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Fans wait in line 18 hours for last Harry Potter film

Early Friday morning marked the end of an era for a generation of Harry Potter fans. The last movie in the Harry Potter tale premiered at 12 a.m. on Friday morning, and droves of Potter fans came to wish a final farewell to characters that many grew up with.

July 15, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Fair kicks off centennial celebration with large crowds

For Bonnie Azevedo and her family, the Stanislaus County Fair has been a mandatory event for nearly 30 years and this year was the culmination for Bonnie.

July 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Swim program teaches basic skills for future certification

Aspiring future life guards learn skills that can someday prevent an aquatic tragedy in Turlock Recreation Division's Junior Lifeguard program. The three-week class is focused on teaching 11 to 15 year olds skills they will need for future lifeguard training and certification.

July 12, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Budget cuts eliminate long-term residential treatment program

Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services has ceased long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment programs, replacing the program with more cost-efficient intensive short-term stays.

July 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Milk board seeks volunteers to install donated play structure

Bristol Park is getting a facelift this Saturday courtesy of the California Milk Processors' Board and Sunnyside Farms, and they are asking community members to lend a hand. The two organizations split the cost of a new $50,000 recycled plastic play structure to be installed at Bristol, but they need volunteers' help to assemble and install it.

July 12, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Library foundation to feature organic farmer, author at inaugural garden gala

The Stanislaus Library Foundation is bringing together the bounty of crops from the region and the experiences of farmer and author David Mas Masumoto for the first Author's Garden Gala.

July 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air district announces video contest winner

The public has spoken, and the winner of the 2011 For Reel Video Contest is Joel Dipert of Bakersfield.

July 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Slurpee Day

Turlockers enjoyed 7-Eleven's free Slurpee Day on Monday. By 1 p.m. the 7-Eleven on Geer Road had handed out nearly 600 slurpees. 7-Eleven said it expected to hand out 5 million slurpees across the country. 7-Eleven gives out free slurpees each July 11th to commemorate the convenience chain's birthday. 7-Eleven began in Dallas in 1927.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Church teams up with community to fill backpacks

The Turlock Seventh-Day Adventist Church is seeking help from the community for its newly established Project Backpack program.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Gas prices jump after early summer slump

Despite drops in monthly gas price comparisons, pump prices have started to rise a bit in many parts of California, putting the brakes on an early summer price slump. According to AAA, which tracks gas prices, all but one Northern California metro area tracked by the organization saw a double digit decrease at the pump over the past month.

July 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


No injuries in 3-vehicle crash

A crash involving three vehicles Tuesday afternoon backed up traffic at the corner of Lander and Greenway avenues, just south of Highway 99. According to Highway Patrolman A. Keller, a white car was traveling westbound on Greenway and ran a stop sign for an unknown reason. The car then struck a black Toyota, which was traveling northbound on Lander Avenue. The Toyota then spun and struck a black pickup truck heading south on Lander. There were no major injuries in the accident.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Homeowners’ pleas convince TID to delay eminent domain proceedings

Homeowners along the planned route of the Turlock Irrigation District's new Hughson/Grayson 115 kilovolt transmission line were granted a brief reprieve from eminent domain proceedings Tuesday morning.

July 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Lights, Camera, Action! Film Commission looks to bring Hollywood to Turlock

In these tough economic times, attracting new industries to town is the name of the game. The newly formed Turlock Film Commission is setting its sights on the movie industry.

July 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Library patrons devastated over reductions

For Hilmar residents and regular library patrons the thought of further library reductions is unacceptable.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Mosquito abatement district welcomes new manager

Turlock Mosquito Abatement District is saying farewell to its long-time manager Jerry Davis, and "hello" to replacement David Heft.

July 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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