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TID prepares for Don Pedro relicensing process

The Turlock Irrigation District on Tuesday officially began the five-plus year project to relicense Don Pedro Reservoir.

February 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock native crowned Miss San Joaquin County

"Be yourself." That is the key, said newly crowned Miss San Joaquin County Joelle Aud, to succeeding in a scholarship pageant - and in life.

January 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New Year’s fitness goals: One month later

The ball has dropped, the Champagne bottle is empty, and the novelty of the new year is starting to wear off. Resolutions that were so adamantly proclaimed at the stroke of midnight have faded to distant memories for many Turlockers. Others are still clinging to the hope that a new year can mean a clean slate for accomplishing the goals they most want to meet. We are one month in to 2011, and it is the make-or-break point for New Years' resolutions.

January 29, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Clampers to memorialize Irwin City

Preserving the history of the West is the mission - and only serious activity - of the fraternal club E Clampus Vitus (Clampers). The Estanislao Chapter of the Clampers' next project in the works is memorializing one of north Merced County's ghost towns - Irwin City.

January 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Convention and Visitors Bureau looks to expand on successful sports concierge program in 2011

Sports are big business – even at the local level – according to Turlock's Convention and Visitors Bureau.

January 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


COMMUNITY: HELPING TANNER

Monica and James Woods accepted a check from American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 and the American Legion Riders on Sunday. The money will help with medical expenses for their baby boy Tanner, who was born with multiple heart defects in December. Monica Woods said that Tanner is finally home after six weeks of hospital stays and open heart surgery.

January 25, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


In Service

  • Air Force Airman Tommy L. Jones graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

January 25, 2011 | | Local


Chamber of Commerce honors city’s top citizens, businesses

On a foggy night in one of the coldest months of the year, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce took the opportunity to recognize some bright spots in our community. The chamber held its Best of Turlock awards dinner on Friday to recognize outstanding citizens and businesses for their contributions and hard work over the past year.

January 21, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Organic committee openings

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing seven vacancies on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on current issues related to organic food production and makes recommendations on all matters pertaining to the California Organic Program.

January 21, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Serpa takes reins of backcountry horseman

Former Turlock resident Dennis M. Serpa was recently elected as president of the Backcountry Horseman of California (BCHC).

January 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Downtown report shows increased event attendance; slight improvement in vacancy rates

While the effects of the troubled economy continue to ripple through Turlock's business communities, the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association marked 2010 as a year of successful campaigns that brought more people to the downtown corridor, said the association's executive director Trina Walley.

January 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County sees increase in unemployment rate; Emanuel Medical Center eliminates 22 positions

Economists may be preaching about the road to recovery, but the sluggish economy is continuing to take a toll on Stanislaus County, with the ranks of unemployment growing in the last month, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

January 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire mars new gym

Construction work on a new Turlock gym sparked a blaze that caused damage to the structure's roof and prompted a temporary evacuation of nearby tenants.

January 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock swine show unofficial start of fair season for many 4-H, FFA students

There were not many bidders left in the stands as the last few hogs made their way to the auction block at the WD Swine Farm show and sale on Saturday. The farm was selling pigs exclusively for projects, mostly 4-H and FFA, and many of the school-aged bidders were already happily admiring their purchases through the bars of the pig pens.

January 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Organization aims to break child abuse cycle through parenting education

It can be scary for a high school student to find out she or he is going to be a parent. Besides the impact that becoming a parent will have on a teen's plans for their future, many realize they know nothing about taking care of an infant or raising a child.

January 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New electric service rules approved by TID

Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New year to offer a host of employment opportunities in Turlock

If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayors compete in bell ringing to raise money for Salvation Army; local high schools follow suit

While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locally grown products fulfill every Christmas wish

It is time to forget department stores and parking chaos, because fresh and locally grown products can make for the perfect gift for any and everyone during the holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Rain topples pine giant

Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.

December 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Jared J. McDonald has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Longtime Turlocker makes Swedish potato sausage an annual tradition

In the meat section of Village Fresh Market there is a laminated paper posted on the back wall with Scandinavian dancers holding a Swedish flag that reads: "Swedish Potato Sausage." While it is unclear how long the paper has been there, Jim Stevens might be the person to ask.

December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Cuts is a cut above

Name of Business: California Cuts

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Recent US citizen celebrates 104 birthday

Asiat Tamrazian has 32 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Thursday also marked her 104 birthday.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teacher’s Feather Raft invention wins regional challenge

Dutcher Middle School teacher by day and Feather Raft inventor by night, Elias Ruiz, took home the grand price of $2,500 cash Wednesday evening as the winner of the first annual Stanislaus County Innovation Challenge.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A BLUSTERY BLUNDER

What happens when you combine wind and rain? You get a hazardous combination. Just ask Turlocker Craig Mathews who found a dead tree uprooted on top of his truck Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID approves 2015 budget with electric rate increase

While Turlock Irrigation District customers can expect an increase in electrical service rates at the beginning of the new year, one thing that will not change is the district's currently implemented solar program.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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