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Ceremonies, acts of patriotism mark 11th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Eleven years ago Americans across the country watched in shock as terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, leaving over 3,000 dead. On Tuesday, Turlock remembered the victims of those attacks with public ceremonies, flags flown at half-staff and personal expressions of patriotism.

September 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local college student prepares for pageant

On the surface, Michelle Hurst is your typical 19-year-old college student. But in a few months, her world will change. She will be trading in her jeans and flip flops for an evening gown and a pair of heels to represent Stanislaus County and compete for the very first time at the Miss California USA Pageant.

September 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Artist uses Ts to tell, sell story

The fertile imagination of Ceres resident Luis Castle has blended creative writing, computer graphics and an entrepreneurial spirit to come up with a unique business enterprise.

September 07, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 459 incidents during the month of August. These included a total of 293 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, and 17 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 19 fire type calls: 5 building fires, 1 cooking fire, 2 special "outside" type fires, 6 vegetation/ rubbish fires, 2 electrical wiring type fires, 1 Dumpster fire, 3 vehicle fires, and one fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal rescues, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat incidents, and power ...

September 07, 2012 | | Local


Six couples celebrate over 50 years of marriage

Wyamah knew it was love at first sight when she first laid eyes on Paul Toupin. Fifty-six years of marriage and four kids later, Paul and Wayamah Toupin were one of six couples that were honored by the Turlock Senior Citizens club on Thursday night for being married over 50 years.

September 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Water line break closes Fulkerth through Saturday

A water line break was discovered early Friday morning on Fulkerth Road, east of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, which closed the Fulkerth intersection at Golden State Boulevard for most of the day.

September 07, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Business booming at Monte Vista Crossings

Two much-anticipated new Turlock businesses are just days away from opening.

September 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Family escapes fire; suffers minor injuries

A Turlock couple sustained burn injuries Wednesday when they rushed through the flames to rescue their children from their burning home.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile virus claims life of Merced County woman

As the number of West Nile virus cases ratchet up locally and nationally, Merced County announced their first fatality from the virus.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Powering up local motor enthusiasts

Name of business: Powersports Supply

September 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cast a line on Saturday for Free Fishing Day

"Gone fishing" is the motto the California Department of Fish and Game are hoping Californians will adopt on Saturday, the last of two free fishing days offered this year.

September 04, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Hantavirus cases in Yosemite increase

Four more visitors to Yosemite National Park have tested positive for the hantavirus, bringing the total number of park visitors infected to six, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 04, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Sky's the limit at balloon festival

The enthusiasm for a successful hot air balloon festival was not diminished by the wind that kept the balloons grounded during a planned media event at Mistlin Sports Park in Ripon on Saturday.

September 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown hosts third night market of season

When the lights go down in Turlock, many residents moan there's little to do.

September 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Economic recovery on its way, finds report

California's economic recovery is on the horizon though challenges remain numerous, according to a new report from the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

September 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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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


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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