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Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government

Recreation to continue at Don Pedro

While the ongoing drought will not keep Don Pedro Reservoir from being open for recreational purposes this summer, officials say to expect operational changes to the reservoir due to low water conditions.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock's current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government

Pitman starts Windemuth strong

Tuesday was a good day for Turlock and Pitman High baseball teams at the 45th annual Dick Windemuth Tournament as both squads came away with victories.

April 22, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports

Men brave high heel mile for women's center

Come Saturday morning men and boys from all over Stanislaus County will ready themselves for a mile walk by putting on their exercise duds and slipping their feet into a pretty pair of peep-toe pumps, or perhaps some pointy high heels, or if they're really daring, a pair of strappy stilettos.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock native receives national women’s award

Dedicated to helping women and children suffering from domestic violence, sexual assault and even human trafficking, Turlock native and "Women of Worth" founder Sandy Escobar-Schmidt was recently honored by a prestigious home magazine recognizing five women across the nation who "represent the best in American caring and giving."

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Assembly bills target metal thieves

Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government

The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

California may soon be ablaze in orange, red and black hues

California's countryside green is fading fast to gold.

April 22, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Louie Cabral

Louie Cabral, 82, of Turlock passed away on April 17, 2014. He was born May of 1931 on the family ranch to Antonio and Agusta Cabral. He enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Cabral's Backhoe Service for 35 years. He was a lifetime member of Turlock V.F.W. and he volunteered for the area Festas.

April 22, 2014 | | OBITS

Philip Victor Fanelli

Mr. Philip Victor Fanelli, age 81 "Entered into Rest" on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his Hilmar residence. Mr. Fanelli was born in Los Banos, CA and has lived in for 43 years. He has been a dairyman for 55 years as well owner of the Fanelli Family Dairy in Hilmar. He was very active in the Hilmar community for many years. He was a member of the Calvary Assembly of Hilmar. A member of the American Jersey Cal Club. A Past Board Member of D.H.I.A. A past 4H Leader and worked with 4H kids for over ...

April 22, 2014 | | OBITS

Homeowners find man on roof

It's not unheard of to find a drunk individual passed out on a lawn, but a roof is another thing all together. But that is what Turlock Police officers found early Monday morning atop a Turlock home.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

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StanCOG seeks funds for Turlock Patterson corridor

With the proposed countywide transportation tax failing to be pushed to the November ballot recently, the Stanislaus Council of Governments has begun looking to other funding options to begin developing the South County Corridor, connecting the cities of Turlock and Patterson.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government

Couples a familiar face on Masters leaderboard

He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.

April 10, 2014 | Vince Johnson | SPORTS

Fiddling fun at Gallo

The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, a group comprised of 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and harmonica, with dancers as well, will fill the stage of the Gallo Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. Sunday.

April 10, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE

MJC presents choreographer’s showcase

The Modesto Junior College Dance Department will present the annual Choreographer's Showcase at 7 p.m. April 16, 17 and 18 in the Cabaret West Dance Theatre of the El Capitan Building on the West Campus.

April 10, 2014 | | ARTS/LEISURE

Pitman softball ten-run rules Turlock

Pitman High starting pitcher, Alexis Mettler tossed a no-hitter and jacked a two-run homer in the fourth to put her team up 7-0, then after that it seemed like everybody for the Pride of Pitman were on as they tacked on five more runs.

April 10, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Delhi eyeing SAL championship

Delhi High's softball team is riding a two-game win streak in which its girls have not allowed a run, setting up a must win matchup against Waterford High today that is likely to shape the final leg of the race for this season's Southern Athletic League title.

April 10, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

Delhi finishes off Denair after two second half goals

Now is the time that the Delhi girls soccer team can make a playoff push with less than four league contests left, but the Hawks must win out in order to possibly clinch that third and final playoff berth.

April 10, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

San Joaquin River deemed 'most endangered river' in the nation

The San Joaquin River is in grave danger.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Turlock Blue Diamond facility named top plant of the year

After a successful first year since its grand opening, the Turlock Blue Diamond Facility has been named the 2014 "Plant of the Year" by Food Engineering Magazine - an honor recognizing the most innovative new food or beverage plants built in North America.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Turlock slams the brakes on Pitman with stellar pitching

The Pitman High baseball squad was looking to solidify their spot in the playoffs with a win over cross town rival Turlock High, but Bulldog Pitcher Blake Cederlind had other plans.

April 10, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Comic store opens downtown

Name of Business: Sky High Comics & Collectibles

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation commission makes debut

The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission held on Wednesday brought forth excitement from the combined group of nine commissioners, as they begin seeking new ways to expand and improve the City's art community and parks.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government

Turlock woman reflects on 100 years

World War II, the Nixon Watergate scandal, the civil rights movements of the 1960s and the jazzercise fad of the 1980s - Maryadell Boone has seen it all and then some as today marks her 100th birthday. While Boone has lived through some of the most iconic decades of recent history, throughout the vast changes Boone's life has remained relatively the same.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

DUSD hires new financial business exec

The Denair Unified School District is often compared to a close-knit family and this week the District is welcoming new blood through the hire of Linda Covello, the new Chief Business Officer.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Turlock Leadership forges local partnerships

If a community's strength is reflected in its leaders, then Turlock is a powerful community due in part to the mission of Leadership Turlock.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

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