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TID to spend $975K in canal tunnel repair

Turlock Irrigation District directors unanimously approved a project which will blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on TID's upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing a mountaintop in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.

August 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Paw Dogs: Training puppies into heroes

Those shopping at Tractor Supply Company on Aug. 7 had a few unexpected fellow shoppers - those of the four-legged variety. Members of Stanislaus Paw Dogs, a guide dog training club, took a field trip into the Turlock store - and the neighboring movie theatre - to help the canines get real world experience.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


City to replace water meters

Turlockers should expect to see city-authorized technicians conducting work on water meters in the coming months.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


West Nile outbreak reaches new high

The outbreak of West Nile virus is soaring across the country, reaching unseen levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

August 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands of Valley unemployed find hope at Turlock job fair

For job hunters, Turlock was the place to be on Wednesday.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New bus hub ready for passengers

A new chapter in the growth of Turlock was launched Friday with the official opening of the Regional Transit Center, a first for the town and second in the county.

August 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air District opens lawn mower program for commercial use

A pilot program from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is offering commercial lawn care operators the chance to use and evaluate electric yard equipment.

August 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sheriff department hosts virtual ride-along

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will host their first-ever "virtual ride-along" via Twitter from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.

August 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock Police promote two

Two of Turlock's finest were promoted at a ceremony held at the War Memorial on Tuesday. Miguel Pacheco, a 14-year police veteran was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and nine year Turlock Police veteran Dave Shaw was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dental office turns into spa experience

Name of business: Dental Spa, Antoine Varani DDS

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Army Pvt. Joseph N. Nelson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 21, 2012 | | Local


Local gym asks community to help them grant a child’s wish

Grace Hopkins is just 4 years old, but she has already had to endure a lifetime of challenges. When Grace was 18 months old she was diagnosed with Vater Syndrome, a rare disorder that affects multiple organs of a child's body.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Irrigation season ends on dry note

The Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season is unlikely to be extended beyond its scheduled Oct. 10 end date, directors learned Tuesday, due to much lower-than-anticipated water levels in Don Pedro Reservoir.

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Merced fair announces slogan winner, opens logo contest

Sometimes a simple "Thank You" says it all.

August 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Promise Scholars seeks support for brunch competition, fundraiser

Every year, area young people "graduate" from foster care with little or no resources to start life on their own. Yet, like most college hopefuls, foster youth have ambitions, goals and dreams. The Promise Scholars program aims to help former foster youth succeed as students at California State University, Stanislaus, and provide a bridge to a brighter future for many of these young adults.

August 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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