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Drop the Drugs

The latest national studies on drug abuse show prescription medicines are rapidly becoming the drug of choice for teenagers.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Red light runner cause of bus crash

A driver that ran a red light caused a crash Wednesday morning that involved a buss full of school children.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


FAMILY FUN DAY

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock hosted a Family Fun Day at Columbia Park on Saturday. The club gave out free hotdogs, brought games, had a bounce house and paid for every admission to the Columbia Pool on Saturday afternoon.

August 25, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dartmouth graduate looks to make a difference in international studies

While most high school students think that getting into an Ivy League college is an almost unattainable goal - former Pitman High water polo player Taylor Holt said it's only a matter of hard work.

August 25, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


TID to spend $3.4 million

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved $3.4 million in pension-related expenditures Tuesday morning, intended to offset the effects of the weak stock market in 2008.

August 25, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


COMMUNITY: RUNNING OF THE WARRIORS

August 25, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Local


New program pays rent for local homeless

Stanislaus County Planning and Community Development has distributed over $1 million to local agencies to help find permanent housing for the homeless.

August 25, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local agencies make plans for possible H1N1 flu outbreak

As the flu season approaches local agencies from hospitals and health centers to schools and public safety departments are bracing themselves for a possible onslaught of new H1N1 cases by putting into place plans that could help prevent a widespread outbreak of the virus in Turlock.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Double dose of good news for family coping with son’s cancer

The Givargiznia family got some welcome news this week. Ten-year-old Dylan, who has been battling a rare form of leukemia since he was 6 years old, went into remission and a life-saving bone marrow donor has been found.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two dead, three injured in Denair accident

An accident along a stretch of country road in Denair on Thursday claimed the life of a little boy and a 40-year-old man, and left three others injured, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment remains high for county; state level rises

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County for July stayed nearly unchanged, but the rate spiked throughout the state, according to the latest report from the Economic Development Department.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TRAFFIC DELAYS AND ROAD CLOSURES

Beginning Aug. 31, from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., the following roads will have traffic delays:

August 21, 2009 | | Local


Pastors swap pulpits to spread the good word

Pastor David Larson posed a question to some of his fellow Turlock ministers earlier this summer. If they could only give his congregation one message, what would it be?

August 21, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local rabbit champ dreams of national stage

Mountain View 4-H member Kayla Hilvers didn't need a rabbit's foot as a good luck charm to capture 17 awards at the Stanislaus County Fair. She had the whole rabbit.

August 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


COMMUNITY: GIANT PUMPKINS

Members of Calvary Baptist Church celebrated the harvest season a little early with their first annual Giant Pumpkin Day.

August 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | 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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