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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


Temperatures soar near 100 degrees in first week of fall

Fall officially began last week, but the heat says summer never left.

September 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Almond farmers harvest small crop this year, despite high USDA predictions

Harvest season is in full swing and despite early predictions, local farmers are seeing a much smaller crop than they did last year-about 30 to 40 percent smaller than last year.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Prime Shine offers local clean and kind experience

Name of Business: Prime Shine Car Wash

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair teen to represent county in statewide pageant

Turlock High School senior Brooklyn Lowery has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in Miss California Teen USA in January. As an active member throughout the community, the 17-year old Denair resident has definitely proven to be a qualified candidate.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Nurse receives musical surprise from students

Although Mountain View Middle School nurse Kathy Cook gave an inspiring and informative presentation on breast cancer awareness to students on Wednesday, what came after her presentation is what stole the show.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Monte Vista Crossings update: Kirkland’s, Maurice’s announce grand openings

Residents long awaiting to explore the southern expansion of Monte Vista Crossings will finally be able to step inside the first of the stores to open this month, including Kirkland's home décor store and Maurice's, which offers women's fashion.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Council candidate appears in music video against major record labels

A music video surfaced of city council candidate Donald Babadalir as an extra in the local hip hop band Underground Parliament's video "Outta the Frame."

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pie contest seeks local bakers

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 20th annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies entered in the contest will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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