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Bingo hall reopens after 2011 fire

CERES – Bingo games resumed in Ceres Friday evening after months' worth of repairs were completed to the fire-damaged Assyrian Club of Urhai bingo hall.

March 13, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Local farmers earn accolades

John and Nicole Santos, owners and operators of Santos dairies one and two in Turlock, took home the Collective Bargainers award devoted to excellence in dairy operation at the 2012 National farmers Convention on Jan. 31 in Des Moines, Iowa.

March 13, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Oxygen tube ignites in ER, burns woman

On Oct. 16, 2011, 68-year-old Shirley Shook was brought into Emanuel Medical Center's emergency room to stop a bleeding wound on her neck. Almost five months later she remains hospitalized after sustaining burns when flames erupted from her oxygen tube, sparked by a cauterizing pen her doctor was using to close the wound.

March 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Homeless day center up and running

It's only been in operation for two weeks, but Turlock's Homeless Assistance Ministry is making strides in helping the community's homeless population.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local group rallies for library tax

The Friends of the Turlock Public Library will be kicking off the Save Stanislaus Libraries - Yes on T campaign at a community event to be held from 10 a.m. to noon on March 24 at the Carnegie Arts Center.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


California final grape crush report

California's 2011 crush totaled 3,874,146 tons, down 3 percent from the 2010 crush of 3,986,314 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 1,920,036 tons, down 6 percent from 2010. The 2011 white wine variety crush totaled 1,426,905 tons, down 7 percent from 2010. Tons crushed of raisin type varieties totaled 372,551, up 36 percent from 2010, and tons crushed of table type varieties totaled 154,653, up 25 percent from 2010.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Deadlines approaching for county fair independent junior livestock exhibitors

The deadline for independent exhibitors entering market beef or horses at the Stanislaus County Fair is no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday. The deadline for independent exhibitors entering market sheep, swine, goats, breeding rabbits and poultry, is no later than 5 p.m. May 9. No online entries will be accepted for independent exhibitors. All entries and required information must be turned in to the fair office in person or mailed by the above deadlines.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fire Call Summary, February 2011

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 405 incidents during the month of February, which includes a total of 263 emergency medical service calls.

March 09, 2012 | | Local


Unemployment still on the rise

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate grew in the first month of 2012 according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department, but the numbers did reflect a modest sign of recovery, albeit slowly.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber of Commerce awards ag scholarships to area students

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee is hosting its 12th Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on Monday at the Stanislaus County Fair Grounds Turf Club. The event honors local college-bound high school seniors who intend to major in agriculture, with scholarships designed to help them reach their educational goals. A sold out crowd of 350 industry supporters, family, and students is expected.

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Health department pulls candies from Pakistan and India due to excess lead

The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat three candies, after tests found that all three exceed state standards for lead. The candies are:

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Local cheerleaders win big at national competition

For five local teens cheerleading is serious business. The group, which includes cheerleaders from both Turlock and Pitman high schools, showcased their dedication and skill at a national competition last month and came away champions.

March 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Carol Ford named Hospice of Emanuel Volunteer of the Year

For the past four years Carol Ford has been helping others deal with the grief that comes with losing a loved one. The Turlock resident volunteers her time to facilitate grief support and education groups at Hospice of Emanuel. Her dedication to helping those suffering with loss was recognized this month as she was named Hospice of Emanuel Volunteer of the Year.

March 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock students, residents go green for the week

As Kermit the Frog once said, it's not easy being green.

March 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local drivers feel squeeze at the pump

As gasoline prices surge, Turlockers' pocketbooks are left reeling.

March 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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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


Locals find mental, physical strength at Combat Zone Fitness

Name of Business: Combat Zone Fitness

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


PET PARADE PLANNED

Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock - Swanson Centennial Dog Park - on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Weekend festival will showcase the city of Hughson

Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim Fire effects linger a year later

It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Organization seeks Korean War vets

The Sons in Retirement organization are looking for local Korean War veterans to participate in a service tribute in November.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Journal video catches eye of Tru TV

Who is equal parts cute and funny? Aspiring roller derby girl Keeley Parker.

September 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Local pastor shares experiences at Ground Zero

Roughly 10 years before Tim Guerino became the executive director of the Turlock Gospel Mission he ministered to first responders at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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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