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Turlock native named to national cancer society board

Turlock native Lila Johnson has been named one of the newest officers to champion the cause of the American Cancer Society.

May 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire in vacant home under investigation

The cause of a fire in a vacant home in the 600 block of C Street is still under investigation.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Local


TID: Yeah, we’re good on rainfall already

If you've seen the Tuolumne River lately you may have noticed the water is swift and high. That's due to lots of water being released from Don Pedro Reservoir to make room for incoming run-off from the melting snow pack.

May 14, 2010 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


TID to offer irrigation water outside of district

The Turlock Irrigation District will sell surplus irrigation water to lands outside District boundaries for the first time since 2006, following a Tuesday Board of Directors decision.

May 11, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County air quality one of the worst in nation

The latest study released by the American Lung Association shows Stanislaus County still has great strides to make in its quest for clean air.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mormons use helping hands for day of service

Instead of spending a typical Saturday relaxing after a busy work week, over 250 members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints scattered around Turlock to clean up the town they call home.

May 11, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Woman of the Year

Turlock's own Kathy Halsey was named the 14th Senate District Woman of the Year. Halsey has spent more than 30 years working for AT&T and has dedicated countless hours to community service through several local non-profit organizations, including the Modesto Rotary, the Salvation Army of Modesto and the United Way of Stanislaus County. She also currently serves as chairman of the board for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

May 11, 2010 | | Local


Wildlife center highlights newest additions with baby shower

The public will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the area's native wildlife when the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center hosts their annual Baby Animal Shower.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire training day

Firefighters from all over the San Joaquin Valley participated in training exercises at the Regional Fire Training Center in Modesto on Saturday. In one training scenario, firefighters from Escalon, Salida and Burbank Paradise fire departments locate and remove six people from inside of a collapsed ice house.

May 11, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Mama always said ...

As we take time this weekend to honor the ones we call "mom," let's not forget all the words of wisdom our mothers have given to us. Three local women recalled their mother's best advice and shared the advice they hope to pass on to their children.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Committee makes plans to open homeless resource center

The Turlock Homeless Action Committee is looking for community members to serve on the board of the future Community Resource Center.

May 07, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Market Day

Turlockers enjoyed sunshine, fresh air and fresh produce at the opening of the Turlock Farmers' Market on Broadway Friday morning. Vendors will sell fresh fruit and produce every Friday until Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broadway and Main Street. Organizers expect to see more produce vendors as the season progresses.

May 07, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


A culinary and cultural community experience

The streets of downtown were filled with the sights, sounds and smells of Taste of Turlock: A Cultural Celebration on Saturday.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Monument dedicated to WW II Turlock internees

More than 100 people quietly gathered at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Saturday to remember the Japanese Americans who were interned at the Turlock Assembly Center during WWII.

May 04, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Annual Cancer Society fundraiser exceeds goals

The community of Turlock, once again, showed its spirit and commitment to making the world a better place on Saturday by exceeding the fundraising goal for the 2010 Relay for Life.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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