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StanCATT nabs Turlock auto theft suspects

Recent operations by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force in Turlock resulted in the arrest of three suspected auto thieves and the recovery of two stolen vehicles.

May 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New salon offers range of beauty services

Name of Business: RB Beauty Studio

May 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Planet Fitness joins Turlock fitness scene in up and coming shopping center

Grocery Outlet has been an unofficial standalone anchor of the West Main shopping center for several months, but business is beginning to boom with the opening of a Dollar Tree and soon to be Planet Fitness.

May 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


EXHIBITOR DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR

"The exhibitor handbook is currently online or can be picked up at the fair office and also available at your local library," said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. "Exhibitors can enter their creative and innovative projects, horticulture, floriculture, photography, LEGOS and more online."

May 07, 2015 | | Local


TID Director lobbies D.C.

Turlock Irrigation District Board President Ron Macedo's dedication to the District does not end with the adjournment of each weekly Board meeting and it is certainly not restricted to city limits.

May 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Steven Curtis Chapman will share faith at Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

For over 20 years, busy Turlock residents have diverged from their normal morning routines of gulping down coffee and rushing out of the house to a morning of prayer at the annual Turlock Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.

May 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Riverdance hosts annual farm, river festival

An ecosystem is a community of living organisms, like plants and animals, and the environment in which they live including the air, water and soil. This symbiotic relationship is the essence of an annual Livingston event - the Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms and Merced River Fair.

May 07, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Deaths of three Turlock officers had a lasting legacy

The death of a peace officer in the line of duty can rattle any community, but when three are killed in a single incident it can send shockwaves through a community that last for years. Such is the case with three Turlock Police officers who were killed when their patrol car was struck by a train.

May 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ceremony recalls county’s fallen officers

Stanislaus County law enforcement and area officials gathered at Lakewood Memorial Wednesday for a somber and reflective tribute to the area's 14 peace officers who were killed in the line of duty.

May 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Almond production forecast shows slight decrease

The California almond industry is becoming familiar with receiving good news. Just this year, it was revealed that the industry has created over 100,000 jobs, more than $21 billion gross revenue, and the nut was even revealed to be the top commodity in Stanislaus County.

May 05, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


1,000 show love for Turlock

Over 1,000 volunteers participated in this year's Love Turlock event, according to Planning Team Leader Craig Brooks . More than 60 projects were undertaken on Saturday, including delivering 200 boxes of food to homes of people in need, nursing home visitations, yard clean ups, house painting , trash removal and work for nonprofits, such as Jessica's House, Prodigal Sons and Daughters and the Turlock Gospel Mission.

May 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock’s one and only Fava Bean Day returns

Come Saturday night thousands of people will make their way to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to fete the return of Fava Bean Day. It is a celebration that is truly unique to Turlock alone, because, well it doesn't actually exist.

May 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


May is Water Awareness Month

Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation habits.

May 01, 2015 | | Local


Denham to host job fair, veterans event

Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is hoping to put residents back to work by hosting a Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local teacher works to combat hyacinth problem in Tuolumne River

Elias Ruiz is a teacher at Dutcher Middle School during the week, but on the weekends he can be found plunging into the Tuolumne River in full scuba gear.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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