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Candidates asked for firm plans to balance budget

Five of the six Turlock City Council candidates met early Wednesday morning at a forum sponsored by the Turlock Sunrise Rotary, where they faced pointed questions from Rotarians in search of specific answers about their plans for office.

October 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Grant helps homeless find permanent housing

Fourteen people who once lived on the streets now have homes because of the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program.

October 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Rotary members build wheelchair-accessible walkway

The Turlock Noon Rotary members put their sweat, muscle and money into a new project that will see the building of a cement walkway at Julien Elementary School.

October 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Family loses home to fire

Six people were displaced from their home Tuesday afternoon when a fire heavily damaged their duplex.

October 08, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID rescinds pay raises for six employees

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to rescind raises granted to six employees under the leadership of former General Manager Larry Weis.

October 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Candidates lay out plans for unified council at forum

Five of the six Turlock City Council candidates took seats at the council dais in City Hall for a debate Tuesday evening, but only two will hold full-time seats following the Nov. 2 election.

October 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Newman Crows Landing educators win weight loss contest

Residents of the West Side of Stanislaus County took the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle with their own version of a "Biggest Loser" competition. On Aug. 12 seven teams of 10 people stepped on a giant agricultural scale to weigh in and begin their weight loss mission. Five of those teams took to the scales again on Saturday for their final weigh out at the end of the competition. The weight loss challenge was a friendly competition between the cities of Newman, Gustine and Patterson. It was organized by the Westside Healthcare Advisory Task Force as part of the ...

October 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local natural gas pipelines ranked on top riskiest list in the state

Three natural gas pipelines in Stanislaus County have been included on Pacific Gas and Electric's list of "Top 100" riskiest segments in the state, however, PG&E officials stress the designations are not a safety concern.

October 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Over 250 volunteers participate in community clean-up event

Some picked up trash, some scrubbed down the water parks and others raked the lawns of community members, but all 250 volunteers at Saturday's Turlock Shines community clean-up day worked to help beautify the Turlock community.

October 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Collision leaves Hilmar woman critically injured

A 19-year-old Hilmar woman was critically injured in a collision outside of Oakdale.

October 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Animals, energy and firefighters keep Turlock hopping

October started with a bang for area residents, as a plethora of events and activities were held.

October 05, 2010 | | Local


Irrigation season extended to Oct. 31

Irrigation season for Turlock Irrigation District customers will be extended by 11 days to Oct. 31, the district announced Tuesday.

October 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar Cheese receives community service award

Monday night was memorable for many in Hilmar, especially Hilmar Cheese Co. as they were the first company to receive the Hilmar Chamber of Commerce award for Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

October 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Blessing of the animals

Reverend Kathie Galicia of St. Francis Episcopal Church and Pastor Sylvia Meuller of Light of Christ Lutheran Parish blessed local animals on Sunday in celebration of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. The yearly tradition honors St. Francis and his love for all creatures and thanks pets for their service and companionship. Cats, goats, and dogs big and small participated in this year's blessing.

October 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Egg production up nationwide

Despite recent consumer fears of tainted eggs, egg production is growing with an eight million egg increase since last August and an 11 million growth since July in California alone, according to the California Poultry Report.

October 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlockā€™s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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