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High-Speed Rail wins big in stimulus

The Obama Administration announced Thursday that the California High-Speed Rail Authority was granted $2.25 billion of the $8 billion in stimulus funds available for high-speed rail projects.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers support differing plans for city growth

Turlockers gathered at the Senior Center on Thursday evening to help plan the Turlock of 2030 - a future that calls for about 45,000 new residents and 15,000 new homes - but little consensus was reached as to which direction the city should grow.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Connections make Westside a tight-knit community

Three-year-old Saul Franco squealed with joy Wednesday afternoon as his mother, Martha Franco, pushed him around and around on a vertical swing at Columbia Park. Saul's 3-month-old sister, Brianna, watched her mother and big brother play with wide eyes from her cozy stroller a few feet away. Franco said that she brings her children to Columbia Park every day - well, every day that the sun is out.

January 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


High unemployment marks end of 2009

Stanislaus County closed out 2009 by recording one of the highest rates of unemployment numbers for the year.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Long-time actor and Turlock High grad James Mitchell dies at 89

James Mitchell, an actor in the ABC soap opera "All My Children" and a graduate of Turlock High School, died Friday at the age of 89.

January 26, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Downtown property owners look for a brighter 2010

While continuing to feel the repercussions of the sluggish economy, the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is moving forward with plans to fill the vacant store fronts and bring consumers back to the downtown corridor.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


High-speed rail still on track

Local residents had their first opportunity to comment on California's proposed High-Speed Rail system on Thursday, when project planners held an open house and scoping meeting at the Merced Senior Center.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Healthy smiles

Kindergarten students from Crowell Elementary School got an up-close experience with dental tools at First Step Dental on Friday. Unlike most trips to the dentist, however, this field trip was a fun experience. The dental group put on tours for local elementary students to promote dental health. Kids learned about dental topics from tooth brushing techniques to proper nutrition. First Step Dental hoped to promote February as national children's dental health month, and encourage students and parents to seek dental treatment at an early age.

January 22, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


A day in the life of a dementia patient

Imagine trying to button a shirt while wearing thick gloves and blurry goggles. Imagine trying to understand verbal instructions while sirens, static and voices ring in your ears. This is what dementia patients deal with on a daily basis, and this is what care givers at Paramount Court were trying to simulate for the public on Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local Realtor earns accolades for green home design

The Endsley Prototype Homes, an unbuilt pair of sustainable infill homes planned for Turlock, were honored with a Merit Award in a highly competitive American Institute of Architects design award program.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


A mix of new and old keeps business alive on Westside

This is the fourth installation in a five-part series on the area of town known as the Westside. Today's article is about business on the Westside. Previous articles looked at the role of the faith community and crime on the Westside. The final article in this series will focus on the people of the Westside.

January 22, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community celebrates the Best of Turlock

The Larsa Banquet Hall was filled with over 350 community members Friday night for the Chamber of Commerce's 42nd annual Best of Turlock award event.

January 22, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Rain eases for now, more on the way

That big yellow orb shining through the clouds is the sun and it would be best to enjoy it while it lasts.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Calling all hopeless romantics

As Valentine's Day rapidly approaches, those who have sentimental tendencies may take time to reread love letters sent and received. We at the Turlock Journal would like to help spread the love this Valentine's holiday by printing your love letters. Send us your love notes - both old and new - and we will publish them in our Feb. 13 issue.

January 19, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Officer does Turlock proud on game show

Turlock Police Officer Amanda Alberti may have been stumped by the word "wool" on her "Wheel of Fortune" appearance, but she still walked away a winner.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock Relay for Life teams raise $46K

With the Turlock Relay for Life just around the corner, teams are continuing to gear up for the annual American Cancer Society event that helps raise money towards cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Community to celebrate Earth Day

Planting trees, recycling, riding bikes to work instead of driving, and raising awareness about "going green" are some of the many ways that communities around the world will show environmental stewardship this coming week, as Earth Day takes place on Tuesday.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Child safety focus of community event

The GDI Insurance hosted safety fair is returning to Turlock with the KlaasKids Foundation.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed a slight increase in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department, however a new program from the Alliance has the potential to send it in the opposite direction.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


10 ways to enjoy springtime with the whole family

Spring is the perfect time to bond with your family by playing, exploring, and getting active. Teach your kids about nature while taking in the warm, sunny weather and celebrate the Earth by taking care of your environment. Take advantage of the spring break by going on a fun trip or even just doing some family activities in the backyard. Your kids will love spending time with you and they'll enjoy learning something new. Baby J founder Jennifer Jacobellis shares 10 ways to have fun with family during the springtime.

April 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: City encourages residents to reduce landscape watering

As summer approaches it pays to be mindful of outside water use. Historically, the average residential water use increases beginning in the month of March, as the weather warms and customers turn their automatic sprinkler systems back on.

April 18, 2014 | | Local


Stanislaus humanists to host Freedom from Religion Foundation speaker

It's no secret that the City of Turlock is a religious community, even once being cited by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as having the most churches per capita in the nation.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Downtown boutique offers affordable designer clothing

Name of Business: Second Chance Boutique

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Remembering the fallen

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."

April 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local sorority aims for equality for disabled

The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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