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House fire

A fire broke out inside a residence in the 1000 block of Minaret Street on Friday afternoon. As of press time, the investigation was still ongoing, so details about the fire were limited.

April 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Little Miss Poppy to reign over annual American Legion fundraising event

Poppies will be sprouting all over Turlock soon, and not just the type found in gardens. Paper poppies made by disabled veterans and members of the American Legion will be distributed by the American Legion Auxiliary during Poppy Week. For the first time in years, Turlock's American Legion Rex Ish Post #88 will have a Little Miss Poppy to reign over poppy season.

April 30, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local teen recounts his days as a gang member and the redemption that followed

This is the third and final installation in a three-part series on gangs.

April 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kerr to head Stockton Downtown Alliance

Embattled former Turlock city manager Tim Kerr has been appointed executive director of the Downtown Stockton Alliance.

April 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers cook up good times

Turlockers had a bevy of leisure activities to choose from on Saturday and Sunday. The Turlock versus Pitman principal Iron Chef competition saw over 400 people show up to see who would reign supreme in the culinary match up on Saturday. The Pitman team, led by Principal Rod Hollars, took home first place - and $2,000 for their Culinary Arts program - for their dishes which featured chicken breast stuffed with fresh walnut/basil pesto, fontina cheese and prosciutto sautéed in olive oil and garlic accompanied with smashed red garlic potatoes and topped with fresh swiss chard. The Turlock Rotary ...

April 27, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Local


Denair, Turlock natives earn recognition for military service

Captain James Yang graduated from Turlock High School. Corporal Guillermo M. Fuentes graduated from Denair High School. Yang decided to join the Army when he was a graduate student. Fuentes joined the Marine Corps right after high school, fulfilling a dream he had since childhood.

April 27, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock employees make award-winning cheese

Local employees of Karoun Dairies, Inc. have a lot to be proud of lately, as three of the company's specialty cheeses won awards at an April international competition.

April 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


College students act as fairy godmothers to local teens

Every girl deserves to feel like the belle of the ball. That is the philosophy of Delta Phi Gamma, a local sorority at California State University, Stanislaus. The women of Delta Phi Gamma make girls' dreams come true with Project Cinderella, a program that loans formal dresses to junior high and high school girls for free.

April 23, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlocker Jane Vilas named Senate District Woman of the Year

Turlockers have long known of the humanitarian efforts of resident Jane Vilas, but now her efforts have been recognized on a statewide scale.

April 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Recreation department seeks funding for scholarships

Every year, the City of Turlock Recreation Division provides over $20,000 in scholarships to allow everyone the opportunity to participate in the variety of activities the department offers, regardless of ability to pay.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Rainy April means more water for local farmers

During their Tuesday morning meeting, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved a 48-inch water allotment for the 2010 season, with no cap.

April 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Tourneys a boon to city coffers

The crack of the bat, the thud of the ball hitting the mitt, and the crunching of Cracker Jacks in the stands all sound like money to the City of Turlock, where baseball tournaments have become a summer staple.

April 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hormel cans Turlock plant

Turlock's economy is looking at another hit with the announcement Tuesday that the Hormel Food Corporation will be closing their Turlock facility later this year.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rates remain high for county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a modest increase in March keeping the county at record levels for joblessness, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID to consider 48-inch irrigation allotment, no cap

On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a proposed 48-inch-per-acre irrigation water allotment with no cap.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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