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Jerry Hejka-Ekins named hospice Volunteer of the Year

Hospice of Emanuel recognized Jerry Hejka-Ekins as the organization's 2011 Volunteer of the Year due to his dedication and understanding of the individual needs of the patients he interacts with.

June 14, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Running with the cows

Hundreds of people participated in the 2011 Udder Run in Hilmar held on Saturday, which benefitted the Hilmar High School and Hilmar Middle School track teams in association with the Merced Running Club.

June 14, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


News flash: children are expensive

Toni Cordell, a City of Turlock employee, understands the expense of raising a child. When her son, now 9, was in preschool and kindergarten Cordell said she basically worked to pay for him to go to school and daycare. Quite the conundrum; one that many parents face in modern society.

June 10, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Valley wetland part of national assessment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a national effort to assess the health of the nation's wetlands.

June 10, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock Chamber of Commerce recognized for excellence

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce has been named among the best in the state – yet again – by the California Chamber of Commerce.

June 10, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Berryhill names Bilson's Sport Shop Small Business of the Year

Assemblyman Bill Berryhill named Bilson's Sport Shop in Turlock as the 26th Assembly District 2011 Small Business of the Year.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Keeping teddy healthy

Volunteers from Emanuel Medical Center spent Friday diagnosing illnesses like "o-best-ity," "Fuzzy thrombosis" and "loneny heart syndrome." Their patients were teddy bears, unicorns, and even a stuffed frog named Brian. The annual Teddy Bear Clinic is an Emanuel Medical Center outreach program, where volunteers carefully examine young children's stuffed animals and diagnose them with a number of fictional problems. The goal of the event is to teach children that a doctor visit is nothing to be afraid of. Children took home a treatment sheet for their ill or injured teddies, including instructions like "hug your stuffed friend at least ...

June 10, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Woman touched by firefighters’ kindness

Zuraida Dutra had her faith in human kindness rekindled recently, after a team of Turlock City firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty and acted as Good Samaritans.

June 10, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Man killed in train accident

A 23-year-old man chasing his dog lost his life Monday night when he ran into the path of an oncoming Amtrak passenger train in Planada.

June 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cannella names N & S Tractor Small Business of the Year

State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) recognized N & S Tractor and owner Arthur Nutcher as the 12th Senatorial District's 2011 Small Business of the Year. N & S is based in Merced and also employs about 100 people at its Turlock location.

June 07, 2011 | | Local


Changes made in Hughson-Grayson high-voltage transmission line route

The Turlock Irrigation District will slightly alter the route for a planned Hughson-Grayson high-voltage transmission line to improve operational efficiencies and reliability.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Summer most dangerous time for teen drivers

Teens across the nation are out of school for the summer and taking advantage of that newfound freedom - and those freshly minted drivers' licenses - by hitting the road.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock dairy farmer visits Capitol Hill

Pete Mensonides, a dairy farmer from Turlock, was among more than 65 Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) Board members and Young Cooperators (YCs) who visited Capitol Hill last week to discuss issues affecting the dairy industry. DFA members and staff convened in Washington, D.C., for the cooperative's annual D.C. board meeting and Hill visits, where they conducted more than 175 visits with legislators.

June 07, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Episcopal Church to perform same gender union blessings

As of Sunday, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin - which includes St. Francis Episcopal Church of Turlock - may perform blessings of same gender civil unions and domestic partnerships.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Recreation Division offers art, sports, camp programs

Unlike many neighboring cities and communities, summer recreational opportunities remain plentiful through the City of Turlock's Recreation Division.

June 07, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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How the other half lives in Yosemite

When my wife and I carried our bags down the red carpet into the plush lobby, I could still hardly believe it. In all the years we had visited Yosemite, we had never stayed at the lavish hotel that houses royalty, presidents and the well-to-do. I figured we never would, yet there we were.

April 24, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Water conservation for city parks and medians

The City of Turlock's Water Conservation Task Force Committee is focusing efforts on water conservation strategies and enhancing our public education and outreach. As part of the public education and outreach, the City will be posting signs on the City's medians and parks. These signs will indicate how that particular landscape is being irrigated.

April 24, 2015 | | Local


Property changes in order for TID

The only thing that is constant is change and Turlock Irrigation District is embracing change with plans to both sell and purchase property with the Turlock Rural Fire District and the City of Turlock.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Victims’ rights rally planned for Saturday

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center is holding a Victims' Right Rally and Family Safety Fair in downtown Modesto on Saturday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


209 Extreme offers retail, wholesale options for name brands

Name of Business: 209 Extreme

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans’ meeting in Turlock

The monthly meeting for the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission will be held in Turlock on Monday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


Lake McClure bike park a West Coast finalist for $100,000 grant

When Dan Woodall isn't busy working at his bike store, Cycle Masters, he is often practicing what he preaches: cycling.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teams ready for Relay for Life events

Every spring hundreds of community members rally together for one cause: Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones is close to the hearts of many Turlockers.

April 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock senior honored for philanthropic efforts

Myrna Wachs may not be superwoman, but she is pretty darn close.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tune In and Turn Up returns to fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking to better the region's air quality by fixing those vehicles that are releasing polluting exhaust through their annual Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Behaving very much like a candidate for governor without saying he is one, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa moved around Mi Pueblo Market on Crows Landing Road Saturday afternoon during a leg of what he calls a "listening and learning tour."

April 21, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


The City of Turlock is now in stage three of the emergency water shortage plan

As a result of the severity of California's drought, the city manager of the City of Turlock hereby orders the implementation of Stage 3 of the City of Turlock's Emergency Water Shortage Plan.

April 21, 2015 | | Local


Get rid of old car batteries for a greener, cleaner planet

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting a greener planet and clearer driving, AAA Northern California is offering its popular battery recycling program "AAA Battery Roundup" year-round. AAA members and the public can drop off their old automotive, motorcycle, RV and marine batteries at select locations at any time throughout the year.

April 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Municipal Airport in the spotlight

While cars and trains are no unique site in Turlock, locals may be surprised to know that Turlock also has its own functioning airport. President of the Turlock Regional Aviation Association Todd Smith took time to answer questions about the airport which plays host to private flights, nonprofit events, sheep grazing and more.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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