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Turlock couples ring in 2011 with joy

Many welcomed the new year as a fresh start, a time to make major life changes. For two Turlock couples, the changes came hours after ringing in 2011 with the birth of their New Year's babies.

January 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Japanese New Year’s tradition alive and well in Livingston

Most believe in good luck charms and four leaf clovers, but the Japanese people believe in making mochi rice balls for the New Year as a sign of good luck.

January 01, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Local


Storms bring an abundance of water

Despite all the rain recently, there is no need to build an ark just yet. Turlock Irrigation District representatives have said the dam will hold and even though there is a huge supply of water, there is no fear of flooding.

January 01, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock boy born with multiple heart defects

James and Monica Woods were faced with a parents' worst nightmare. Their beautiful baby boy was born with health problems - and not just one or two problems, but a list of abnormalities that affect his ability to pump blood through his body.

January 01, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Local


Red Cross hosts military resource fair

Everyone knows the American Red Cross responds to disasters, providing emergency shelter, food and medical services to those in need. But few know the Red Cross is also a key support organization for America's servicemen and women and their families.

December 30, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City water customers on metered billing as of Jan. 1

Beginning in January, all City of Turlock utility customers will be billed for water based on actual water consumption, as indicated by their water meter.

December 28, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fair prepares for centennial celebration

Since 1911, the Stanislaus County Fair, formerly known as the Turlock Melon Carnival, has highlighted the county's agricultural heritage while providing traditional family fun throughout its 10-day run. In July, the fair will not only bring sweet summer relief with its cornucopia of events, but also a special celebration in honor of the fair's 100-year anniversary.

December 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Shoppers flock to stores day after Christmas

Nary a parking space was to be found near Turlock's Target, Wal-Mart, or Kohl's on Sunday. Some visitors to Modesto's Vintage Faire Mall found themselves driving in circles for 10 or 20 minutes, waiting with bated breath for an already-packed SUV to back away from a coveted spot.

December 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Saving animals second nature to Turlock angel

Brenda Sherwood said it all started when she was five years old. She was with her family when she noticed a 10-week-old kitten with a severe eye injury. She begged her family to help the kitten but they could not take the kitten in.

December 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlockers give more this holiday season

Despite the down economy - or maybe because of it - Turlockers seemed to find a couple of extra dollars this holiday season to give to those in need.

December 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


AAA offers free ride home on New Year’s Eve

AAA will offer its Tipsy Tow service to drinking drivers from 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 6 a.m. on New Year's Day in Northern California, Nevada and Utah. Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call (800) 222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home of up to ten miles. Just tell the AAA operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow," and a truck will be on its way. You do not need to be an AAA member. The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver ...

December 28, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Local soldier receives ‘Quilt of Honor’

Army Sgt. Brian Evans, 25, knew something was afoot when his parents told him to put on his uniform Thursday morning.

December 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


17-month-old joins family at home in Turlock for first time

When Christmas morning dawns at the Lairson's home, the greatest gift won't be nestled under the tree. Instead he'll be sleeping in a crib in a room down the hallway with a ventilator rhythmically rising and falling and a nurse watching over him.

December 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NORAD tracks Santa’s Christmas Eve journey

The wait is over. Santa has begun his journey delivering presents to children around the world. His one-day trek across the globe started at midnight and will continue through to the wee hours of the morning.

December 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Road closed due to sink hole

A sink hole has caused the temporary closing of Jennings Road between Monte Vista and West Main Street.

December 23, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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