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Election season officially opens

Election season officially kicked off Monday morning as the nomination period opened for the Nov. 2 Turlock City Council race, and Forrest White took advantage of the occasion by officially announcing his candidacy.

July 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Excell Center transitions troubled boys into upstanding adults

As a young child, leaving hand imprints in freshly laid cement in front of a new house is just a fun activity for most. But boys at the Excell Center in Turlock experience a great deal of accomplishment and success as they leave their hand imprints at the center to celebrate their graduation from the program.

July 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock Rural Fire board reviews grand jury findings

In the wake of a civil grand jury report criticizing the accounting practices of the Turlock Rural Fire Department, the board of directors is taking steps to adjust their policies and bring them in line with the jury's recommendations.

July 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Weis expected to leave TID

Turlock Irrigation District General Manager Larry Weis has been chosen to lead Austin Energy, a large Austin, Texas utility, according to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

July 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Funding approved for new county courthouse

The plan to build a new state-of-the-art courthouse in Stanislaus County moved one step closer Monday with the funding approval coming from the state board helping oversee the project.

July 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Downtown incubator heats up

It's been a successful first year for the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association business incubator – full of new businesses getting their starts in downtown Turlock – even if things haven't moved as quickly as originally planned.

July 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Community comes together to raise funds for Denair girl

A variety of activities are planned for today in an effort to raise money for Bailey Davis, 6, of Denair. Bailey has been diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis, an autoimmune disease.

July 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Passport fees to increase

United States Passport books will become more expensive on Tuesday, increasing in cost by $35.

July 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Thieves make off with mask

Art thieves are often glamorized in Hollywood movies as cat burglars who stealthily enter museums and steal valuable artwork. Turlock's latest group of art burglars didn't rob a museum, but they must have used quite a bit of stealth to make off with a 300 plus pound work of art from a Turlock front yard.

July 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Health officials push vaccine as epidemic grows

As the number of whooping cough cases continues to surge upwards, local and state health departments, as well as politicians are trying to put forth efforts that will turn the tide of the epidemic.

July 09, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Patriotic fun comes to downtown Turlock

Turlockers proved that they didn't need fireworks to celebrate Independence Day this Fourth of July. Hundreds of locals and visitors flocked to downtown Turlock for the annual parade, car show and street festival on Saturday.

July 06, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Officials urge safety for teen drivers

Summer is a time of freedom for scores of freshly minted teen drivers, permits or licenses in hand and no school to distract from the open road.

July 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Whooping cough reaches epidemic status

The whooping cough outbreak that has been sweeping across the nation was officially declared an epidemic by the California Public Health Department and officials warned the spread of the disease is on pace to set a new record for the rate of illnesses and deaths.

July 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers plow through paperwork, not fields

Buying produce or nuts at the grocery store or local farmers' market is a typical day-to-day activity for most consumers. What most shoppers don't know is that farmers jump through regulated hoops just to put that food on the shelves.

July 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Firefighters keep blazes at bay during busy holiday weekend

Turlock's two fire departments were kept busy over the Fourth of July weekend as flames flared up around town.

July 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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