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Bakers sought for apple pie contest

Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.

July 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock, Hilmar receive Cal Trans grant to improve pedestrian safety around schools

The State of California Department of Transportation announced that Turlock will be receiving a nearly $320,000 grant through the Safe Routes to School Program for pedestrian safety construction in front of Turlock Junior High.

July 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock Animal Shelter busy with lost, frightened pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family, including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to include them in the festivities, the fireworks explosions frightens most pets and can cause them to run away. The Turlock Animal Shelter has been busier than ever this week with reports of missing pets since the holiday.

July 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Livingston celebrates

The Livingston 4th of July Celebration kicked off on Friday, extending the Valley's Independence Day festivities. The event continues Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Sunday, the Livingston Sweet Potato Festival returns for the first time in 15 years. Visitors can expect everything from sweet potato pie to fries from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

July 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


All things dairy

The 2012 Hilmar Dairy Festival was held Saturday with the highlight of the annual event the Little Milkmaid and Milkman competition. Twelve children age three to six participated in the 2012 competition. Brie Frietas and Collin Danbom took home the title of Little Milkmaid and Little Milkman.

July 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Police promotion

Steve Williams, a 24-year veteran of the Turlock Police Department, was promoted to the rank of captain Monday.

July 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A new kind of eco-friendly business

Name of business: eCosway

July 03, 2012 | | Local


Fire department asks for ‘safe and sane’ firework celebrations

Before the fuse is lit on the fireworks, the Turlock Fire Department is reminding the community to celebrate Independence Day with safety in mind.

July 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lutherans celebrate past, look to future

As one local church celebrates its centennial anniversary, its parishioners are focused firmly on the future.

July 03, 2012 | | Local


Youngdale dies at 87

Long one of Turlock's most prominent citizens, Frank Youngdale, Jr., passed away Friday during a family trip to Santa Cruz. He was 87.

July 03, 2012 | | Local


End of an era

The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene and has sat vacant in the three years since it was ravaged by fire, was torn down by construction crews on Monday.

July 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local woman uses CPR knowledge to save life

Tamara McKinstry, a registered dental assistant, had been taking classes in cardio pulmonary resuscitation for years as part of her certification process, but never gave it much thought outside of the classroom. But that all changed one night in 2010 at an Atwater bar owned by her mother.

June 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy parents steaming over fair changes

Tempers are flaring among some 4-H and FFA dairy parents over what they say is a major scheduling debacle by the Stanislaus County Fair.

June 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Child support agency wins national recognition

A partnership between the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services and the Modesto Nuts that campaigned for parental responsibility has won an excellence award from the National Child Support Enforcement Association.

June 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local milk producers earn Creamery Awards

The results of the 2012 Merced County Fair's Grade A Milk Producers' Contest have been tabulated and six entries from throughout the Central Valley rose to the top to receive the Creamery Award.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Births June 23-June 29

• Jennifer Souza of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound 15-ounce boy born June 23 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 01, 2016 | | Local


Assemblymember Olsen honors veteran

Wednesday, at the ninth annual Veteran of the Year Recognition Luncheon, Michael Sneed was honored as the 12th Assembly District 2016 Veteran of the Year ...

July 01, 2016 | | Local


TID seeks use of city storm basin

The Turlock City Council approved a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday between the Turlock Irrigation District and the City of Turlock to allow TID use ...

July 01, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock dines at dusk

A crowd of hungry Turlock community members braved the heat and took over Main Street Thursday evening at the first annual Dinner at Dusk farm ...

June 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


First Lady Permanente helps Turlock save lives

Type of business: Safety training center

June 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Acclaimed poet to speak in Turlock

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will be giving a special poetry reading and lecture at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock in September.

June 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple to usher in patriotic celebration

Lawrence and Vera Cahill have travelled all around the globe, from Japan to Germany and almost everywhere in between. This Independence Day, however, the couple ...

June 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Locals rally for gun sales background checks

Local supporters of the Brady Campaign protested outside Congressman Jeff Denham's office in Modesto on Monday. The Brady Campaign's goal is to create ...

June 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


How hot is it?

It's so hot that Turlock is expected to break its record high temperature of 103 degrees on Wednesday, set in 1999, by three degrees ...

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes boy drowns during Modesto Reservoir outing

The community is rallying around a Keyes family whose 11-year-old son drowned during a Modesto Reservoir camp outing with $9,820 raised for his burial ...

June 28, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Local retailer set to train with DIY guru

Considered by many to be the leading authority on color, decorative paint and DIY makeovers, Annie Sloan is the woman who started the painted furniture ...

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Survey shows California among worst states for small business

When it comes to small business friendliness, California is among the worst states in the country according to a recent survey by Thumbtack, which gave ...

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


South Turlock fire destroys outbuildings, vehicles

A large vegetation fire at a property between Hilmar and Turlock drew out multiple fire agencies Thursday night as crews tried to stop the flames ...

June 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Distracted driver injures Turlock family in chain reaction crash

A Turlock family is starting on a long road of recovery after their minivan was hit from behind by a distracted driver, according to the ...

June 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hospitals sponsor CPR lessons, baby care center at Stanislaus County Fair

Visitors at the Stanislaus County Fair can learn to help save a life or just grab a few precious minutes of relaxation with their children ...

June 23, 2016 | | Local


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