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TID to spend $975K in canal tunnel repair

Turlock Irrigation District directors unanimously approved a project which will blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on TID's upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing a mountaintop in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.

August 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Paw Dogs: Training puppies into heroes

Those shopping at Tractor Supply Company on Aug. 7 had a few unexpected fellow shoppers - those of the four-legged variety. Members of Stanislaus Paw Dogs, a guide dog training club, took a field trip into the Turlock store - and the neighboring movie theatre - to help the canines get real world experience.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


City to replace water meters

Turlockers should expect to see city-authorized technicians conducting work on water meters in the coming months.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


West Nile outbreak reaches new high

The outbreak of West Nile virus is soaring across the country, reaching unseen levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

August 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands of Valley unemployed find hope at Turlock job fair

For job hunters, Turlock was the place to be on Wednesday.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New bus hub ready for passengers

A new chapter in the growth of Turlock was launched Friday with the official opening of the Regional Transit Center, a first for the town and second in the county.

August 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air District opens lawn mower program for commercial use

A pilot program from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is offering commercial lawn care operators the chance to use and evaluate electric yard equipment.

August 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sheriff department hosts virtual ride-along

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will host their first-ever "virtual ride-along" via Twitter from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.

August 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock Police promote two

Two of Turlock's finest were promoted at a ceremony held at the War Memorial on Tuesday. Miguel Pacheco, a 14-year police veteran was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and nine year Turlock Police veteran Dave Shaw was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dental office turns into spa experience

Name of business: Dental Spa, Antoine Varani DDS

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Army Pvt. Joseph N. Nelson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 21, 2012 | | Local


Local gym asks community to help them grant a child’s wish

Grace Hopkins is just 4 years old, but she has already had to endure a lifetime of challenges. When Grace was 18 months old she was diagnosed with Vater Syndrome, a rare disorder that affects multiple organs of a child's body.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Irrigation season ends on dry note

The Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season is unlikely to be extended beyond its scheduled Oct. 10 end date, directors learned Tuesday, due to much lower-than-anticipated water levels in Don Pedro Reservoir.

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Merced fair announces slogan winner, opens logo contest

Sometimes a simple "Thank You" says it all.

August 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Promise Scholars seeks support for brunch competition, fundraiser

Every year, area young people "graduate" from foster care with little or no resources to start life on their own. Yet, like most college hopefuls, foster youth have ambitions, goals and dreams. The Promise Scholars program aims to help former foster youth succeed as students at California State University, Stanislaus, and provide a bridge to a brighter future for many of these young adults.

August 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Cuts is a cut above

Name of Business: California Cuts

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Recent US citizen celebrates 104 birthday

Asiat Tamrazian has 32 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Thursday also marked her 104 birthday.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teacher’s Feather Raft invention wins regional challenge

Dutcher Middle School teacher by day and Feather Raft inventor by night, Elias Ruiz, took home the grand price of $2,500 cash Wednesday evening as the winner of the first annual Stanislaus County Innovation Challenge.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A BLUSTERY BLUNDER

What happens when you combine wind and rain? You get a hazardous combination. Just ask Turlocker Craig Mathews who found a dead tree uprooted on top of his truck Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID approves 2015 budget with electric rate increase

While Turlock Irrigation District customers can expect an increase in electrical service rates at the beginning of the new year, one thing that will not change is the district's currently implemented solar program.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Big rig collision injures one

A collision between a big-rig truck and a sedan on Geer Road left a 19-year-old Turlock woman hospitalized with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City braces for impact of big storm

In the words of a salty old sea captain, it's time to batten down the hatches because a big storm is brewing.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Doctors buy Turlock office park in $4.4 million record deal

The largest commercial real estate sale in Turlock in the last decade closed on Tuesday at $4.4 million as three doctors purchased the 4.48 acre Turlock Professional Office Park to pursue their dental, orthodontic, and oral surgery practices.

December 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almonds $21 billion industry in California

For the first time ever, the University of California Agricultural Issues Center was able to accurately define the economic impact of the almond industry throughout the state. The results: Over 100,000 jobs created and more than $21 billion gross revenue.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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