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Hughson teen dies in Contra Costa County crash

The community of Hughson is mourning the loss of 17-year-old resident Mario Castro, who was killed in an early Monday morning freeway crash in Brentwood in Contra Costa County.

December 26, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


TID comes to agreement with IBEW

After a series of power failures in 2012 that left Turlock Irrigation District's working relationship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in an impaired state, both sides were able to come to an official Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday.

December 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Community serves free Christmas dinner to hundreds

Every Christmas, a miracle takes place right here in Turlock. Hundreds of community members from all walks of life put their combined efforts into providing a better holiday to those struggling to make ends meet.

December 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police reach out to Turlock family felled by tragedy

The Turlock Police Department sought to bring a little bit of holiday cheer to a Turlock family rocked by a tragic loss earlier this year with donations and a special visit from the department's Blue Santa.

December 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man proposes on Christmas Tree Lane

It's a holiday tradition for Maci Williams to make her way to Christmas Tree Lane in Turlock, but this year was one for the books as her boyfriend Nick Smith got down on one knee to propose Sunday evening.

December 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


State veterinarian clears Santa’s reindeer to enter California

California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of Dec. 24 and in the early morning hours of Dec. 25.

December 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission seeks 'Outstanding' women

The holiday season is the time to appreciate those near and dear, but it is also the time of year for the Stanislaus County Commission for Women to accept nominations to honor females in the community for their year-round exemplary service.

December 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


NORAD prepares to track Santa on annual mission

For children who want to track Santa Claus and his reindeer as they make their way across the world to every rooftop on Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has them covered with their NORAD Tracks Santa program.

December 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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


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Local group provides weight loss support

Losing weight is a struggle for some, but thanks to support groups like Take Off Pounds Sensibly, shedding those extra pounds can be a fun ...

July 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Junior lifeguards course concludes second successful year

The San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program wrapped up its second annual three-week long training course at the San Luis Creek State Park on Friday.

July 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


La Taqueria: Continuing a family tradition

Type of business: Mexican restaurant

July 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


State fires affecting Central Valley air

With the massive Soberanes Fire blazing across Monterey County and the Sand Fire in Los Angeles County torching southern California, the resulting smoke and particulate ...

July 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


New tracks prompt temporary closure to Monte Vista Avenue

A new path is going to be needed for those individuals who travel in and out of Turlock via Monte Vista Avenue as the city ...

July 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Campers find heart at Camp Taylor

Kids meet, scars blend and wonders happen at Camp Taylor, which has provided a home away from home for young people and families of children ...

July 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown farmers market moves to Central Park

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is moving from its current E. Main Street location to Central Park starting Aug. 6, a change prompted by complaints ...

July 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock readies for National Night Out

Come next Tuesday the temperatures may drive people inside to air conditioned houses, but the Turlock Police Department is hoping people will brave the heat ...

July 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime downtown shop closing

After 36 years of framing art and memorabilia for the Turlock community, First Street Gallery and Frame Company is preparing to close its doors.

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


University Police Department promotes first female sergeant

Cheri Silveira remembers the moment she realized she wanted to become a police officer. Working in loss prevention at Gottschalks during her first college job ...

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Attendance dips at county fair

With all the exhibits taken down, livestock returned home and midway rides disassembled, it's hard to imagine that over 200,000 people visited the ...

July 26, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Motorcyclist killed in Delhi collision

A 33-year-old Denair man was killed Monday night when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Delhi.

July 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Senior safety top priority at upcoming seminar

Far too often senior citizens must be concerned with their safety both physically, emotionally and financially. Seniors sometimes need assistance when it comes to navigating ...

July 22, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Carnegie centennial celebration continues with a return to Kaleidoscope

The Carnegie Arts Center is ready to stroll back into its funky and groovy past and hopes locals will come along with the trip and ...

July 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Registration opens for Citizen Academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting Sept. 8.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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