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City Arts Commission looks for direction after losing funding, staffing

When the Carnegie Arts Center was gutted by fire in 2005, nobody could have predicted how much of an impact that one act of arson would have on the Turlock arts community. Five years later the City of Turlock, the Turlock City Arts Commission, and the Carnegie Arts Foundation are all dealing with new roles and challenges as a result of the fire.

September 10, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Swedish lodge to celebrate 90 years in Turlock

On Sept. 18 1920, when the City of Turlock was barely 12 years old, a group of Swedish immigrants banded together to form the Jenny Lind Lodge of the Vasa Order of America.

September 07, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Denair, Turlock men killed in holiday weekend crashes

Two local men were killed in separate collisions over the Labor Day weekend.

September 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Class of 1940 looks back on past 70 years

The Livingston High School class of 1940 recently got together to reminisce about the old times at their 70th class reunion.

September 07, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Used bookstore set to open inside library

Used books from all genres will be available to the public next week with the grand opening of the Friends' Bookstore inside the Turlock Public Library.

September 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


’69 Dart gets second chance at quarter mile

Lots of guys have dusty classic cars sitting in their garage.

September 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


100 years of faith

Through four churches, two locations and now a growth of over 2,000 parishioners, Sacred Heart Catholic Church has spread the word of God for over 100 years.

September 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Property values decline for second consecutive year

Property values continue to decrease in California making it the second statewide decline in the state's history dropping the values down 1.8 percent.

September 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


More families expected to travel this holiday weekend

By plane, train, and automobile, more Californians will travel this Labor Day weekend than a year ago, according to a new travel survey from AAA Northern California.

September 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Bicyclist dies after being hit by car

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run outside of Turlock that killed a 27-year-old bicyclist.

September 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile Virus found in Turlock

It is time to bring out that hefty insect repellant again and avoid standing water as mosquitoes potentially carrying the West Nile Virus start to migrate toward houses to seek protection from the sun.

September 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock teen is shining example of benefactor of balloon festival

It is not every day you meet someone with transparency of character where you can almost feel their emotions and be close enough to touch their soul.

August 31, 2010 | BY GLENN KAHL Special to the Journal | Local


Leadership group remodels Salvation Army study room

Seven years ago the Salvation Army opened a children's activity room in the Turlock Corps Community Center. The room has been used every day during the school year as an afterschool study room. Major Debi Shrum of the Salvation Army said that the room was starting to show its years of use by so many kids.

August 31, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Woman commits suicide on railroad tracks

A Livingston woman ended her life Thursday by stepping in front of a freight train in Turlock.

August 31, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Green burial helps environment even after death

Across the country, Americans are becoming more environmentally conscious. They're driving hybrids, recycling, composting, and planting trees to offset their carbon footprint.

August 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | 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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