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Grant beefs up traffic enforcement

The Turlock Police Department is planning on using a new grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to put the brakes on accidents and violations.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu shot clinics available throughout the county

It's that time of year again for winter weather, rainy days and the flu virus.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Family Justice Center opens doors to victims

Lashawn Kirvin was a victim of domestic violence. She sought out help but like many women, was afraid to leave her abusive husband. Prosecution wasn't enough to keep her safe, and in 1995, her husband killed her.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Denair Middle School students witness life of drug addict

As doctors try to resuscitate sixth-grader Abby Helnore from a drug overdose, her dad Don Helnore holds her hand, begging her to stay with him. The doctor's call a time of death and Don tells them to try harder. With a somber face he says "that's my baby."

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Candy for the troops this Halloween

Fighting for the United States of America overseas in the Middle East is an honorable duty where the soldiers often miss out on their holiday traditions back at home, along with other things. Those at Dr. Antoine Varani's Family Dentistry Office hope to show their appreciation of the troops by bringing some of their holiday traditions to them in the form of Halloween candy.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock business goes solar

Turlock's SupHerb Farms has long relied on the sun to grow the herbs and vegetables the firm processes.

October 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Church welcomes community for cultural event

The Assyrian culture has been a big part of Turlock from the town's very beginning, but not a lot of people know the traditions of the Assyrian culture. And this is why St. John's Assyrian Presbyterian Church is inviting the public to come to their second annual Assyrian Fall Festival and see what their culture is all about.

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


COMMUNITY: FLAG OF HONOR

The American Legion Post 88 Honor Guard in Turlock honored the soldiers of Task Force Dark Knight, 321st Military Intelligence Battalion by flying the flag they sent from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The battalion that flew this American flag over their camp represents a cluster of U.S. Army Reservists from New England to Hawaii. The flag was also raised and lowered to honor those soldiers who lost their lives to wounds and injuries during the war in Afghanistan. One soldier now rests at Arlington National Cemetery. The flag was presented to American Legion Post 88 in Turlock with ...

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Candidates sound off on prior City Council votes

The third and final public forum for Turlock City Council candidates did a bit of looking forward to candidates' plans for office – as all forums do – but also took the time to look back at how candidates would have voted on four key issues which faced the current council this year.

October 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Police talk man out of jumping from overpass

A tragic outcome was averted Tuesday afternoon thanks to a Turlock police corporal who talked a suicidal man off a freeway overpass.

October 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Organization looks to keep children warm during winter months

Although recent temperatures felt more like summer than fall, Westside Ministries is preparing for the cold, wet weather that is sure to eventually come to the Valley with their "Coats 4 Kids" program.

October 15, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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Reports of skate park memorial sign theft erroneous

The reports that a memorial plaque honoring a Turlock skateboarder had been stolen from the skate park are nothing more than rumors.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement plans to call a time out on drunk driving

For those planning to make a party out of the Super Bowl, law enforcement in Stanislaus County is telling them to pick a side: Drink or drive.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public restrooms pose issues for City, users alike

Where can local residents, away from home, head when Mother Nature calls? Not too many places as a scarcity of public restrooms in Turlock has proved difficult for some, even prompting one local resident to approach the City Council.

January 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Volunteers span out to count homeless

An estimated 100 volunteers took to the shelters, parks, libraries, and other locations around Stanislaus County to perform a count of the area's homeless population.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Summit examines groundwater supply sustainability

With the drought occupying nearly every mind throughout the state, the Stanislaus Water Summit drew in a number of representatives from local agencies, one of which was Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director Michael Frantz.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


More than just waffles at the Waffle Shop

Name of Business: Waffle Shop

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Award proves that Hilmar cows are happy cows

It is a popularly known fact that happy cows come from California - or more specifically, Hilmar.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alternate boat launch reopens at Don Pedro

Despite the drought entering into its fourth consecutive years, boat owners have triumphed as a previously closed boat launch at Don Pedro Recreation Area has been reopened.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Inaugural Valley Hackathon highlights local techies

The nearby Bay Area may be the global epicenter of technological innovation, but the Central Valley is host to its own scene where tech-savvy individuals are gathering to not only work but play too, like at the first ever Valley Hackathon.

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Military moms supporting each other

When Lisa Cano's son joined the United States Air Force six years ago, the Hilmar mom was both proud of the decision he made to serve his country and worried about the dangers inherent in the military. She started looking for others going through the same thing and found the Blue Star Mothers of America.

January 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Art and Ales

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company is no stranger to pouring beer at brew festivals, it is not every day that it is requested that the brewery bring artwork along with them to the event.

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New report casts a pall on e-cigarettes

The Turlock City Council's decision to include electronic smoking devices in a smoking ban for parks and public facilities comes in conjunction with a new report from the state health department warning the devices pose serious health risks.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus County Fair recognized for innovation, use of technology

For over 100 years, locals have looked forward to the Stanislaus County Fair as one of Turlock's most anticipated summertime events filled with crowd-pleasing music, thrill-seeking fun and, of course, deep fried food.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Gas prices drop below $2

Drivers entering the AMPM shop at the Arco gas station on Lander Avenue on Tuesday were probably spending more on their bottle of soda than a gallon of gas as the well traversed station was the only one in town to boast unleaded gas at $1.99.

January 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


After theft, town helps cancer patient pedal on

Stephen Swift has had more than a lifetime's share of misfortune.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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