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Alpaca Farm Days looming

Alpaca farmers around the central valley are tidying up their ranches, dusting off their spinning looms, and getting their animals photo-ready for National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Dozens of Turlock families grabbed a blanket and some snacks and made their way to the Turlock Regional Sports Complex Friday night for the season's final "Movies Under the Stars" event hosted by the Recreation Division.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Insurance man secures donation for homeless shelter

Christopher Freeberg was so moved by his Christmas Eve volunteer experience at the Turlock We Care homeless shelter program last year that he wanted to do more. So the local insurance man nominated the We Care program to receive a grant through Safeco's Agent Giving Program. Freeberg's petition was granted; and We Care was presented with a $2,000 check from Safeco last week.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County labor market shows improvement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a modest dip for the month of August while the state saw another gain, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New lights for old Turlock neighborhoods

Just five months ago, the Turlock City Council was considering turning out the lights in some areas of town in an effort to save money. Today, the City of Turlock is planning to replace 1,800 high pressure sodium street lamps with induction lamps, thanks to a $643,100 award from the Department of Energy.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Water works move forward at Columbia Park

The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to locate the Columbia Park water feature adjacent to Columbia Pool. The water feature will be surrounded by a four foot high wrought iron fence with a gate between the pool and water feature, and a pass-through gate from the water feature to the park.

September 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Program offers free medical ID bracelets for children

Between science class and language arts, most teachers have trouble remembering their students' names let alone what they are allergic to. It is difficult to know every student's medical history when they have numerous students wondering in and out of their classroom every day. MedicAlert Foundation makes medical identification bracelets for this reason. Sometimes though, people have trouble affording these life-saving bracelets.

September 16, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Elder abuse prevention focus of senior fair

Senior citizens of Turlock are better prepared to protect themselves against elder abuse after the Senior Information Day held at the Salvation Army on Saturday.

September 15, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Volunteering event to help local seniors

Volunteers from across Turlock will come together to clean up their city at the second annual Turlock Shines event.

September 15, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


H1N1 cases on the rise locally, worldwide

Stanislaus County health officials have confirmed that the passing of a 69-year-old man in August was caused by the H1N1 virus, bringing the county total up to six deaths.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legacy Circle starts annual fundraising campaign with a bang

Legacy Circle of Emanuel Medical Center ended its first week of a six-week fundraising campaign with $946,676 in donations.

September 11, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Dust Bowl on tap

One morning, former Pitman High teacher and coach Brett Tate woke up and grabbed the morning paper. As he was glancing through the pages he came across one article about a local brewer. That one article changed his life.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Salvation Army honors local supporters

The Salvation Army Turlock Corps is celebrating 15 years of "doing the most good" with an anniversary gala. The service organization will honor five Turlock residents at the event.

September 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


First Baptist celebrates 100 years of faith

From generation to generation, the First Baptist Church in Turlock has carried people through the past 100 years in three different buildings and under 16 different pastors.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


EPA fines Turlock business

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Turlock Cold Storage $21,086 for failing to properly notify emergency responders of an ammonia release, a violation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right–to-Know-Act.

September 11, 2009 | | Local


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Perfect time for a tiny tumbleweed adventure

Late summer is not the greatest time for watching birds in our area. It is too early for most fall migrants and winter birds, and many of the summer visitors are gone by now.

August 29, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Largest community yard sale benefits locals, nonprofits

Locals who enjoy spending their Saturdays frequenting yard sales will now have an opportunity to browse the goods of more than 70 sellers in one place next Saturday at the annual Cornerstone Covenant Church Community Yard Sale.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Take the 'Water Pledge'

Take the pledge to commit to making more water efficient action in and around your home and receive a free water conservation device from the City of Turlock.

August 29, 2014 | | Local


Fava Bean Day recipient thankful for support

The family of 18-year-old Dustin Babb is learning that even in the darkest of days a little sunshine can peek through.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple’s engagement featured in ‘Christian Mingle’

Elizabeth Lourenco and Jeffrey Severson of Turlock, who began their romance as high school sweethearts, were chosen to have their proposal photo featured in the film "Christian Mingle."

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local vocal duo pays it forward

Some bands play for the love of music, others play in hopes of becoming famous. Then there's Age Before Beauty, a two-person band that donates all of their tips that they earn during performances to charity.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


University to open its downtown art gallery

Turlock's downtown scene will officially welcome California State University, Stanislaus on Friday through a ribbon cutting ceremony for the university's new art gallery and a CSUS themed Night Market.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Other valley cities look to copy Turlock's homeless success story

Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 29, 2014 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Crash witnesses rescue couple from canal

Several Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a Hughson couple after their car crashed into a canal Thursday.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock residents try for street parking permit

In larger cities parking spots are considered a valuable commodity, but parking is not usually an issue in Turlock, except perhaps for the residents near Donnelly Park.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Encore Dance Apparel taps into needed market

Name of Business: Encore Dance Apparel

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Wigglesworth resigns from MedicAlert Foundation

After leading MedicAlert Foundation into a new era of innovation over the past five years, CEO Andrew Wigglesworth announced that he will be resigning from the Turlock-based international health information company.

August 28, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Grocery Outlet owners relocate to open new store

It took three continents and four moves but Victor Soares made his way to Turlock and he didn't come alone. He brought Grocery Outlet.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire department pact earns council approval

The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Coroner’s office seeks deceased man’s kin

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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