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State square dancing convention coming to Turlock

Local square dancers and enthusiasts are preparing to "swing their partner round and round" as the 54th annual California State Square Dancing Convention is headed to Turlock.

March 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Kite Festival features family activities, law enforcement demos

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a giant flying octopus! It's Merced County's Sheriff's Huey helicopter! Well, actually, it could be all four at Livingston's 3rd Annual Kite Festival.

March 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


County’s unemployment rate static

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained unchanged in February, but fell below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tradition meets technology: the changing face of agriculture

As a country that sold $395 billion in agricultural products in 2012, the agriculture industry is an integral part of America's identity. But with the average age of the American farmer at 58 years old, the United States Department of Agriculture deputy secretary Krysta Harden is anticipating a shift from the old guard to the new and thus spearheading a national conversation on the future of agriculture in the U.S.

March 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Avena Bella grand opening celebrates City’s effort to help low-income families

Local officials and new tenants of Turlock's newest affordable housing complex Avena Bella joined together for the official ribbon cutting ceremony held on Thursday, celebrating the conclusion of the four-year process to bring quality housing to low-income families.

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock inventor also pursues acting career

Name of Business: Master Locking Pliers

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


ABC Project makes reading a reality

Even in an ever increasing technological world, books play an important role in child development. Luckily for local parents of little ones, there is a free way for children to build their own library at home: the Abundant Books for Children Project, or ABC Project.

March 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


United Cerebral Palsy network receives tech upgrade

Over the past two years, the United Cerebral Palsy network in Turlock has been working to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) stopped by the UCP Turlock office on Tuesday morning to see how a recent donation of new computers will add to the lives of many.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


AMERICAN LEGION'S 95TH ANNIVERSARY

American Legion Hughson Post 872 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 88 celebrated the Legion's 95th anniversary with a scavenger hunt, raffle and family event at the Turlock Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealership on Saturday.

March 18, 2014 | | Local


Distinguished Young Women 2014 Winners

Twenty-four junior girls, representing five different local high schools, competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women of Turlock scholarship program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss). Henna Hundal and Laci Rojas each earned $850 in scholarship funds for winning the DYW of Turlock and DYW of Greater Turlock awards. First runner-up Cailie Fuentes earned $500 and second runner-up Brooklyn Boice earned $300.

March 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A bittersweet birthday surprise

Denair residents Brandon and Breann Smith are no strangers to the concept of random acts of kindness, but their latest effort really takes the cake.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash outside Turlock claims one

A Newman man was killed in a solo vehicle crash along the outskirts of Turlock Tuesday morning.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID delays irrigation season, offers free water monitors

Although the Turlock Irrigation District is still officially in a drought state of condition, recent rainstorms throughout the region has resulted in district staff delaying the start of the 2014 irrigation season by one week.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Rescued canine starting new life in Sacramento

The German Shepherd rescued by the Turlock Fire Department from a narrow shaft at the Turlock Water Quality Plant is making progress towards finding a forever home.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brothers who saved niece hailed

Two young men were heralded at Monday's Ceres City Council meeting for saving the life of their 18-month-old niece who was found in the bottom of a swimming pool in Ceres one Saturday morning last month.

March 14, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air ...

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services ...

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House ...

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California agriculture leads nation in specialty crop funding

California received $19.2 million out of approximately $60.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block grants awarded nationwide.

October 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Johnathan T. Mercer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2017 | | Local


Sweet treats for a great cause

Olde Tyme Pastries has joined the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434's campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Out of pain springs forth kindness

On three occasions the Shimrado family has known the bliss of welcoming new lives into this world. Twice they have known the deep sorrow of ...

October 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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