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Six days to digital TV

Turlockers who make use of analog broadcast television were granted a four-month reprieve when the transition to digital TV was postponed from Feb. 17 to June 12, but the new cutoff date for analog broadcast television is now just six days away.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


School’s out for summer but kids can find activities at camp

School is out for many elementary school students around Turlock, and parents are looking for something fun and safe for their children to do for the summer. The City of Turlock Recreation Division is offering summer camps for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Passports now needed to return from Mexico, Canada

Americans planning a summer vacation to the Caribbean islands, Bermuda, Canada, or Mexico now might need to make a stop at their local passport office before hitting the road.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


Program brings fresh food to seniors

Low-income senior citizens in Stanislaus county can get free produce from local farmers' markets through a program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Chamber a champ at political advocacy

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce garnered statewide recognition earlier this month, as the California Chamber of Commerce bestowed the President's Circle award on the local chamber.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


Canal Drive roadwork kicks off

Canal Drive, long known as Turlock's bumpiest road, is getting a much-needed makeover this year, which should result in a newly paved, easy to drive, east-west thoroughfare.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


Lawsuit filed against city, ex-cop for half million

The Turlock teenager who claimed she was sexually assaulted by former Turlock police officer Jorge Cruz has filed a lawsuit against the city and is seeking $500,000 for pain and suffering.

June 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mosquito districts bitten by court decision, reduced tax dollars

Just as California enters the most dangerous time of the year for mosquito and West Nile virus outbreaks, mosquito abatement districts around the state are finding their ability to fight the pests hampered by new restrictions on mosquito sprays and reduced funding from the state.

June 17, 2009 | | Local


Turlock company wins small business award

Jack Wilkey doesn't like to talk about his own achievements. When asked about his community involvement he can rattle off an impressive list - with a little help from the memory of his wife, Pat - of organizations that he has contributed to or been involved in over the years. But when he describes those organizations he talks about the good that they do, and not the good that he has done for them.

June 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Country blaze burns hay, vehicles

A fire sparked by a welding torch burned through several junk cars and hay bales before firefighters were able to contain it.

June 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local autistic children try their hands at ranching

"Look mom, I'm really holding him!" said Connor Smith as he snuggled a rabbit. The 12-year-old Ceres boy was one of 22 area children with Autism that took part in A Day on the Farm, a one-day camp sponsored by the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults to introduce young people to activities typically seen on a horse ranch.

June 09, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New beginnings for Turlock Poker Room

An era will come to an end at 7 a.m. Monday when the Turlock Poker Room will forever shutter the doors of its West Main and Locust streets card house, where it has continuously operated since opening on June 1, 2004.

June 09, 2009 | | Local


Local poker players ante up with the big gals

As 1,060 of the best female poker players in the world gathered at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday to kick off the Ladies World Championship - event 17 of the World Series of Poker - six patrons of the Turlock Poker Room were counted among their ranks.

June 09, 2009 | | Local


Public transportation hub rolls forward

The Turlock Planning Commission kept plans moving to construct a new public transportation hub during their Thursday night meeting, voting 6-1 in favor of the $1.75 million development.

June 08, 2009 | | Local


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Survey: Thanksgiving dinner cheaper this year

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of ...

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Two people escape shed fire in Turlock

A fire of undetermined origin burned through a shed in Turlock, which displaced two people that had been living in the outdoor building, according to ...

November 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fields of Ice readies for seasonal skaters

Name of business: Fields of Ice presented by R.A.M. Farms

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire destroys shed, vehicles in Turlock

A fire of accidental origin ignited a shed and several cars parked nearby, but Turlock firefighters were able to keep it from reaching a neighboring ...

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pumpkin Pie Challenge: Turlock edition

Think you've got what it takes to bake a winning pumpkin pie? If the answer is yes, then local chiropractor David Dubyak is looking ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock student’s singing victory provides again for United Samaritans

Turlock High School senior Felisha Dias has an incredible singing voice, and her talent has now helped give back to the Turlock community twice in ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley fever cases on the rise locally and in the state

California is seeing a spike in cases of Valley Fever and health officials are flummoxed as to the cause of the increase.

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kettle Kickoff rings in holiday season

Some of Turlock's most generous community members packed into the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday morning for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Proposed Hilmar apartment complex has citizens concerned

Hilmar is a small town and it would like to stay that way, according to a petition circulating the farming community.

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Connie Tate

Connie Tate and her husband Mick have been calling Turlock home for more than 45 years. They have three daughters and ten grandchildren. For several ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hughson remembers veterans with memorial wall

The community of Hughson came together Friday morning to honor a number of locals who fought and died in America's wars over the past ...

November 10, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock pays tribute to veterans of all generations

Turlock is a patriotic town, and that patriotism is displayed by sights like the 20 banners flying over Countryside Drive, which honor citizens currently serving ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock HVAC company wants to repay a veteran with system donation

Mel's Heat and Air in Turlock is looking to add some warmth into the life of an area veteran this winter - and help them ...

November 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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