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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


Portuguese parliament member visits with Turlock countrymen

"Bem-vindo à Turlock, Sr. Páscoa."

May 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock man killed after head-on collision with big-rig

A three-car accident caused by a wrong-way driver on Highway 99 on Monday morning resulted in the death of a Turlock man.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock native named to national cancer society board

Turlock native Lila Johnson has been named one of the newest officers to champion the cause of the American Cancer Society.

May 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire in vacant home under investigation

The cause of a fire in a vacant home in the 600 block of C Street is still under investigation.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Local


TID: Yeah, we’re good on rainfall already

If you've seen the Tuolumne River lately you may have noticed the water is swift and high. That's due to lots of water being released from Don Pedro Reservoir to make room for incoming run-off from the melting snow pack.

May 14, 2010 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


TID to offer irrigation water outside of district

The Turlock Irrigation District will sell surplus irrigation water to lands outside District boundaries for the first time since 2006, following a Tuesday Board of Directors decision.

May 11, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County air quality one of the worst in nation

The latest study released by the American Lung Association shows Stanislaus County still has great strides to make in its quest for clean air.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mormons use helping hands for day of service

Instead of spending a typical Saturday relaxing after a busy work week, over 250 members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints scattered around Turlock to clean up the town they call home.

May 11, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Woman of the Year

Turlock's own Kathy Halsey was named the 14th Senate District Woman of the Year. Halsey has spent more than 30 years working for AT&T and has dedicated countless hours to community service through several local non-profit organizations, including the Modesto Rotary, the Salvation Army of Modesto and the United Way of Stanislaus County. She also currently serves as chairman of the board for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

May 11, 2010 | | Local


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Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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