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Patterson requests representation on TID board

The City of Patterson and surrounding areas want a voice on the Turlock Irrigation District board, but TID says annexation of the Westside would harm its irrigation service and be too costly.

October 04, 2011 | | Local


Crash claims life of Keyes man

A solo vehicle crash in north Modesto resulted in the death of a 45-year-old Keyes man and sent his passenger to the hospital with major injuries.

October 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Making Turlock shine

Trish Ferguson and Sandra Saldivar of MedicAlert joined groups of citizens and organizations on Saturday during Turlock Shines - a community effort to clean up and make Turlock sparkle. Ferguson and Saldivar helped clean up debris at the corner of Fulkerth and Highway 99. City Council member Mary Jackson helped organize the event. She said students and teachers joined the effort from Pitman High School, Earl and Crowell elementary schools, as well as church groups from Westside Ministries and Turlock Covenant Church. The City of Turlock also supplied manpower for the event.

October 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Annual service honors St. Francis of Assisi

Two local congregations came together on Sunday to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals service.

October 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Blue Diamond expands to Turlock

The City of Turlock's $15 million investment in its industrial park paid off on Tuesday, city officials said, as Blue Diamond Growers announced plans to expand to the newly-renamed Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

October 04, 2011 | | Local


Turlock veterans groups come together to save memorial

When the plans were made for Turlock's new Public Safety Facility, currently under construction on the corner of Broadway and Olive, a veterans' memorial was incorporated in the design - something that was important to Mayor John Lazar, then-Police Chief Gary Hampton and the city's organizations that serve veterans.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local group sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas

Local organization Soldiers Far From Home has sent a whopping 11,000 pounds of care package goodies to soldiers overseas in the last eight years. Sheila Wilmouth, coordinator of the care packages for soldiers effort, said that the group relies on community donations to send a little piece of home to servicemen and women deployed in Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East. The group is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner to help cover the cost of shipping their next big delivery, which will go out just in time for the holidays.

September 30, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Health department recalls organic grape tomatoes

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating "Limited Edition" and "Fresh and Easy" brand organic grape tomatoes. Routine testing found salmonella contamination in the tomatoes, which were distributed by Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce in San Diego.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Small Business Administration seeks award nominees

Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society. Small Business Week 2012 will be celebrated the week of May 20.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Cooler, more energy-efficient dairy cows possible through heat exchangers, finds report

A new, energy-efficient technology to keep dairy cows cool in summer heat has real-world potential, according to a study funded by the Turlock Irrigation District.

September 27, 2011 | | Local


County mental health looks to form partnership with university

The Stanislaus County Mental Health board brought their regular monthly meeting to the California State University, Stanislaus campus on Thursday to consider the potential for forming a partnership with the university.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Covenant Village residents have historic celebration

Covenant Village in Turlock celebrated 125 years of Covenant Retirement Community operations with a day of historical presentations, guest speakers, and 19th century costumes. Covenant Retirement Community was founded by the Covenant Church with the purchase of Home of Mercy in Chicago in 1886. It has since expanded across the United States. Covenant Village in Turlock was founded in 1977.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


American Legion donation to help city’s ‘cat problem’

Turlock Animal Services will soon be offering cat spay and neuter coupons to city residents thanks to a donation from the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88. The group gave a $1,500 donation to the Turlock Animal Shelter to spay and neuter cats in the Turlock area.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Hilmar Angels

Hilmar resident Kelly Fultz-Von Aspern never again wants someone she loves to say the words "I have cancer." Eight months ago her sister, Erica Fultz-Summers, lost her battle with breast cancer, leaving a grieving husband, two children and extended family.

September 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hughson dairy plant celebrates 100 years of operation

One of the first things Mike Zanos did when he returned to the Dairy Farmers of America's Hughson plant as its manager last month was to flip the switch back on to the plant's steam buzzer.

September 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Monteith highlights county’s successes, challenges in annual address

Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered his state-of-the-county address on Tuesday morning, which covered the past, present and future of Stanislaus County.

February 09, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


New report shines light on California water conditions

The idea of being "average" has likely never sounded so good to the Turlock Irrigation District following a report unveiled this week by the California ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Police resurrects K9 Unit

The welcome reception for new officers with the Turlock Police Department is more likely to include coffee and pastries and not Milk Bones and chew ...

February 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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