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Local teen recounts his days as a gang member and the redemption that followed

This is the third and final installation in a three-part series on gangs.

April 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kerr to head Stockton Downtown Alliance

Embattled former Turlock city manager Tim Kerr has been appointed executive director of the Downtown Stockton Alliance.

April 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers cook up good times

Turlockers had a bevy of leisure activities to choose from on Saturday and Sunday. The Turlock versus Pitman principal Iron Chef competition saw over 400 people show up to see who would reign supreme in the culinary match up on Saturday. The Pitman team, led by Principal Rod Hollars, took home first place - and $2,000 for their Culinary Arts program - for their dishes which featured chicken breast stuffed with fresh walnut/basil pesto, fontina cheese and prosciutto sautéed in olive oil and garlic accompanied with smashed red garlic potatoes and topped with fresh swiss chard. The Turlock Rotary ...

April 27, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Local


Denair, Turlock natives earn recognition for military service

Captain James Yang graduated from Turlock High School. Corporal Guillermo M. Fuentes graduated from Denair High School. Yang decided to join the Army when he was a graduate student. Fuentes joined the Marine Corps right after high school, fulfilling a dream he had since childhood.

April 27, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock employees make award-winning cheese

Local employees of Karoun Dairies, Inc. have a lot to be proud of lately, as three of the company's specialty cheeses won awards at an April international competition.

April 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


College students act as fairy godmothers to local teens

Every girl deserves to feel like the belle of the ball. That is the philosophy of Delta Phi Gamma, a local sorority at California State University, Stanislaus. The women of Delta Phi Gamma make girls' dreams come true with Project Cinderella, a program that loans formal dresses to junior high and high school girls for free.

April 23, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlocker Jane Vilas named Senate District Woman of the Year

Turlockers have long known of the humanitarian efforts of resident Jane Vilas, but now her efforts have been recognized on a statewide scale.

April 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Recreation department seeks funding for scholarships

Every year, the City of Turlock Recreation Division provides over $20,000 in scholarships to allow everyone the opportunity to participate in the variety of activities the department offers, regardless of ability to pay.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Rainy April means more water for local farmers

During their Tuesday morning meeting, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved a 48-inch water allotment for the 2010 season, with no cap.

April 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Tourneys a boon to city coffers

The crack of the bat, the thud of the ball hitting the mitt, and the crunching of Cracker Jacks in the stands all sound like money to the City of Turlock, where baseball tournaments have become a summer staple.

April 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hormel cans Turlock plant

Turlock's economy is looking at another hit with the announcement Tuesday that the Hormel Food Corporation will be closing their Turlock facility later this year.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rates remain high for county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a modest increase in March keeping the county at record levels for joblessness, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID to consider 48-inch irrigation allotment, no cap

On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a proposed 48-inch-per-acre irrigation water allotment with no cap.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock native shares his knowledge of agriculture with the farmers of Wardak

Time was, when Gary Soiseth wanted to take a look at the crops growing outside, he just strolled out his door. Now, half-way around the world in a war-torn country that same task requires an armed escort and logistical planning.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘I think I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree’

Trees play an important role in the community. From the shade they provide to their role in making the Valley's air cleaner, trees are an essential element of local landscape and this is why the City of Turlock celebrates National Arbor Day in a big way.

April 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


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New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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