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Construction begins on bike park

Volunteers spent their Saturday afternoon building the long-awaited Turlock BMX bike park at the corner of Panorama and Springer avenues. City workers, bike shop employees, and Turlock residents showed up with shovels and other tools. They spent the morning and afternoon building jumps and berms. Over $10,000 dollars was spent on dirt, fencing and a water fountain for the park.

November 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Officer saves woman from burning home

A disabled woman was treated for smoke inhalation, but escaped any further injuries after she was rescued from her burning bedroom by a Turlock police officer.

November 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Friends of the furred host adoption event

Casanova pranced around a pen in front of Turlock Tractor Supply with his tongue poking out of his mouth on Saturday. The tiny black and tan Chihuahua wore a green coat to keep him warm on the chilly fall morning. Nobody would have guessed that this same dog came to an animal rescue agency months earlier with a fractured hip and several rotten teeth.

November 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Bulldogs celebrate homecoming with parade

The Turlock High School Bulldogs got psyched up for their homecoming game on Friday with a parade down Main Street. The THS marching band led the parade, followed by a caravan of convertibles carrying this year's homecoming court. Campus clubs and organizations rode floats and marched down Main in support of the THS football team.

November 13, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Looking for a few good pies

Dave Dubyak is once again throwing down the gauntlet for local bakers. His challenge: Bake the best pumpkin pie in the area.

November 13, 2009 | | Local


Number of H1N1 cases now higher than 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, says CDC

Revised numbers from the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 22 million Americans have been sickened by H1N1 and as many as 3,900 have died since the novel influenza virus made its first appearance in the United States in April.

November 13, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local skiers share their love of the sport with disabled

Over 200 blind, deaf, paraplegic, quadriplegic and developmentally disabled children and adults in Stanislaus county are able to hit the slopes every year as part of the Winter Skiing Unlimited program through the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults.

November 10, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Boys Scouts prepare for Veteran's Day

Boy Scout Troop 451 and Club Scout Troop 451 placed flags next to the graves of veterans on Saturday at Turlock Memorial Park. There were about 800 flags placed on the tombstones of veterans. They also retired a total of 17 flags by burning them in respect to Section 8k of the United States Flag Code. One special flag they retired was from the grave of Efran Hunter who died in the year of 1936. The flag had a total of 48 stars.

November 10, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Journal celebrates 105 years of serving Turlock

On Nov. 11, 1904 the first edition of the Turlock Journal rolled off "the presses" - in this case a single, very small press - and "hit the streets" which in those days were wide and dusty. Unless it was raining, then they were wide and muddy.

November 10, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Tobacco settlement benefits wetlands, waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited, the non-profit conservation and hunting group with chapters across the nation, including Turlock, has been selected as one of the beneficiaries in a multi-million class action lawsuit against the makers of chewing tobacco.

November 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CSU Stanislaus honors local veterans

Cal State Stanislaus student Derek McGinnis was sitting in an ambulance rushing to help wounded Marines in the battle for Fallujah when, suddenly, the ambulance was hit by a suicide driver in a car loaded with explosive devices. From that moment on, McGinnis' life was changed forever. He suffered severe brain injuries, his left leg was amputated and his hands were seriously wounded.

November 10, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Election Results 2009

Denair Unified School Board

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Expectant mothers get first dibs for county H1N1 vaccine

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has decided to use their limited supply of the H1N1 virus vaccine to inoculate pregnant women.

November 06, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Historic’ water bill paves way for new infrastructure

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law what he termed a "historic package to reform and rebuild California's water system" on Friday.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pitman student’s dreams fly at 30,000 feet

Pitman High student Jose Zapien knows why he chose the hobby he did.

November 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


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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


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Prime Shine offers local clean and kind experience

Name of Business: Prime Shine Car Wash

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair teen to represent county in statewide pageant

Turlock High School senior Brooklyn Lowery has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in Miss California Teen USA in January. As an active member throughout the community, the 17-year old Denair resident has definitely proven to be a qualified candidate.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Nurse receives musical surprise from students

Although Mountain View Middle School nurse Kathy Cook gave an inspiring and informative presentation on breast cancer awareness to students on Wednesday, what came after her presentation is what stole the show.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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