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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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Making the best better

The Sacred Heart 4-H club worked on a window display featuring what 4-H is all about on Thursday. The window, located in front of the Endsley and Associates office on East Main Street, is part of National 4-H Week where clubs all over the country create window displays to "Celebrate 4-H."

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local

Stanislaus students the fittest in the state

Stanislaus County students surpassed students in every county in the state to take the title of "County of the Year" for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Fit for the Future" campaign.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education

UC Merced receives environmental leadership award

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that the University of California, Merced, has won California's highest and most prestigious environmental honor - the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education

CSU Stanislaus Research week

California State University, Stanislaus faculty will put their research and creative activities on display for the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Week. The event will feature a variety of daily presentations, panel discussions, tours, and special programs.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education

Council to discuss redevelopment in special meeting

The Turlock City Council will convene a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the next five years of programs and projects to be funded by the Turlock Redevelopment Agency.

October 02, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government

Former teachers face jail time

The married couple and former teachers at Turlock Christian School pleaded no contest to felony charges of seducing a minor.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Carnegie Foundation agrees to council’s lease terms

The goal of creating a community arts center moved a little closer to realization Wednesday when the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation unanimously agreed to accept the lease terms laid down by the Turlock City Council.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Budget concerns take over first TUSD candidate debate

The budget was the number one topic at the first debate held for candidates running for open seats on the Turlock Unified School Board of Trustees. Five out of the six candidates running for the open seats on the TUSD Board sat patiently waiting for their next question from the community. Out of the questions they were asked, about half of those were concerning budget cuts and where the cuts were going to be made.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education

TID hopefuls hold forum

Four of the five candidates on the Nov. 3 ballot to become Turlock Irrigation District Directors gathered on Wednesday evening for the first candidate forum of the year.

October 02, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local

Students lament cut classes, professors

A drum beat out a steady, solemn march in the California State University, Stanislaus quad Wednesday morning, as four students carried a coffin to the center of campus. More than 300 students, all clad in black, marched close behind, holding cardboard tombstones depicting the names of each of the 144 classes canceled in the most recent round of state budget cuts.

October 02, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education

Making the summer last

September 29, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local

Two styles of painting featured in ‘Expanding Creativity’

The contrasts of two styles of painting - en plein air and in studio - is the focus of the newest exhibit at the City Hall Gallery.

September 29, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Fine Arts

Gallo Center names new CEO

The board of directors of the Gallo Center for the Arts announced today that Lynn Dickerson, former publisher and president of the Modesto Bee as well as vice president of operations for the McClatchy Company, has been named the new chief executive officer of the performing arts center.

September 29, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Theatre

In Service

Air Force Airman Emmanuel Valenzuela graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

September 29, 2009 | | Local

Villarina — Huntley

Tamara Villarina and Michael Huntley, both of San Francisco, were married on Jan. 17 at Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco.

September 29, 2009 | | Weddings

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