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In Becky’s honor

Westside Ministries founder and director JoLynn DiGrazia will never forget the winter 20 years ago when she asked 11-year-old Becky Valencia, "Where's your coat?"

November 06, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Road closure

Due to the demolition and reconstruction of the road, North Olive Avenue between Minnesota Avenue and Tuolumne Road including the intersection of North Olive Avenue and Tuolumne Road will be closed Monday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday, Nov. 18. This road will not be open to emergency traffic. Detours will be posted.

November 06, 2009 | | Local


Pink pride

November 03, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


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


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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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