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Teens get active in the community

A woman rests on a park bench on the corner of Main street and Golden State boulevard. Her pouty lip and sad puppy dog eyes are a clue to the "Girl Power" team that she is their next mission. The girls carefully read the text message describing their mission - make her laugh.

August 29, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


Moonshine the bloodhound is on the trail

When an elderly man with dementia wandered away from his Turlock convalescent home and efforts to find him proved fruitless, the call for Moonshine was put out.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Drop the Drugs

The latest national studies on drug abuse show prescription medicines are rapidly becoming the drug of choice for teenagers.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Red light runner cause of bus crash

A driver that ran a red light caused a crash Wednesday morning that involved a buss full of school children.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


FAMILY FUN DAY

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock hosted a Family Fun Day at Columbia Park on Saturday. The club gave out free hotdogs, brought games, had a bounce house and paid for every admission to the Columbia Pool on Saturday afternoon.

August 25, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dartmouth graduate looks to make a difference in international studies

While most high school students think that getting into an Ivy League college is an almost unattainable goal - former Pitman High water polo player Taylor Holt said it's only a matter of hard work.

August 25, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


TID to spend $3.4 million

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved $3.4 million in pension-related expenditures Tuesday morning, intended to offset the effects of the weak stock market in 2008.

August 25, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


COMMUNITY: RUNNING OF THE WARRIORS

August 25, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Local


New program pays rent for local homeless

Stanislaus County Planning and Community Development has distributed over $1 million to local agencies to help find permanent housing for the homeless.

August 25, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local agencies make plans for possible H1N1 flu outbreak

As the flu season approaches local agencies from hospitals and health centers to schools and public safety departments are bracing themselves for a possible onslaught of new H1N1 cases by putting into place plans that could help prevent a widespread outbreak of the virus in Turlock.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Double dose of good news for family coping with son’s cancer

The Givargiznia family got some welcome news this week. Ten-year-old Dylan, who has been battling a rare form of leukemia since he was 6 years old, went into remission and a life-saving bone marrow donor has been found.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two dead, three injured in Denair accident

An accident along a stretch of country road in Denair on Thursday claimed the life of a little boy and a 40-year-old man, and left three others injured, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment remains high for county; state level rises

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County for July stayed nearly unchanged, but the rate spiked throughout the state, according to the latest report from the Economic Development Department.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TRAFFIC DELAYS AND ROAD CLOSURES

Beginning Aug. 31, from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., the following roads will have traffic delays:

August 21, 2009 | | Local


Pastors swap pulpits to spread the good word

Pastor David Larson posed a question to some of his fellow Turlock ministers earlier this summer. If they could only give his congregation one message, what would it be?

August 21, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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OUT FOR A RUN

A horse that was spotted running free on the highway Wednesday morning has been reunited with its owner.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fitness and Racquet Club one-stop-shop for getting fit

Name: Turlock Fitness and Racquet Club

July 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Giving crime a going away party

The citizens of Turlock are experts at throwing the perfect block party. For the past six years, Turlock has embodied the spirit of the annual National Night Out event by bringing neighbors together with each other and local public safety and government leaders in an effort to prevent crime and foster a sense of community.

July 31, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Christian persecution abroad prompts protests

Local Assyrians are grabbing their picket signs and leaving their hometowns to defend their homeland by traveling to San Francisco on Saturday for a regional protest, just one portion of a worldwide effort demonstrating objection to the religious persecution currently plaguing Christians in Iraq.

July 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Grocery Outlet to host job fair before grand opening in September

Turlock will soon play host to a new supermarket store, Grocery Outlet, which is also looking to employ approximately 20 new employees before its grand opening in September.

July 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Alliance hosts inaugural Innovation Challenge

Locals with an inventive knack will have the opportunity to express their creativity for a shot at $2,500 by entering the Stanislaus County Business Alliance's inaugural Innovation Challenge.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Tri-county leaders collaborate to enrich region

When Wanda Bonnell was a student working towards her Master's Degree in Education and Counseling at California State University, Stanislaus, she vaguely heard about the American Leadership Forum.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reason to wag

Swanson-Centennial Park, the newly renamed park on Countryside Drive, opened for dog business this month with the addition of a fenced off area. A $35,000 donation by the Swanson Family and Pet Extreme made the dog park a reality.

July 29, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Power of the Purse

This year marks the Women's Leadership Council's seventh Power of the Purse Luncheon. An annual event that brings together like-minded women in the community, this year's luncheon will once again focus on providing support to women and children in crisis.

July 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Grand re-opening set for Turlock Family Resource Center

For over seven years, Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center has been providing support and resources to children and families in the Turlock area. On Aug. 7, TFRC is hoping to achieve greater visibility throughout the community at a grand re-opening of its Geer Road facility.

July 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cross with caution: City begins North Walnut median construction

When the school bell rings most students are eager to escape the confines of the classroom and dart off campus, but some Turlock Junior High School students' paths may be impeded due to the construction of a median strip on the eastside of the campus on North Walnut Road.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cooking oil starts kitchen fire

Oil heating up on a stove ignited into a blaze that damaged a Turlock apartment Monday morning.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock police union offers free pool passes

The Turlock Association of Police Officers is planning on helping kids get through the dog days of summer with free pool passes.

July 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Masonic tradition continues at Turlock's public safety building

An ancient ritual was performed at the newest home to Turlock's public safety departments on Friday, in the form of a Masonic cornerstone ceremony.

July 25, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


United Samaritans Foundation celebrates two decades in community

Years ago there was an area of Hughson that was called "Lost City" – a housing development recognizable only by its dilapidated condition. In one of the two bedroom apartments lived a family with eight children and each day they would make their way to the United Samaritans Foundation food truck for lunch where they would see the friendly face of Maris Sturtevant.

July 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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