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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


Developers look to bring entertainment center to town

Dust off that bowing ball and get a new shirt embroidered.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Senior Information Day

The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance is hosting a Turlock Senior Information Day.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local couple relate story of daughter’s tragic death and their road to redemption in new book

On June 25, 1997, Darren and Nicole Rodrigues were plunged into a living nightmare that few could imagine and one that would shake the Turlock couple to their cores. But it was there in the rubble of their lives that the couple found their salvation and the grace to continue living each day.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County unemployment climbs upward

The latest figures from the Economic Development Department show the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County edged slightly higher in July, even though it's typically a time of the year when unemployment is lower because of increased jobs related to harvest seasons.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brenda Athletics hosts fundraiser for Make a Wish

A child's wish is about to come true in the Stanislaus County thanks to Brenda Athletics who is raising money for their dream to become a reality.

August 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices have risen and fallen wildly over the last month, but are trending higher according to the latest report from AAA Northern California.

August 18, 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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