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New home for police, fire

Calling it "a monumental day for the city of Turlock," Police Chief Rob Jackson, joined by Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman, Mayor John Lazar, city officials and invited dignitaries, ushered in a milestone for the community with the official dedication of the newly opened Turlock Public Safety Facility.

September 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Injured baseball player surprises doctors with progress; credits community support

Tyler Murphy made a name for himself at Turlock High by standing tall on the pitcher's mound and vanquishing batters with his arm. But for the past month, Murphy has been unable to pitch, let alone stand, after a tragic boating accident at Lake Tulloch on Aug. 8 left him with nerve, muscle, and tendon damage in his right hand and leg.

September 27, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Free Methodist celebrate 100 years in Turlock

It will be a day and night of memories recalled and memories made. It will be a momentous event that spans 100 years of its roots in local history. The congregation of the Free Methodist Church is adding the final touches for its centennial celebration, set for Oct. 5-6.

September 24, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Dollar General to fill vacancy at old Hollywood Video store

Years of remaining empty will no longer plague the old Hollywood Video location at 2641 Geer Rd., as Dollar General is making plans to move into the vacant building by the end of the year.

September 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Road Work Report

The following City of Turlock streets will be closed to all through traffic:

September 24, 2013 | | Local


Journal challenges businesses, organizations to support cancer campaign

Local firefighters are donning pink on the job and around town in an effort to raise awareness and funds for women's cancer research - and the Turlock Journal is challenging others to do the same.

September 24, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock security company may have solution for park troubles

As the litany of complaints and issues about Denair Park grows among neighboring residents and business owners, one resounding question continues to rise to the surface - what can be done?

September 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Church’s efforts to help could be contributing to Denair Park problems

One common complaint among those directly affected by the troubles emanating out of Denair Park is that the good intentions of a Turlock church is exacerbating the problems.

September 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


No end in sight for TID, linemen's union negotiations

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Turlock Irrigation District were unable to reach any sort of mutual agreement on the linemen's contract on Tuesday, despite actively participating in closed session negotiations for most of the day.

September 24, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local teen makes big difference through a little fun

In a generation where playing outside seems to have been replaced with smart phones, and backyard football is being substituted with online gaming, one Turlock teenager still believes that kids have the most fun by simply playing outside.

September 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Retiring Old Glory

For Eagle Scout Brandon Shively, nothing is more important than the American flag.

September 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Wildlife Care Center opens doors to public

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will hold its annual "Day With Wildlife" today at Fox Grove Fishing Access in Hughson. The event opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

September 20, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Residents, business owners air grievances over Denair Park activities

Denair Park takes up just two acres of land in downtown and in the scope of Turlock parks, it is one of the smaller sites, but for the businesses and residents surrounding it, the park has become a massive conveyor of problems.

September 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID outsourcing target of graffiti

Recent graffiti directed towards the Turlock Irrigation District outsourcing work has caused quite the stir in the local community.

September 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Team roping finals held in Turlock this weekend

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds may have looked more like a scene from the Wild West this week as thousands of people gathered at the fairground arena for the 2013 California Finals hosted by the American Cowboy Team Roping Association.

September 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | 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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