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Irrigation ends for the season

The Turlock Irrigation District 2012 irrigation season comes to an end today.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pink challenge: Work towards a cure

The staff of the Turlock Journal supports the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for Emanuel Cancer Center. The Journal challenges local businesses to show their support by purchasing the benefit t-shirts and sending in a picture of employees donning their pink. All photos submitted in the month of October will be published in the Journal.

October 05, 2012 | | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 457 incidents during the month of September. These included a total of 295 emergency medical service calls.

October 05, 2012 | | Local


Two Guys on Broadway move one block, drop catering

Two Guys on Broadway will soon exit the catering business, moving its successful Red Brick Café just down the block to a piece of prime Main Street real estate.

October 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock woman celebrates being cancer free with haircut

Mary Alquist's world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2004, and later diagnosed with skin cancer as well.

October 05, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Power outage shines light on union strife

Approximately 49 Turlock Irrigation District customers were without power for as much as 45 hours over the weekend, following a breakdown of the District's longstanding policy to address outages.

October 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


I Am Yoga: Connecting mind and body

Name of business: I Am Yoga Wellness Studio

October 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Annual Blessing of the Animals event set for Sunday

All creatures big and small, of all faiths and feathers, are invited to Light of Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday for the annual Blessing of the Animals.

October 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Hilmar Relay for Life earns state-wide awards for fundraising

When a community comes together for one purpose mighty things can happen. When that community is Hilmar and the cause is cancer research and education the result is record-breaking fundraising for the American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life event.

October 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Locally made rocking chair set for Facebook Gifts launch

One little bear from Turlock could make a big splash on the Internet.

October 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County to start flu vaccination clinics

It's that time of year again when people are asked to roll up their sleeves and feel the slight pinch of the needle as flu vaccinations roll out across the country.

October 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California leads nation in funding for specialty crops

The United States Department of Agriculture announced funding on Monday for the 2012 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. California received more than $18 million out of the total $55 million awarded nationwide.

October 01, 2012 | | Local


Nurses with a heart for hearts

Every day the nurses of Memorial Medical Center's Cardiac Telemetry ward take care of patients with all kinds of heart disease.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock family walks, raises funds for pediatric heart research

Pediatric heart disease is an issue close to the hearts of Turlock parents Jimmy and Monica Woods. When their son Tanner was born on Dec. 13, 2010, he suffered from an extremely rare condition called right isomerism. The syndrome saw Tanner born with his heart on the wrong side of the body, arteries attached backwards, half of his heart larger than the other, and no spleen – among other issues.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Carnegie earns Blueprint Award for historic revitalization

Turlock's rebuilt Carnegie Arts Center, a building which seamlessly integrates the historic, burnt-down shell of a Carnegie Library with a sparkling new, multi-million dollar wing, has been recognized with a San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Award for historic revitalization.

September 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlockā€™s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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