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Four hurt in school parking lot crash

HUGHSON – Three pedestrians, including a five-year-old student, were injured when an elderly motorist accidentally accelerated into them while making a turn in the parking lot of Hughson Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

April 19, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


Above normal rain, snow to fill Don Pedro

The verdict is in: Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir will enter the winter full to the brim for just the fourth time in the last 11 years.

April 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Valley lagging in economic recovery

The California economy is improving, but the recovery isn't reaching the extent of the Central Valley, according to the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

April 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Sunnyside Farms donates playground equipment for Turlock park

In celebration of Earth Day, the California Milk Processor Board and Sunnyside Farms, a local dairy product producer, are offering to donate a $40,000 recycled play structure to the City of Turlock.

April 15, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


5k dog walk to benefit Turlock Animal Shelter

Getting fit and staying active is not only good advice for humans, but also beneficial for their canine companions. On May 1, local residents will get a chance to exercise with their dogs while supporting the Turlock Animal Shelter in the process.

April 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Painting the town purple

Purple ribbons were hung around Turlock this week to raise awareness for today's Relay For Life event at Dutcher Middle School. Last year the community raised $198,000 for the American Cancer Society this year the goal is $205,000. The event is open to the public and will be held all day.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Candidates sought for Turlock Heritage Festival royal court

Downtown Turlock's popular Taste of Turlock event has officially become a city-wide cultural celebration after the Turlock City Council proclaimed it the newly-named Turlock Heritage Festival.

April 15, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


What it means to be green

Earth Day isn't until April 22, but Modesto Junior College – and more than 300 festival-goers – couldn't wait to celebrate all things green this year.

April 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County’s unemployment more than double national average

The latest numbers from the Economic Development Department show the Central Valley continues to feel the lingering effects of a down economy as the unemployment rate ticks upward again.

April 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman credits store clerk’s actions for saving husband’s life

When Joseph Bagliere took a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course at Emanuel Medical Center in March he had no idea that he would use his new-found skills so soon.

April 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lawn mower program returns

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping that new funding and a simplified, regional voucher request process will make clean, electric lawn mowers available to more Valley residents through the Clean, Green Yard Machine program that began Monday.

April 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Gas prices continue to climb

Even in the face of eroding demand for gasoline nationwide, all of the metro areas tracked by AAA Northern California have climbed past the $4 per gallon mark for regular, unleaded. California now has the second highest state average gas price among all 50 states.

April 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Hughson students raise funds for drought-stricken Tanzania

Hughson may be half a world away from Karatu, Tanzania, but local Hughson High School students turned their eyes – and their feet – toward the East African nation last weekend.

April 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Kiwanis members come together to make warm wishes

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock and Turlock High, Pitman High and Delhi High Key Clubs held their annual Kiwanis One Day event on Saturday. The clubs came together to make 55 fleece blankets for various nonprofit organizations in the area.

April 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


University Relay for Life breaks fundraising goal

In its second year of existence, the California State University, Stanislaus Relay for Life more than doubled in size, becoming a marquee event in the fight to quash cancer.

April 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | 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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