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Newman Crows Landing educators win weight loss contest

Residents of the West Side of Stanislaus County took the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle with their own version of a "Biggest Loser" competition. On Aug. 12 seven teams of 10 people stepped on a giant agricultural scale to weigh in and begin their weight loss mission. Five of those teams took to the scales again on Saturday for their final weigh out at the end of the competition. The weight loss challenge was a friendly competition between the cities of Newman, Gustine and Patterson. It was organized by the Westside Healthcare Advisory Task Force as part of the ...

October 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local natural gas pipelines ranked on top riskiest list in the state

Three natural gas pipelines in Stanislaus County have been included on Pacific Gas and Electric's list of "Top 100" riskiest segments in the state, however, PG&E officials stress the designations are not a safety concern.

October 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Over 250 volunteers participate in community clean-up event

Some picked up trash, some scrubbed down the water parks and others raked the lawns of community members, but all 250 volunteers at Saturday's Turlock Shines community clean-up day worked to help beautify the Turlock community.

October 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Collision leaves Hilmar woman critically injured

A 19-year-old Hilmar woman was critically injured in a collision outside of Oakdale.

October 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Animals, energy and firefighters keep Turlock hopping

October started with a bang for area residents, as a plethora of events and activities were held.

October 05, 2010 | | Local


Irrigation season extended to Oct. 31

Irrigation season for Turlock Irrigation District customers will be extended by 11 days to Oct. 31, the district announced Tuesday.

October 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar Cheese receives community service award

Monday night was memorable for many in Hilmar, especially Hilmar Cheese Co. as they were the first company to receive the Hilmar Chamber of Commerce award for Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

October 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Blessing of the animals

Reverend Kathie Galicia of St. Francis Episcopal Church and Pastor Sylvia Meuller of Light of Christ Lutheran Parish blessed local animals on Sunday in celebration of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. The yearly tradition honors St. Francis and his love for all creatures and thanks pets for their service and companionship. Cats, goats, and dogs big and small participated in this year's blessing.

October 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Egg production up nationwide

Despite recent consumer fears of tainted eggs, egg production is growing with an eight million egg increase since last August and an 11 million growth since July in California alone, according to the California Poultry Report.

October 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


City budget, new business focus of first City Council candidate debate

Five of the six Turlock City Council candidates squaring off for two open seats in the Nov. 2 election met for the first debate of the season on Wednesday, with the city's budget taking top priority.

October 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Explosion, fire destroys barn

An explosion followed by a fire burned a historic barn in the 5200 block of Tully Road, between Taylor and Barnhart roads, to the ground Friday afternoon.

October 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Tully Road barn burns to the ground

A barn in the 5200 block of Tully Road, between Taylor and Barnhart roads, burned to the ground Friday afternoon.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


City Council candidates to face off in public debates

With 33 days until Election Day, candidates for Turlock City Council will face the public for the first time tonight in a debate sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

September 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID looks at changes in budget process

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors began planning for their 2011 budget – which preliminarily calls for a net of three fewer employees – in a workshop Tuesday morning.

September 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Two die in weekend collisions

The lives of two Turlock men were claimed at the start and end of the weekend in two separate vehicle collisions.

September 28, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Applications available for annual Christmas parade

It may be the first day of October, but the City of Turlock is already gearing up for the 36th annual Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade.

September 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID solar customers face 5 percent cap

With the popularity of solar energy systems growing exponentially, Turlock Irrigation District is making the necessary adjustments to accommodate more solar customers, while still remaining fair to non-solar customers.

September 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Mountain lion makes another appearance in Turlock

There has been another confirmed sighting of the mountain lion that has been prowling Turlock's neighborhoods for several weeks.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Church has plans to grow alongside town

Although construction for Hilmar's Holy Rosary Church's expansion only began this year, the idea of the new church was years in the making.

September 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock father, son drown in waters off San Francisco

A Turlock father and his adult son drowned earlier this week after they were swept out into the pounding waves off a treacherous San Francisco beach.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


BRING ON THE PINK

Support Turlock Firefighters 2434 union's efforts to raise money for breast cancer awareness by purchasing and wearing their specially designed pink T-shirts. T-shirts can be pre-ordered through the union's website at www.turlockfirefighters.org.

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Status update on current and future drought conditions

The end of summer has arrived but what does that mean for the severe drought that is plaguing California? Weather forecasts indicate the answer is: "not much."

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Merced County reports first human cases of West Nile

The threat of West Nile Virus remains high across the area as Merced County reported its first confirmed human cases of the virus this year.

September 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chiefs chill out for good causes

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman completed the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday by getting drenched with buckets of cold, icy water as they stood in the Columbia Pool. The challenge allowed for the largest donor to have the honor of soaking the chiefs and in the end it was the police explorers who claimed the victory. An exact total of the funds raised is unknown because donations were still being collected, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dog’s injuries may be from mountain lion encounter

The mountain lion seen prowling the streets of Turlock that officials believed had left the area, may be back and may be responsible for an attack on a resident's dog.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mystery of the lost class rings

Class rings are meant to be a treasured memento of high school days, but for two individuals those mementos vanished around 20 years ago.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vongsaly brings passion for Thai cuisine to new downtown restaurant

Name of Business: Ju Ju Thai Cuisine

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety, childhood cancer awareness focus of weekend events

Two events will highlight children this weekend, the MedicAlert Health & Safety Fair and Lil Scotty's Soldiers of Hope Survivor Boot Camp.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


American Legion Riders hit the road for good causes

Although their motorcycles and leather jackets may look tough, the mission of the American Legion Riders is all heart.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID throws weight behind water bond

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees joined leagues with a broad coalition of water, conservation, and agricultural organizations with its adopted position of support regarding California's Proposition 1, or the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

September 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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