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Volunteers rescue puppies from drainage pipe

Three abandoned puppies that had quite an adventure recently are now safe in foster homes and awaiting adoption thanks to local animal rescue volunteers and the efforts of Turlock and Merced vet clinics.

April 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock lemonade hits the market

Have you heard the buzz?

April 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Growers could pay even more for water

An irrigation water price increase for Turlock Irrigation District growers may be steeper than previously proposed.

April 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Biggest Loser Turlock offers weekly weigh-ins, big pay off

Kristin Cooley was tired of looking at herself in the mirror. The wife and mother of two young children had dropped off in her fitness routine and did not like the results. She remembered what it felt like to be physically fit and the former college soccer player decided it was time to do something about it.

March 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New low-income complex underway, finally

Turlock broke ground on a long-anticipated low-income housing development Wednesday – a development which almost didn't happen.

March 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


HAM fills gap in daytime homeless services

Turlock's new daytime homeless center has been an unmitigated success in its first month, but its operators are already looking ahead to a future of more services.

March 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Golden State Boulevard construction upcoming

The City of Turlock will resurface Golden State Boulevard from Crane Street to the southern Turlock city limits in the coming month.

March 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fraternity hosts children’s fair at Columbia Park today

Columbia Park will be transformed into a children's health fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

March 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cold weather shelter closes for season, leaving many on the streets

The 38 men who have grown accustomed to a warm bed, clean pillows and hot dinner at the We Care cold weather shelter in Turlock will now have to find warmth elsewhere.

March 30, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock woman’s volunteer work lauded by county commission

As a young girl in rural west Texas, Dell Perales could be found in her family's kitchen by her mother's side frosting cakes. The cakes, pies and treats that had warmed in the Perales' stove and cooled on their counter top would be carted off and given to the local disabled assistance society in the community and Perales would learn her first lesson on volunteering.

March 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CDFA Secretary Karen Ross addresses concerns of local farmers

The California Dairy Campaign opened their new Turlock office with a bang on Wednesday. Forty local farmers and Turlock residents welcomed California Department of Forestry and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross at the pubic event.

March 30, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Motorcycle crash claims Denair man’s life

A 54-year-old Denair motorcyclist was killed early Sunday in a solo crash along Highway 99.

March 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Distinguished Young Women honors local girls

Distinguished Young Women of Turlock, previously the Junior Miss pageant, named its 2012 winners: Nicole Larson and Stefanie Velasquez.

March 27, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


In Service

Marine Corps Pfc. Enrique Ceja Gaspar, son of Veronica Gaspar of Delhi, recently graduated from the Basic Water Support Technician Course while assigned as a student at Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, N. C.

March 27, 2012 | | Local


VACANCIES ON CDFA AVOCADO, FEED INSPECTION COMMITTEES

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has vacancies on two committees which make recommendations to CDFA Secretary Karen Ross on issues related to avocado and feed inspection programs. These positions are vital to help oversee associated inspection programs that ensure quality standards within the marketplace.

March 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Local artisans find success both online and in store fronts

When Turlocker Laurie Salinas began selling her handcrafted jewelry online at the urging of her friends and family, she didn't anticipate that the founder and CEO of The Craftstar would purchase of piece of her jewelry.

September 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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