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Turlockers 'Fill the Boot' for Kindness

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 held its annual Random Acts of Kindness Fill the Boot fundraiser on Saturday and was able to raise almost $16,000 for local charities. Turlock firefighters voluntarily stood out on the corners of Monte Vista Crossings asking citizens to fill their boots with donations. Firefighters were able to raise $836 alone from people emptying the change trays in their cars. This year's total amount donated is an increase of almost $2,000 from last year, said Captain Frank Saldivar.

May 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


More water coming to TID growers

Doomsday scenarios were bantered about at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, with the economic repercussions of this season's failed crops pitted against the impact of having no water at all for future irrigation years.

May 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Valley air is cleaner but...

There's something in the air.

May 14, 2013 | | Local


KIWANIANS GIVE BACK

The Children's Crisis Center will be able to continue to serve at-risk kids in the Turlock area thanks in part to a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock. On Thursday, Kiwanians presented a check for $2,000 to Children's Crisis Center Executive Director Colleen Garcia.

May 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 495 incidents during the month of April. These included a total of 316 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents and 19 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 19 fire type calls: two building fires, one vehicle fire, six grass/ rubbish fires, four unauthorized burnings, four Dumpster fires, one cooking fire, and one outside storage fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat, and power lines down.

May 10, 2013 | | Local


ACE seeking to extend service to Modesto

Downtown Manteca's transit station is on target for completion in June.

May 10, 2013 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Local


New mom finds new respect for motherhood

Sara Cardoso always had a strong bond with her mother. But she didn't truly understand the meaning of motherhood until last month when she gave birth to her twin sons, Kayleb and Kayden.

May 10, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Festival of Trees to continue through new EMC Health, Inc.

As the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare proceeds through the regulatory approval process, the Turlock hospital's faith-based service to the community will continue through two new organizations.

May 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair Kids Club offers meet-and-greet with Elmo and Abby Cadabby

The Kids Club program provides educational and fun activities for young visitors to the Stanislaus County Fair. This year, Kids Club members will also get a chance to hang out with "Sesame Street" favorites.

May 07, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


New York fashion in downtown Turlock

Name of business: DevonMiles Fashion Accessories

May 07, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Poppies to benefit veteran programs

The red poppy is a symbol of the blood shed by American service members who fought on foreign soil. It is an emblem of willingness to serve - and sacrifice.

May 07, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Road Work Report

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

May 07, 2013 | | Local


Rotary tables bocce ball courts

For over a year the Turlock Noon Rotary Club has been trying to build two bocce courts in a city park, but everywhere they turned, Rotary members were met with more opposition than well wishes from Turlock citizens.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Joke turned fundraiser benefits kids fighting cancer

The breeze tickling the trees around Henry and Vivian Soares' home Monday afternoon carried with it the scent of a freshly picked harvest with a faint edge of newly turned soil.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


'Critically dry year' for irrigation

California is not technically in a drought, yet; but low snowpack and a dry spring is not looking good for local growers.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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TID, state association openly discuss California water needs

With the drought on nearly every mind throughout the state, Turlock Irrigation District and the Association of California Water Agencies engaged in a discussion on Tuesday that encompassed everything from sustainable groundwater basins to the future of water throughout the state.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


River Oaks Golf Course being sold

The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Local


Fair reveals new CEO, welcomes two directors

Following the announcement made by Stanislaus County Fair Chief Executive Officer Chris Borovansky in March revealing his intent to retire, the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Matthew Cranford as his replacement.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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