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COMMUNITY: PETS ON THE GO

The Friends of Turlock Animals Shelter unveiled their new mobile animal adoption unit at Wal-Mart on Tuesday. The trailer cost a little over $35,000 and is equipped with heating, air conditioning, running water and septic. There are 22 cages in the trailer, and an area where potential adopters can bond with the animal. The trailer will be on display for all 10 days of the Stanislaus County Fair, but there will not be live animals in the cages.

July 28, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Police department gets $1.1 million for new officers

A federal stimulus plan to fund more police officer positions will mean four new officers will be patrolling the streets of Turlock.

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID extends irrigation season, offers more water

Local growers will be the beneficiaries of a wetter than expected rainy season this year, as Turlock Irrigation District customers will be entitled to a longer than anticipated irrigation season and an additional 15 inches of water allotment and additional 6 inch cap.

July 28, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local Assyrians protest Iraqi church bombings

In a 72 hour span, from July 11 to 13, seven Christian churches were bombed in Iraq.

July 28, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Adult school reaches out to community leaders

Turlockers who drive down Colorado Avenue on a daily basis probably do not even notice the Community Continuum College. The building sits so far back on the property that, despite large letters on the front of the building, it is easy to miss from the street. The physical isolation of the building reflects the relative obscurity of the school in the Turlock community.

July 24, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


STEPPIN’ TO THE BEAT

The Turlock Steppin Pards danced the night away at their Hootenanny on Friday. The evening started out with rounds and progressed into squares. Dancers each brought a can of food for the "hobo stew," a meal made of whatever vegetables and canned goods the dancer brought, and eaten out of a can.

July 24, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock lauded for eco-friendly ways

It's not easy being green, but Turlock excels at it, according to the non-profit National Resources Defense Council.

July 24, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


PRESCHOOL PARADISE

Campers at the Turlock Nursery School enjoyed a break from the summer heat this week with a "water fun" themed week of day camp. Kids slid down the zip-line in the back yard of the Turlock Nursery School on Friday while others painted sea-themed decorations during the arts and crafts portion of the camp. This week's theme allowed kids to play outside in the pool. Next week's theme is "rescue heroes," and campers will be walking to the fire station and exploring rescue vehicles. There are still openings for the third and fourth sessions of the summer camp ...

July 24, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: HORSING AROUND

Despite the triple-digit temperatures, over 80 4-H and FFA members have been competing in the annual pre-fair horse show at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

July 21, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pie contest sweet deal for bakers and USF

As the opening day of the Stanislaus County Fair draws close, so does the annual Apple Pie Contest. Each year local bakers put their talents to the test hoping that their pie earns top honors, while also giving back to the community. Each pie contest entrant is required to bake two pies - one for the judges and one to be given to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread trucks which serve a free lunch to those in need.

July 21, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Smoggy car owners to get PASS at cash

Owners of vehicles that have a hard time passing those pesky smog checks may be eligible for a new program that offers cash to get repeat polluters off the road.

July 21, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Power line project fizzles out

The Transmission Agency of Northern California officially ended its effort to install 600 miles of high-voltage electricity transmission lines stretching from Lassen County to Turlock on Wednesday.

July 17, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Denair poker star finishes in the money at WSOP

Turlock area poker players have again done well on the sport's biggest stage, as Shayne Heine, a cattle broker from Denair, finished in the money at the 40th Annual World Series of Poker No Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship this week.

July 17, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


COMMUNITY: TWILIGHT MANIA

Turlock tween Haley Brock is one of the many young readers across the country who have fallen in love with the story of Edward and Bella as told in Stephenie Meyer's best-seller, "Twilight." When the movie version of the book came out, Haley's fascination with the vampire love story grew. So it was no surprise that when her family took a recent 10-day trip to Oregon, Haley's first thought was how close they were to the northwest town "Twilight" was based on - and partially filmed in - Forks, Wash.

July 17, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Jobless rate remains high for Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate held steady for the most part for the month of June, increasing by just .2 percent, according to the latest data released by the Employment Development Department.

July 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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PET PARADE PLANNED

Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock - Swanson Centennial Dog Park - on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Weekend festival will showcase the city of Hughson

Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim Fire effects linger a year later

It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Organization seeks Korean War vets

The Sons in Retirement organization are looking for local Korean War veterans to participate in a service tribute in November.

September 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Journal video catches eye of Tru TV

Who is equal parts cute and funny? Aspiring roller derby girl Keeley Parker.

September 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Local pastor shares experiences at Ground Zero

Roughly 10 years before Tim Guerino became the executive director of the Turlock Gospel Mission he ministered to first responders at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Local artisans find success both online and in store fronts

When Turlocker Laurie Salinas began selling her handcrafted jewelry online at the urging of her friends and family, she didn't anticipate that the founder and CEO of The Craftstar would purchase of piece of her jewelry.

September 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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