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Kaepernicks share own experiences, support camp for children with congenital heart defects

Over 30 years ago Rick and Teresa Kaepernick became one of the thousands of parents who suffer the loss of a child due to congenital heart defects - not once, but twice in a two year span.

February 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Red Steer site up for sale after foreclosure

The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene, has sat vacant in the two and a half years since it was ravaged by fire and has now been put up for sale.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock boy turns one, after three major surgeries

At first glance, Tanner Woods appears to be just a normal one-year-old baby boy.

January 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Emanuel offers free blood pressure checks, support groups

Emanuel Medical Center is wishing Turlock a happy Valentine's Day with free blood pressure checks. Hearts are the universal symbol of the holiday of love, and Emanuel is showing its love by giving the free checks from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the Education Training Room.

January 31, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


California Arbor Week contest highlights importance of trees

All Californians are invited to participate in the inaugural year of the California Arbor Week Photography Contest. The contest is designed to highlight the broad diversity of tree species, settings, and landscapes throughout our state, in locations urban and rural, large and small. Winners will be featured at the State Fair and awarded cash prizes. Photographs may be entered in two categories: My Favorite California Tree or Trees Where I Live. Entries are due by March 31.

January 31, 2012 | | Local


Assyrian civic club installs new officers

The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock installed new officers on Saturday. Among them was club president Raymond George, who was re-elected to serve another term. The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock holds elections to decide their leadership every year. Over 400 members voted in this year's officers, which took place on Jan. 14.

January 31, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlocker returns to Ghana with ag expertise

For Turlocker Nana Bekoe-Sakyi a recent two-week volunteer stint in his native homeland of Ghana was the opportunity of a lifetime and a chance to bring agriculture technology to a developing part of the country.

January 31, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Planting time

When Ed Sai started farming 40 years ago, the process of planting almond trees was labor intensive. It involved manually marking out the field in evenly spaced rows, then using an auger to drill thousands of holes before placing each and every tree into the ground by hand and filling in the dirt and patting it down.

January 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Shelter expansion made possible through SB2

Turlock's homeless now have a few more beds to call home.

January 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Rob Jackson new police chief

Come Feb. 14 the bars on Capt. Rob Jackson's uniform will be replaced with a few shining stars as the veteran law man officially takes the helm of the Turlock Police Department.

January 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission seeks community input

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expanding and would like community input on future services.

January 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


No whooping cough deaths reported in 2011

A 20-year milestone in the fight against whooping cough was reached in 2011. There were no deaths from whooping cough reported in California in all of 2011. The last time California went a whole year without a whooping cough death was 1991, announced Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and the state public health officer.

January 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Helping Hawks make a difference for We Care

About one year ago Delhi High School student Emmanuel Perez volunteered at the We Care Program shelter. His experience serving food to the homeless men sheltered at We Care moved him so much that he started a club at Delhi, the school's first student-run service club known as "The Helping Hawks."

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


To protect and serve

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 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Cigarettes may be banned in Turlock parks

Turlock smokers may need to find new locations to puff on their cigarettes and cigars other than city parks if local Girl Scouts have anything to do with it.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID Board presents Domestic Water Project specifics

The Turlock Irrigation District hosted a public meeting Tuesday night for community members to voice their views and pose questions about the potential Domestic Water Project, which has two water districts at odds.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Monte Vista Plaza signs get upsize approval

Tenants of the Monte Vista Plaza, which plays host to shops such as Amazing Nails and Spa and Dean's Pizza, will soon be receiving a facelift as their signs will be several inches bigger to increase visibility from the road.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mike Lynch honored by Cal Chamber

Turlocker Mike Lynch has long been involved in the political and government sphere, but this year marks the first time he is being recognized by the California Chamber of Commerce as a Small Business Advocate of the Year - just one of four individuals selected from among the 480 chambers that comprise Cal Chamber.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City continues to cutback water use

As local students trickle back into the classrooms for another year of school, the water in the City of Turlock aquatic playgrounds will also dribble to a stop as the City makes efforts to conserve during the state's ongoing drought.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almonds take top spot in county

Stanislaus County's Annual Crop and Livestock Report for 2013 revealed yet another record breaking year for agricultural commodities, mainly in fruit and tree crops. The report, which was released yesterday morning, also marks the first year that the almond industry overtook milk production for the number one commodity spot.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Larsa likely to keep permit despite neighbor complaints

Larsa Banquet Hall is three substantiated noise complaints away from having their Conditional Use Permit revoked pending an upcoming hearing at the Stanislaus County Planning Commission in October.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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