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Neighborhoods sought for National Night Out

The Turlock Police Department is taking sign-ups of neighborhood block parties planned for the annual National Night Out celebration.

July 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local girl tests positive for West Nile virus

A 6-year-old girl sickened with the West Nile virus is the first confirmed human case in Stanislaus County this year.

July 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Campus lake project leaves fish dead

A construction project at California State University, Stanislaus is causing a real stink.

July 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Musicians find ‘Sunshine’ in ukulele jam sessions

Twenty-five local seniors picked up their ukuleles and strummed their hearts out to a series of songs at the CareMore Event Center in Turlock on Thursday. The Sunshine Strummers, a group of musicians made up of all ages, gather together for two hours every Thursday morning for a ukulele jam session.

July 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Final preparations: County fair set to open Friday

The 2012 Stanislaus County Fair is just around the corner, and while there are still some finishing touches left before its grand opening on Friday, fair staff and volunteers are working harder than ever to ensure everything runs smoothly for the big day.

July 10, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


In Service

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

July 10, 2012 | | Local


Chilly treat for hot summer days

Name of business: Heaven Snow

July 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Gas prices fall across state

Although gas prices continue to fall in some parts of the Golden State, other areas have started to see a rise at the pump. According to the latest report from AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange, which tracks gas prices, every metro area in Northern California saw a double-digit drop in its average price over the past month.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Volunteers bring library to the homebound

Turlock residents Susie Van Foeken and Marie Voltzke enjoy talking about their travels, they like reading Christian fiction and they each have a particular fondness for black jellybeans. These are the markers of their friendship - a friendship that has been growing for the last four years and blossomed through the Stanislaus County Library's Home Delivery Service.

July 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New vaccine to combat foot-and-mouth disease

The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease, paving the way for the development of the others. FMD is one of the most economically devastating diseases in the world for those who raise cows, sheep, pigs, goats, deer, and other cloven-hoofed animals.

July 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Bakers sought for apple pie contest

Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.

July 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock, Hilmar receive Cal Trans grant to improve pedestrian safety around schools

The State of California Department of Transportation announced that Turlock will be receiving a nearly $320,000 grant through the Safe Routes to School Program for pedestrian safety construction in front of Turlock Junior High.

July 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock Animal Shelter busy with lost, frightened pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family, including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to include them in the festivities, the fireworks explosions frightens most pets and can cause them to run away. The Turlock Animal Shelter has been busier than ever this week with reports of missing pets since the holiday.

July 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Livingston celebrates

The Livingston 4th of July Celebration kicked off on Friday, extending the Valley's Independence Day festivities. The event continues Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Sunday, the Livingston Sweet Potato Festival returns for the first time in 15 years. Visitors can expect everything from sweet potato pie to fries from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

July 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


All things dairy

The 2012 Hilmar Dairy Festival was held Saturday with the highlight of the annual event the Little Milkmaid and Milkman competition. Twelve children age three to six participated in the 2012 competition. Brie Frietas and Collin Danbom took home the title of Little Milkmaid and Little Milkman.

July 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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