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Hughson city employees cry ‘hostile work environment’

Three Hughson City Council members and Hughson city employees are attempting to expose the hostile work environment they say exists within the walls of City Hall, but the Civil Grand Jury, an independent investigator and a workers' compensation company say the claims are unfounded.

April 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Sunnyside Up moved to next spring

Turlock residents will not be greeted by giant decorated eggs on Sunday morning after all. Sunnyside Up Turlock, a public art project that would have brought the eggs to downtown Turlock just in time for Easter, has been postponed until Spring 2011.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID wrangles rodeo win

This wasn't the Turlock Irrigation District's first rodeo. But it was their second trip to the winners' circle.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local businessman honored for volunteer work

In the 38 years Bob Endsley has called Turlock home, he's always stayed involved. He's served as president of the Turlock Lions Club, sat as director of the Turlock Historical Society, and worked on the board of directors for the Turlock Community Continuum College, a school for the mentally challenged.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


‘A Living Easter’

The congregation of Hilmar Covenant Church will reenact the Easter story through music and a live production on Thursday. "A Living Easter" follows the Bible story of Jesus' last few days on earth, and his resurrection on Easter morning.

March 30, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Fair changes to benefit livestock exhibitors

Local FFA and 4-H livestock exhibitors will be able to compete at both the Stanislaus County Fair and the California State Fair this year - something that was uncertain when the fairs' new run dates created a conflicting schedule.

March 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


TID to increase irrigation spills

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved an irrigation management plan Tuesday morning that will see spills nearly double for the sake of increased operational flexibility.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local man returns home to care for foster mother

Waterford resident Kevin Walls found his 15 minutes of fame recently when he was featured in the March edition of the National Enquirer. Among headlines about cheating celebrities and photo spreads of the best and worst beach bodies, Walls told the story of his love for his foster mother.

March 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Surface water plant stalled by fee increase fears

Elected officials from across Stanislaus County gathered in Ceres on Tuesday to hash out the issues surrounding a proposed surface water treatment plant 22 years in the making.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Birthday benevolence

When Gladys Mathews turned 95, she announced that she didn't want any gifts or a big party. She said that she would rather see her family give donations to charity instead.

March 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Cesar Chavez honored at university event

Chants of ¡Sí, Se Puede! rang across California State University, Stanislaus Thursday evening, as students and community members joined together to celebrate the memory of César E. Chávez.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Alliance Worknet receives grant to put people back to work

A grant of $8 million in stimulus funds is headed towards the San Joaquin Valley to boost efforts of putting the thousands of unemployed back to work.

March 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County unemployment reaches record numbers

Stanislaus County reached an unhappy milestone Friday when the Economic Development Department released the latest unemployment numbers and the county recorded it's highest unemployment level in 16 years.

March 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Volunteer work a surprisingly satisfying way to spend time

Turlock has a reputation of being a sleepy berg, but is it truly boring?

March 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Relay for Life kicks off in Hollywood style

Turlock's Relay for Life kicked off their season with a Hollywood style premiere Tuesday night at Emanuel Medical Center's Regional Cancer Services, and the must-have accessory on the red carpet was a smile.

March 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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