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Turlock native takes Best of Show for his custom Harley at Sturgis

Paul Binford will always know that his name is on a trophy in the lobby of the Harley-Davidson corporate headquarters in Milwaukee.

September 14, 2010 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Special to the Journal | Local


Farm and Family Festival

It was a day of food and fun at the first annual Denair Farm and Family Festival on Saturday.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Congratulations to paranormal investigation contest winners

In June, the Turlock Journal put a call-out for readers who were interested in joining a paranormal investigation team at the Groveland Hotel. The response was tremendous; and two local readers were picked to become paranormal investigators-in-training and join the team at the Sept. 23 ghost hunt.

September 14, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Entertainment center developers address noise concerns at neighborhood meeting

Developers of the proposed Ten Pin Fun Center – an entertainment center featuring 34 bowling lanes, laser tag, and bocce ball – hosted a community meeting on Thursday to solicit public feedback on the development, but few nearby residents attended the informal gathering.

September 10, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


CENTENARIAN CELEBRATION

Seven residents of Covenant Care Center were recognized for turning 100 years old on Friday. Turlock Mayor John Lazar presented each centenarian with a certificate. Those recognized for their longevity included Elizabeth Lemcke, Marjory Flood, Mable Olson, Grace Allen, Esther Wilson, and Lawlis Pace and soon-to-be centenarian Laura Frykman, who will turn 100 in December.

September 10, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Sheriff’s deputies to be honored for ‘heroic actions’ at fire

Two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees will be honored by the Hughson City Council for the heroic actions they took to evacuate a burning home.

September 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City Arts Commission looks for direction after losing funding, staffing

When the Carnegie Arts Center was gutted by fire in 2005, nobody could have predicted how much of an impact that one act of arson would have on the Turlock arts community. Five years later the City of Turlock, the Turlock City Arts Commission, and the Carnegie Arts Foundation are all dealing with new roles and challenges as a result of the fire.

September 10, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Swedish lodge to celebrate 90 years in Turlock

On Sept. 18 1920, when the City of Turlock was barely 12 years old, a group of Swedish immigrants banded together to form the Jenny Lind Lodge of the Vasa Order of America.

September 07, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Denair, Turlock men killed in holiday weekend crashes

Two local men were killed in separate collisions over the Labor Day weekend.

September 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Class of 1940 looks back on past 70 years

The Livingston High School class of 1940 recently got together to reminisce about the old times at their 70th class reunion.

September 07, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Used bookstore set to open inside library

Used books from all genres will be available to the public next week with the grand opening of the Friends' Bookstore inside the Turlock Public Library.

September 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


’69 Dart gets second chance at quarter mile

Lots of guys have dusty classic cars sitting in their garage.

September 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


100 years of faith

Through four churches, two locations and now a growth of over 2,000 parishioners, Sacred Heart Catholic Church has spread the word of God for over 100 years.

September 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Property values decline for second consecutive year

Property values continue to decrease in California making it the second statewide decline in the state's history dropping the values down 1.8 percent.

September 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


More families expected to travel this holiday weekend

By plane, train, and automobile, more Californians will travel this Labor Day weekend than a year ago, according to a new travel survey from AAA Northern California.

September 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Drink and be merry at The Rail, Turlock’s newest bar

Name: The Rail

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Twice the ice

Ice skating is back and in full swing for the second year in a row at Fields of Ice, but now there is twice the ice. With a rink 120 feet by 80 feet, locals of all ages can rent some skates and hit the rink.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Forest, Oregon farms grow holiday tradition

Ready or not the holiday season has officially arrived - and so have the Christmas trees.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Businesses urge shoppers to keep it local this holiday season

The words "buy local" have been promoted across the state and country over the past few years and there is no better day to head the command than on Small Business Saturday.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

When the Chaparro family celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, there will be a special thanks said by the Turlock family for the presence of their matriarch Maria Isabel Chaparro's presence at the table.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


It's all about the pie

Amelia and Xavier Bettencourt are used to being in the kitchen so perhaps it's no surprise that they took second place in the annual pumpkin pie contest to benefit the United Samaritans Foundation – except for the fact that they are nine and six years old, respectively.

November 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID proposes irrigation rate increase for 2015

No one likes to pay more - not for food, Christmas presents or irrigation water. The Turlock Irrigation District, however, is hoping to convince its irrigation customers that a proposed rate increase that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season is necessary for the health of the district.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Creating fruitcake fans one batch at a time

Those who claim to not like fruitcakes have probably never tried one of Betty Bradbury's delectable desserts.

November 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Feast breakdown

It is that time of year where savvy shoppers line the grocery store aisles looking for the best deals on everything from turkeys and green beans to pumpkin filling. However, this year even the average shopper won't have to worry about forking over too many dollars before grabbing their fork at the table since it costs less than $5 a person for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, according to the annual American Farm Bureau Federation's survey.

November 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Winter storm information

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.

November 21, 2014 | | Local


Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Opening up the table this holiday season

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.

November 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Coat program helps children combat winter chill

As Turlock welcomes winter and the accompanying drop in temperatures, Westside Ministries is making sure that every child in the community is prepared for the chill with the organization's 29th annual Coats for Kids program.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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