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It's getting better all the time

In 1967 Paul McCartney wrote a song for the Sgt. Pepper's album called "Getting Better." Philips Electronics used it for a major marketing campaign ...

November 25, 2015 | BY DAVID L. WHITE CEO, Stanislaus Business Alliance | Editorial

Ellie shares her diabetes story

Type 1 Diabetes has changed Ellie Hart's life forever. Until February she didn't know she had the disease. With November being National Diabetes ...

November 25, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education

Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal ...

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to ...

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

School district trustees bid farewell after years of service

Although Eileen Hamilton attended her last Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, she assured everyone that she was not going ...

November 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

New specialized units to help crime fighting in Turlock

With the staffing level at the Turlock Police Department returning to the set standard and the budget no longer in reduction mode, Turlock Police Chief ...

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Pitman rolls into NorCals

Coming off Saturday's 3-1 Division I Sac-Joaquin Section title win over Pleasant Grove, the Pitman High volleyball team is already eyeing a Northern California ...

November 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports

Eagles ready for better season

In their first year competing in the Central California Athletic Alliance, the Turlock Christian High boys basketball team failed to meet their own expectations in ...

November 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports

Denair returns with new team, high hopes

Denair High boys basketball head coach RJ Henderson and assistant coach Garett Elliot have been working towards building a successful program over the last three ...

November 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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Southern boys ready to ball

Pre-league play is already underway for Southern League teams Delhi, Turlock Christian, and Denair High. After finishing third, fifth, and eighth last season, respectively, the Hawks, Eagles, and Coyotes are ready to make a push towards improvement in what will be the final year of the existing SL lineup as three-time defending league champs Ripon Christian High will be moving back to the Trans Valley League next season.

December 03, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

Local military schools hosts major league success

How similar are major league baseball and the military? While the stakes may be different, both require one thing: discipline.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

TID makes progress with Don Pedro Project

The Turlock Irrigation District continues to make significant progress with the Don Pedro Project - a relicensing process that has been moving forward since 2011.

December 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government

Hilmar Forest offers authentic Christmas experience

Most people look forward to a certain moment when they know it's officially the Christmas season, such as hearing Christmas music in the grocery store or bringing down decorations from the attic. But for some locals, the holiday season has only begun once they have made their way out to Hilmar to cut down their Christmas tree from Hilmar Forest.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Economic development task force reviews City’s accomplishments

Sometimes you cannot know where you are going until you know where you have been.

December 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Every December members of Turlock Fire Incorporated and their families volunteer to drive Santa around town on a vintage 1955 fire engine spreading holiday cheer through the neighborhoods of Turlock.

December 03, 2013 | | Local

Local students gear up for the Central Valley VEX Robotics Tournament

Middle and high school students from Northern and Central California will descend upon Modesto Junior College (Mary Stuart Hall, 2200 Blue Gum, Modesto) on Saturday for the 3rd Annual VEX Toss Up Robotics Competition. Seventy teams will come together for a non-stop, action packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System. Co-sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto Junior College, the tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Renee O’Connor can’t be stopped

Junior high is often a transitional time for students as they become acclimated to heavier workloads and face new challenges, but Renee O'Connor of Dutcher Middle School has been well versed in balancing activities for years.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Turlock gun shop to expand next year

The long lines that snaked out of Alquist Arms during the past busy shopping weekend were nothing out of the ordinary for Turlock's downtown gun shop, as they've experienced a boom in business that has been spurred in part by impending gun laws. The increased interest in bearing arms by locals has prompted the store to expand its operations in the coming year.

December 03, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local

Daycare locked down in search for armed suspect

The search for a burglary suspect Monday afternoon prompted a brief lockdown of a Turlock daycare center.

December 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Marie Margaret Vierra

Marie Margaret Vierra was born and raised in Hughson, CA., to John and Anna Babtista. Marie was the 4th of 11 children. Marie married her devoted husband, Alfred J. Vierra in 1936, and they were blessed with 71 years of marriage. They lived most of their lives in Turlock, where they raised their 2 daughters.

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS

Wade Cockrell

Thomas "Wade" Cockrell, born February 26, 1957 in Clovis, New Mexico, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at home surrounded by the family he loved and cared for during his life. Wade was 56 years old. His transition was peaceful, after a yearlong battle with cancer. While Wade had a great many friends his greatest pride and joy were his two daughters Lindsay and Shelby. He often referred to them as his greatest accomplishments!

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS

“Tommy Navarro”

Tommy "Pop" Navarro went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 25th, 2013, he was 70 years old. He was surrounded by his loving family. "Pop" was born April 14th, 1943 in Modesto, CA to Rosa Zavala and Roberto Navarro. He was a lifelong resident of Ceres, CA.

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS

Rex Donald Schell

Rex D. Schell, 86, of Olathe, Ks, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Homestead of Olathe. Memorial services will be at 1pm, Saturday, December 7th, at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home. A reception will follow the memorial services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 7611 State Line Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo 66114.

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS

Jennie M. Eshoo

Jennie was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 17th, 1915 to Aghassi and Martha Mirza. She graduated from Waller High School in 1934 a semester early and was accepted to the University of Illinois. As the eldest of 7 children during the Great Depression, the family did not have adequate funds to allow her to enroll in college. Although she did not attend college, she was devoted to learning throughout her life and read everything she could get her hands on from biographies, history, the National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, the daily newspaper (which she read the day she died) and ...

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS

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