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After school programs combine learning and fun

Back to school means back to finding afterschool childcare for many local parents. The Turlock Recreation Division offers several educational and play-oriented programs for elementary school students.

September 21, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: YOUTH LEADERS

Two girls and two boys from both Turlock and Pitman high schools spoke about their adventures at Girls State and Boys State this past summer at the American Legion Hall on Friday. They all went for a week-long conference to learn about the process of the California government, how it works and they even built their own government from the ground up.

September 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Cancer awareness event to feature art, dancing, acting

Education will be the focus of Emanuel Cancer Center's Women's Cancer Awareness Event, and art will be the medium for that message.

September 17, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


USDA awards California agriculture $17 million

California specialty crop farmers were given a financial boost after the United States Department of Agriculture announced on Friday that the state was awarded $17.3 million in federal specialty crop grant funds.

September 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Drop the drugs for safety

Hoping to turn the tide of prescription drug abuse, law enforcement and social agencies are asking the public to join the "Drop the Drugs" campaign.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pay inequality between genders decreases nationally

The gap in pay rates between genders is narrowing according to the latest research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in part because women have fared better during the economic down turn.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


August unemployment numbers lowest yet for 2010

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County, usually a harbinger of grim news, showed a rare bright spot with the release of the latest data from the Economic Development Department.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cowboy for pot to trot into town

The campaign to legalize marijuana use in California will be rolling into Turlock today, or rather trotting in.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Remembering 9-11

The tragic events and the losses of Sept. 11, 2001, were remembered Saturday as the community came together for the "We Remember 9-11 Memorial."

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native takes Best of Show for his custom Harley at Sturgis

Paul Binford will always know that his name is on a trophy in the lobby of the Harley-Davidson corporate headquarters in Milwaukee.

September 14, 2010 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Special to the Journal | Local


Farm and Family Festival

It was a day of food and fun at the first annual Denair Farm and Family Festival on Saturday.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Congratulations to paranormal investigation contest winners

In June, the Turlock Journal put a call-out for readers who were interested in joining a paranormal investigation team at the Groveland Hotel. The response was tremendous; and two local readers were picked to become paranormal investigators-in-training and join the team at the Sept. 23 ghost hunt.

September 14, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Entertainment center developers address noise concerns at neighborhood meeting

Developers of the proposed Ten Pin Fun Center – an entertainment center featuring 34 bowling lanes, laser tag, and bocce ball – hosted a community meeting on Thursday to solicit public feedback on the development, but few nearby residents attended the informal gathering.

September 10, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


CENTENARIAN CELEBRATION

Seven residents of Covenant Care Center were recognized for turning 100 years old on Friday. Turlock Mayor John Lazar presented each centenarian with a certificate. Those recognized for their longevity included Elizabeth Lemcke, Marjory Flood, Mable Olson, Grace Allen, Esther Wilson, and Lawlis Pace and soon-to-be centenarian Laura Frykman, who will turn 100 in December.

September 10, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Sheriff’s deputies to be honored for ‘heroic actions’ at fire

Two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees will be honored by the Hughson City Council for the heroic actions they took to evacuate a burning home.

September 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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


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