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Beware of scammers posing as government officials, warns BBB

Better Business Bureau warns area consumers to be wary of telephone calls or solicitations claiming that government officials and agencies will pay their utility or cell phone bills.

May 22, 2012 | | Local


3.5 million Californians expected to hit roads this weekend

Only 33 drivers will race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Memorial Day weekend.

May 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Young boy overcomes communication disorder to write short story

What does hope sound like? Is it a galvanizing chant of a crowd or a word of encouragement whispered in the ear? For Ron and Jennifer Eivaz it sounds like a single word uttered by their son David. It doesn't matter what the word might be - they are all precious to the couple for the sheer fact that for the first half of David's life the prospect of him being able to use and grasp language was an open-ended question.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One man’s struggle with alcohol, life on the streets

He says he was born in Minnesota, grew up in San Jose, and ran businesses in Los Angeles. He says he played professional baseball in Philadelphia, a shortstop who once faced off against Nolan Ryan.

May 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Farming jobs help grow ranks of employed in county

An increase in farming jobs helped decrease Stanislaus County's unemployment rate to 16.4 percent for April, giving it a rate well below last year's estimate of 17.3 percent, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Efforts underway to keep West Nile virus at bay

The mosquito surveillance and control activities aimed at curbing the presence of West Nile virus are underway in Stanislaus County, just as two dead birds confirmed to have the virus were found in a neighboring county.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Canine competition comes to Modesto

Some of the best law enforcement canine teams from across Northern California will compete for the title of "Top Dog" at the 30th Annual Police Canine Trial, Saturday in Modesto.

May 17, 2012 | | Local


Seat belt enforcement

The 2012 start-of-summer Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off Monday.

May 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Animal rights groups seek justice for 50,000 starved hens

Three non-profit animal sanctuaries, Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary and Harvest Home are seeking justice for 50,000 hens who were abandoned this past February in what Stanislaus County Animal Services Executive Director Annette Patton called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

May 17, 2012 | BY NANCY ANGEL Turlock Journal | Local


Lemonade Day event to help youth learn about business, raise funds for nonprofits

It's never too early for children to learn the basic tenants of running a business. And what better way to learn than by operating an old-fashioned lemonade stand?

May 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pedal power: Biking to work

As Turlockers celebrate national Bike to Work Week – May 14-18 – some local citizens bike to work every day.

May 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Sacred Heart to host festival

Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host a festival on Saturday and Sunday in an effort to bring the parish's English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking members together for one event.

May 15, 2012 | | Local


Time to fill the boot

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be holding their annual Boot Drive on Saturday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in Turlock. Money raised will go directly back to the community. Since last year, the firefighters have donated thousands of dollars back into the Turlock community raised from the Boot Drive and their annual crab feed. This year money from the Boot Drive will be donated to Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Together, Turlock Recreation and Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness ...

May 15, 2012 | | Local


Busy fire season predicted for area

Fire officials are warning that the dry grasslands and timber left from a winter that saw very little rain and snow could spark a busy and dangerous fire season in California.

May 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Less water to fill Don Pedro

An expected 80,000 acre-feet of water will no longer flow into the Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir, directors learned Tuesday.

May 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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