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TID to spend $975K in canal tunnel repair

Turlock Irrigation District directors unanimously approved a project which will blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on TID's upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing a mountaintop in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.

August 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Paw Dogs: Training puppies into heroes

Those shopping at Tractor Supply Company on Aug. 7 had a few unexpected fellow shoppers - those of the four-legged variety. Members of Stanislaus Paw Dogs, a guide dog training club, took a field trip into the Turlock store - and the neighboring movie theatre - to help the canines get real world experience.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


City to replace water meters

Turlockers should expect to see city-authorized technicians conducting work on water meters in the coming months.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


West Nile outbreak reaches new high

The outbreak of West Nile virus is soaring across the country, reaching unseen levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

August 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands of Valley unemployed find hope at Turlock job fair

For job hunters, Turlock was the place to be on Wednesday.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New bus hub ready for passengers

A new chapter in the growth of Turlock was launched Friday with the official opening of the Regional Transit Center, a first for the town and second in the county.

August 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air District opens lawn mower program for commercial use

A pilot program from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is offering commercial lawn care operators the chance to use and evaluate electric yard equipment.

August 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sheriff department hosts virtual ride-along

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will host their first-ever "virtual ride-along" via Twitter from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.

August 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock Police promote two

Two of Turlock's finest were promoted at a ceremony held at the War Memorial on Tuesday. Miguel Pacheco, a 14-year police veteran was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and nine year Turlock Police veteran Dave Shaw was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dental office turns into spa experience

Name of business: Dental Spa, Antoine Varani DDS

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Army Pvt. Joseph N. Nelson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 21, 2012 | | Local


Local gym asks community to help them grant a child’s wish

Grace Hopkins is just 4 years old, but she has already had to endure a lifetime of challenges. When Grace was 18 months old she was diagnosed with Vater Syndrome, a rare disorder that affects multiple organs of a child's body.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Irrigation season ends on dry note

The Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season is unlikely to be extended beyond its scheduled Oct. 10 end date, directors learned Tuesday, due to much lower-than-anticipated water levels in Don Pedro Reservoir.

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Merced fair announces slogan winner, opens logo contest

Sometimes a simple "Thank You" says it all.

August 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Promise Scholars seeks support for brunch competition, fundraiser

Every year, area young people "graduate" from foster care with little or no resources to start life on their own. Yet, like most college hopefuls, foster youth have ambitions, goals and dreams. The Promise Scholars program aims to help former foster youth succeed as students at California State University, Stanislaus, and provide a bridge to a brighter future for many of these young adults.

August 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Winter storm information

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.

November 21, 2014 | | Local


Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Opening up the table this holiday season

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.

November 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Coat program helps children combat winter chill

As Turlock welcomes winter and the accompanying drop in temperatures, Westside Ministries is making sure that every child in the community is prepared for the chill with the organization's 29th annual Coats for Kids program.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission plans block party, football game to fete Thanksgiving

The Turlock Gospel Mission is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a large block party complete with a traditional turkey meal and kickoff the event with what is expected to become an annual community flag football game.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigar lovers find a home in Turlock

Name of Business: Ciganos Fine Cigars

November 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Church, city agencies partner up to clean alleys

The congregation of Turlock Covenant Church, along with staff from the City of Turlock's Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities went to work Saturday on a project to spruce up some of the alleys on Turlock's Westside.

November 20, 2014 | | Local


SIRS pays tribute to area’s Korean veterans

The Turlock chapter of the Sons in Retirement gave a salute to the area's Korean War veterans with a special ceremony Wednesday that included the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medals.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock girl to compete in pre-teen pageant

After a successful application and interview process, Turlock resident Zoe Cavanaugh has been officially selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Stockton/Sacramento pageant competition on Saturday.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Realtors feed the hungry

For the past 32 years, local Realtors and their affiliates have held a Can Tree Breakfast in an effort to raise money to feed hungry families during the holidays. Although the literal Christmas tree-shaped pyramid of canned food - that some years reached as high as 25 feet - no longer adorns the entrance to the long-since closed Albertsons grocery store, the spirit of giving has remained strong.

November 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City, Stanislaus Business Alliance formalize 20 year partnership

While the City of Turlock has been a member of the Stanislaus Business Alliance since 1994, on Tuesday the two entities entered into an official agreement with the sanctioning of the Turlock City Council.

November 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock kicks off holiday season with Turkey Trot

While individuals across town will be rushing to the grocery store in upcoming days to purchase a turkey in time for Thanksgiving, a few lucky locals won't need to stress as the winner of the City of Turlock's annual Turkey Trot fun run will be granted the festive bird as a victory prize.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ringing in season of giving

The only thing made more apparent than the Salvation Army's love of bells at the 18th annual Kettle Kick-Off Luncheon was the generosity of the community as they donated over $46,000 for the local Salvation Army Corps.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock recycling company receives $1 million grant

Peninsula Plastics Recycling in Turlock was selected among more than 50 applicants to receive a $1 million grant which will bring new equipment and nine new positions to the company.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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