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KIWANIS: BRINGING THE ART

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock provided a four-day art class for the fifth grades at Cunningham Elementary School earlier this month. Funds were raised to hire an art teacher and purchase the art supplies. The students used oil pastels and watercolors to create their own versions of James Rizzi's whimsical landscapes. Their art work will be on display throughout the month of March at the school.

February 15, 2013 | | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 532 incidents during the month of January. These included a total of 328 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents, and 35 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 30 fire type calls: five building fires, six vehicle fires, six outside rubbish fires, one brush fire, two arcing shorted electrical, seven unauthorized burnings, one Dumpster fire, and two fires classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal problem, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat, or power ...

February 15, 2013 | | Local


County reports decline in small businesses for sale

The total of 27 small and mid-sized business for sale offerings sold in Stanislaus County last month, represents 10 percent fewer deals than the 30 transactions concluded during January 2012, according to the BizBen Index. The company also reported the statewide business sales count in January was 1,179, a decline of 3.6 percent from the 1,223 transactions completed during the same month last year.

February 15, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Chimney fire damages home

A fire inside a chimney damaged a Turlock residence early Thursday.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Project FUN lives up to its name

A new community service project ran by kids for kids, is taking the Turlock community by storm. Friends in a United Neighborhood has become one of the newest organizations in Turlock intended to fight childhood obesity, promote lifelong friendships and help kids become acquainted with conventional and non conventional activities.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


PG&E plans new pipeline in Turlock

A testing of the natural gas pipelines in Turlock last year turned up no problems, but the company has decided to replace a large segment starting at Geer Road.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Rotarians aid remote Mexican boarding school

After a year of planning, garnering support, and collecting funds, the Rotary Club of Turlock has partnered with Turlock Sunrise Rotary and Ripon Rotary Club to bring basic provisions to La Candeleria, a remote boarding school between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Queen Shamiram still needs a home

Queen Shamiram has been looking for a permanent Turlock home since 2007. Community members had hoped a donated 9-foot bronze statue of the ancient Assyrian ruler would be placed at California State University, Stanislaus, but the university said thanks, but no thanks.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


None injured in hospital fire

A small fire ignited this morning in a construction zone at Emanuel Medical Center from a severed oxygen line.

February 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Strings owner brings family, local feel to Italian café

Name of business: Strings Italian Cafe

February 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Net farm income forecast to increase by nearly 14 percent in 2013

After adjusting for inflation, 2013's net farm income, forecast at $128.2 billion, is expected to be the highest since 1973.

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock farmers charged after hens starve

Two Turlock poultry farmers are now facing felony animal cruelty charges after leaving 50,000 hens to starve.

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Math teacher spends summers salmon fishing in Alaska's Bristol Bay

Turlock's Ed Schollenberg has found the perfect balance between his two passions: teaching and fishing.

February 12, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local florists prepare for Valentine's Day blitz

As Valentine's Day looms near, love-struck customers nationwide are busy rustling up the perfect gift for the amorous holiday. The same can be said for local flower shop owners as they ready themselves for the pressure of delivering important presents on that special day.

February 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Winter storm information

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.

November 21, 2014 | | Local


Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Opening up the table this holiday season

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.

November 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Coat program helps children combat winter chill

As Turlock welcomes winter and the accompanying drop in temperatures, Westside Ministries is making sure that every child in the community is prepared for the chill with the organization's 29th annual Coats for Kids program.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission plans block party, football game to fete Thanksgiving

The Turlock Gospel Mission is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a large block party complete with a traditional turkey meal and kickoff the event with what is expected to become an annual community flag football game.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigar lovers find a home in Turlock

Name of Business: Ciganos Fine Cigars

November 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Church, city agencies partner up to clean alleys

The congregation of Turlock Covenant Church, along with staff from the City of Turlock's Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities went to work Saturday on a project to spruce up some of the alleys on Turlock's Westside.

November 20, 2014 | | Local


SIRS pays tribute to area’s Korean veterans

The Turlock chapter of the Sons in Retirement gave a salute to the area's Korean War veterans with a special ceremony Wednesday that included the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medals.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock girl to compete in pre-teen pageant

After a successful application and interview process, Turlock resident Zoe Cavanaugh has been officially selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Stockton/Sacramento pageant competition on Saturday.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Realtors feed the hungry

For the past 32 years, local Realtors and their affiliates have held a Can Tree Breakfast in an effort to raise money to feed hungry families during the holidays. Although the literal Christmas tree-shaped pyramid of canned food - that some years reached as high as 25 feet - no longer adorns the entrance to the long-since closed Albertsons grocery store, the spirit of giving has remained strong.

November 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City, Stanislaus Business Alliance formalize 20 year partnership

While the City of Turlock has been a member of the Stanislaus Business Alliance since 1994, on Tuesday the two entities entered into an official agreement with the sanctioning of the Turlock City Council.

November 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock kicks off holiday season with Turkey Trot

While individuals across town will be rushing to the grocery store in upcoming days to purchase a turkey in time for Thanksgiving, a few lucky locals won't need to stress as the winner of the City of Turlock's annual Turkey Trot fun run will be granted the festive bird as a victory prize.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ringing in season of giving

The only thing made more apparent than the Salvation Army's love of bells at the 18th annual Kettle Kick-Off Luncheon was the generosity of the community as they donated over $46,000 for the local Salvation Army Corps.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock recycling company receives $1 million grant

Peninsula Plastics Recycling in Turlock was selected among more than 50 applicants to receive a $1 million grant which will bring new equipment and nine new positions to the company.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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