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Long-time actor and Turlock High grad James Mitchell dies at 89

James Mitchell, an actor in the ABC soap opera "All My Children" and a graduate of Turlock High School, died Friday at the age of 89.

January 26, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Downtown property owners look for a brighter 2010

While continuing to feel the repercussions of the sluggish economy, the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is moving forward with plans to fill the vacant store fronts and bring consumers back to the downtown corridor.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


High-speed rail still on track

Local residents had their first opportunity to comment on California's proposed High-Speed Rail system on Thursday, when project planners held an open house and scoping meeting at the Merced Senior Center.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Healthy smiles

Kindergarten students from Crowell Elementary School got an up-close experience with dental tools at First Step Dental on Friday. Unlike most trips to the dentist, however, this field trip was a fun experience. The dental group put on tours for local elementary students to promote dental health. Kids learned about dental topics from tooth brushing techniques to proper nutrition. First Step Dental hoped to promote February as national children's dental health month, and encourage students and parents to seek dental treatment at an early age.

January 22, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


A day in the life of a dementia patient

Imagine trying to button a shirt while wearing thick gloves and blurry goggles. Imagine trying to understand verbal instructions while sirens, static and voices ring in your ears. This is what dementia patients deal with on a daily basis, and this is what care givers at Paramount Court were trying to simulate for the public on Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local Realtor earns accolades for green home design

The Endsley Prototype Homes, an unbuilt pair of sustainable infill homes planned for Turlock, were honored with a Merit Award in a highly competitive American Institute of Architects design award program.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


A mix of new and old keeps business alive on Westside

This is the fourth installation in a five-part series on the area of town known as the Westside. Today's article is about business on the Westside. Previous articles looked at the role of the faith community and crime on the Westside. The final article in this series will focus on the people of the Westside.

January 22, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community celebrates the Best of Turlock

The Larsa Banquet Hall was filled with over 350 community members Friday night for the Chamber of Commerce's 42nd annual Best of Turlock award event.

January 22, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Rain eases for now, more on the way

That big yellow orb shining through the clouds is the sun and it would be best to enjoy it while it lasts.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Calling all hopeless romantics

As Valentine's Day rapidly approaches, those who have sentimental tendencies may take time to reread love letters sent and received. We at the Turlock Journal would like to help spread the love this Valentine's holiday by printing your love letters. Send us your love notes - both old and new - and we will publish them in our Feb. 13 issue.

January 19, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Officer does Turlock proud on game show

Turlock Police Officer Amanda Alberti may have been stumped by the word "wool" on her "Wheel of Fortune" appearance, but she still walked away a winner.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Storm pelts Valley with rain, hail

Pull out the rain slickers and the umbrellas because the wet weather is making itself at home in the Central Valley for the rest of the week.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Livestock buyers owe fair over $14,000

The 2009 Stanislaus County Fair ended five months ago, but Fair staff is still trying to recoup some outstanding debt from the event. The Stanislaus County Fair is still owed nearly $15,000 by buyers in the 2009 Junior Livestock Auction and Replacement Heifer Sale. This debt could impact 4-H and FFA participation in future fairs.

January 19, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock’s roads aren’t that bad, yet, but future doesn’t look good

No one in Turlock would be surprised to learn that the city's streets are not exactly paved with gold, but it might surprise a few to learn that on average Turlock's streets are satisfactory, according to the most recent road survey. However, the survey also found that if the funding for street maintenance and repair doesn't increase significantly and rapidly, the road from satisfactory to poor will be a short trip.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Clinic boosts H1N1 vaccinations

In the effort to keep another wave of H1N1 influenza illnesses from sweeping through Stanislaus County, the public health department held their second vaccination clinic Thursday in Turlock.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | 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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