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  • Air Force Airman Tommy L. Jones graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

January 25, 2011 | | Local


Chamber of Commerce honors city’s top citizens, businesses

On a foggy night in one of the coldest months of the year, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce took the opportunity to recognize some bright spots in our community. The chamber held its Best of Turlock awards dinner on Friday to recognize outstanding citizens and businesses for their contributions and hard work over the past year.

January 21, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Organic committee openings

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing seven vacancies on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on current issues related to organic food production and makes recommendations on all matters pertaining to the California Organic Program.

January 21, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Serpa takes reins of backcountry horseman

Former Turlock resident Dennis M. Serpa was recently elected as president of the Backcountry Horseman of California (BCHC).

January 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Downtown report shows increased event attendance; slight improvement in vacancy rates

While the effects of the troubled economy continue to ripple through Turlock's business communities, the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association marked 2010 as a year of successful campaigns that brought more people to the downtown corridor, said the association's executive director Trina Walley.

January 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County sees increase in unemployment rate; Emanuel Medical Center eliminates 22 positions

Economists may be preaching about the road to recovery, but the sluggish economy is continuing to take a toll on Stanislaus County, with the ranks of unemployment growing in the last month, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

January 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire mars new gym

Construction work on a new Turlock gym sparked a blaze that caused damage to the structure's roof and prompted a temporary evacuation of nearby tenants.

January 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock swine show unofficial start of fair season for many 4-H, FFA students

There were not many bidders left in the stands as the last few hogs made their way to the auction block at the WD Swine Farm show and sale on Saturday. The farm was selling pigs exclusively for projects, mostly 4-H and FFA, and many of the school-aged bidders were already happily admiring their purchases through the bars of the pig pens.

January 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Organization aims to break child abuse cycle through parenting education

It can be scary for a high school student to find out she or he is going to be a parent. Besides the impact that becoming a parent will have on a teen's plans for their future, many realize they know nothing about taking care of an infant or raising a child.

January 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Whooping cough vaccination mandatory for junior and high school students

Before junior and high school students can ever step foot into their homeroom classes, they're going to have to roll up their sleeves for one more shot.

January 14, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


FAITH: ARMENIAN CHRISTMAS

Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church of Turlock celebrated "Armenian Christmas," the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany, on Saturday. The Armenian Church holiday, traditionally recognized on Jan. 6, is a feast day that commemorates not only the birth of Christ, but also His baptism by John the Baptist. The latter is remembered through the "Blessing of Water" ceremony, which follows the Divine Liturgy.

January 11, 2011 | | Local


Turlock Shou Shu master gets training, new perspective on China trip

Shifu David King, head instructor at Moore's Martial Arts in Turlock, isn't just a third degree black belt in Shou Shu. He's a master of three animal-based styles of combat, able to invoke the force of the bear, tiger, or mongoose to defeat his opponents.

January 11, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Alliance Worknet puts county residents to work

As the number of unemployed residents in the county increases - approximately 41,000 as of November, according to the Economic Development Department -and the number of open positions decrease, a feeling of hopelessness can overwhelm job seekers.

January 11, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Blaze damages RV

A fire inside a recreational vehicle parked in a Turlock neighborhood displaced a 66-year-old man.

January 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Citizens’ police academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens' Police Academy starting Feb. 24. The program is designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Turlock Police Department and the criminal justice system. The program consists of a series of 11 classes and discussions held once a week, on Thursday evenings typically from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls.

January 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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96 years of supporting veterans

Members and guests of the Turlock American Legion Post celebrated the organization's 96th anniversary on Friday with a dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 is named after Rex Ish, the first World War I causality from Turlock. Over the decades, the American Legion members have been dedicated to serving military veterans, service members and the community at large.

March 31, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keyes car club to host spring fever event

Local car club 209 Rustbuckets are combining their annual car show with a host of spring activities, including an Easter egg hunt for kids.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Raider faithful: Derek Carr coming to Turlock

The Turlock Gospel Mission is calling a Hail Mary pass in order to raise enough funds to operate its meal mission and day center for homeless families during the fund-dry summer months. To execute this play, the mission is bringing in the big guns: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

March 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New solar plan sparks debate

Solar providers are doing everything in their power to convince the Turlock Irrigation District to reconsider its proposed rate design for new solar customers after the District reached its 5 percent net metering cap in November.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID directors split on 18-inch irrigation cap

As the drought continues to scorch the state with no foreseeable end, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors took action on Tuesday to implement a historically-low 18-inch cap water allotment with no carryover in the Don Pedro Reservoir for the 2015 irrigation season.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Assyrian New Year celebration postponed

The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

March 27, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock's growing food processing niche

When former mayor John Lazar expressed a vision of making Turlock the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing," it was with companies like Certified Laboratories in mind.

March 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bus drivers seek city help to address insufficient wages

The public participation portion of Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting quickly turned into a plea for help as a legion of Turlock bus drivers took to the podium to voice their frustrations regarding what they regard as less than adequate wages.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The Double T opens its doors to the public for the first time with open house

Name of business: The Double T

March 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honoring women who make a difference

March is Women's History Month and the American Association of University Women could not think of a better way to celebrate than by honoring local women who are making history today.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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