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Odor prompts courthouse evacuation

The Stanislaus County Superior courthouse had to be cleared Tuesday morning for what was thought to be a gas leak.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local animal group hopes drivers will support furry friends through the DMV

Friends for Sophia's Dog Park, a local off-leash dog park advocacy group, is hoping pet and animal lovers across the state will express their support on their cars.

August 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


H1N1 claims life of Stanislaus County man

A second confirmed fatality from the H1N1 virus was recorded in Stanislaus County, according to county health officials.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Candidates set for November elections

As the clock struck 4 p.m. on Friday, the candidate filing deadline for the Nov. 3 Consolidated District Election drew to a close and the fields were set for the upcoming elections.

August 07, 2009 | | Local


Salvation Army cupboards are bare

Usually, the shelves of the food pantry at the Turlock Salvation Army are filled with food. Sometimes there is so much over-flow that Major Debi Shrum has to find someplace to store it all. This August, however, the shelves are almost bare.

August 07, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Long-time downtown travel agency says farewell

Another downtown Turlock business will be closing its doors soon. Ingie's travel, which opened in 1960 as Ingie's Hair Fashions, will be closing in the next few weeks. Unlike many Turlock businesses, however, Ingie's Travel has secured new jobs for most of its current employees.

August 07, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

The Turlock police and fire departments along with McGruff the Crime Dog and Moonshine the Bloodhound were out visiting neighborhoods across Turlock as part of the National Night Out campaign.

August 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Journal reporter spends a day cooking at the fair

As I'm standing over a hot griddle, grease popping and searing my arms, sweat running down my forehead, I begin to think that being here may be a mistake.

August 04, 2009 | | Local


Energy commission looks at TID’s new power plant plans

The Turlock Irrigation District began the long regulatory path towards improving Turlock's electrical system on July 30 when the California Energy Commission conducted an informational hearing on the Almond 2 Power Plant Project and a bus tour of the proposed site.

August 04, 2009 | | Local


COMMUNITY: FUN AT THE PARK

The Turlock Family Resource center hosted a "Day at the Park" event on Wednesday at Columbia Park. The center gave out free hot dogs, ice cream, and information. The center offers prenatal and postnatal support programs taught in both English and Spanish, parenting education classes, and child development screenings to children under age 6. The center can also connect families with resources they may need to keep children happy and healthy.

July 31, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Fairgoers have Renewable Fun on first day

The 2009 Stanislaus County Fair kicked off Friday night, and with a new year comes a new theme: Renewable Fun.

July 31, 2009 | | Local


COMMUNITY: PETS ON THE GO

The Friends of Turlock Animals Shelter unveiled their new mobile animal adoption unit at Wal-Mart on Tuesday. The trailer cost a little over $35,000 and is equipped with heating, air conditioning, running water and septic. There are 22 cages in the trailer, and an area where potential adopters can bond with the animal. The trailer will be on display for all 10 days of the Stanislaus County Fair, but there will not be live animals in the cages.

July 28, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Police department gets $1.1 million for new officers

A federal stimulus plan to fund more police officer positions will mean four new officers will be patrolling the streets of Turlock.

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID extends irrigation season, offers more water

Local growers will be the beneficiaries of a wetter than expected rainy season this year, as Turlock Irrigation District customers will be entitled to a longer than anticipated irrigation season and an additional 15 inches of water allotment and additional 6 inch cap.

July 28, 2009 | | Local


Local Assyrians protest Iraqi church bombings

In a 72 hour span, from July 11 to 13, seven Christian churches were bombed in Iraq.

July 28, 2009 | | Local


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Delhi couple transform tragedy into holiday cheer

As the holidays begin, a Delhi family continues to bring the spirit of the season to their community, as they combine food, gingerbread houses and ...

December 05, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Local


Mayors Kettle Challenge to help make up lost Salvation Army funds

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth is calling on the community to support a well-deserving cause during this weekend's fifth annual Salvation Army Mayors Kettle Challenge ...

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Fire fights flames in warehouse hopper

A fire inside a hopper at a large commercial warehouse prompted a brief evacuation Friday afternoon as Turlock firefighters fought to keep the fire from ...

December 05, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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