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Fire Call Summary, April 2012

May 04, 2012 | | Local


Farmers’ market return brings growers, consumers together again

The start of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market was welcome news to Joanne Foster. The City of Turlock employee has been a regular visitor to the downtown market for the past two years, and the opening day of the third season was no exception.

May 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fallen officers honored at annual memorial service

Hundreds of law enforcement and community members gathered Wednesday at Lakewood Memorial Park to pay tribute to those peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last year.

May 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock records modest population growth

There are 557 new residents calling Turlock home according to the population figures recently released by the California Department of Finance.

May 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Reading tutors needed for homeless day center

In an effort to bring literacy services to the Turlock Gospel Mission's Homeless Assistance Ministry Center, Stanislaus Literacy Center and Stanislaus County Library will be providing a volunteer tutor training through the ReadingWorks Adult Literacy Program. This training is for any volunteer who wants to work with one of the 15 adults who have already asked for help in learning to read or improving their reading skills. However, other opportunities to help Turlock community members may also be available for volunteers.

May 03, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fair seeks community acts

The Stanislaus County Fair is looking for local talent to fill its 2012 Community Stage line-up.

May 03, 2012 | | Local


Spring snowmelt prompts water safety warning

As the warmer weather is finally allowing Valley residents to get outdoors and enjoy recreational activities, officials are advising caution near rivers.

May 01, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Love Turlock brings hundreds together for volunteer effort

Any fears that this Valley town was slipping into a society of strangers who only connect online was demolished Saturday when hundreds turned out to stand shoulder to shoulder, shovel to shovel and express their love of Turlock through volunteerism.

May 01, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Humane Farming Association launches campaign to stop egg bill

In 2008 California voters passed Proposition 2 to increase cage sizes and living conditions for hens in egg-laying production facilities. Since then the law has been taken for a wild ride.

May 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Farmers’ market returns to downtown

The bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with plenty of family fun and entertainment will be returning to downtown when the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market opens Friday.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sikh Temple reaches out to local leaders

Since the early 1900s, followers of the Sikh religion have called California home.

May 01, 2012 | | Local


Hunger campaign uses facebook votes to choose grant winners

Local communities are in the running to get a part of $2 million in funding to fight domestic hunger.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family, friends of Brandon Koch start petition to rename skate park in his honor

Skateboarding was not just a pastime for Brandon Koch, it was a major component of his life. That is why Koch's family and friends can think of no better way to honor the memory of the 26-year-old who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer on April 12, than by renaming the Turlock Skate Park the Brandon Koch Memorial Park.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City, students celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting

Leaf it to Turlock to celebrate Arbor Day with a bang.

April 27, 2012 | | Local


Campaign to stop human trafficking comes to area

In California a person convicted of forcing someone into the sex trade or forced labor would face a maximum of eight years in prison. But efforts to toughen up California's laws on human trafficking are ramping up, including a statewide tour in support of the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act that will be making a stop in Modesto on Saturday.

April 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Sacramento branch is currently taking applications from high school juniors for their Spring 2016 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy.

January 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


High school soap maker turns hobby into loving business

When 16-year-old Turlock Christian High School student Hailey Kellstrom made her first batch of cucumber melon soap three years ago, she admitted that it was ...

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alliance Worknet makes transition from public to private sector

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, signed into law in 2014, has resulted in a big change for Alliance Worknet of Stanislaus County, but one ...

January 29, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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