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Four hurt in school parking lot crash

HUGHSON – Three pedestrians, including a five-year-old student, were injured when an elderly motorist accidentally accelerated into them while making a turn in the parking lot of Hughson Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

April 19, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


Above normal rain, snow to fill Don Pedro

The verdict is in: Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir will enter the winter full to the brim for just the fourth time in the last 11 years.

April 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Valley lagging in economic recovery

The California economy is improving, but the recovery isn't reaching the extent of the Central Valley, according to the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

April 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Sunnyside Farms donates playground equipment for Turlock park

In celebration of Earth Day, the California Milk Processor Board and Sunnyside Farms, a local dairy product producer, are offering to donate a $40,000 recycled play structure to the City of Turlock.

April 15, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


5k dog walk to benefit Turlock Animal Shelter

Getting fit and staying active is not only good advice for humans, but also beneficial for their canine companions. On May 1, local residents will get a chance to exercise with their dogs while supporting the Turlock Animal Shelter in the process.

April 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Painting the town purple

Purple ribbons were hung around Turlock this week to raise awareness for today's Relay For Life event at Dutcher Middle School. Last year the community raised $198,000 for the American Cancer Society this year the goal is $205,000. The event is open to the public and will be held all day.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Candidates sought for Turlock Heritage Festival royal court

Downtown Turlock's popular Taste of Turlock event has officially become a city-wide cultural celebration after the Turlock City Council proclaimed it the newly-named Turlock Heritage Festival.

April 15, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


What it means to be green

Earth Day isn't until April 22, but Modesto Junior College – and more than 300 festival-goers – couldn't wait to celebrate all things green this year.

April 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County’s unemployment more than double national average

The latest numbers from the Economic Development Department show the Central Valley continues to feel the lingering effects of a down economy as the unemployment rate ticks upward again.

April 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman credits store clerk’s actions for saving husband’s life

When Joseph Bagliere took a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course at Emanuel Medical Center in March he had no idea that he would use his new-found skills so soon.

April 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lawn mower program returns

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping that new funding and a simplified, regional voucher request process will make clean, electric lawn mowers available to more Valley residents through the Clean, Green Yard Machine program that began Monday.

April 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Gas prices continue to climb

Even in the face of eroding demand for gasoline nationwide, all of the metro areas tracked by AAA Northern California have climbed past the $4 per gallon mark for regular, unleaded. California now has the second highest state average gas price among all 50 states.

April 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Hughson students raise funds for drought-stricken Tanzania

Hughson may be half a world away from Karatu, Tanzania, but local Hughson High School students turned their eyes – and their feet – toward the East African nation last weekend.

April 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Kiwanis members come together to make warm wishes

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock and Turlock High, Pitman High and Delhi High Key Clubs held their annual Kiwanis One Day event on Saturday. The clubs came together to make 55 fleece blankets for various nonprofit organizations in the area.

April 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


University Relay for Life breaks fundraising goal

In its second year of existence, the California State University, Stanislaus Relay for Life more than doubled in size, becoming a marquee event in the fight to quash cancer.

April 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Derek Carr shares his faith with Turlock

Black jerseys, face paint and an ocean of enthusiasm. These are the calling cards of the Raider Nation, which were on full display when Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr visited Monte Vita Chapel on Monday to share his testimony of faith.

April 21, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Seniors soar over Turlock in ‘Dream Flight’

The first time Charles Walker ever took to the skies it was in a Boeing Stearman biplane as a young military pilot preparing to be shipped over to Europe to join the Allied forces fight in World War II.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CROSSTOWN CULINARY CLASH: Pitman lays claim to Iron Chef title

For several years now the golden trophy from the annual Turlock Education Foundation sponsored Iron Chef competition has adorned the kitchen of the Turlock High School culinary class. Now it's Pitman's turn.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Artisanal shop Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery opening in time for summer

Many adults have fond childhood memories of melting ice cream cones and sticky fingers during the summertime, including Greg Raynes. The local teacher turned ice cream aficionado is now providing this memorable experience to children in Turlock by opening his first ice cream parlor, Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Monte Vista Avenue welcomes new café and pharmacy

In what might be a sign of recovering times in Turlock, two new businesses are joining the strip of stores along heavily trafficked Monte Vista Avenue: The Cottonwood and Turlock's New Vision Pharmacy.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it's been for the month since before the Great Recession began.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock's homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two of Emanuel’s own named Tenet Heroes

One man has brought new life to Emanuel Cancer Center and another is literally saving lives in the emergency room, and now both are being touted for their exemplary service to the patients served by Emanuel Medical Center.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suddenly Perfect moves locations after three decades

Name of Business: Suddenly Perfect

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Active 20-30 Club to host Casino Royal Prom fundraiser

Locals looking to relive their high school glory days will have the opportunity to as the Active 20-30 Club of Turlock is hosting a Casino Royale Prom event complete with gowns, corsages, photos, and more.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Safety Saturday free community event returns to Turlock

GDI Insurance will once again help families learn how to keep their children safe during a free community event on May 16. The 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Road, Turlock.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


KENLEY’S WALK

Ten-year-old Turlock resident Kenley Montes is ready to take a walk.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High grad to head Patterson police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has named Lt. Jeff Dirkse as the new Patterson Police Services Chief.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Local law enforcement joins state efforts to help at-risk youth

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II traveled to the state capital last week to join numerous other law enforcement officials in support of funding aimed at helping at-risk youth.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Christian member of Iraqi parliament to visit Turlock

Amidst ongoing tragedy in the Christian communities of the Middle East, the local community will have a chance to connect with a representative from Iraq on Thursday as the local chapter of the Assyrian Democratic Movement is hosting Yonadam Kanna. Kanna is a member of Iraqi parliament and the Secretary General of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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