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County reports success in mental health services

About 15 years ago, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder caused Robert Hall to run away from home, as if he were a teenager again, and no one understood why, not even himself.

November 03, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Holiday revelers find tricks and treats at downtown festivities

November 03, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Frantz named TID director

Michael Frantz, a Hickman farmer, was appointed to the post of Turlock Irrigation District Division 1 Director on Tuesday morning. The vote of appointment was unanimous among the other four TID directors.

November 03, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Unpaid debt motive behind fatal stabbing

A fight over a debt of less than $100 built up into a physical confrontation that left a Turlock man dead from a stab wound, the Turlock Police Department reported.

November 03, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Temporarily homeless

Six members of Nu Alpha Kappa fraternity are raising awareness of homelessness in the community by experiencing homelessness first-hand. The members are spending a week in the quad at CSU Stanislaus. This includes sleeping, eating, and doing every day-to-day activity at their campsite in the grass. They gave up luxuries like cell phones and computers for the duration of the experiment, and fraternity president Humberto Sanchez said they can only leave the quad for classes.

November 03, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Battalion Chief says goodbye after 31 years

After 31 years of fighting fires, responding to medical emergencies and in general, being there when he was needed most, Turlock City Fire Department Les Austin is hanging up his fireman's ax and retiring.

November 03, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Challengers sweep TUSD board race

It's out with the old and in with the new at the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees this Election Day.

November 03, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Halloween Events 2009

Turlock

October 31, 2009 | | Local


Alliance announces Turlock schedule

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has officially set up shop inside the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

October 30, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


H1N1 cases rising as county awaits more vaccine

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a move to bolster the county's H1N1 preparedness plan as the number of infections continue to grow locally and across the nation.

October 30, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local farmers, businessmen vie for TID appointment

The applications are in - 11 will compete for appointment to the vacant Turlock Irrigation District Division 1 Director seat.

October 30, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission prepares to open doors

During the wind, rain and cold nights, most homeless people don't have a place to take cover from the harsh weather. Their cardboard box homes become soaked and wet clothes only bring on flu-like symptoms. This is where the Turlock Gospel Mission steps in to help give the homeless a warm and dry place to stay along with a full belly before bedtime. They are planning on opening their doors Nov. 15 and will stay open through April 3, 2010.

October 27, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


Reality show contestant demonstrates what it takes to survive cancer

A crowd of university students stared at Chad Crittenden in surprise, shock, and a little awe as he pulled off the lower portion of his pant leg to reveal a prosthetic foot. The California State University, Stanislaus students had just seen Crittenden walk, climb steps, and even hop off of the stage without any hint of a disability. That was the point of Crittenden's sudden revelation, that his disability did not change who he was or what he was capable of.

October 23, 2009 | BY ANDREA GOODWIN agoodwin@turlockjournal.com | Local


Central Valley economy report shows expected increase in poverty and unemployment

Challenges within the Central Valley are expected to come in the package of increased population leaving too many people with not enough jobs to offer them. As a result, the Central Valley will see an increase in poverty and unemployment rates, according to the third edition of The Economy by the Great Valley Center released Friday.

October 23, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


Local church hosts movie on teen suicide

At age 17, Roger Dawson committed suicide. He walked into his school, pulled out a gun, placed it against his chin, and pulled the trigger - right in front of his former best friend Jake Taylor.

October 21, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Turlock father, son drown in waters off San Francisco

A Turlock father and his adult son drowned earlier this week after they were swept out into the pounding waves off a treacherous San Francisco beach.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


BRING ON THE PINK

Support Turlock Firefighters 2434 union's efforts to raise money for breast cancer awareness by purchasing and wearing their specially designed pink T-shirts. T-shirts can be pre-ordered through the union's website at www.turlockfirefighters.org.

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Status update on current and future drought conditions

The end of summer has arrived but what does that mean for the severe drought that is plaguing California? Weather forecasts indicate the answer is: "not much."

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Merced County reports first human cases of West Nile

The threat of West Nile Virus remains high across the area as Merced County reported its first confirmed human cases of the virus this year.

September 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chiefs chill out for good causes

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman completed the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday by getting drenched with buckets of cold, icy water as they stood in the Columbia Pool. The challenge allowed for the largest donor to have the honor of soaking the chiefs and in the end it was the police explorers who claimed the victory. An exact total of the funds raised is unknown because donations were still being collected, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dog’s injuries may be from mountain lion encounter

The mountain lion seen prowling the streets of Turlock that officials believed had left the area, may be back and may be responsible for an attack on a resident's dog.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mystery of the lost class rings

Class rings are meant to be a treasured memento of high school days, but for two individuals those mementos vanished around 20 years ago.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vongsaly brings passion for Thai cuisine to new downtown restaurant

Name of Business: Ju Ju Thai Cuisine

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety, childhood cancer awareness focus of weekend events

Two events will highlight children this weekend, the MedicAlert Health & Safety Fair and Lil Scotty's Soldiers of Hope Survivor Boot Camp.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


American Legion Riders hit the road for good causes

Although their motorcycles and leather jackets may look tough, the mission of the American Legion Riders is all heart.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID throws weight behind water bond

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees joined leagues with a broad coalition of water, conservation, and agricultural organizations with its adopted position of support regarding California's Proposition 1, or the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

September 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Horseman’s Club has no plans of riding off into the sunset

It may surprise some outsiders to know that in the Turlock Horseman's Club, horses are secondary.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock dancing stars delight crowd, rake in the donations

The performers for the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars did the cha-cha, the hustle, the flamenco, and in general thrilled the capacity crowd Saturday night as they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID looks at electric rate hike

Electric service rates could increase next year, after a review of Turlock Irrigation District's preliminary budget for the 2015 financial year. The possibility of a 5 percent increase in rates, which will be used to address a forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 2.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cars, coffee and charity

An annual event aimed at sharing a love of fine automobiles took a philanthropic turn this year as Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance, in collaboration with Hagerty Insurance, raised funds for pancreatic research in memory of late Turlock High aquatics coach Steve Feaver.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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