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iHub to support economic development in Central Valley

A new state-backed initiative hopes to turn the Central Valley into a center for economic development and job creation through research and innovation.

October 15, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Keeping babies warm

It was the day before Christmas Eve and then 11-year-old Taylor Beckwith was helping give gifts to those less fortunate at the Modesto Gospel Mission. She was assigned to the infant table where she passed out gifts from books to toys but what really struck home for her were the blankets.

October 15, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Stanislaus students raise breast cancer awareness through week of events

Students at California State University, Stanislaus are embracing the color pink - and breast cancer awareness - this week as part of their Pinktoberfest.

October 13, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Early detection saves life of breast cancer patient

Getting a mammogram is a yearly thing for Turlock resident Kim Keas and became more of a way of life after her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was determined to keep on top of detecting breast cancer if it came her way and that is exactly what she did.

October 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Gas prices up from last month, last year

With the down economy every penny counts and the rising gas prices seen this month in California doesn't help those who are trying to stay afloat with little money to spare.

October 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Going three rounds for cancer awareness

Art and inspiration came together for a women's cancer awareness event on Tuesday night. The Art of Life was hosted by Emanuel Cancer Center at Monte Vista Chapel as a free public event to raise awareness and celebrate the survivors of breast, ovarian, cervical and other cancers that impact women's lives.

October 12, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Delhi toddler rescued from canal

The father of a 1-year-old girl and a Merced County Sheriff's deputy are being hailed as heroes for their rescue of a drowning toddler.

October 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel reaches $1 million fundraising goal

Emanuel Medical Center celebrated the successful end to this year's Legacy Circle fundraising campaign on Thursday. The hospital successfully met its $1 million donation goal in just six weeks of fundraising. Money raised from Legacy Circle will fund cardiovascular services at Emanuel Medical Center.

October 08, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: PICNIC AND A MOVIE

The City of Turlock Recreation Department's "Movie Under the Stars" event was a popular place to picnic Friday evening. Families brought dinner, pizza and their favorite snacks to enjoy before the showing of "Tooth Fairy." The movie was presented at the Turlock Regional Sports Complex. It was the latest of several outdoor movie events sponsored by city recreation department. At $2 per person, "Movies Under the Stars" has been a big hit with Turlock families for the past year.

October 08, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Candidates asked for firm plans to balance budget

Five of the six Turlock City Council candidates met early Wednesday morning at a forum sponsored by the Turlock Sunrise Rotary, where they faced pointed questions from Rotarians in search of specific answers about their plans for office.

October 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Grant helps homeless find permanent housing

Fourteen people who once lived on the streets now have homes because of the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program.

October 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Rotary members build wheelchair-accessible walkway

The Turlock Noon Rotary members put their sweat, muscle and money into a new project that will see the building of a cement walkway at Julien Elementary School.

October 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Family loses home to fire

Six people were displaced from their home Tuesday afternoon when a fire heavily damaged their duplex.

October 08, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID rescinds pay raises for six employees

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to rescind raises granted to six employees under the leadership of former General Manager Larry Weis.

October 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Candidates lay out plans for unified council at forum

Five of the six Turlock City Council candidates took seats at the council dais in City Hall for a debate Tuesday evening, but only two will hold full-time seats following the Nov. 2 election.

October 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Unemployment on slight upward trend for county

For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock turns 143 on Monday

Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).

December 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keyes hosts first Christmas parade

After the successful revival of the Keyes Fall Festival Parade-a tradition the town has not seen in 30 years-back in October, it only seems natural for the Keyes community to host a nighttime Christmas parade for the first time.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Airman surprises family, students for Christmas

For many people, Christmas lists usually hold wishes for new iPhones, clothes and toys. However, for Jody Jorge, her only wish was to see her daughter Hannah Pointon for the holidays.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


McDonald’s cancels plans to build downtown location

Jack in the Box will remain the reigning fast food option in downtown Turlock as McDonald's has decided not to open a location at the corner of Marshall and South Center Streets, the site of the present Bonander Buick GMC car lot.

December 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


½ cent tax key to ACE expansion into Stanislaus County

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 18, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Local


Family business puts energy into solar enterprise

Name of Business: Matt Anderson Electric and Solar

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Women's council makes funds available for local nonprofits

Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for additional funds to continue their good work can now apply for a grant through the Women's Leadership Council, an affinity group through the United Way of Stanislaus County.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


More travelers expected on roadways this holiday season

Lights won't only be glowing on houses this season as the roadways are likely to be lit up with an estimated 12.1 million Californians traveling by car to friends and loved ones this holiday season.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood train hauls in Christmas spirit

For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New electric service rules approved by TID

Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New year to offer a host of employment opportunities in Turlock

If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayors compete in bell ringing to raise money for Salvation Army; local high schools follow suit

While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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