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Newman Crows Landing educators win weight loss contest

Residents of the West Side of Stanislaus County took the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle with their own version of a "Biggest Loser" competition. On Aug. 12 seven teams of 10 people stepped on a giant agricultural scale to weigh in and begin their weight loss mission. Five of those teams took to the scales again on Saturday for their final weigh out at the end of the competition. The weight loss challenge was a friendly competition between the cities of Newman, Gustine and Patterson. It was organized by the Westside Healthcare Advisory Task Force as part of the ...

October 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local natural gas pipelines ranked on top riskiest list in the state

Three natural gas pipelines in Stanislaus County have been included on Pacific Gas and Electric's list of "Top 100" riskiest segments in the state, however, PG&E officials stress the designations are not a safety concern.

October 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Over 250 volunteers participate in community clean-up event

Some picked up trash, some scrubbed down the water parks and others raked the lawns of community members, but all 250 volunteers at Saturday's Turlock Shines community clean-up day worked to help beautify the Turlock community.

October 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Collision leaves Hilmar woman critically injured

A 19-year-old Hilmar woman was critically injured in a collision outside of Oakdale.

October 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Animals, energy and firefighters keep Turlock hopping

October started with a bang for area residents, as a plethora of events and activities were held.

October 05, 2010 | | Local


Irrigation season extended to Oct. 31

Irrigation season for Turlock Irrigation District customers will be extended by 11 days to Oct. 31, the district announced Tuesday.

October 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar Cheese receives community service award

Monday night was memorable for many in Hilmar, especially Hilmar Cheese Co. as they were the first company to receive the Hilmar Chamber of Commerce award for Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

October 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Blessing of the animals

Reverend Kathie Galicia of St. Francis Episcopal Church and Pastor Sylvia Meuller of Light of Christ Lutheran Parish blessed local animals on Sunday in celebration of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. The yearly tradition honors St. Francis and his love for all creatures and thanks pets for their service and companionship. Cats, goats, and dogs big and small participated in this year's blessing.

October 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Egg production up nationwide

Despite recent consumer fears of tainted eggs, egg production is growing with an eight million egg increase since last August and an 11 million growth since July in California alone, according to the California Poultry Report.

October 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


City budget, new business focus of first City Council candidate debate

Five of the six Turlock City Council candidates squaring off for two open seats in the Nov. 2 election met for the first debate of the season on Wednesday, with the city's budget taking top priority.

October 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Explosion, fire destroys barn

An explosion followed by a fire burned a historic barn in the 5200 block of Tully Road, between Taylor and Barnhart roads, to the ground Friday afternoon.

October 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Tully Road barn burns to the ground

A barn in the 5200 block of Tully Road, between Taylor and Barnhart roads, burned to the ground Friday afternoon.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


City Council candidates to face off in public debates

With 33 days until Election Day, candidates for Turlock City Council will face the public for the first time tonight in a debate sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

September 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID looks at changes in budget process

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors began planning for their 2011 budget – which preliminarily calls for a net of three fewer employees – in a workshop Tuesday morning.

September 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Two die in weekend collisions

The lives of two Turlock men were claimed at the start and end of the weekend in two separate vehicle collisions.

September 28, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlock’s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Foster Farms president and CEO stepping down

Foster Farms President and CEO Ron Foster announced plans to step down from his current position on Thursday. Although he is relinquishing the title of President and CEO, the third generation family member in charge of the poultry company still plans to continue on with his role as owner and director.

October 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Former POW Jessica Lynch to discuss her experiences at Veterans’ celebration

Sitting in South Carolina in between filming scenes on her latest movie, the battlefields of Iraq seem like another time and world away for Army veteran and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch. But the scars, both mental and physical are never far from her recollection, nor is her message of perseverance.

October 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Buffalo Wild Wings slated to come to Turlock

Sixteen – that is the number of specialty sauces in which residents will be able to choose from to dunk their wings in once the new Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill comes to Turlock.

October 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


ABC Fitness celebrates six years of outdoor workouts

Name of Business: ABC Fitness Co.

October 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library program makes math fun

Local libraries are hoping to ignite creativity and show the fun side of math in a series of free events throughout the month of October.

October 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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