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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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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


COMMUNITY: LLAMA LESSONS

"Llamas are always magical for children," said Lora Crawford of Lora's Llamas, "they just love them."

July 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Nursing home residents displaced after sparks fly

Thirty nursing home residents were evacuated and more than 50 emergency personnel responded to the Bel-Air Lodge Friday afternoon because of sparking electrical lines.

July 17, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID stops TANC in tracks

The Turlock Irrigation District - and the Modesto Irrigation District - announced plans Tuesday to cease their participation in the Transmission Agency of Northern California's $1.5 billion plan to install 600 miles of high-voltage electricity transmission lines stretching from Lassen County to Turlock.

July 14, 2009 | | Local


Bike Park moving forward; additional funding needed

Dominick Rufo came up with the idea of constructing a BMX bike park in Turlock when he was 14 years old. Rufo, now almost 17, saw his plan approved by Turlock City Council in February. The park, however, will not be built until $10,000 of private funding has been secured for the project.

July 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Gas prices fall in wake of economic woes

Lately, drivers pulling up to a gas station to fill their tank don't know what prices they will find at the pump. Gas prices that were nearing the $3 mark just last month, are now closer to $2.50.

July 14, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


HOPE OF AMERICA

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock recently presented Hope of America awards to students in grades 5-9 at eight local schools.

July 10, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


First Presbyterian celebrates 100 years

The past 100 years have seen Turlock grow from a small agricultural community to a city with almost 70,000 residents. Those same 100 years have seen Turlock churches evolve from small outposts that farmers traveled to from miles away by horse and buggy, to large campuses with modern video and audio equipment. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is the dedication that Turlock residents show to their places of worship and spiritual development.

July 10, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: OUTREACH IN TROUBLE

"What do you want to do with all of that yogurt? We're using it right?" Lydio Banana asked. "So long as we can keep it somewhere," JoLynn DiGrazia answered.

July 10, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Wine, crepes and more at new downtown eatery

Name of business: Loza Wine & Crepes

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dynamic duos dance for charity

Brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and even a few close friends took the stage for the fourth annual Dancing with the ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Facebook posts leads to early departure from Seaside for former Turlock police chief

Former Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson announced his retirement from his role as chief in Seaside after city officials grew concerned about some of his ...

September 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Sexiest Doctor’ ready to check out Turlock

Dr. Mikhail "Doctor Mike" Varshavski, the doctor who rose to fame on the internet and was voted "People" magazine's "Sexiest Doctor Alive," will be ...

September 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Water rights bill awaits Governor’s signature

A landmark passage of water rights legislation occurred over the weekend when Assemblyman Adam Gray's Assembly Bill 313 received final approval on the last ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Rosalee Rush

Stanislaus State's new Senior Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Media Relations, Rosalee Rush, was drawn to the university because of its focus ...

September 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Student art sought for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate sees drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a slight decline in August, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pour your own craft beer at Pizza Factory

In a perfect world, watching a football game with a group of friends at your favorite pizza parlor would never be interrupted by waiting in ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Construction continues at Turlock intersection

Detours around the intersection of Fulkerth Road and N. Golden State Boulevard will be up for at least another month, as crews continue to work ...

September 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Donnelly Park playground to close for renovations

The Children's Play Park at Donnelly Park will be closed for six days next week for repairs thanks to a partnership between the City ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock remembers 9-11

The Turlock fire and police departments hosted a remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 in recognition of the lives lost during the terrorist attack in 2001 ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Young Eagles fly at Turlock Airport

The Turlock Regional Aviation Association hosted the Young Eagles event on Saturday at the Turlock Municipal Airport. The program, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Power, irrigation affected by heat

The summer of 2017 has been exceptionally hot, and August was no different. The month brought record-breaking temperatures, affecting the demand for both power and ...

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hobby Lobby opens its doors

Type of business: Craft and home décor retailer

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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