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Woman dies after being hit by truck

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a Modesto woman, who appears to have stepped into the path of a pickup traveling along a Turlock road.

August 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lazar runs unopposed in November election

There's no need to hold an election: incumbent Turlock Mayor John Lazar will win a second term as Mayor unopposed.

August 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hughson council races start to heat up; recall in two weeks

The ballots are out and Hughson residents are counting down the days. After seven months of prep work, the recall election is finally coming down to the last two and a half weeks before the big day on Aug. 24 and the candidates can't wait.

August 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Worker found dead in Stevinson

A man who had spent the better part of the day irrigating fields in Stevinson was found dead Tuesday night, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

August 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlockers join nation in touting benefits of farmers markets

Fresh produce, supporting local farmers and getting some good deals are just a few of the reasons that locals are diehard fans of the Turlock Certified Farmers Market. And this week they can celebrate the market along with fresh food lovers across the country as part of National Farmers Market Week.

August 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


National Night Out

Neighborhoods across Turlock forsook the indoors Tuesday night and came out to party in the streets for the annual National Night Out celebration. Joining in the festivities were representatives from the Turlock Police Department, Turlock City Fire Department, California State University, Stanislaus Police Department, Turlock Irrigation District and other special guests including Mayor John Lazar and McGruff the Crime Dog.

August 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


More water flow needed for fish, finds delta report

More water should be allowed to flow through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and into the San Francisco Bay, according to a State Water Board report which was unanimously approved Tuesday.The 180-page informational report, required by the 2009 Delta Reform Act and not directly tied to any legislative action, establishes the volume, quality and timing of water flow needed to protect fish and wildlife."For the first time, the board has come forth with explicit estimates on flows needed to protect the estuary and the results are not surprising," said Bill Jennings, executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance ...

August 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


A sign of the times

With a quick drive down Golden State Boulevard, Geer Road, or Monte Vista Avenue, the issue becomes crystal clear: the streets of Turlock are overflowing with unlicensed signs.Across the country, from Mesa, Ariz. to Forest Grove, Ore. and Los Angeles, municipalities are trying to stem the proliferation of unlicensed signs. The trend has been driven by businesses' needs to attract more customers, erecting flashy illegal signs to garner the attention of those driving by.The City of Turlock is just the most recent city to take a stand against these unlawful signs, hoping to cut down on the clutter ...

August 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Journal welcomes new publisher

David A. Winegarden is the new publisher of the Turlock Journal.

August 03, 2010 | Special to the Journal | Local


Local dairymen struggle to survive

California dairy farmers have been fighting a losing battle for the past two years and slowly turning into a dying breed. Norman and Mike Lucas, owners of Lucas Dairy, have been in the business for over 60 years and they are struggling just to come out even.

August 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Local unwanted small breed dogs find new owners out of state

A few lucky dogs from Turlock will soon have the chance to start over with a new life in a new country. The demand for small dogs in the Pacific Northwest and Canada is helping Turlock Animal Shelter find forever homes for local abandoned pets. Turlock Animal Shelter has sent 40 cats and 87 dogs to out-of-state rescue groups since January of this year. Many of those animals went to rescue groups in Washington and Oregon, and some as far as Canada. Officer Glena Jackson of the Turlock Police Department said that in the past these animals would have gone ...

July 30, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Used book store looks to fill a niche for local readers

When Valerie and Tim Brown started contemplating what type of business to open, they didn't have to look far for inspiration. The myriad of books stacked up in the shelves of their home served as the perfect muse.The couple just opened Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock and are hoping their love of reading translates into a successful business venture."It was an idea we had both toyed with for a while, but it wasn't until the last few months that we really started to think we could make a go of it," Valerie Brown said. "I ...

July 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


University tournaments expected to bring in millions of tourism dollars

Hundreds of college-level athletes will be descending upon our fair city in the coming months - bringing with them much-needed income for the city and local businesses.

July 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Fixing the worst of the worst

Canal Drive isn't being paved with gold, but stimulus dollars will work all the same.

July 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Last fair hurrah

Fun seekers took advantage of the last weekend of the 2010 Stanislaus County Fair to get in a few last-minute thrills.

July 27, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County Fair issues livestock changes, updates

Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist makes smiles a reality for Jamaicans

While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local martial arts studio teaches students mental and physical strength

Name of Business: Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido A Lee Brothers Academy

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Minimum fish flow protections cause of concern for TID

In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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