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Dedicated educator, John B. Allard, dies at 85

Longtime Turlock resident and educator John Brereton Allard passed away at Covenant Village Care Center. He was 85 years old.

May 10, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fallen officers honored at annual event

A large contingency of law enforcement officers from throughout Stanislaus County paused Wednesday to remember all the many officers who have been killed in the line of duty in 2010, as well as countywide since 1935.

May 06, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


Don’t let tanks run on empty, advises automobile club

As prices continue to rise at the pumps, drivers are trying to make every drop count. But, more and more frequently, drivers are running out of gas in their quest for extra mileage.

May 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TPD captain accepts chief position in Southern California

Michael Langston, who has served as a police captain with the Turlock Police Department for the past three and a half years, is heading to Southern California, where he'll take the helm as the police chief of the Signal Hill Police Department.

May 06, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Day of Prayer calls for unity, faith

On April 20, 1990, Seattle Mariners pitcher Brian Holman was one out away from throwing a perfect game and Major League Baseball immortality. After recording 26 outs, Oakland A's pinch-hitter Ken Phelps ruined his dream with a line-drive home-run over the right-field fence at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

May 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


One hull of a harvest for almond growers

Back in a chilly early February it would have been hard to believe this year's almond harvest could possibly set a record, let alone increase. At the time many growers were concerned that freezing temperatures and rain could damage the fragile crop and ruin the pollination process.

May 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Farmers’ market opens with new vendors for 2011

Turlock's Farmers' Market got off to a lively and active start on Friday with the addition of 10 new vendors for the 2011 season. This is the market's second year of operation in downtown Turlock. Jellies, jams and cacti were just a few of the new products for sale.

May 06, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Modern moms

When Maggie Gianesin was a teenager, computers were room-sized machines for serious work by universities, governments and corporations. At the same time, cellular phones were just invented, and only business executives and computer nerds owned one.

May 06, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Final snow survey good for Valley farms

Manual and electronic readings show that California's near-record snowpack is slowly melting with warming spring weather. But snowpack water content is still 144 percent of the April 1 full season average.

May 03, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Dog walk raises much-needed funds for local shelter

"Woof woof" sounded a lot like "cha-ching cha-ching" to the Turlock Animal Shelter on Sunday.

May 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


City celebrates Arbor Day with multiple plantings

The annual, international, worldwide celebration of trees came to Turlock Friday, as local officials and residents celebrated Arbor Day at Donnelly Park.

April 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Air quality improving; Valley still one of dirtiest

The multitude of efforts and regulations to control the air pollution levels in California are showing signs of success, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Scientist seeks samples of new spider species

A UC Riverside scientist is asking for the public's help to track the distribution of brown widow spiders in California. Brown widows' range expanded rapidly in Southern California since their introduction in 2003, he said, and they may move northward this summer into Central California.

April 29, 2011 | | Local


Fair offers opportunity to be part of history

The annual Stanislaus County Fair offers residents a unique opportunity to focus on their creative sides through a variety of exhibitor categories and special contests.

April 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock native fights fires for Marine Corp

Maxwell Smith will tell you that from the age of 3 years he could tell the difference between the branches of the armed services - and for him, none could compare to the U.S. Marine Corps.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Local bike park national finalist for $100K grant

Local cyclists may have a new trail to try as the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park at Lake McClure is one of three national finalists for a $100,000 grant furnished by Bell brand helmets.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese recognized for sustainability efforts

Since it produces approximately 2 million pounds of cheese a day, it is oftentimes difficult to remember that Hilmar Cheese Company-the largest single-site cheese processor in the world-is known for more than just cheese.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Recent rainfall proves no match for drought

Although the amount of precipitation experienced by the region for the month surpasses the historical average rainfall amount for May, it still is not enough to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock remembers

Community members gathered at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.

May 26, 2015 | | Local


Neighbors concerned with night activity at Denair park

While Sterling Ranch Park in Denair is a welcoming community park during the day, nearby residents are not happy about the potentially illegal nightly activities at the park that are exacerbated by poor lighting.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dollar General expands in Stanislaus County

If it seems like there is a Dollar General on just about every corner, that's probably because the retail chain has continued to expand into Stanislaus County over the past few years and it isn't stopping.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


AAA projects uptick in Memorial Day travelers

Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.

May 22, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

Did you know...

May 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Pentecost Association prepares to celebrate 103 years of cultural traditions

It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honey bee decline causes buzz throughout nation

A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business forecast strong, despite negative impact of drought

Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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