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Habitat for Humanity dedicates first home in Turlock through Bank of America partnership

The first thing Ernestina Diaz said as she walked up to the Baywood Lane home in Turlock Saturday morning was "Es bonita" - which translates to, "It's beautiful."

October 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


PINK and proud

The second week of the Journal's pink challenge was a huge success.

October 14, 2013 | | Local


Church conference offers empowerment for women

Local women are invited to attend a three-day conference at Harvest Christian Center that focuses on empowering and encouraging women from a biblical approach.

October 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Gerry Grossman: Man of faith and Prog Rock

Q. How did your call to service come about?

October 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pie contest seeks local bakers

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 18th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies entered in the contest will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 12, 2013 | | Local


Caltrans funds multiple road projects in area

The California Transportation Commission has allocated $359 million to 36 projects in the state, including two in Stanislaus County.

October 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Event offers help for coping with holiday grief

The holidays. What is usually a time of celebration and joy, can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones in recent years. In order to help people who are suffering manage during this time of year, Hospice of Emanuel Medical Center is hosting a special evening program, "Coping with the Holidays," on Nov. 1

October 12, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock native forgoes baseball scholarship to serve at SF gospel mission

Three weeks before he was set to leave home to play college baseball in Southern California, Zachary Olsen told his parents he would not be going to college.

October 12, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission jump starts campaign for year round shelter

When Tim Guerino stares out at 437 S. Broadway, he doesn't see an empty warehouse. He sees possibilities.

October 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pink Challenge

City Council members Forest White, Amy Bublak, Mayor John Lazar, City Attorney Phaedra Norton, Council member Steven Nascimento, City Manager Roy Wasden and Council member Bill DeHart made Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting a pink affair.

October 10, 2013 | | Local


Coffee with the chiefs

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Fire Chief Tim Lohman are hoping the public would like to have a chat over coffee.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Patriotism alive in Turlock DAR

Patriotism, education, and historic preservation. These are the traditions that guide the Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization that was founded over 100 years ago and has seen a recent rebirth in Turlock.

October 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Organ performance to celebrate church homecoming

On Sunday, St. Francis Episcopal Church will welcome featured organist David H. Douma.

October 08, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Hilmar native brings consumer voice to county ag committee

Although Pamela Sweeten won't be found tilling soil on a ranch, the Hilmar native has a comprehensive background in agriculture that has led her to the position of California Women for Agriculture Representative on the Stanislaus County Agricultural Advisory Committee. Sweeten was appointed by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 1.

October 08, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Gospel mission, downtown association partner for cleaner streets

A new partnership is making strides toward bettering the relationship between the business sector and homeless individuals and the byproduct is a spiffier downtown Turlock.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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How the other half lives in Yosemite

When my wife and I carried our bags down the red carpet into the plush lobby, I could still hardly believe it. In all the years we had visited Yosemite, we had never stayed at the lavish hotel that houses royalty, presidents and the well-to-do. I figured we never would, yet there we were.

April 24, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Water conservation for city parks and medians

The City of Turlock's Water Conservation Task Force Committee is focusing efforts on water conservation strategies and enhancing our public education and outreach. As part of the public education and outreach, the City will be posting signs on the City's medians and parks. These signs will indicate how that particular landscape is being irrigated.

April 24, 2015 | | Local


Property changes in order for TID

The only thing that is constant is change and Turlock Irrigation District is embracing change with plans to both sell and purchase property with the Turlock Rural Fire District and the City of Turlock.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Victims’ rights rally planned for Saturday

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center is holding a Victims' Right Rally and Family Safety Fair in downtown Modesto on Saturday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


209 Extreme offers retail, wholesale options for name brands

Name of Business: 209 Extreme

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans’ meeting in Turlock

The monthly meeting for the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission will be held in Turlock on Monday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


Lake McClure bike park a West Coast finalist for $100,000 grant

When Dan Woodall isn't busy working at his bike store, Cycle Masters, he is often practicing what he preaches: cycling.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teams ready for Relay for Life events

Every spring hundreds of community members rally together for one cause: Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones is close to the hearts of many Turlockers.

April 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock senior honored for philanthropic efforts

Myrna Wachs may not be superwoman, but she is pretty darn close.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tune In and Turn Up returns to fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking to better the region's air quality by fixing those vehicles that are releasing polluting exhaust through their annual Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Behaving very much like a candidate for governor without saying he is one, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa moved around Mi Pueblo Market on Crows Landing Road Saturday afternoon during a leg of what he calls a "listening and learning tour."

April 21, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


The City of Turlock is now in stage three of the emergency water shortage plan

As a result of the severity of California's drought, the city manager of the City of Turlock hereby orders the implementation of Stage 3 of the City of Turlock's Emergency Water Shortage Plan.

April 21, 2015 | | Local


Get rid of old car batteries for a greener, cleaner planet

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting a greener planet and clearer driving, AAA Northern California is offering its popular battery recycling program "AAA Battery Roundup" year-round. AAA members and the public can drop off their old automotive, motorcycle, RV and marine batteries at select locations at any time throughout the year.

April 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Municipal Airport in the spotlight

While cars and trains are no unique site in Turlock, locals may be surprised to know that Turlock also has its own functioning airport. President of the Turlock Regional Aviation Association Todd Smith took time to answer questions about the airport which plays host to private flights, nonprofit events, sheep grazing and more.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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