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Kicking cancer in the rear feels ‘amazing,’ says survivor

After selecting one of the eight wigs she had collected throughout her battle, Kimberlie Donaldson-Zapien got all glammed up, drawing on her eyebrows and gluing on her eyelashes to go Christmas shopping. She didn't want to look like a sick patient.

October 14, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Blessed are the animals

Reverend Gerry Grossman of St. Francis Anglican Church blessed parishioners' pets during the church's annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday. Dogs were sprinkled with holy water along with one cat and one rabbit.

October 14, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Snow to open Sustainable Futures conference with talk about water

The state's water chief will be the keynote speaker to open California State University, Stanislaus' third annual Conference for Sustainable Futures.

October 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Spooky and fun events abound this Halloween

Local families are gearing up for Halloween by purchasing pumpkins, assembling costumes, and decorating their lawns. Along with the traditional trick-or-treating, there will be several community events where ghosts and ghouls of all ages can celebrate All Hallows Eve.

October 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Wind, flooding wreck havoc on city

The first big storm of the season swept through the Central Valley Tuesday, with pouring rain and gusting winds that toppled trees and utility lines all over the city.

October 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID seeks new director

The search for a new Turlock Irrigation District Division 1 Director formally kicked off Tuesday morning.

October 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local hot shots go up against visiting Crowns in basketball fundraiser

The Fabulous Harlem Crowns simply don't know how to let a game of basketball get in the way of a good joke.

October 09, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Honoring past leaders

Former Turlock mayors Brad Bates and Curt Andre help to unveil the signs dedicating two soccer fields at the Turlock Regional Sports Complex after the retired city leaders on Friday morning.

October 09, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


‘Community deserves a larger library,’ says Czopek

On Tuesday evening, kids crammed into the children's section of the Turlock Library to hear a story. It was past 7 p.m., the Library's normal closing time, but the tables in the main room of the library were still occupied by people reading books and newspapers, and every computer was in use. Even at this late hour the Library was alive with activity.

October 09, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Air pollution development fees legal, says court

A Fresno appeals court has sided with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, upholding a rule allowing development fees for air-pollution mitigation.

October 09, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Children top priority for H1N1 vaccination

The first shipment of the H1N1 virus vaccine has arrived in Stanislaus County and is being dispensed to those considered to have the greatest risk of serious complications from the virulent flu strain.

October 09, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County libraries hope to set reading record

Generations of children have grown up with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." This childhood icon has been munching his way through fruit, salami, a cupcake, and other goodies since the book was first published in 1969. This week children in Turlock will get the chance to set a world record with the help of their very hungry caterpillar friend.

October 06, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


CSU Stanislaus hears lessons on homelessness

A little over two years ago it became clear that the homeless population of Portugal's largest city, Lisbon, was increasing at a rapid rate. Half a world away, here in Stanislaus County, the City of Turlock is seeking a solution to the same problem in the wake of the 2008 closure of the Emergency Cold Weather Homeless Shelter.

October 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Kiwanis jump for family house fundraiser

October 06, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Christian bike rally hopes to leave bad economy in their rear view mirror

Bikers lined up rubbing their engines ready to cruise, motorcycles of different styles gleaming in the sunlight and sounds of Christian bands jamming in the background are what people can expect to see on Saturday at the "Carry the Fire Bike Rally" at BackRoad Choppers in Delhi.

October 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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