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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


‘Fava Day’ celebration raises funds for kids with cancer

Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to fill their bellies with beans and linguica for the 19th annual celebration of "Fava Day." The only thing is that there is no Fava Day … at least not officially.

May 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Poppies return to Turlock

Turlock may not be Flanders Field, the former World War I battlefield made famous by John McCrea's poem, but the poppies most certainly will blow. In fact, thousands of crêpe paper poppies, each hand-made by a hospitalized or disabled veteran, have made their way to Turlock and the American Legion Auxiliary this year in preparation for poppy week, during which members of the ALA, Sons of the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops will work to raise money for those hospitalized and disabled veterans by distributing the flowers.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


MOMS for moms

Being a mom is hard work. There is no greater responsibility than to care for another human being. Moms not only change diapers, wipe noses and kiss boo-boos, they are also the most influential person in a young child's life.

May 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chrysler group to open up shop in Turlock Auto Plaza

A new auto dealership is coming to town and will make its home at the Turlock Auto Plaza, which has sat largely vacant for the last few years.

May 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel prepares for healthcare reform act mandates; moves ahead with innovations

Hospital administrators are used to the ever-changing climate of healthcare. New technology, standards of care and diverse populations keep hospitals always looking for ways to improve their services. The Patient Care and Affordable Care Act of 2010, however, puts healthcare in a whole new ballgame.

May 08, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police promotion

Veteran Turlock Police member Jeff Lopes was promoted to the rank of Captain Tuesday afternoon during a ceremony at the War Memorial. Lopes' career in law enforcement began with the Turlock Police Department and has spanned more than two decades. Over the years he has earned numerous commendations and awards, including being named the Officer of the Year in 2007.

May 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson can grow with new sewer plant

Hughson city officials are proud of their new sewer plant.

May 08, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fair deadlines for 4-H, FFA exhibitors fast approaching

The deadlines for 4-H and FFA entries are May 17 and May 31. Participants must have their entry forms turned in no later than 5 p.m. on the deadline date.

May 08, 2012 | | Local


Event looks for power of prayer to help city

In the Bible, the power of prayer can move mountains. A group of committed Turlockers hope prayer can help the city, state, and nation recover and prosper.

May 08, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Marc Klaas returns to Turlock for 2nd annual safety fair

Last weekend my three small children held a campout in our backyard with a few of the neighborhood kids. While preparing for bed time I was thinking it would be totally safe - our yard is fenced and I left our family dog outside. The only problem was that if any of the kids were to wake up crying for whatever reason my wife I would not be able hear them in our room, all the way on the other side of the house.

May 08, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Mid Valley Foods: Portrait of success

If there ever was a testament to the power of hard work, determination and a belief that everything happens for a reason, Mid Valley Foods is that example.

May 08, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


High school culinary students face off in Iron Chef event

The score stood tied, 1-1, as the lights opened on Kitchen Stadium in Turlock's Larsa Banquet Hall Friday.

May 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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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


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Prime Shine offers local clean and kind experience

Name of Business: Prime Shine Car Wash

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair teen to represent county in statewide pageant

Turlock High School senior Brooklyn Lowery has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in Miss California Teen USA in January. As an active member throughout the community, the 17-year old Denair resident has definitely proven to be a qualified candidate.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Nurse receives musical surprise from students

Although Mountain View Middle School nurse Kathy Cook gave an inspiring and informative presentation on breast cancer awareness to students on Wednesday, what came after her presentation is what stole the show.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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