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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


Around Town

Over 200 volunteers participated in the 2009 Turlock Shines clean-up day on Saturday. They picked up trash along roadways and were also dispatched to the homes of Turlock senior citizens to help with yard work and minor outside repairs.

October 06, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Giving back

The Turlock Police Department presented Katie Soares a certificate of appreciation for her donation of teddy bears for officers to give children who are in bad situations. Soares is an avid volunteer and enjoys making the community a better place.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


New cell tower coming to town

The new tree soon to go up near the corner of North Olive Avenue and East Minnesota Avenue isn't a tree at all, in fact.

October 02, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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


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