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Turlock says farewell to favorite Sister

After 28 years of memories, the Turlock community is saying farewell and safe travels to Sister Christina Doona as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. Doona will be leaving for her native Ireland on Tuesday, after serving the Sacred Heart Parish since 1983.

January 27, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Public safety facility construction reaches milestone

Work on Turlock's new public safety facility took a significant step toward completion Wednesday when the final steel beam was put into place at the top of the structure.

January 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Merced County Fair market beef weigh-in set for Feb. 16

A one-day only, mandatory event is scheduled Feb. 16 for 2012 Merced County Fair market beef exhibitors.

January 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Octogenarian rides 103 miles on birthday bicycle trip

Retired teacher and amateur photographer Ray Houlihan has had the same mode of transportation for over 50 years - a Bottecchia bicycle.

January 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Locals celebrate Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year was celebrated around the world on Monday by cultures that follow a lunar calendar. The holiday, popularly known in the U.S. as Chinese New Year, is also celebrated by Vietnamese, Korean, Tibetan and Mongolian communities.

January 24, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Church cleans up neighborhood, literally

Turlock's alleys may be littered with junk, but just how much rubbish fills those backstreets?

January 24, 2012 | | Local

Valley jobs to return in 2012, predicts Business Forecasting Center

Two years into an expected five-year economic recovery, the close of 2011 brought positive economic indicators – and hopes of a faster-than-expected resurgence.

January 24, 2012 | | Local

Citizen police academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a citizen police academy starting March 21.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Valley residents come together to pack meals for starving children

Hilmar Covenant Church was alive with the hope of changing young lives last weekend.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Egg industry, Humane Society introduce bill

The United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the Unites States introduced a new federal bill, The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (HR 3798), that, if passed, will establish a national cage size standard for egg-laying hens.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Despite rain, TID sees large demand for early irrigation

At long last, rain fell in Turlock last week – just days after the start of the Turlock Irrigation District's early irrigation season.

January 24, 2012 | | Local

Turlocker presents 1966 turbo engine design to UNLV students

David Chovanak made the long trek from Turlock to Las Vegas this week to present a unique invention to a group of engineering students. Chovanak built what might be the first known micro turbine engine out of spare parts and kitchen utensils in 1966 as a student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (then Nevada Southern University). He presented his invention - which he named The Rebel - to senior design students on the first day of their spring semester.

January 20, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Chamber, community honors 'Best of Turlock'

The Turlock community gathered on Friday night to recognized business leaders, humanitarians and other local dignitaries at the Best of Turlock awards. The ceremony is put on every year by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

January 20, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Year closes with spike in unemployment rate

The end of 2011 brought an increase in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate, closing at 16.1 percent for December, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

January 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

New TID weather stations offer more local data

Ask the National Weather Service for the local conditions in Turlock, and you might be surprised what you see.

January 20, 2012 | | Local

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TID approves $75K Don Pedro boat launch project

As the only boat launch ramp available with current Don Pedro Lake elevation levels, the Fleming Meadows launch ramp has encountered troublesome boating traffic, significant ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public ...

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for ...

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Steam House Con 2015 brings steampunk to the Central Valley

Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House ...

October 02, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to ...

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just ...

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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