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Emanuel to become teaching hospital

Starting in July, patients at Emanuel Medical Center will notice a new aspect to their hospital care. Emanuel Medical Center has transitioned to a teaching hospital, and it will host 15 medical students for the next year.

June 08, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Gas prices see decrease from May, 17 cents higher than last year

Gas prices in California are starting to show signs of stabilizing, as travelers gear up for summer road trips.

June 08, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Recreation on Wheels brings outdoor fun to Turlock children

School is out, parents are still working and the children are stuck at home watching TV. The Recreation Department is giving those children the opportunity to spend some time in the park and use their creative talents for free this summer helping to cure the summer boredom.

June 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Former Stanislaus student falls to death in Yosemite

A 24-year-old former California State University, Stanislaus student died from an apparent fall while hiking in Yosemite National Park on Friday.

June 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abatement district prepares for West Nile season

Turlock residents might notice Turlock Mosquito Abatement District employees setting and checking traps around town in the next week or so. This is the time of year when TMAD collects samples of local adult mosquitoes to test for West Nile Virus.

June 04, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Journal reporter gets a lesson in personal safety

It can be a scary world out there for women. That is why I decided to take matters into my own hands and enroll in the Rape Aggression Defense class offered by the Turlock Police Department and the California State University, Stanislaus Police.

June 04, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Stanislaus student falls to death in Yosemite

A 24-year-old California State University, Stanislaus student died from an apparent fall while hiking in Yosemite National Park on Friday.

June 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Honoring the fallen

Area residents celebrated Memorial Day at the annual community event held at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday. American flags donated to Turlock Memorial Park by the families of veterans lined the community cemetery. Rear Admiral Michael Seward, United States Coast Guard Reserve, was the master of ceremonies at Monday's event co-hosted by the American Legion and Veterans' of Foreign Wars.

June 01, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fireworks a no show this 4th of July

Fireworks shows will be few and far between in the Central Valley on Independence Day. Budget constraints have led to the cancellation of fireworks displays in Turlock, Modesto, Merced and Livingston this year. Turlock residents will have to travel to Atwater if they want to see fireworks on this 4th of July.

June 01, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Councilwoman named Modesto’s top cop

The usually reserved Turlock City Councilwoman Amy Bublak becomes a different person when she puts on her Modesto Police uniform. Once she dons her badge, bullet-proof vest and gun, Bublak becomes the epitome of a community peace officer.

May 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library encourages summer reading

It's that time of year again with the sun ready to shine and all that free time students now have with school out. It is a perfect time to "Make a Splash" at the Turlock Library with three summer reading programs.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Dairy women compete for princess title

Women from Turlock, Hilmar and Modesto will compete in a variety of challenges in front of three judges on June 10 to earn the title District 6 Dairy Princess.

May 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


A day to remember

What was once known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day continues to be a time for Americans to remember those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

May 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Class of 2010 says good-bye to high school and hello to the future

Graduates of the class of 2010 could not have asked for a more beautiful day for their commencement ceremony on Friday. Turlock High School and Pitman High School seniors walked down the aisle to pomp and circumstance on a cool but clear day. As they waited their turn in the procession line, their sweat was from nerves and not from the usual heat of graduation day.

May 28, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Come to Turlock!

Over 20 Turlock citizens stood outside the doors of Trader Joe's in Modesto on Saturday to kick off their campaign to bring the grocery store to Turlock. Their goal is to have about 20 people request that a Trader Joe's come to Turlock every day until it actually happens. Supporters wore their favorite Hawaiian shirt and had a variety of colorful leis for Saturday's rally. Turlock Mayor John Lazar and City Council member Mary Jackson were present.

May 25, 2010 | Maegan Martens | 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


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