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TID appoints new engineering, water resources manager

Turlock Irrigation District announced Thursday that Robert M. Nees, who has been with the District for 31 years, has been appointed to the post of Interim Assistant General Manager of Civil Engineering and Water Resources.

October 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Bleak forecast for Valley recession recovery

Recovery from the recently-ended recession will be slower than previously projected, according to the latest report from the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

October 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local book author spreads word of community service

Thanksgiving Day is one that most hungry people dread because it is a day of long lines in the cold to get a good Thanksgiving dinner. But Turlock book author Christopher Scott is hoping to change all of that with his new book, "A Day of Hope."

October 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Capital projects , fewer positions top TID’s proposed budget

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors on Tuesday continued work to approve a 2011 budget which calls for a net of six fewer employees , which is three more than proposed in a Sept. 28 budget workshop.

October 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Grant beefs up traffic enforcement

The Turlock Police Department is planning on using a new grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to put the brakes on accidents and violations.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu shot clinics available throughout the county

It's that time of year again for winter weather, rainy days and the flu virus.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Family Justice Center opens doors to victims

Lashawn Kirvin was a victim of domestic violence. She sought out help but like many women, was afraid to leave her abusive husband. Prosecution wasn't enough to keep her safe, and in 1995, her husband killed her.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Denair Middle School students witness life of drug addict

As doctors try to resuscitate sixth-grader Abby Helnore from a drug overdose, her dad Don Helnore holds her hand, begging her to stay with him. The doctor's call a time of death and Don tells them to try harder. With a somber face he says "that's my baby."

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Candy for the troops this Halloween

Fighting for the United States of America overseas in the Middle East is an honorable duty where the soldiers often miss out on their holiday traditions back at home, along with other things. Those at Dr. Antoine Varani's Family Dentistry Office hope to show their appreciation of the troops by bringing some of their holiday traditions to them in the form of Halloween candy.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock business goes solar

Turlock's SupHerb Farms has long relied on the sun to grow the herbs and vegetables the firm processes.

October 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Church welcomes community for cultural event

The Assyrian culture has been a big part of Turlock from the town's very beginning, but not a lot of people know the traditions of the Assyrian culture. And this is why St. John's Assyrian Presbyterian Church is inviting the public to come to their second annual Assyrian Fall Festival and see what their culture is all about.

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


COMMUNITY: FLAG OF HONOR

The American Legion Post 88 Honor Guard in Turlock honored the soldiers of Task Force Dark Knight, 321st Military Intelligence Battalion by flying the flag they sent from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The battalion that flew this American flag over their camp represents a cluster of U.S. Army Reservists from New England to Hawaii. The flag was also raised and lowered to honor those soldiers who lost their lives to wounds and injuries during the war in Afghanistan. One soldier now rests at Arlington National Cemetery. The flag was presented to American Legion Post 88 in Turlock with ...

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Candidates sound off on prior City Council votes

The third and final public forum for Turlock City Council candidates did a bit of looking forward to candidates' plans for office – as all forums do – but also took the time to look back at how candidates would have voted on four key issues which faced the current council this year.

October 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Police talk man out of jumping from overpass

A tragic outcome was averted Tuesday afternoon thanks to a Turlock police corporal who talked a suicidal man off a freeway overpass.

October 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Organization looks to keep children warm during winter months

Although recent temperatures felt more like summer than fall, Westside Ministries is preparing for the cold, wet weather that is sure to eventually come to the Valley with their "Coats 4 Kids" program.

October 15, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Almond growers seek to protect bees

In an effort to continue a mutually beneficially arrangement with nature's yellow and black pollinators, the Almond Board of California earlier this month unveiled Honey Bee Best Management Practices for the state's Almond Industry.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


SURPRISE VISIT

The owners of Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock had an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a car came crashing into their storefront.

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State, local agencies prepare for Ebola

There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but state and local entities, from health care workers to funeral directors, are instituting new protocols designed to help keep the public safe.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Korean veterans honored with Peace medal

It is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" but on Tuesday the sacrifices of those that served during the Korean War was brought front and center for a special recognition and the awarding of Ambassador for Peace Medals to almost a hundred local veterans.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands seek employment at Hilmar Cheese hiring fair

A line of individuals stretching nearly one mile in length wrapped its way around Turlock's War Memorial on Canal Drive on Tuesday with people snaking beyond the skate park and around the Turlock Irrigation District building. While the people represented a diverse array of backgrounds and ages they were all in search of the same thing: jobs, at Hilmar Cheese Company specifically.

October 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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