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Sheriff’s budget crunch brings an end to special assignments

In a move meant to trim expenses and avoid deputy layoffs, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has ended several special assignments.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Father’s Day card more than a sentiment to local man

In July of 1950, Amos Moss scribbled a letter to his father from a fox hole in Korea. The note was on a Father's Day card that his sergeant had given him. Until he was handed the card, he didn't even realize what day it was. Moss wrote to his father that he missed him and was proud to be his son. He sent the letter back to his father, Amos Moss Sr., in the states and didn't think much about it after that.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Three local dads share love of barbecuing

The Journal put the call out several weeks leading up to Father's Day asking for families to nominate their dad as the King of the Grill. Three dads were nominated, and it was too hard to pick just one. So all three of these men now proudly hold the title of "King of the Grill."

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Carnegie bid $2.4 million less than expected

The proposed reconstruction of the Carnegie Arts Center now looks like it will cost less than the Turlock City Council ever imagined, as the lowest bid submitted tallied just $5.3 million, more than $2 million less than the $7.7 million in funding identified for the project in October 2007.

June 27, 2009 | | Local

Youth football league investigation continues

The investigation into the embezzlement charges against two former Turlock Youth Football officials is still ongoing and police say it could be a significant time before any determination of wrongdoing, if any, is made.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID offers cool way to save energy

Turlock Irrigation District customers with the sort of outdated heating and cooling systems that make electricity meters spin and budget-conscious homeowners cringe are now eligible for rebates that could make purchasing a new air conditioner a bit more palatable.

June 27, 2009 | | Local

Former mayors get bestowed with namesake parks

Anyone who wants a park in the city of Turlock to bare their name might have to wait a while for the honor. At the Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission meeting on June 10 the name "Dale Pinkney Park" was suggested for the last un-named park in Turlock.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

First confirmed case of H1N1 influenza reported in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County Public Health officials received confirmation on Friday from the state laboratory of a positive novel H1N1 case in the county. The affected county resident is a 22-year-old female who did not require hospitalization.

June 27, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local

Hilmar Eagle Scout works on play park

Anthony Sarment, 14, recently achieved the highest rank possible in Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout. Sarment completed a project of re-finishing and painting the children's play park at Donnelly Park. The project took 35 people over 127 man hours to complete.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Year’s first case of West Nile virus in Stanislaus County

A dead American crow, found in Modesto, has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

June 27, 2009 | | Local

Tuesday flea market a bargain shopper’s paradise

Why is a flea market called a flea market? That might sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but it is a valid question. The Turlock Tuesday Flea Market features everything from live bunny rabbits to used gardening tools, but there is not a single flea for sale.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Thieves steal priceless mementos from cancer-stricken child

It's a sad fact of life that Dylan Givargiznia has come accustomed to bad news.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Unions call for changes in wake of prison guard’s death

As the one year anniversary of Jose Rivera's death approaches, prison guard unions are stepping up the pressure for reforms within the Bureau of Prisons and for new safety regulations.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Program helps teens realize their leadership potential

Toni Deguire has been a member of the Teen Advisory Council since fall of 2004, when she was in eighth grade. Deguire graduated from Pitman High School earlier this month and ended her five year membership with the council. She said that being a member of the Teen Advisory Council helped her to realize her leadership potential and become more involved.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

H1N1 cases reported in Stanislaus and Merced counties

Stanislaus and Merced counties have reported two probable cases each of the H1N1 virus, while the global community prepares for a pandemic.

June 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Country performer will be first in Fair’s line-up

The Stanislaus County Fair will have John Michael Montgomery kick off this year's run as the first headliner on July 13. The performance will ...

March 23, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Unemployment sees slight increase

The unemployment rate rose again in February, albeit slightly, and remains below the year-ago estimates, according to the latest number of Employment Development Department.

March 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

County seeks new provider for senior meals

For the last 11 years, Howard Training Center has produced lunches for 20,000 senior citizens a month across Stanislaus County through the Elderly Nutrition ...

March 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Modern meets rustic at A Home Décor

Name of business: A Home Décor

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

AAUW honors women leaders of the past

Groundbreaking female leaders of the past will be brought to life in a program aimed at celebrating Women's History Month.

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Assyrian community set to ring in New Year

Turlock's Assyrian community will celebrate its culture's 6,768th New Year this weekend, highlighting the rich history of a population that has provided ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

New playground equipment coming to Summerfaire Park

A Turlock park will soon be home to brand new playground equipment, thanks to a matching grant awarded to the City as part of the ...

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

March miracle brings ample rainfall

After a disappointing winter in terms of rainfall, this month's wet weather was a cause for celebration at Turlock Irrigation District's Board of ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Family, pets displaced by Turlock blaze

Four people, one dog, and two birds escaped serious injury Saturday night when flames spread from their attached garage to their home.

March 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Zumbathon to benefit Salvation Army

The RAIZ Promotora Program at Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center strengthens the well-being of the local Latino community through family-friendly activities – one of which ...

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Search continues for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is still seeking a missing man who was supposed to return to his Turlock home earlier this month after a trip ...

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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