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Stimulus sought for high-speed rail

The State of California is working on the railroad - the proposed high-speed railroad that would stretch from San Francisco to Orange County - and they're hoping the federal government might be willing to pitch in and help.

September 23, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Alpaca Farm Days looming

Alpaca farmers around the central valley are tidying up their ranches, dusting off their spinning looms, and getting their animals photo-ready for National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Dozens of Turlock families grabbed a blanket and some snacks and made their way to the Turlock Regional Sports Complex Friday night for the season's final "Movies Under the Stars" event hosted by the Recreation Division.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Insurance man secures donation for homeless shelter

Christopher Freeberg was so moved by his Christmas Eve volunteer experience at the Turlock We Care homeless shelter program last year that he wanted to do more. So the local insurance man nominated the We Care program to receive a grant through Safeco's Agent Giving Program. Freeberg's petition was granted; and We Care was presented with a $2,000 check from Safeco last week.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County labor market shows improvement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a modest dip for the month of August while the state saw another gain, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New lights for old Turlock neighborhoods

Just five months ago, the Turlock City Council was considering turning out the lights in some areas of town in an effort to save money. Today, the City of Turlock is planning to replace 1,800 high pressure sodium street lamps with induction lamps, thanks to a $643,100 award from the Department of Energy.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Water works move forward at Columbia Park

The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to locate the Columbia Park water feature adjacent to Columbia Pool. The water feature will be surrounded by a four foot high wrought iron fence with a gate between the pool and water feature, and a pass-through gate from the water feature to the park.

September 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Program offers free medical ID bracelets for children

Between science class and language arts, most teachers have trouble remembering their students' names let alone what they are allergic to. It is difficult to know every student's medical history when they have numerous students wondering in and out of their classroom every day. MedicAlert Foundation makes medical identification bracelets for this reason. Sometimes though, people have trouble affording these life-saving bracelets.

September 16, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Elder abuse prevention focus of senior fair

Senior citizens of Turlock are better prepared to protect themselves against elder abuse after the Senior Information Day held at the Salvation Army on Saturday.

September 15, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Volunteering event to help local seniors

Volunteers from across Turlock will come together to clean up their city at the second annual Turlock Shines event.

September 15, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


H1N1 cases on the rise locally, worldwide

Stanislaus County health officials have confirmed that the passing of a 69-year-old man in August was caused by the H1N1 virus, bringing the county total up to six deaths.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legacy Circle starts annual fundraising campaign with a bang

Legacy Circle of Emanuel Medical Center ended its first week of a six-week fundraising campaign with $946,676 in donations.

September 11, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Dust Bowl on tap

One morning, former Pitman High teacher and coach Brett Tate woke up and grabbed the morning paper. As he was glancing through the pages he came across one article about a local brewer. That one article changed his life.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Salvation Army honors local supporters

The Salvation Army Turlock Corps is celebrating 15 years of "doing the most good" with an anniversary gala. The service organization will honor five Turlock residents at the event.

September 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


First Baptist celebrates 100 years of faith

From generation to generation, the First Baptist Church in Turlock has carried people through the past 100 years in three different buildings and under 16 different pastors.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Turlock Horseman’s Club has no plans of riding off into the sunset

It may surprise some outsiders to know that in the Turlock Horseman's Club, horses are secondary.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock dancing stars delight crowd, rake in the donations

The performers for the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars did the cha-cha, the hustle, the flamenco, and in general thrilled the capacity crowd Saturday night as they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID looks at electric rate hike

Electric service rates could increase next year, after a review of Turlock Irrigation District's preliminary budget for the 2015 financial year. The possibility of a 5 percent increase in rates, which will be used to address a forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 2.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cars, coffee and charity

An annual event aimed at sharing a love of fine automobiles took a philanthropic turn this year as Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance, in collaboration with Hagerty Insurance, raised funds for pancreatic research in memory of late Turlock High aquatics coach Steve Feaver.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Public workgroup to assess conservation fund use in Stanislaus County

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is hosting a Local Workgroup Meeting on Monday to get feedback from the community on how to best use federal funds through the Farm Bill's Environmental Quality Incentive Program.

September 23, 2014 | | Local


Hispanic Heritage Month celebration set for Thursday

The Latino Community Roundtable and Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are holding a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at World Tile Design Showroom, 728 S. Center St., in Turlock.

September 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Peace Walk comes to Turlock

Bakersfield native Luke Wonderly is embarking on a cross country journey spreading a message of peace that he hopes will end with a presidential visit.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tastes of the Valley to benefit agriculture education

Agriculture is a big part of life in Stanislaus County, and the fruits of the recent harvest will take center stage next week in an event to support two ag-centered entities - Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair Foundation and the Agriculture Studies Department of California State University, Stanislaus.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Volunteers to help make Turlock shine

Spring may be the traditional season in which to clean-up, but locals will get a chance to come together and beautify the town on Saturday for the seventh annual Turlock Shines event.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mountain lion evades search efforts

A mountain lion spotted in an east Turlock neighborhood Sunday night continues to roam free in parts unknown as officials suspended their search Monday.

September 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Befriend an alpaca on National Alpaca Farm Days

Community members who want to get up close with an alpaca will have their chance this Sunday and Monday at Macedo's Mini Acre as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 22, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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