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Former Stanislaus student falls to death in Yosemite

A 24-year-old former California State University, Stanislaus student died from an apparent fall while hiking in Yosemite National Park on Friday.

June 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abatement district prepares for West Nile season

Turlock residents might notice Turlock Mosquito Abatement District employees setting and checking traps around town in the next week or so. This is the time of year when TMAD collects samples of local adult mosquitoes to test for West Nile Virus.

June 04, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Journal reporter gets a lesson in personal safety

It can be a scary world out there for women. That is why I decided to take matters into my own hands and enroll in the Rape Aggression Defense class offered by the Turlock Police Department and the California State University, Stanislaus Police.

June 04, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Stanislaus student falls to death in Yosemite

A 24-year-old California State University, Stanislaus student died from an apparent fall while hiking in Yosemite National Park on Friday.

June 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Honoring the fallen

Area residents celebrated Memorial Day at the annual community event held at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday. American flags donated to Turlock Memorial Park by the families of veterans lined the community cemetery. Rear Admiral Michael Seward, United States Coast Guard Reserve, was the master of ceremonies at Monday's event co-hosted by the American Legion and Veterans' of Foreign Wars.

June 01, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fireworks a no show this 4th of July

Fireworks shows will be few and far between in the Central Valley on Independence Day. Budget constraints have led to the cancellation of fireworks displays in Turlock, Modesto, Merced and Livingston this year. Turlock residents will have to travel to Atwater if they want to see fireworks on this 4th of July.

June 01, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Councilwoman named Modesto’s top cop

The usually reserved Turlock City Councilwoman Amy Bublak becomes a different person when she puts on her Modesto Police uniform. Once she dons her badge, bullet-proof vest and gun, Bublak becomes the epitome of a community peace officer.

May 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library encourages summer reading

It's that time of year again with the sun ready to shine and all that free time students now have with school out. It is a perfect time to "Make a Splash" at the Turlock Library with three summer reading programs.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Dairy women compete for princess title

Women from Turlock, Hilmar and Modesto will compete in a variety of challenges in front of three judges on June 10 to earn the title District 6 Dairy Princess.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


A day to remember

What was once known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day continues to be a time for Americans to remember those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

May 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Class of 2010 says good-bye to high school and hello to the future

Graduates of the class of 2010 could not have asked for a more beautiful day for their commencement ceremony on Friday. Turlock High School and Pitman High School seniors walked down the aisle to pomp and circumstance on a cool but clear day. As they waited their turn in the procession line, their sweat was from nerves and not from the usual heat of graduation day.

May 28, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Come to Turlock!

Over 20 Turlock citizens stood outside the doors of Trader Joe's in Modesto on Saturday to kick off their campaign to bring the grocery store to Turlock. Their goal is to have about 20 people request that a Trader Joe's come to Turlock every day until it actually happens. Supporters wore their favorite Hawaiian shirt and had a variety of colorful leis for Saturday's rally. Turlock Mayor John Lazar and City Council member Mary Jackson were present.

May 25, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Cool temperatures, rain not that unusual in May, reports National Weather Service

Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer for most sun bathers and outdoor barbecuers, but this week's cool and rainy weather seemed more like winter. The clouds are expected to clear just in time for the long weekend, and that will be a relief for vacationers and farmers alike.

May 25, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Carnegie supporters’ efforts lauded at arts center groundbreaking

Nearly five years - and innumerable political battles - after an arson fire destroyed Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center, ground was broken Friday on a new, expanded facility.

May 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID supports energy efficiency with rebate programs

In the interests of making Turlock a bit more energy efficient, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved several new rebate programs last week which look to entice consumers to install solar attic fans, radiant barriers and PC power management software.

May 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Café La Mo opens for business

After much anticipation, locals visiting downtown Turlock can now get their coffee fix as Wednesday marks La Mo Café's first official day in business.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

August 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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