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Ceremonies, acts of patriotism mark 11th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Eleven years ago Americans across the country watched in shock as terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, leaving over 3,000 dead. On Tuesday, Turlock remembered the victims of those attacks with public ceremonies, flags flown at half-staff and personal expressions of patriotism.

September 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local college student prepares for pageant

On the surface, Michelle Hurst is your typical 19-year-old college student. But in a few months, her world will change. She will be trading in her jeans and flip flops for an evening gown and a pair of heels to represent Stanislaus County and compete for the very first time at the Miss California USA Pageant.

September 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Artist uses Ts to tell, sell story

The fertile imagination of Ceres resident Luis Castle has blended creative writing, computer graphics and an entrepreneurial spirit to come up with a unique business enterprise.

September 07, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 459 incidents during the month of August. These included a total of 293 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, and 17 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 19 fire type calls: 5 building fires, 1 cooking fire, 2 special "outside" type fires, 6 vegetation/ rubbish fires, 2 electrical wiring type fires, 1 Dumpster fire, 3 vehicle fires, and one fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal rescues, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat incidents, and power ...

September 07, 2012 | | Local


Six couples celebrate over 50 years of marriage

Wyamah knew it was love at first sight when she first laid eyes on Paul Toupin. Fifty-six years of marriage and four kids later, Paul and Wayamah Toupin were one of six couples that were honored by the Turlock Senior Citizens club on Thursday night for being married over 50 years.

September 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Water line break closes Fulkerth through Saturday

A water line break was discovered early Friday morning on Fulkerth Road, east of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, which closed the Fulkerth intersection at Golden State Boulevard for most of the day.

September 07, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Business booming at Monte Vista Crossings

Two much-anticipated new Turlock businesses are just days away from opening.

September 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Family escapes fire; suffers minor injuries

A Turlock couple sustained burn injuries Wednesday when they rushed through the flames to rescue their children from their burning home.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile virus claims life of Merced County woman

As the number of West Nile virus cases ratchet up locally and nationally, Merced County announced their first fatality from the virus.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Powering up local motor enthusiasts

Name of business: Powersports Supply

September 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cast a line on Saturday for Free Fishing Day

"Gone fishing" is the motto the California Department of Fish and Game are hoping Californians will adopt on Saturday, the last of two free fishing days offered this year.

September 04, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Hantavirus cases in Yosemite increase

Four more visitors to Yosemite National Park have tested positive for the hantavirus, bringing the total number of park visitors infected to six, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 04, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Sky's the limit at balloon festival

The enthusiasm for a successful hot air balloon festival was not diminished by the wind that kept the balloons grounded during a planned media event at Mistlin Sports Park in Ripon on Saturday.

September 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown hosts third night market of season

When the lights go down in Turlock, many residents moan there's little to do.

September 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Economic recovery on its way, finds report

California's economic recovery is on the horizon though challenges remain numerous, according to a new report from the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

September 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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The Studio brings a community centric approach to fitness

Name: The Studio

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fireplace curtailments starting up again

The 12th season of the Central Valley's Check Before You Burn program begins Saturday

October 30, 2014 | | Local


New projects will boost TID’s efforts to conserve water

Turlock Irrigation District is looking to conserve as much water as it can with its Lateral 8 Total Control Channel Pilot Project. This pilot, in conjunction with the Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir Project, will capture spillage and deliver only the amount of water that is needed for customers.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Annual calendar raises funds for Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter

What turns a house into a home? Ask John Pinkerton and he might just say hanging a Friends of the Turlock Shelter calendar on the wall.

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock, region’s future dissected at Chamber’s Economic Trends Breakfast

Agriculture is a $3.6 billion industry in the Stanislaus County which is dependent upon one precious commodity: water.

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock veterans take flight

It was the final day of the Central Valley Honor Flight, a three-day trip aiming to take World War II veterans to the nation's capital to tour its many war memorials. Turlock veteran David Sargis, 89, was walking through the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery before he bumped into a fellow veteran.

October 30, 2014 | BY ESRA HASHEM Special to the Journal | Local


Turlock woman dies in Patterson crash

A 30-year-old Turlock woman was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic collision in Patterson.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Almond growers seek to protect bees

In an effort to continue a mutually beneficially arrangement with nature's yellow and black pollinators, the Almond Board of California earlier this month unveiled Honey Bee Best Management Practices for the state's Almond Industry.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


SURPRISE VISIT

The owners of Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock had an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a car came crashing into their storefront.

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State, local agencies prepare for Ebola

There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but state and local entities, from health care workers to funeral directors, are instituting new protocols designed to help keep the public safe.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Korean veterans honored with Peace medal

It is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" but on Tuesday the sacrifices of those that served during the Korean War was brought front and center for a special recognition and the awarding of Ambassador for Peace Medals to almost a hundred local veterans.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands seek employment at Hilmar Cheese hiring fair

A line of individuals stretching nearly one mile in length wrapped its way around Turlock's War Memorial on Canal Drive on Tuesday with people snaking beyond the skate park and around the Turlock Irrigation District building. While the people represented a diverse array of backgrounds and ages they were all in search of the same thing: jobs, at Hilmar Cheese Company specifically.

October 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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