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Turlock’s top cops honored at annual ceremony

Surrounded by the oh-so appropriate doughnut centerpieces, the Turlock Police Department handed out their annual awards for their best and brightest.

February 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local man part of Haiti relief efforts

Turlock resident Brad Brewster is used to caring for people in emergency situations. As a respiratory therapist at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, he often sees patients who are struggling with serious breathing problems. Since being deployed to Haiti as part of an International Medical Surgical Response Team, however, Brewster has been putting his medical skills and ability to remain calm in an emergency to the test.

February 06, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Commission looks at sites for second off-leash dog park

Junior, a small and wiggly black puppy no more than a foot high, bravely saddled up to a dog more than three times his size outside of the Turlock Dog Park on Friday. The larger dog, Dakota, tensed a little at the approach. Both dogs' owners kept a watchful eye, ready to step in at the first sign of a fight. After a few seconds, however, Dakota obligingly lowered her face to rub noses with the puppy. The two were instantly friends, and took off running circles that tangled and twisted their owners up with leashes.

February 06, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Gospel mission blanket drive a success

Turlock Gospel Mission now has enough blankets to last through the winter, thanks to the generosity of Turlockers.

February 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock resident travels to India for cultural exchange

Numbers, banking and marketing have always been Carin Cozzi's specialties. The Turlock resident hopes to expand her knowledge base through a service club program that will give her the opportunity to network with professionals from across the globe.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Pitman students Bingo regulars

Four Pitman High seniors have been spending their Saturday's calling out "B16" and "N25" while playing Bingo with a group of about 10 residents at the Bel Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital. After finishing a requirement for their Government Economics class to volunteer community service hours, Janessa Jimenez, Briana Jimenez, Alex McLeod and Danielle Shamon have continued on with their Saturday service of playing Bingo. The students met their required five hours of community service in November, but they continue to come and socialize with the residents of the convalescent home.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Award-winning company turns out delicious products

Most Central Valley residents are familiar with Sunnyside Farms brand ice cream or yogurt, but few realize that the products are produced right here in Turlock. Super Store Industries, the producers of Sunnyside Farms products, has received numerous awards for its Dairy Division in Turlock.

January 29, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Injured dog has HOPE for recovery

Turlock rescue group has extended a helping hand to a dog in need of extensive medical treatments and tender loving care.

January 29, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


High-Speed Rail wins big in stimulus

The Obama Administration announced Thursday that the California High-Speed Rail Authority was granted $2.25 billion of the $8 billion in stimulus funds available for high-speed rail projects.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers support differing plans for city growth

Turlockers gathered at the Senior Center on Thursday evening to help plan the Turlock of 2030 - a future that calls for about 45,000 new residents and 15,000 new homes - but little consensus was reached as to which direction the city should grow.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Connections make Westside a tight-knit community

Three-year-old Saul Franco squealed with joy Wednesday afternoon as his mother, Martha Franco, pushed him around and around on a vertical swing at Columbia Park. Saul's 3-month-old sister, Brianna, watched her mother and big brother play with wide eyes from her cozy stroller a few feet away. Franco said that she brings her children to Columbia Park every day - well, every day that the sun is out.

January 29, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


High unemployment marks end of 2009

Stanislaus County closed out 2009 by recording one of the highest rates of unemployment numbers for the year.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Long-time actor and Turlock High grad James Mitchell dies at 89

James Mitchell, an actor in the ABC soap opera "All My Children" and a graduate of Turlock High School, died Friday at the age of 89.

January 26, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Downtown property owners look for a brighter 2010

While continuing to feel the repercussions of the sluggish economy, the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is moving forward with plans to fill the vacant store fronts and bring consumers back to the downtown corridor.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


High-speed rail still on track

Local residents had their first opportunity to comment on California's proposed High-Speed Rail system on Thursday, when project planners held an open house and scoping meeting at the Merced Senior Center.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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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


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Prime Shine offers local clean and kind experience

Name of Business: Prime Shine Car Wash

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair teen to represent county in statewide pageant

Turlock High School senior Brooklyn Lowery has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in Miss California Teen USA in January. As an active member throughout the community, the 17-year old Denair resident has definitely proven to be a qualified candidate.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Nurse receives musical surprise from students

Although Mountain View Middle School nurse Kathy Cook gave an inspiring and informative presentation on breast cancer awareness to students on Wednesday, what came after her presentation is what stole the show.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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