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Local community shakes up help for Haiti disaster

Since Tuesday, when nature rocked the ground beneath the people of Haiti, local community members have come together to raise money to help the victims of the 7.0 earthquake.

January 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Youth football leagues vie for Joe Debely priority use

The Turlock Parks, Recreation, and Community Commission was faced with a unique decision on Wednesday night. They were tasked with choosing which of two youth football teams would be an official affiliate with the Turlock Parks, Recreation and Facilities Division. Both Trans Valley Youth Football League and Turlock Youth Football are seeking rights to use Joe Debely Stadium for Saturday games.

January 16, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Blood drive for injured fire fighters

A community blood drive for the two Modesto firemen injured in a New Year's day blaze has been scheduled for Monday.

January 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local support group aims to lose weight sensibly

Turlock residents who are serious about sticking to their resolution to lose weight and get fit have a local support group to help them reach their goals. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a non-profit organization that aims to help people lose weight sensibly and keep it off.

January 12, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Crab feeds abound

It is now the height of crab season - which runs from mid-November through May - and organizations are taking full advantage of local epicures' insatiable appetite for the tasty crustacean.

January 12, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


H1N1 vaccination clinic comes to Turlock

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency will hold the second H1N1 influenza vaccination clinic from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Assyrian-American Civic Center in Turlock.

January 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Events aim to foster community relationships

Creating a forum for community conversation is the goal of three local organizations.

January 12, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID alters planned site of new transmission line

Yielding to concerns voiced by the City of Ceres and county residents, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors decided to move a planned 115 kV transmission line from Grayson Road to TID Lateral 2.5.

January 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


No shortage of Assembly candidates in 25th District

When State Senator Jeff Denham announced he would not seek election to the vacant 25th Assembly District seat, it opened the floodgates for a slew of competitors to step in.

January 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


California’s report card shows shortfall in college graduates

Children all around the state aren't the only ones getting a report card at the end of their classes. The Children Now organization gives the state a report card every year on how well the California takes care of their children, and their grades don't look so good.

January 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Westside residents see more crime than rest of city

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

January 08, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local dairy farmers to serve on USDA advisory committee

Two local dairy leaders were appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to a federal advisory committee to help the struggling dairy industry.

January 08, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant helps local farmers implement conservation plans

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is inviting Stanislaus County farmers and ranchers to apply for the 2010 Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program.

January 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ball Haulers take fetch to the next level

The athletes stood at the starting line, their bodies tense with anticipation. When the whistle blew, their pent up energy suddenly exploded into action as they leaped over hurdle after hurdle with one goal in mind - get the ball. With prize in hand - or mouth, actually - they raced back through the hurdles to tag the next member of their relay team. After the race was finished, each team member received a well-earned "good boy" or "good girl" and a rub behind their ears.

January 05, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New Year's baby

Crystal and Reese McCartney are the proud parents of the first baby of 2010 born in Turlock. Jayden Xavier Delatore-McCartney arrived at 5:02 p.m. on Friday, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

January 05, 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


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