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Recreation department seeks funding for scholarships

Every year, the City of Turlock Recreation Division provides over $20,000 in scholarships to allow everyone the opportunity to participate in the variety of activities the department offers, regardless of ability to pay.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Rainy April means more water for local farmers

During their Tuesday morning meeting, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved a 48-inch water allotment for the 2010 season, with no cap.

April 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Tourneys a boon to city coffers

The crack of the bat, the thud of the ball hitting the mitt, and the crunching of Cracker Jacks in the stands all sound like money to the City of Turlock, where baseball tournaments have become a summer staple.

April 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hormel cans Turlock plant

Turlock's economy is looking at another hit with the announcement Tuesday that the Hormel Food Corporation will be closing their Turlock facility later this year.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rates remain high for county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a modest increase in March keeping the county at record levels for joblessness, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID to consider 48-inch irrigation allotment, no cap

On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a proposed 48-inch-per-acre irrigation water allotment with no cap.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock native shares his knowledge of agriculture with the farmers of Wardak

Time was, when Gary Soiseth wanted to take a look at the crops growing outside, he just strolled out his door. Now, half-way around the world in a war-torn country that same task requires an armed escort and logistical planning.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘I think I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree’

Trees play an important role in the community. From the shade they provide to their role in making the Valley's air cleaner, trees are an essential element of local landscape and this is why the City of Turlock celebrates National Arbor Day in a big way.

April 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock Recreation offers fun in the sun for everyone

With the 70 degree weather and the blooming spring flowers, it's hard not to anticipate the warm months of summer right around the corner. And with the summer time, there comes plenty of camps, swimming, summer sports and the popular movie nights that can all be found through the City of Turlock Recreation Department.

April 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Unclaimed tax credits cost county $20 million

With tax day just five days away, new research from a nonprofit public policy institute shows that Stanislaus County residents could miss out on up to $17 million in Earned Income Tax Credits.

April 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Emanuel Medical Center opens new cardiac lab for public tours

Emanuel Medical Center will soon offer life-saving cardiac services that they once deferred to other hospitals. The new Emanuel Cardiac Cath and Intervention Lab will give doctors the ability to treat patients with certain cardiac conditions.

April 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Protesters march into Turlock

The Central Valley movement, March for California's Future, which began a walk of protest in Bakersfield and plans to end in Sacramento, rolled into Turlock on Monday.

April 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock residents get a preview of metered water bills

The City of Turlock won't implement its new, state-mandated metered residential water billing until Jan. 1, 2011. But the city is already letting consumers know just how the change will affect their monthly bills.

April 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Spring break fun

April 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


More than a car

Today, a family and a host of strangers will get to honor a fallen soldier and make one of his dream's come true.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Unemployment on slight upward trend for county

For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock turns 143 on Monday

Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).

December 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keyes hosts first Christmas parade

After the successful revival of the Keyes Fall Festival Parade-a tradition the town has not seen in 30 years-back in October, it only seems natural for the Keyes community to host a nighttime Christmas parade for the first time.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Airman surprises family, students for Christmas

For many people, Christmas lists usually hold wishes for new iPhones, clothes and toys. However, for Jody Jorge, her only wish was to see her daughter Hannah Pointon for the holidays.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


McDonald’s cancels plans to build downtown location

Jack in the Box will remain the reigning fast food option in downtown Turlock as McDonald's has decided not to open a location at the corner of Marshall and South Center Streets, the site of the present Bonander Buick GMC car lot.

December 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


½ cent tax key to ACE expansion into Stanislaus County

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 18, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Local


Family business puts energy into solar enterprise

Name of Business: Matt Anderson Electric and Solar

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Women's council makes funds available for local nonprofits

Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for additional funds to continue their good work can now apply for a grant through the Women's Leadership Council, an affinity group through the United Way of Stanislaus County.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


More travelers expected on roadways this holiday season

Lights won't only be glowing on houses this season as the roadways are likely to be lit up with an estimated 12.1 million Californians traveling by car to friends and loved ones this holiday season.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood train hauls in Christmas spirit

For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New electric service rules approved by TID

Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New year to offer a host of employment opportunities in Turlock

If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayors compete in bell ringing to raise money for Salvation Army; local high schools follow suit

While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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