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The Turlock Police Department handed out their annual awards Friday morning, recognizing those officers and employees who have exhibited an exemplary year of service. The Employee of the Year award was given to Trish Panos; Officer of the Year was awarded to Sgt. Miguel Pacheco; Volunteer of the Year Rick Wallace; Excellence Award went to the Firearm Training team, consisting of: Lee Medlin, Brandon Bertram, Michael Parmley, Jesse Bawcum, Michael Stapler, Justin Williamson, Steve Crawford, Ian Rodriguez, and Al Updike; Two Distinguished Service awards were given to Detective Timothy Redd and Officer James Brewer.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Highway 99 to get facelift

The bumps and potholes which riddle Highway 99 throughout Stanislaus County will soon become a thing of the past.

January 27, 2012 | | Local

Highway blaze brings traffic to a halt

A two vehicle collision ignited a fiery blaze Thursday night on Highway 99 that brought traffic to a standstill in both directions for nearly an hour.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Small businesses, economy reaping benefits of help from development center

According to Al Seaton, a 20-year veteran of the marketing, advertising, and business development world, new jobs aren't going to come directly from budget-crunched governments – despite ceaseless arguments in Washington and Sacramento on the point.

January 27, 2012 | | Local

Book sale helps keep library open in budget-strapped times

If electronic readers are supposed to be the demise of printed books, then someone forgot to tell the throngs of people waiting in line outside the Friends of the Turlock Library annual book sale.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock says farewell to favorite Sister

After 28 years of memories, the Turlock community is saying farewell and safe travels to Sister Christina Doona as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. Doona will be leaving for her native Ireland on Tuesday, after serving the Sacred Heart Parish since 1983.

January 27, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Public safety facility construction reaches milestone

Work on Turlock's new public safety facility took a significant step toward completion Wednesday when the final steel beam was put into place at the top of the structure.

January 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Merced County Fair market beef weigh-in set for Feb. 16

A one-day only, mandatory event is scheduled Feb. 16 for 2012 Merced County Fair market beef exhibitors.

January 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Octogenarian rides 103 miles on birthday bicycle trip

Retired teacher and amateur photographer Ray Houlihan has had the same mode of transportation for over 50 years - a Bottecchia bicycle.

January 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Locals celebrate Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year was celebrated around the world on Monday by cultures that follow a lunar calendar. The holiday, popularly known in the U.S. as Chinese New Year, is also celebrated by Vietnamese, Korean, Tibetan and Mongolian communities.

January 24, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Church cleans up neighborhood, literally

Turlock's alleys may be littered with junk, but just how much rubbish fills those backstreets?

January 24, 2012 | | Local

Valley jobs to return in 2012, predicts Business Forecasting Center

Two years into an expected five-year economic recovery, the close of 2011 brought positive economic indicators – and hopes of a faster-than-expected resurgence.

January 24, 2012 | | Local

Citizen police academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a citizen police academy starting March 21.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Valley residents come together to pack meals for starving children

Hilmar Covenant Church was alive with the hope of changing young lives last weekend.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Egg industry, Humane Society introduce bill

The United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the Unites States introduced a new federal bill, The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (HR 3798), that, if passed, will establish a national cage size standard for egg-laying hens.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

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Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Child sickened after eating burrito at Chipotle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to search for the specific source of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants that has sickened 45 people ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flames erupt at Turlock apartment complex

An apartment that was supposed to be vacant caught fire Saturday forcing residents of the seven unit apartment complex to flee from the flames, according ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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