The Kiwanis Club of Turlock recently presented Hope of America awards to students in grades 5-9 at eight local schools.
The past 100 years have seen Turlock grow from a small agricultural community to a city with almost 70,000 residents. Those same 100 years have seen Turlock churches evolve from small outposts that farmers traveled to from miles away by horse and buggy, to large campuses with modern video and audio equipment. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is the dedication that Turlock residents show to their places of worship and spiritual development.
"What do you want to do with all of that yogurt? We're using it right?" Lydio Banana asked. "So long as we can keep it somewhere," JoLynn DiGrazia answered.
Jim Vieira said that in nearly 50 years of dairy farming, he has never seen three calves of the same gender born to one cow at the same time. But that's what happened on Tuesday when a 6-year-old dairy cow on Vieira's dairy gave birth to three healthy heifers.
The first death in Stanislaus County from the H1N1 virus was confirmed on Monday.
Mother Nature showed her American spirit Saturday, allowing a cool breeze to blow through Turlock making the Downtown Fourth of July Parade a pleasant experience for participants and spectators alike.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors adopted a revised solar energy incentive policy on Tuesday, which makes the cash for kilowatts program a bit more difficult to qualify for while rewarding those whose systems produce more energy.
The following downtown streets will be closed today from 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. as part of the scheduled 4th of July parade route:
The Turlock City Planning Commission unanimously passed two resolutions on Thursday that will allow Campus Crest LCC to move forward with their plan to construct a 10-building private dorm facility across from California State University, Stanislaus.
Right at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, Maureen Lowliss found herself living an extraordinary life as she neared age 50, even if she likes to downplay it.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, once the largest supporter of the Transmission Agency of Northern California's $1.5 billion plan to install 600 miles of high-voltage electricity transmission lines stretching from Lassen County to Turlock, announced Wednesday they intend to withdraw from the TANC Transmission Project.
A room full of angry citizens greeted the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning, as dozens gathered to speak out against the planned Transmission Agency of Northern California Transmission Project.
The general consensus in the Turlock Journal office on Monday was "awwww, he's so cute!" The coos and baby talk were in response to a blind kitten that was brought in by LeeAnne Pinkerton from the Friends of Turlock Animals shelter. The kitten, who is looking for a home, sauntered around the conference room table, exploring with his paws and nose, oblivious to the bright flash of the camera that would usually scare a cat his age.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to commute the sentences of illegal aliens and reduce several felony crimes to misdemeanors was universally rejected by California prosecutors on Monday.
Evelyn Gawthrop turns 102 on Sunday. She celebrated with cake and ice cream at Paramount Park senior living center on Friday with friends and family. Evelyn was born in 1907 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She moved to California when she was 12 years old. Evelyn attended UCLA and started teaching elementary school in 1928. Her niece, Suzie Corbin, said that Evelyn was Marilyn Monroe's third grade teacher.
Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.
As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.
The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.
Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.
State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.
When Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was asked in 2010 to take an American flag off his bike due to safety concerns, it sparked a nationwide response that flooded the small Valley town with patriotic supporters of Old Glory and a debate on students' right to free speech.
German Sheppards are usually associated with police departments, but there is one Turlock pooch that has taken an understandable shine to the Turlock Police Department.
More than two decades ago, Vivien Jacob came to America from Iran looking for a better life. The International Rescue Committee was there to help her resettle in her new country and now she is part of the 80-year-old organization's mission to bring refugees from harm to home.
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A Golden Eagle affectionately known as "#53" is recuperating at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center in Hughson after being hit by a car in Los Banos.
Generosity was in the air on Saturday as local company Lancaster Painting employees donated their time to offer a complimentary paint job to a local community member as part of the company's annual Paint it Forward event.
The growing severity of California's drought has resulted in one of the lowest water allotments for irrigation purposes in Turlock Irrigation District's history. Starting the irrigation season on March 27, local growers serviced by TID will see a 20-inch cap water allotment, with little to no carryover in the Don Pedro Reservoir for 2015 – an unprecedented decision by TID staff.