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Stanislaus founding faculty member, former Journal reporter dies at 74

Roy Wilson, one of the founding faculty members of California State University, Stanislaus, who also went on to serve as a county supervisor for Riverside County, died Wednesday. Wilson was 74.

September 04, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Firefighters practice for mid-rise blaze

Turlock Fire Department ran a full scale drill on Wednesday at the Silvercrest Senior Citizens' Residence. The drill included evacuating the residents of Silvercrest and running hose up to the third floor of the building. Some residents stayed in their rooms, and part of the drill was to find and evacuate them.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local resident hospitalized from West Nile Virus

A 73-year-old local woman has become the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in the Turlock area this year. She remains hospitalized from the disease, which she contracted in the last week of August.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


President’s speech banned in local schools

A live address to students across the nation from President Barack Obama on the value of hard work and education has turned into a national debate that has school districts embroiled in controversy on the decision to show the speech or not.

September 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


COLLEGE: MOVE-IN DAY

On Friday morning students at CSU Stanislaus greeted the upcoming school year with an age-old tradition, dormitory move-in day. Students and their families unloaded cars, trucks and SUVs at the CSU Stanislaus Village dorms with the help of volunteer movers.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: PARTY WITH THE POLICE

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local H1N1 fatalities rise

A new mother and a 45-year-old woman have joined the growing list of H1N1 related fatalities in Stanislaus County.

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


8-year-old girl dies in car accident; bystanders rush to aid family

A tire blow-out caused a traffic accident on Highway 99 Saturday afternoon that claimed the life of an 8-year-old Turlock girl.

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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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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