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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 for the District's communications, outreach, education and government affairs programs and initiatives. Reimers advocates on TID's behalf via several state and national professional organizations and she is involved in local organizations as well.

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 stars, pros and the hundreds of community supporters of the popular dance competition fundraiser.

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 Quality Alert.

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 provided by the public safety agencies - and a free hotdog courtesy of the Turlock Associated Police Officers.

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 fantasy, I've always secretly wished that I could be transported back in time to medieval days. On Saturday I finally got that chance, making my way – bow, arrow and all – to the Northern California Renaissance Faire for the first of what I expect to be many trips.

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 after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

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 Hashimoto permission to file the final license applications for Don Pedro and La Grange – a milestone in the relicensing process for both projects, which first began over six years ago.

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 down at Mid Valley Smoke Shop, the store typically brought in around $350 every day, and at Los Gallos, just across the intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West Hawkeye Avenue, the restaurant was prospering, selling $2,000 worth of food daily.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California agriculture leads nation in specialty crop funding

California received $19.2 million out of approximately $60.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block grants awarded nationwide.

October 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Johnathan T. Mercer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2017 | | Local


Sweet treats for a great cause

Olde Tyme Pastries has joined the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434's campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Out of pain springs forth kindness

On three occasions the Shimrado family has known the bliss of welcoming new lives into this world. Twice they have known the deep sorrow of watching those lives depart. Now, out of that pain, they are creating happy memories for the community at large through Two Hearts Bring Joy.

October 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community outreach

The Turlock Police Department Homeless Engagement Multi-Disciplinary Team hosted a Community Outreach Fair on Tuesday at the City Hall parking lot. A number of organizations and support groups offered information on resources available in the community.

October 03, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


The Tri-Tipery pops up in Turlock

Name of business: The Tri-Tipery

October 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Police investigate train fatality in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train early Saturday morning.

October 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate falls in Turlock, Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to decline in September, according to the latest data from the Employment Development Department.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State records first flu-related death for the season

The California Department of Public Health received the first report of an influenza-associated fatality in a person under the age of 65 for the 2017-2018 ...

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Realtors inspire children to read

Realtors are familiar with handing new home owners a shiny set of keys, but on Wednesday a group of agents from Turlock's Aspire Home ...

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Diane Bartlett

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett grew up in the Bay Area, the youngest of five children. She was not unfamiliar with this area, however, because as ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health agency offers flu vaccine clinics

Local and national health officials are hoping to mitigate the impacts of the oncoming influenza season by recommending a flu vaccine as the best course ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cancer survivors celebrate hope at annual event

When Turlock resident Clora McCray's daughter was diagnosed with childhood leukemia as an infant, the three years of radiation appointments, doctor's office visits ...

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Heritage Realty ready to help house hunters

Name of business: Valley Heritage Realty

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hospital volunteers pitch in for homeless shelter

Emanuel Medical Center Volunteers donated $10,000 to the Turlock Gospel Mission on Tuesday to help the organization complete its homeless shelter on Broadway Avenue.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Community health fair set for Sunday

The Assyrian Wellness Collaborative is partnering with Stanislaus County to present the Community Health and Wellness Fair on Sunday.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ahlem Cancer Endowment offering free mammograms

The Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center at Emanuel Medical Center will be using a $20,000 grant from the Bill and Elise Ahlem ...

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local seniors ‘Pedal to End Alzheimer’s’

Residents of Covenant Village of Turlock used brains and brawn to pedal 334 miles and raise nearly $1,200 during the first annual Pedal to ...

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Haunted history explored in Downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock is known for its delectable dining and plethora of shopping options, but it also has a mysterious and at times eerie past that ...

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash on Highway 99 injures one

A man sustained major injuries and was rushed to an area hospital after a single vehicle accident on Highway 99 in Turlock Tuesday morning.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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