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Local medical relief worker recounts experiences in disaster-torn Haiti

Brad Brewster is glad to be home. After spending two weeks in Haiti as part of an International Medical Surgical Response Team deployed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Turlock man is thankful for the everyday conveniences that he had taken for granted before his eye-opening trip.

February 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock couple make Valentine’s a profitable prospect

Rachelle and Denver Hodges are pretty savvy when it comes to prices and that shrewdness helped them take home just over $11,000 in cash and prizes from their appearance on "The Price is Right."

February 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Retired teacher honored for hospice volunteer work

Hospice of Emanuel named its 2010 Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony held Feb. 11. Jim Norby, a retired educator and Turlock resident, was given the honorary title and a plaque commemorating his efforts.

February 19, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Turlock man to lead turkey federation

Yubert Envia is ready to talk turkey. As in the idiom for getting down to business and in the literal sense of the plumaged fowl that is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal.

February 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area for homeless shelters topic of public forum

An area in the southwest of Turlock will likely become a city-approved zone for homeless shelters, should the City Council follow the guidance of citizens at Thursday's city-hosted Senate Bill 2 community workshop.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock Youth Cheer wins big at Nationals

The Turlock Youth Cheer varsity and junior varsity teams put their best feet and pom poms forward earlier this month at the Jamz National Championship in Las Vegas and came away with gold and silver.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Local residents fight hunger on an empty stomach

About every seven seconds, one child dies from hunger. This is why over 30 people will come together for a 30-hour famine Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 at St. Francis Anglican Church to raise money to save the hungry children of the world.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Parenting classes offer support for teenage mothers

The San Joaquin Valley has the highest teen birth rates in California. The Turlock Family Network is reaching out to help those local teens and young adults become the best parents they can be by expanding their parental classes.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


TID balks at groundwater ordinance language

A proposed Stanislaus County ordinance, intended to prevent inappropriate uses of groundwater, has drawn the ire of the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors as harmful to local farming efforts.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Journal publisher Paul Mahony terminated

Paul Mahony has been terminated as publisher of the Turlock Journal, Manteca Bulletin, Ceres Courier and Oakdale Leader.

February 16, 2010 | | Local


Youth football to share Debeley

Two youth football leagues are now officially affiliated sports organizations with the City of Turlock's Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Division. The Turlock Parks, Recreation, and Community Commission voted 3 to 2 to approve affiliation for both Turlock Youth Football and Trans Valley Youth Football League at their Wednesday meeting.

February 12, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


TID shows interest in solar grant

A groundbreaking solar energy system, allowing producers to store non-peak energy for use during peak hours, could undergo testing in the Turlock Irrigation District.

February 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hughson residents give voice to recall campaign

With three disgraced Hughson City Council members refusing to step down from office, a group of residents announced at Monday's meeting that they will start the process of a recall election, stating that they have no other choice.

February 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Gearing up for the big game

As citizens around the country get ready to celebrate Sunday's big game, the big question isn't whether Manning or Brees will make the trip to Disney World - it's how to best enjoy the game.

February 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Ethie Weaver Radanovich dies at age 50

Ethie Weaver Radanovich, the wife of Congressman George Radanovich (R-Mariposa) died Thursday evening at age 50 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.

February 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Perfect time for a tiny tumbleweed adventure

Late summer is not the greatest time for watching birds in our area. It is too early for most fall migrants and winter birds, and many of the summer visitors are gone by now.

August 29, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Largest community yard sale benefits locals, nonprofits

Locals who enjoy spending their Saturdays frequenting yard sales will now have an opportunity to browse the goods of more than 70 sellers in one place next Saturday at the annual Cornerstone Covenant Church Community Yard Sale.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Take the 'Water Pledge'

Take the pledge to commit to making more water efficient action in and around your home and receive a free water conservation device from the City of Turlock.

August 29, 2014 | | Local


Fava Bean Day recipient thankful for support

The family of 18-year-old Dustin Babb is learning that even in the darkest of days a little sunshine can peek through.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple’s engagement featured in ‘Christian Mingle’

Elizabeth Lourenco and Jeffrey Severson of Turlock, who began their romance as high school sweethearts, were chosen to have their proposal photo featured in the film "Christian Mingle."

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local vocal duo pays it forward

Some bands play for the love of music, others play in hopes of becoming famous. Then there's Age Before Beauty, a two-person band that donates all of their tips that they earn during performances to charity.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


University to open its downtown art gallery

Turlock's downtown scene will officially welcome California State University, Stanislaus on Friday through a ribbon cutting ceremony for the university's new art gallery and a CSUS themed Night Market.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Other valley cities look to copy Turlock's homeless success story

Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 29, 2014 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Crash witnesses rescue couple from canal

Several Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a Hughson couple after their car crashed into a canal Thursday.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock residents try for street parking permit

In larger cities parking spots are considered a valuable commodity, but parking is not usually an issue in Turlock, except perhaps for the residents near Donnelly Park.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Encore Dance Apparel taps into needed market

Name of Business: Encore Dance Apparel

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Wigglesworth resigns from MedicAlert Foundation

After leading MedicAlert Foundation into a new era of innovation over the past five years, CEO Andrew Wigglesworth announced that he will be resigning from the Turlock-based international health information company.

August 28, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Grocery Outlet owners relocate to open new store

It took three continents and four moves but Victor Soares made his way to Turlock and he didn't come alone. He brought Grocery Outlet.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire department pact earns council approval

The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Coroner’s office seeks deceased man’s kin

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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