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Carnegie bid $2.4 million less than expected

The proposed reconstruction of the Carnegie Arts Center now looks like it will cost less than the Turlock City Council ever imagined, as the lowest bid submitted tallied just $5.3 million, more than $2 million less than the $7.7 million in funding identified for the project in October 2007.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Youth football league investigation continues

The investigation into the embezzlement charges against two former Turlock Youth Football officials is still ongoing and police say it could be a significant time before any determination of wrongdoing, if any, is made.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID offers cool way to save energy

Turlock Irrigation District customers with the sort of outdated heating and cooling systems that make electricity meters spin and budget-conscious homeowners cringe are now eligible for rebates that could make purchasing a new air conditioner a bit more palatable.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Former mayors get bestowed with namesake parks

Anyone who wants a park in the city of Turlock to bare their name might have to wait a while for the honor. At the Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission meeting on June 10 the name "Dale Pinkney Park" was suggested for the last un-named park in Turlock.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


First confirmed case of H1N1 influenza reported in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County Public Health officials received confirmation on Friday from the state laboratory of a positive novel H1N1 case in the county. The affected county resident is a 22-year-old female who did not require hospitalization.

June 27, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Hilmar Eagle Scout works on play park

Anthony Sarment, 14, recently achieved the highest rank possible in Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout. Sarment completed a project of re-finishing and painting the children's play park at Donnelly Park. The project took 35 people over 127 man hours to complete.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Year’s first case of West Nile virus in Stanislaus County

A dead American crow, found in Modesto, has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Tuesday flea market a bargain shopper’s paradise

Why is a flea market called a flea market? That might sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but it is a valid question. The Turlock Tuesday Flea Market features everything from live bunny rabbits to used gardening tools, but there is not a single flea for sale.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Thieves steal priceless mementos from cancer-stricken child

It's a sad fact of life that Dylan Givargiznia has come accustomed to bad news.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unions call for changes in wake of prison guard’s death

As the one year anniversary of Jose Rivera's death approaches, prison guard unions are stepping up the pressure for reforms within the Bureau of Prisons and for new safety regulations.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Program helps teens realize their leadership potential

Toni Deguire has been a member of the Teen Advisory Council since fall of 2004, when she was in eighth grade. Deguire graduated from Pitman High School earlier this month and ended her five year membership with the council. She said that being a member of the Teen Advisory Council helped her to realize her leadership potential and become more involved.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


H1N1 cases reported in Stanislaus and Merced counties

Stanislaus and Merced counties have reported two probable cases each of the H1N1 virus, while the global community prepares for a pandemic.

June 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Irrigation water lessened by federal decision

California's farmers could be hard hit by a biological opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday, which calls for pumping operations in the Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project to be changed.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Lawsuit filed over guard’s fatal stabbing

The family of Jose Rivera, the prison guard stabbed to death by two inmates, has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Prisons alleging poor management and unsafe working conditions contributed to his death.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Free meals available to students through summer

Low-income students in the Turlock Unified School District can continue to receive free lunch even when school is out for summer break. TUSD offers the Summer Food Service Program to any child under the age of 18 during the months of June and July at select school locations.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Take the 'Water Pledge' and reap the benefits

Take the pledge to commit to making more water efficient action in and around your home and receive a free water conservation device from the City of Turlock.

July 12, 2014 | | Local


California sees increase in sexually transmitted diseases

The number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases in California increased in 2013 according to data released recently from the California Department of Public Health.

July 12, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Jessica's House offers Day of Relief

Jessica's House hosted a Day of Relief, a summer day camp session for families looking for a brief respite from their grief, on Thursday.

July 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Library event offers tips on surviving zombie apocalypse

Spoof meets serious in the Stanislaus County Library's summer event program that allows teenagers to become informed on ways to prepare for safety in the face of an unlikely disaster: a zombie apocalypse.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to talk water transfer changes at first night meeting

The Turlock Irrigation District is hoping to change the way the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority, which is comprised of the cities of Turlock, Ceres and Modesto, manages its water resources.

July 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pulling tradition lives on in honor of lost son, friend

The annual truck and tractor pull event kicked off the motorsports at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair in the Food Maxx Arena on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Opening day: Fair offers modern touch with traditional favorites

The fair is a summertime tradition for many locals and Friday's opening night was no exception as the enthusiastic crowd was indicative of an up and coming successful season for the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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