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Abatement district prepares for West Nile season

Turlock residents might notice Turlock Mosquito Abatement District employees setting and checking traps around town in the next week or so. This is the time of year when TMAD collects samples of local adult mosquitoes to test for West Nile Virus.

June 04, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Journal reporter gets a lesson in personal safety

It can be a scary world out there for women. That is why I decided to take matters into my own hands and enroll in the Rape Aggression Defense class offered by the Turlock Police Department and the California State University, Stanislaus Police.

June 04, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Stanislaus student falls to death in Yosemite

A 24-year-old California State University, Stanislaus student died from an apparent fall while hiking in Yosemite National Park on Friday.

June 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Honoring the fallen

Area residents celebrated Memorial Day at the annual community event held at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday. American flags donated to Turlock Memorial Park by the families of veterans lined the community cemetery. Rear Admiral Michael Seward, United States Coast Guard Reserve, was the master of ceremonies at Monday's event co-hosted by the American Legion and Veterans' of Foreign Wars.

June 01, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fireworks a no show this 4th of July

Fireworks shows will be few and far between in the Central Valley on Independence Day. Budget constraints have led to the cancellation of fireworks displays in Turlock, Modesto, Merced and Livingston this year. Turlock residents will have to travel to Atwater if they want to see fireworks on this 4th of July.

June 01, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Councilwoman named Modesto’s top cop

The usually reserved Turlock City Councilwoman Amy Bublak becomes a different person when she puts on her Modesto Police uniform. Once she dons her badge, bullet-proof vest and gun, Bublak becomes the epitome of a community peace officer.

May 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library encourages summer reading

It's that time of year again with the sun ready to shine and all that free time students now have with school out. It is a perfect time to "Make a Splash" at the Turlock Library with three summer reading programs.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Dairy women compete for princess title

Women from Turlock, Hilmar and Modesto will compete in a variety of challenges in front of three judges on June 10 to earn the title District 6 Dairy Princess.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


A day to remember

What was once known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day continues to be a time for Americans to remember those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

May 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Class of 2010 says good-bye to high school and hello to the future

Graduates of the class of 2010 could not have asked for a more beautiful day for their commencement ceremony on Friday. Turlock High School and Pitman High School seniors walked down the aisle to pomp and circumstance on a cool but clear day. As they waited their turn in the procession line, their sweat was from nerves and not from the usual heat of graduation day.

May 28, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Come to Turlock!

Over 20 Turlock citizens stood outside the doors of Trader Joe's in Modesto on Saturday to kick off their campaign to bring the grocery store to Turlock. Their goal is to have about 20 people request that a Trader Joe's come to Turlock every day until it actually happens. Supporters wore their favorite Hawaiian shirt and had a variety of colorful leis for Saturday's rally. Turlock Mayor John Lazar and City Council member Mary Jackson were present.

May 25, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Cool temperatures, rain not that unusual in May, reports National Weather Service

Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer for most sun bathers and outdoor barbecuers, but this week's cool and rainy weather seemed more like winter. The clouds are expected to clear just in time for the long weekend, and that will be a relief for vacationers and farmers alike.

May 25, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Carnegie supporters’ efforts lauded at arts center groundbreaking

Nearly five years - and innumerable political battles - after an arson fire destroyed Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center, ground was broken Friday on a new, expanded facility.

May 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID supports energy efficiency with rebate programs

In the interests of making Turlock a bit more energy efficient, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved several new rebate programs last week which look to entice consumers to install solar attic fans, radiant barriers and PC power management software.

May 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fair to create nonprofit foundation

The Stanislaus County Fair is looking to expand their scope of fundraising, and to do that they will be creating a nonprofit foundation.

May 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Celebrate ice cream and all things dairy with Hilmar Cheese

If the cheese wasn't enough to lure guests to Hilmar Cheese Company already, the visitor center is now offering family tours and an ice cream making activity in honor of National Ice Cream Month.

July 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair draws more visitors in 2014

The Stanislaus County Fair saw a banner year for its 2014 run, bringing in more visitors and more money for youth livestock exhibitors at Fair auctions.

July 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City water conservation measures lackluster compared to state regulations

While the State Water Resources Control Board recently approved an emergency regulation to allow local governments and agencies to fine citizens for excessive outdoor water use, local citizens will not be affected by the new measures since the City of Turlock instituted its own water conservation rules more than 20 years ago.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals will take to the mud to help Hilmar girl

Muddy Balls, a local charity mud volleyball tournament, will take place at the Stanislaus County Fair starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 2, with all the proceedings benefitting 8-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma.

July 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


New title, new positions at the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has undergone a makeover that has the organization sporting a new name with new leaders at the helm of what is officially now known as the Stanislaus Business Alliance.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar opens Wednesday

Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.

July 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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


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