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TID enters 20-year contract to buy solar energy

A 54-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant that will generate enough energy to serve approximately 20,000 homes will begin construction this month following the announcement of a 20-year renewable power purchase agreement between Turlock Irrigation District and SunPower.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Former Vietnam POW to visit Turlock

In recognition of Veterans Day, Covenant Village of Turlock is bringing former Navy pilot and prisoner of war Capt. Charlie Plumb to town for a motivational presentation about survival and dealing with life's challenges and opportunities.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Local veterans reflect on service to their country

Byron Carl Reinhold was living in Turlock with his wife Anita in 1942 when he decided to enlist in the Army "to serve our country."

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

CanTree Breakfast fights hunger for the holidays

For 34 years, the Central Valley Association of Realtors has sponsored an event that not only spreads holiday cheer but raises thousands of dollars for food baskets that go to families and seniors in need during the Christmas season.

November 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

City to salute local veterans with new cannon memorial

The City of Turlock will celebrate Veterans Day with a rededication ceremony Wednesday that will honor local veterans for their service and welcome the historic War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Local business looks to 'Paint It Forward'

Lancaster Painting has a very special holiday tradition. During the Turlock company's annual Christmas gathering, the employees decide who will be the recipient of a free paint job through the Paint It Forward program.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID unveils new energy efficiency programs for 2016

The Turlock Irrigation District is hoping increased rebates in 2016 will incentivize more customers to use less energy and save money in their homes and businesses.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock CrossFit gym hosts Barbells for Boobs benefit

CrossFit ParaBellum is doing its part in the fight against breast cancer as the local gym hosts its seventh Barbells for Boobs event in cooperation with Reebok.

November 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Carnegie readies for 100-year milestone

Whether it was the spot to read a book in the 1920s, play a round of ping-pong in the 1970s, or take in a work of art in the current decade, the Carnegie building has long been a part of Turlock's landscape.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Calling all bakers, gingerbread artists

November is traditionally the time when those with a culinary flare really shine. Professional cooks and home chefs alike have two opportunities this month to put their skills to the test with the 21st Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest and 1st Annual Gingerbread House Contest.

November 06, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Scholarship keeps memory of Turlock woman alive

From the outside it seemed like Kelly Denis-Pierce was living the perfect life. The Turlock native had a loving marriage, a successful career as a financial analysis, a happy young son and on Feb. 19, 2006, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. It looked like nothing could stop the life track of the 31-year-old, which is why it came as such a devastating blow when she died just two days after giving birth.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Salvation Army to kick off holiday fundraising season

The bells will soon be ringing for the Turlock Salvation Army's Annual Kettle Kick Off Luncheon.

November 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flu claims life of Stanislaus County infant

Just as the state health department announced the first death of an individual from influenza, comes an announcement from the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency that an infant in the county has died from the virus.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock: Once a Kap fan, always a Kap fan

Is Colin Kaepernick the long term quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers? Maybe not. But he is no doubt a fan favorite in his hometown of Turlock.

November 06, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Turlock native returns home to launch film career

Bavlina Youri's passion for theatrical arts blossomed in Turlock during her time as a student at California State University, Stanislaus, so now that she is ready to embark on her directorial debut, she thought it only natural to return to her roots.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Child sickened after eating burrito at Chipotle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to search for the specific source of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants that has sickened 45 people ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flames erupt at Turlock apartment complex

An apartment that was supposed to be vacant caught fire Saturday forcing residents of the seven unit apartment complex to flee from the flames, according ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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