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New lights for old Turlock neighborhoods

Just five months ago, the Turlock City Council was considering turning out the lights in some areas of town in an effort to save money. Today, the City of Turlock is planning to replace 1,800 high pressure sodium street lamps with induction lamps, thanks to a $643,100 award from the Department of Energy.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Water works move forward at Columbia Park

The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to locate the Columbia Park water feature adjacent to Columbia Pool. The water feature will be surrounded by a four foot high wrought iron fence with a gate between the pool and water feature, and a pass-through gate from the water feature to the park.

September 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Program offers free medical ID bracelets for children

Between science class and language arts, most teachers have trouble remembering their students' names let alone what they are allergic to. It is difficult to know every student's medical history when they have numerous students wondering in and out of their classroom every day. MedicAlert Foundation makes medical identification bracelets for this reason. Sometimes though, people have trouble affording these life-saving bracelets.

September 16, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Elder abuse prevention focus of senior fair

Senior citizens of Turlock are better prepared to protect themselves against elder abuse after the Senior Information Day held at the Salvation Army on Saturday.

September 15, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Volunteering event to help local seniors

Volunteers from across Turlock will come together to clean up their city at the second annual Turlock Shines event.

September 15, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


H1N1 cases on the rise locally, worldwide

Stanislaus County health officials have confirmed that the passing of a 69-year-old man in August was caused by the H1N1 virus, bringing the county total up to six deaths.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legacy Circle starts annual fundraising campaign with a bang

Legacy Circle of Emanuel Medical Center ended its first week of a six-week fundraising campaign with $946,676 in donations.

September 11, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Dust Bowl on tap

One morning, former Pitman High teacher and coach Brett Tate woke up and grabbed the morning paper. As he was glancing through the pages he came across one article about a local brewer. That one article changed his life.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Salvation Army honors local supporters

The Salvation Army Turlock Corps is celebrating 15 years of "doing the most good" with an anniversary gala. The service organization will honor five Turlock residents at the event.

September 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


First Baptist celebrates 100 years of faith

From generation to generation, the First Baptist Church in Turlock has carried people through the past 100 years in three different buildings and under 16 different pastors.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


EPA fines Turlock business

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Turlock Cold Storage $21,086 for failing to properly notify emergency responders of an ammonia release, a violation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right–to-Know-Act.

September 11, 2009 | | Local


H1N1 claims life of Merced County woman

Merced county recorded its second confirmed death from the H1N1 virus with the passing of a 58-year-old Los Banos woman.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gas prices increase for Labor Day

Motorists were greeted by higher gas prices when they went to fuel up for their Labor Day holiday last weekend, according to AAA Northern California statistics.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local service club to skydive for children

Is that a bird? A plane? Why no, it is Kiwanis club members jumping out of planes.

September 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


It’s important to vaccinate for seasonal flu, say health officials

The H1N1 swine flu vaccine may be at least a month away, but the time to vaccinate against seasonal flu is now, according to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Turlock Relay for Life teams raise $46K

With the Turlock Relay for Life just around the corner, teams are continuing to gear up for the annual American Cancer Society event that helps raise money towards cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Community to celebrate Earth Day

Planting trees, recycling, riding bikes to work instead of driving, and raising awareness about "going green" are some of the many ways that communities around the world will show environmental stewardship this coming week, as Earth Day takes place on Tuesday.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Child safety focus of community event

The GDI Insurance hosted safety fair is returning to Turlock with the KlaasKids Foundation.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed a slight increase in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department, however a new program from the Alliance has the potential to send it in the opposite direction.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


10 ways to enjoy springtime with the whole family

Spring is the perfect time to bond with your family by playing, exploring, and getting active. Teach your kids about nature while taking in the warm, sunny weather and celebrate the Earth by taking care of your environment. Take advantage of the spring break by going on a fun trip or even just doing some family activities in the backyard. Your kids will love spending time with you and they'll enjoy learning something new. Baby J founder Jennifer Jacobellis shares 10 ways to have fun with family during the springtime.

April 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: City encourages residents to reduce landscape watering

As summer approaches it pays to be mindful of outside water use. Historically, the average residential water use increases beginning in the month of March, as the weather warms and customers turn their automatic sprinkler systems back on.

April 18, 2014 | | Local


Stanislaus humanists to host Freedom from Religion Foundation speaker

It's no secret that the City of Turlock is a religious community, even once being cited by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as having the most churches per capita in the nation.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Downtown boutique offers affordable designer clothing

Name of Business: Second Chance Boutique

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Remembering the fallen

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."

April 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local sorority aims for equality for disabled

The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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