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Bicyclist dies after being hit by car

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run outside of Turlock that killed a 27-year-old bicyclist.

September 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile Virus found in Turlock

It is time to bring out that hefty insect repellant again and avoid standing water as mosquitoes potentially carrying the West Nile Virus start to migrate toward houses to seek protection from the sun.

September 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock teen is shining example of benefactor of balloon festival

It is not every day you meet someone with transparency of character where you can almost feel their emotions and be close enough to touch their soul.

August 31, 2010 | BY GLENN KAHL Special to the Journal | Local


Leadership group remodels Salvation Army study room

Seven years ago the Salvation Army opened a children's activity room in the Turlock Corps Community Center. The room has been used every day during the school year as an afterschool study room. Major Debi Shrum of the Salvation Army said that the room was starting to show its years of use by so many kids.

August 31, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Woman commits suicide on railroad tracks

A Livingston woman ended her life Thursday by stepping in front of a freight train in Turlock.

August 31, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Green burial helps environment even after death

Across the country, Americans are becoming more environmentally conscious. They're driving hybrids, recycling, composting, and planting trees to offset their carbon footprint.

August 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


100 YEARS YOUNG

Opal Hill celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday with a hot pink and black color scheme as she sports her princess crown and fabulous sash. Friends and family gathered for her birthday celebration at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she was honored as the second oldest person in the facility. Hill was most excited about "being old and just being on Earth." Hill likes to play bingo and go gambling at local casinos in her free time.

August 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock MOMS Club celebrates decade of parental support

Most who join the MOMS club are seeking companionship for themselves, friendships for their children, support in motherhood or a way to stay socially active in their community. But whatever the case may be, the majority of members refer to the club as a "sanity saver" and they have never looked back.

August 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


No injuries in train, TID truck collision

A Turlock Irrigation District truck out doing work Thursday morning was struck by an Amtrak passenger train, but what could have been a calamity was avoided due to some quick maneuvering by the driver of the truck.

August 28, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


More Californians lack health insurance, study finds

The number of people living with the risks of no health insurance has surged upwards, according to a study released Monday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

August 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair couple Bill and Dorothy Wright celebrates 70 years of marriage

Newlyweds oftentimes dream of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. But how many even consider a platinum anniversary?

August 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Developers look to bring entertainment center to town

Dust off that bowing ball and get a new shirt embroidered.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Senior Information Day

The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance is hosting a Turlock Senior Information Day.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local couple relate story of daughter’s tragic death and their road to redemption in new book

On June 25, 1997, Darren and Nicole Rodrigues were plunged into a living nightmare that few could imagine and one that would shake the Turlock couple to their cores. But it was there in the rubble of their lives that the couple found their salvation and the grace to continue living each day.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County unemployment climbs upward

The latest figures from the Economic Development Department show the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County edged slightly higher in July, even though it's typically a time of the year when unemployment is lower because of increased jobs related to harvest seasons.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Opening up the table this holiday season

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.

November 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Coat program helps children combat winter chill

As Turlock welcomes winter and the accompanying drop in temperatures, Westside Ministries is making sure that every child in the community is prepared for the chill with the organization's 29th annual Coats for Kids program.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission plans block party, football game to fete Thanksgiving

The Turlock Gospel Mission is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a large block party complete with a traditional turkey meal and kickoff the event with what is expected to become an annual community flag football game.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigar lovers find a home in Turlock

Name of Business: Ciganos Fine Cigars

November 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Church, city agencies partner up to clean alleys

The congregation of Turlock Covenant Church, along with staff from the City of Turlock's Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities went to work Saturday on a project to spruce up some of the alleys on Turlock's Westside.

November 20, 2014 | | Local


SIRS pays tribute to area’s Korean veterans

The Turlock chapter of the Sons in Retirement gave a salute to the area's Korean War veterans with a special ceremony Wednesday that included the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medals.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock girl to compete in pre-teen pageant

After a successful application and interview process, Turlock resident Zoe Cavanaugh has been officially selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Stockton/Sacramento pageant competition on Saturday.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Realtors feed the hungry

For the past 32 years, local Realtors and their affiliates have held a Can Tree Breakfast in an effort to raise money to feed hungry families during the holidays. Although the literal Christmas tree-shaped pyramid of canned food - that some years reached as high as 25 feet - no longer adorns the entrance to the long-since closed Albertsons grocery store, the spirit of giving has remained strong.

November 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City, Stanislaus Business Alliance formalize 20 year partnership

While the City of Turlock has been a member of the Stanislaus Business Alliance since 1994, on Tuesday the two entities entered into an official agreement with the sanctioning of the Turlock City Council.

November 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock kicks off holiday season with Turkey Trot

While individuals across town will be rushing to the grocery store in upcoming days to purchase a turkey in time for Thanksgiving, a few lucky locals won't need to stress as the winner of the City of Turlock's annual Turkey Trot fun run will be granted the festive bird as a victory prize.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ringing in season of giving

The only thing made more apparent than the Salvation Army's love of bells at the 18th annual Kettle Kick-Off Luncheon was the generosity of the community as they donated over $46,000 for the local Salvation Army Corps.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock recycling company receives $1 million grant

Peninsula Plastics Recycling in Turlock was selected among more than 50 applicants to receive a $1 million grant which will bring new equipment and nine new positions to the company.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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