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Local medical relief worker recounts experiences in disaster-torn Haiti

Brad Brewster is glad to be home. After spending two weeks in Haiti as part of an International Medical Surgical Response Team deployed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Turlock man is thankful for the everyday conveniences that he had taken for granted before his eye-opening trip.

February 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock couple make Valentine’s a profitable prospect

Rachelle and Denver Hodges are pretty savvy when it comes to prices and that shrewdness helped them take home just over $11,000 in cash and prizes from their appearance on "The Price is Right."

February 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Retired teacher honored for hospice volunteer work

Hospice of Emanuel named its 2010 Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony held Feb. 11. Jim Norby, a retired educator and Turlock resident, was given the honorary title and a plaque commemorating his efforts.

February 19, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Turlock man to lead turkey federation

Yubert Envia is ready to talk turkey. As in the idiom for getting down to business and in the literal sense of the plumaged fowl that is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal.

February 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area for homeless shelters topic of public forum

An area in the southwest of Turlock will likely become a city-approved zone for homeless shelters, should the City Council follow the guidance of citizens at Thursday's city-hosted Senate Bill 2 community workshop.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock Youth Cheer wins big at Nationals

The Turlock Youth Cheer varsity and junior varsity teams put their best feet and pom poms forward earlier this month at the Jamz National Championship in Las Vegas and came away with gold and silver.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Local residents fight hunger on an empty stomach

About every seven seconds, one child dies from hunger. This is why over 30 people will come together for a 30-hour famine Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 at St. Francis Anglican Church to raise money to save the hungry children of the world.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Parenting classes offer support for teenage mothers

The San Joaquin Valley has the highest teen birth rates in California. The Turlock Family Network is reaching out to help those local teens and young adults become the best parents they can be by expanding their parental classes.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


TID balks at groundwater ordinance language

A proposed Stanislaus County ordinance, intended to prevent inappropriate uses of groundwater, has drawn the ire of the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors as harmful to local farming efforts.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Journal publisher Paul Mahony terminated

Paul Mahony has been terminated as publisher of the Turlock Journal, Manteca Bulletin, Ceres Courier and Oakdale Leader.

February 16, 2010 | | Local


Youth football to share Debeley

Two youth football leagues are now officially affiliated sports organizations with the City of Turlock's Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Division. The Turlock Parks, Recreation, and Community Commission voted 3 to 2 to approve affiliation for both Turlock Youth Football and Trans Valley Youth Football League at their Wednesday meeting.

February 12, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


TID shows interest in solar grant

A groundbreaking solar energy system, allowing producers to store non-peak energy for use during peak hours, could undergo testing in the Turlock Irrigation District.

February 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hughson residents give voice to recall campaign

With three disgraced Hughson City Council members refusing to step down from office, a group of residents announced at Monday's meeting that they will start the process of a recall election, stating that they have no other choice.

February 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Gearing up for the big game

As citizens around the country get ready to celebrate Sunday's big game, the big question isn't whether Manning or Brees will make the trip to Disney World - it's how to best enjoy the game.

February 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Ethie Weaver Radanovich dies at age 50

Ethie Weaver Radanovich, the wife of Congressman George Radanovich (R-Mariposa) died Thursday evening at age 50 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.

February 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | 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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