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Turlock’s top cops honored at annual ceremony

Surrounded by the oh-so appropriate doughnut centerpieces, the Turlock Police Department handed out their annual awards for their best and brightest.

February 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local man part of Haiti relief efforts

Turlock resident Brad Brewster is used to caring for people in emergency situations. As a respiratory therapist at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, he often sees patients who are struggling with serious breathing problems. Since being deployed to Haiti as part of an International Medical Surgical Response Team, however, Brewster has been putting his medical skills and ability to remain calm in an emergency to the test.

February 06, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Commission looks at sites for second off-leash dog park

Junior, a small and wiggly black puppy no more than a foot high, bravely saddled up to a dog more than three times his size outside of the Turlock Dog Park on Friday. The larger dog, Dakota, tensed a little at the approach. Both dogs' owners kept a watchful eye, ready to step in at the first sign of a fight. After a few seconds, however, Dakota obligingly lowered her face to rub noses with the puppy. The two were instantly friends, and took off running circles that tangled and twisted their owners up with leashes.

February 06, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Gospel mission blanket drive a success

Turlock Gospel Mission now has enough blankets to last through the winter, thanks to the generosity of Turlockers.

February 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock resident travels to India for cultural exchange

Numbers, banking and marketing have always been Carin Cozzi's specialties. The Turlock resident hopes to expand her knowledge base through a service club program that will give her the opportunity to network with professionals from across the globe.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Pitman students Bingo regulars

Four Pitman High seniors have been spending their Saturday's calling out "B16" and "N25" while playing Bingo with a group of about 10 residents at the Bel Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital. After finishing a requirement for their Government Economics class to volunteer community service hours, Janessa Jimenez, Briana Jimenez, Alex McLeod and Danielle Shamon have continued on with their Saturday service of playing Bingo. The students met their required five hours of community service in November, but they continue to come and socialize with the residents of the convalescent home.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Award-winning company turns out delicious products

Most Central Valley residents are familiar with Sunnyside Farms brand ice cream or yogurt, but few realize that the products are produced right here in Turlock. Super Store Industries, the producers of Sunnyside Farms products, has received numerous awards for its Dairy Division in Turlock.

January 29, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Injured dog has HOPE for recovery

Turlock rescue group has extended a helping hand to a dog in need of extensive medical treatments and tender loving care.

January 29, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


High-Speed Rail wins big in stimulus

The Obama Administration announced Thursday that the California High-Speed Rail Authority was granted $2.25 billion of the $8 billion in stimulus funds available for high-speed rail projects.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers support differing plans for city growth

Turlockers gathered at the Senior Center on Thursday evening to help plan the Turlock of 2030 - a future that calls for about 45,000 new residents and 15,000 new homes - but little consensus was reached as to which direction the city should grow.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Connections make Westside a tight-knit community

Three-year-old Saul Franco squealed with joy Wednesday afternoon as his mother, Martha Franco, pushed him around and around on a vertical swing at Columbia Park. Saul's 3-month-old sister, Brianna, watched her mother and big brother play with wide eyes from her cozy stroller a few feet away. Franco said that she brings her children to Columbia Park every day - well, every day that the sun is out.

January 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


High unemployment marks end of 2009

Stanislaus County closed out 2009 by recording one of the highest rates of unemployment numbers for the year.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Long-time actor and Turlock High grad James Mitchell dies at 89

James Mitchell, an actor in the ABC soap opera "All My Children" and a graduate of Turlock High School, died Friday at the age of 89.

January 26, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Downtown property owners look for a brighter 2010

While continuing to feel the repercussions of the sluggish economy, the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is moving forward with plans to fill the vacant store fronts and bring consumers back to the downtown corridor.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


High-speed rail still on track

Local residents had their first opportunity to comment on California's proposed High-Speed Rail system on Thursday, when project planners held an open house and scoping meeting at the Merced Senior Center.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | 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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