Walt Whitman once said, "A great city is that which has the greatest men and women." Fortunately, Turlock has had the support of great men, women and most importantly leaders who have guided and shaped the city from a railroad stop into a city of almost 70,000 citizens.Since its incorporation in 1908, 20 men have held the position of Mayor of Turlock. Those men were instrumental in positioning Turlock to be a leader in the state and home to such successes as the Turlock Irrigation District and California State University, Stanislaus.Turlockers have honored their past mayors with ...
A day-time resource and referral service for community members who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless is one need that the Turlock Homeless Action Committee relayed in their update report to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.Since its inception after the September 2008 report on homelessness commissioned by the City Council and prepared by the Center for Public Policy Studies at California State University, Stanislaus, the Homeless Action Committee has been working on the problem of homelessness in Turlock.The committee members - made up of community and business leaders, faith-based organizations and other homeless service providers, as ...
What most drivers would consider nightmare road conditions were just the ticket for area Mud Bog competitors at the last night of the Stanislaus County Fair on Sunday.The muddier the better was the mantra of those who put their four-wheel drives to the test in the knee-deep mud pits which took center stage in FoodMaxx Arena. The annual Mud Bog competition consisted of four categories: Rhino/Rangers, Local, Super Stock and Modified. The majority of drivers in the Local division brought their respective trucks and Jeeps out mainly for some dirty fun, with winning taking a back seat. "It ...
The first annual lawn mower races held at the Stanislaus County Fair on Sunday attracted local drivers who were just getting into the sport, as well as dedicated racers from Ukiah and Sacramento.
I wonder if comedian George Carlin knew in 1975 what he was doing.
Prior to 2007, protests in Turlock were a rare occurrence.
One day a month I ignore my nocturnal tendencies and wake at the absurdly early hour of 6 a.m. I then drag myself down to Latif's for the monthly Kiwanis Club of Turlock Board of Directors meeting.
The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found merit in a complaint that Turlock Rural Fire Chief Rick Fortado over-compensated himself for work related to state wild fire relief efforts.
As you are reading this at least a dozen people are probably still at California State University, Stanislaus sweeping up peanuts from the circus that was the Sarah Palin event.
I believe the picture that ran with Saturday's Journal story, "Shelters overrun with feral kittens," was probably the cutest animal photo we have ever published. The story that accompanied the photo, however, was also one of the saddest animal stories we have ever published.
Growing up in Indiana, one of the best things about summer was the community backyard.
Most days I am proud to be a member of the media. I believe that newspapers - and other forms of news media - are essential to a healthy democracy. But sometimes the actions of my colleagues make me want to hide my head in the sand and deny that I ever shared the same profession.
A few years ago when I was a full-time sports reporter, I wrote a column extolling the virtues of sports movies. Over the holiday weekend, I had the opportunity to view another movie that not only peaked my interest in a sport I had otherwise not given two thoughts about, but also renewed my faith in humanity.
Area residents celebrated Memorial Day at the annual community event held at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday. American flags donated to Turlock Memorial Park by the families of veterans lined the community cemetery. Rear Admiral Michael Seward, United States Coast Guard Reserve, was the master of ceremonies at Monday's event co-hosted by the American Legion and Veterans' of Foreign Wars.
For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.
Turlock Police surrounded a house with weapons drawn for five hours Thursday night in an attempt to contact a man suspected of putting a gun to the head of a local woman. When police finally entered the Marshall Street home around midnight, the suspect was nowhere to be found, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
During his regular work week, Turlock Police Officer Joe Dusel can be seen patrolling the streets of town atop his motorcycle. On Friday, however, Dusel traded in his usual two-wheeled motorized vehicle for a three-wheeler. Dusel wasn't off-roading, instead the traffic safety officer was patrolling the parking lots around Monte Vista Crossings shopping center atop one of the police department's Trikke Carving Vehicles, an electric powered personal transportation device.
Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.
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