anne B. Cressio

Anne Cressio passed away on November 11, 2017 in Hughson, CA after a long, fulfilling life. She was 101 years old.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Deloris Lucille Fagundes

Deloris Lucille Fagundes was born Deloris Lucille Pirtle on December 13, 1933 in Missouri to William and Francis Pirtle. At a young age, her parents moved her, her sister, and her 2 brothers to Denair, CA where they attended school. Deloris later married Louis Daniel Fagundes and moved to Turlock where she continued to live and raise her children.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Denise (Haile) Lara

Denise went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2017 due to complications from cancer. Denise was 47 years young. She was born in Turlock and spent most of her life in the Denair/Turlock area. Turlock was her permanent home with her husband, children and their two dogs, Katie and Rocco, whom she adored and loved. Her favorite activities included camping and boating with her extended family.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Ruby Handy

Ruby Myrtle Handy passed away in Turlock, California on November 8, 2017, at the age of 97. She was born in Minco, Oklahoma on January 18, 1920 to Jackson and Myrtle Marlow who both died when Ruby was a small child. She was left in the care of her paternal grandparents and, later, to other relatives until, at the young age of 15, she married Cicero Thomas. From that union came three daughters: Geraldine, Patricia, and Betty Thomas. Several years after she and her first husband divorced, she married George Handy and blessed the family with daughter number four, Georgene ...

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


‘Idyllic America’ exhibit at MJC

The Modesto Junior College Department of Art is showing the exhibit "Idyllic America: Watercolor Painting" by Doug Sandelin through Nov. 22 in the MJC Art Gallery on the East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and admission is free.

November 10, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


‘Roosters’ playing at Stan State

The Theatre Department at Stanislaus State is raising the curtain and awareness of social issues with their performance of "Roosters," as part of the third annual Social Justice Conference.

November 10, 2017 | | Theatre


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Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Births Jan. 12 to Jan. 16

• Alicia and Derek Buckner of Los Banos are the parents of a 9-pound-3-ounce boy born Jan. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 19, 2018 | | Births


One man’s crumbs are another man’s lunch

The price we pay for living in California can be taxing - literally.

January 19, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Water conservation tips for the winter

There are many more ways to conserve water during the winter than turning off your sprinklers. While turning your sprinklers off will contribute to a ...

January 19, 2018 | | Government


Stan State receives $2.37M bequest from Hilmar couple

A lifetime dedication to saving by a Hilmar couple has resulted in the single largest gift from an individual ever made to California State University ...

January 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


For Sacramento politicians, charity deductions begin at home

It's nice that somebody in Sacramento finally thinks we're paying too much taxes.

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


Douglas Lee Merritt

Douglas "Doug" Merritt, 71, was born to LaVerne and Maxine Merritt in Turlock. He passed away at home on Monday.

January 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Births Jan. 5 to Jan. 10

• Johanna Rivera of Turlock is the mother of a 6-pound-9-ounce girl born Jan. 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

January 12, 2018 | | Births


Denham: Congress must find a path for Dreamers, better border security

America has a rich history of immigration, and many who came here in search of a better life have contributed to the greatness of our ...

January 12, 2018 | By Rep. Jeff Denham | Editorial


The myth legal pot will rain $$ on government

If you really believe legalizing marijuana will reduce black market sales substantially the obvious question is "what have you been smoking?"

January 12, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Glen Dean Winans

Glen was the first born child of Glenn and Ruby Winans on May 6, 1929, in Topeka, Kansas. His younger brother, Dale, was born about ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Ellie Kenefick Crean

Ellie was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Vincent and Eleanor Kenefick and passed away at the age of 70 after an extended illness. She was ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Victor Francis Velleca

Victor was born at Landstuhl, Germany Military Hospital in 1963 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a long illness. At ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Mary E. Weiss

Mary Elizabeth Greene Weiss went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday morning, December 18, 2017.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Souraya I. Aziz

Souraya I. Aziz, 87 years old, died peacefully on January 10th, 2018 in Turlock, California. Souraya was born May 7th, 1930 in Beirut, Lebanon, daughter ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


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