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’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


Bicyclist dies after being hit by car

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run outside of Turlock that killed a 27-year-old bicyclist.

September 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile Virus found in Turlock

It is time to bring out that hefty insect repellant again and avoid standing water as mosquitoes potentially carrying the West Nile Virus start to migrate toward houses to seek protection from the sun.

September 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock teen is shining example of benefactor of balloon festival

It is not every day you meet someone with transparency of character where you can almost feel their emotions and be close enough to touch their soul.

August 31, 2010 | BY GLENN KAHL Special to the Journal | Local


Leadership group remodels Salvation Army study room

Seven years ago the Salvation Army opened a children's activity room in the Turlock Corps Community Center. The room has been used every day during the school year as an afterschool study room. Major Debi Shrum of the Salvation Army said that the room was starting to show its years of use by so many kids.

August 31, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Woman commits suicide on railroad tracks

A Livingston woman ended her life Thursday by stepping in front of a freight train in Turlock.

August 31, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Green burial helps environment even after death

Across the country, Americans are becoming more environmentally conscious. They're driving hybrids, recycling, composting, and planting trees to offset their carbon footprint.

August 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


100 YEARS YOUNG

Opal Hill celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday with a hot pink and black color scheme as she sports her princess crown and fabulous sash. Friends and family gathered for her birthday celebration at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she was honored as the second oldest person in the facility. Hill was most excited about "being old and just being on Earth." Hill likes to play bingo and go gambling at local casinos in her free time.

August 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock MOMS Club celebrates decade of parental support

Most who join the MOMS club are seeking companionship for themselves, friendships for their children, support in motherhood or a way to stay socially active in their community. But whatever the case may be, the majority of members refer to the club as a "sanity saver" and they have never looked back.

August 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


No injuries in train, TID truck collision

A Turlock Irrigation District truck out doing work Thursday morning was struck by an Amtrak passenger train, but what could have been a calamity was avoided due to some quick maneuvering by the driver of the truck.

August 28, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


More Californians lack health insurance, study finds

The number of people living with the risks of no health insurance has surged upwards, according to a study released Monday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

August 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair couple Bill and Dorothy Wright celebrates 70 years of marriage

Newlyweds oftentimes dream of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. But how many even consider a platinum anniversary?

August 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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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


Locally grown products fulfill every Christmas wish

It is time to forget department stores and parking chaos, because fresh and locally grown products can make for the perfect gift for any and everyone during the holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Rain topples pine giant

Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.

December 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Jared J. McDonald has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Longtime Turlocker makes Swedish potato sausage an annual tradition

In the meat section of Village Fresh Market there is a laminated paper posted on the back wall with Scandinavian dancers holding a Swedish flag that reads: "Swedish Potato Sausage." While it is unclear how long the paper has been there, Jim Stevens might be the person to ask.

December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Cuts is a cut above

Name of Business: California Cuts

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Recent US citizen celebrates 104 birthday

Asiat Tamrazian has 32 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Thursday also marked her 104 birthday.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teacher’s Feather Raft invention wins regional challenge

Dutcher Middle School teacher by day and Feather Raft inventor by night, Elias Ruiz, took home the grand price of $2,500 cash Wednesday evening as the winner of the first annual Stanislaus County Innovation Challenge.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A BLUSTERY BLUNDER

What happens when you combine wind and rain? You get a hazardous combination. Just ask Turlocker Craig Mathews who found a dead tree uprooted on top of his truck Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID approves 2015 budget with electric rate increase

While Turlock Irrigation District customers can expect an increase in electrical service rates at the beginning of the new year, one thing that will not change is the district's currently implemented solar program.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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