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Know Your Neighbor: Brad Bates

Brad Bates served two terms as Mayor of Turlock, from 1982-1990. Before heading the Turlock City Council, Bates served many years on the City's Planning Commission. He also has a long family history in Turlock. His​ ​grandfather​ ​came​ ​to​ ​Turlock​ ​as​ ​a​ ​​ ​child​ ​from​ ​the​ ​island​ ​of​ ​Pico​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Portuguese​ ​Azores.​​ ​In​ ​the​ ​1930s,​ ​his grandfather​ ​started​ ​the Harry​ ​P.​ ​Raymus​ ​Insurance​ ​Agency.​ ​​ His​ ​father,​ ​​​Louie,​ ​​ ​joined​ ​him​ ​in​ ​the​ ​agency​ ​after​ ​serving​ ​as a​ ​Captain​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Army​ ​during​ ​World​ ​War​ ​II.​ ​​ ​Brad ​went​ ​to​ ​work​ ​at​ ​the​ ​family agency​ ​​ ​immediately​ ​after graduating​ ​from​ ​U.C.​ ​Davis ...

September 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local




Pirates, shapes and book clubs highlight September library events

The Turlock Library will host a number of special events and programs for all ages throughout the month of September, including seminars on planning for Social Security, college resources through the Dream Act and what it takes to become a citizen of the United States of America.

August 29, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Alegria Ballroom finds new downtown home

Type of business: Dance studio

August 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pair spends several days trapped in home after fall

The Turlock police and fire departments came to the rescue of an elderly couple that had fallen and were unable to get help for several days.

August 29, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Keyes fire chief rebuffs critics who say fire response is slow

Keyes Fire Department is facing criticism of its organization, including claims that fire response was delayed at three recent structure fires, and that the department too heavily relies on mutual aid from neighboring agencies.

August 29, 2017 | | Local


A simple act of kindness

A small act of kindness can make a huge impact, and that was the case for one grieving family.

August 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local organizations offer support for hurricane victims

California businesses and volunteers are joining in the disaster relief efforts to help the the thousands of people in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

August 29, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Carnegie features contemporary Japanese ceramics

The Carnegie Arts Center will be holding a preview night party for the Japanese ceramic arts exhibit coming to town in September.

August 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Train fatality victim identified as Turlock resident

The woman killed when she was struck by a freight train in Modesto on Monday has been identified as a Turlock resident.

August 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fire douses duplex blaze

A fire of unknown origin charred a vacant duplex in Turlock early Friday morning.

August 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


AERIAL RESCUE

An employee at a feed company had to be airlifted to an area hospital after falling from a silo on Tuesday night.

August 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dine with purpose at Edible Extravaganza

Trying out different cultures, varieties and flavors of food is always fun, but the taste is even sweeter when it's all for a good cause. In just under two weeks, the 31st annual Edible Extravaganza will hit the Modesto Centre Plaza, raising funds for the Center for Human Services while showcasing tastes of the region's finest in food and drink.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Comic Con returning to Turlock

In February, over 2,500 people flocked to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to participate in Turlock's first-ever Comic Con, transporting the city's geeks and pop culture enthusiasts to an alternate reality filled with superheroes, zombies and even some celebrities. For those who may have missed the first one, or want to participate in the fun again, there's good news: Turlock Comic Con is back.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local, state housing inventory remains low

Those wanting to buy a home in the Turlock area may be looking for quite a while and then competing with many other potential buyers as the local housing market remains limited. A lack of inventory, and qualified buyers, is a trend not only locally but also statewide.

August 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air ...

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services ...

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House ...

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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