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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


Community partnership to bring back July 4th event

The comets, fountains and chrysanthemums will be bursting and blooming in the sky over Turlock come this Fourth of July as the Turlock City Council approved a motion to bring back the popular fireworks show.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Good Samaritans save ducklings from sewer

Two neighboring families coordinated a rescue mission that saved eight ducklings from certain doom on Sunday evening.

April 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes toddler killed outside home

A child playing in front of her Keyes home wandered out of view and stepped into the path of a slow-moving truck Monday night, resulting in fatal injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

April 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Library recognizes outstanding supporters

Many local individuals, businesses and organizations shine when it comes to supporting the Stanislaus County Library and all its branches. Every year the library recognizes a few of those whose volunteer efforts, advocacy, special programs or financial contribution really made a difference with the Shining Star Awards.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


THE FIRE LANE

Fire Call Summary, March 2011

April 08, 2011 | | Local


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Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local security company launches self-defense component

Name of Business: Liberty Private Security Inc. & Training Academy

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Central Park may soon house historic cannon

The Korean War era cannon that used to sit in front of the War Memorial Building may soon be moving to downtown Turlock. While the details of the historic cannon's relocation are still being considered, one thing is already clear: Turlock veterans want a say in the placement and presentation of the memorial.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bring on the rain

Turlock residents heading out to work Thursday morning were pleasantly surprised to find that they needed an umbrella. A short burst of rain in the morning was followed with a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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