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Steppin Pards celebrate 60 years of do-si-do

Some come for the fellowship. Others want to continue a long family tradition. A Pitman High School freshman was pulled into it by neighbors, and has stayed for the fun. No matter what the reason, every member of the Turlock Steppin Pards wants to share their passion for square dancing.

October 31, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gemperle Farms new website aims to engage customers

Food industry professionals have been faced with increased consumer concerns regarding the source and handling of food products in recent years. In particular, the poultry industry has been in the crosshairs of consumers who want comprehensive information on production details such as hens' home environment and diet. In an effort to create more transparent relationships with customers, local company, Gemperle Family Farms, has launched an informational and interactive website to educate consumers on eggs.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Burn program returns to Valley

The Valley's most important regulation for wintertime air-pollution reduction begins its 11th season today.

October 31, 2013 | | Local


Merced County residents to be part of new cancer study

The American Cancer Society is seeking local residents near Merced County who are willing to participate in a landmark new research study that could help cancer prevention.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County residents to be part of new cancer study

The American Cancer Society is seeking local residents near Merced County who are willing to participate in a landmark new research study that could help cancer prevention.

October 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlocker takes on Ironman contest

Bryan Hunt, who retired in February as a Ceres fire battalion chief, successfully participated in the grueling first-ever Lake Tahoe Ironman competition.

October 29, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


PUBLIC SAFETY OPEN HOUSE

Hundreds of people came out for Saturday's annual Turlock Police and Fire Open House event to get a look at the new Public Safety Facility both departments now call home.

October 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID talks budget

The Turlock Irrigation Board of Trustees continued budget discussions on Tuesday morning, with the final 2014 budget to be adopted by mid-December.

October 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock woman receives ‘chemo-graduation’ from friends and family

As a wife and mother of four, Turlock resident Connie Teixeira-Sousa is a role model to many. After being diagnosed with breast cancer last year, her courage while undergoing treatment has continued to encourage others.

October 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Holiday brings deadly danger for pedestrians

Halloween is supposed to be a day of frolic for young and old alike, however, the holiday is a dangerous time for pedestrians - especially children.

October 29, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Halloween events offer spooky, safe fun

Parents looking for a safe place for children to enjoy Halloween fun won't have to look far this year.

October 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


National Co-op Month highlights local impact

From an aerial view the Central Valley looks like a quilt. Each row of that quilt is stitched by local farmers who carefully tend to their rows of crops, which are commonly almonds in this area. California produces more than 80 percent of the world's almonds much of which can be traced to Blue Diamond, one of the nation's largest cooperatives.

October 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Churches offer safe, fun holiday activities

Although Halloween is a popular holiday amongst children and adults, there are many individuals who prefer a safe alternative to the regular trick-or-treating.

October 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID to review budget, investment activities

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will take up a series of reports on Tuesday morning, as TID staff continue to prepare the upcoming 2014 budget.

October 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Dana McGarry: Helping grow Turlock's downtown

Dana McGarry has been a resident of Turlock for the past 35 years and is the administrator for the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association.

October 26, 2013 | | Local


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Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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