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TID enters 20-year contract to buy solar energy

A 54-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant that will generate enough energy to serve approximately 20,000 homes will begin construction this month following the announcement of a 20-year renewable power purchase agreement between Turlock Irrigation District and SunPower.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Former Vietnam POW to visit Turlock

In recognition of Veterans Day, Covenant Village of Turlock is bringing former Navy pilot and prisoner of war Capt. Charlie Plumb to town for a motivational presentation about survival and dealing with life's challenges and opportunities.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local veterans reflect on service to their country

Byron Carl Reinhold was living in Turlock with his wife Anita in 1942 when he decided to enlist in the Army "to serve our country."

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


CanTree Breakfast fights hunger for the holidays

For 34 years, the Central Valley Association of Realtors has sponsored an event that not only spreads holiday cheer but raises thousands of dollars for food baskets that go to families and seniors in need during the Christmas season.

November 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


City to salute local veterans with new cannon memorial

The City of Turlock will celebrate Veterans Day with a rededication ceremony Wednesday that will honor local veterans for their service and welcome the historic War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local business looks to 'Paint It Forward'

Lancaster Painting has a very special holiday tradition. During the Turlock company's annual Christmas gathering, the employees decide who will be the recipient of a free paint job through the Paint It Forward program.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID unveils new energy efficiency programs for 2016

The Turlock Irrigation District is hoping increased rebates in 2016 will incentivize more customers to use less energy and save money in their homes and businesses.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock CrossFit gym hosts Barbells for Boobs benefit

CrossFit ParaBellum is doing its part in the fight against breast cancer as the local gym hosts its seventh Barbells for Boobs event in cooperation with Reebok.

November 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Carnegie readies for 100-year milestone

Whether it was the spot to read a book in the 1920s, play a round of ping-pong in the 1970s, or take in a work of art in the current decade, the Carnegie building has long been a part of Turlock's landscape.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Calling all bakers, gingerbread artists

November is traditionally the time when those with a culinary flare really shine. Professional cooks and home chefs alike have two opportunities this month to put their skills to the test with the 21st Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest and 1st Annual Gingerbread House Contest.

November 06, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Scholarship keeps memory of Turlock woman alive

From the outside it seemed like Kelly Denis-Pierce was living the perfect life. The Turlock native had a loving marriage, a successful career as a financial analysis, a happy young son and on Feb. 19, 2006, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. It looked like nothing could stop the life track of the 31-year-old, which is why it came as such a devastating blow when she died just two days after giving birth.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Salvation Army to kick off holiday fundraising season

The bells will soon be ringing for the Turlock Salvation Army's Annual Kettle Kick Off Luncheon.

November 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Flu claims life of Stanislaus County infant

Just as the state health department announced the first death of an individual from influenza, comes an announcement from the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency that an infant in the county has died from the virus.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock: Once a Kap fan, always a Kap fan

Is Colin Kaepernick the long term quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers? Maybe not. But he is no doubt a fan favorite in his hometown of Turlock.

November 06, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Turlock native returns home to launch film career

Bavlina Youri's passion for theatrical arts blossomed in Turlock during her time as a student at California State University, Stanislaus, so now that she is ready to embark on her directorial debut, she thought it only natural to return to her roots.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Tune In and Tune Up set for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is holding a Tune In and Tune Up event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Stanislaus ...

January 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Awards program looks to honor area seniors

In an effort to recognize the county's most generous senior citizens, the Stanislaus County's 2017 Senior Awards are calling for nominations of those ...

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local hookah lounge comes to grips with new law

In June of last year, a new, statewide law increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old, hoping to ...

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Girl Scouts kick off a century of cookie sales

It's that time of year again - the time to empty your pockets and fill your stomachs with irresistibly delicious Girl Scout cookies.

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'The Cost of Raising a Child'

Raising a child is no easy task - or cheap. In a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is estimated that ...

January 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Diocese bankruptcy plan approved

The Diocese of Stockton announced this week that a judge has approved their bankruptcy plan, including the establishment of a $15 million trust for survivors ...

January 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


FBI Teen Academy opens applications for high school juniors

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Sacramento field office is accepting applications for the Spring 2017 FBI Teen Academy.

January 12, 2017 | | Local


Little Lights Preschool set to open at end of month

Type of business: Preschool

January 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fitness program aims to improve senior health

The aging process brings with it a multitude of obstacles, from memory loss to health issues. At Covenant Village of Turlock, the continuing care retirement ...

January 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac goes solar

Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac is heading into the New Year with an environmentally conscious approach, as the Turlock auto dealership recently connected with local solar energy installer ...

January 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


County sees first flu death for the season

Stanislaus County has recorded its first influenza-related death as the season hits the peak time for contagions.

January 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock dodges worst of weekend storm

While Turlock actively prepared for what was originally forecast to be the storm of a decade this past weekend, the city came out relatively drier ...

January 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Buy, sell and trade at Mid Valley Pawn

Josh Gottlieb is no stranger to the pawn business. The owner of Turlock's newest shop, Mid Valley Pawn, essentially grew up in the industry ...

January 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayor visits library story time

Mayor Gary Soiseth dropped by a special pajama party story time at the Turlock Library on Monday. The Mayor read Bob Shea's "Dinosaur vs ...

January 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Alan J. Trelles graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 10, 2017 | | Local


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