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Leadership group remodels Salvation Army study room

Seven years ago the Salvation Army opened a children's activity room in the Turlock Corps Community Center. The room has been used every day during the school year as an afterschool study room. Major Debi Shrum of the Salvation Army said that the room was starting to show its years of use by so many kids.

August 31, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Woman commits suicide on railroad tracks

A Livingston woman ended her life Thursday by stepping in front of a freight train in Turlock.

August 31, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Green burial helps environment even after death

Across the country, Americans are becoming more environmentally conscious. They're driving hybrids, recycling, composting, and planting trees to offset their carbon footprint.

August 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


100 YEARS YOUNG

Opal Hill celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday with a hot pink and black color scheme as she sports her princess crown and fabulous sash. Friends and family gathered for her birthday celebration at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she was honored as the second oldest person in the facility. Hill was most excited about "being old and just being on Earth." Hill likes to play bingo and go gambling at local casinos in her free time.

August 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock MOMS Club celebrates decade of parental support

Most who join the MOMS club are seeking companionship for themselves, friendships for their children, support in motherhood or a way to stay socially active in their community. But whatever the case may be, the majority of members refer to the club as a "sanity saver" and they have never looked back.

August 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


No injuries in train, TID truck collision

A Turlock Irrigation District truck out doing work Thursday morning was struck by an Amtrak passenger train, but what could have been a calamity was avoided due to some quick maneuvering by the driver of the truck.

August 28, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


More Californians lack health insurance, study finds

The number of people living with the risks of no health insurance has surged upwards, according to a study released Monday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

August 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair couple Bill and Dorothy Wright celebrates 70 years of marriage

Newlyweds oftentimes dream of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. But how many even consider a platinum anniversary?

August 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Developers look to bring entertainment center to town

Dust off that bowing ball and get a new shirt embroidered.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Senior Information Day

The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance is hosting a Turlock Senior Information Day.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local couple relate story of daughter’s tragic death and their road to redemption in new book

On June 25, 1997, Darren and Nicole Rodrigues were plunged into a living nightmare that few could imagine and one that would shake the Turlock couple to their cores. But it was there in the rubble of their lives that the couple found their salvation and the grace to continue living each day.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County unemployment climbs upward

The latest figures from the Economic Development Department show the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County edged slightly higher in July, even though it's typically a time of the year when unemployment is lower because of increased jobs related to harvest seasons.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brenda Athletics hosts fundraiser for Make a Wish

A child's wish is about to come true in the Stanislaus County thanks to Brenda Athletics who is raising money for their dream to become a reality.

August 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices have risen and fallen wildly over the last month, but are trending higher according to the latest report from AAA Northern California.

August 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID says good-bye to Weis after 10 years of service

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors bid a fond farewell to General Manager Larry Weis on Tuesday, recognizing Weis for his 10 years of service.

August 17, 2010 | 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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