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Gas prices fall in wake of economic woes

Lately, drivers pulling up to a gas station to fill their tank don't know what prices they will find at the pump. Gas prices that were nearing the $3 mark just last month, are now closer to $2.50.

July 14, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


HOPE OF AMERICA

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock recently presented Hope of America awards to students in grades 5-9 at eight local schools.

July 10, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


First Presbyterian celebrates 100 years

The past 100 years have seen Turlock grow from a small agricultural community to a city with almost 70,000 residents. Those same 100 years have seen Turlock churches evolve from small outposts that farmers traveled to from miles away by horse and buggy, to large campuses with modern video and audio equipment. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is the dedication that Turlock residents show to their places of worship and spiritual development.

July 10, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: OUTREACH IN TROUBLE

"What do you want to do with all of that yogurt? We're using it right?" Lydio Banana asked. "So long as we can keep it somewhere," JoLynn DiGrazia answered.

July 10, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


AGRICULTURE: TRIPLE THE JOY

Jim Vieira said that in nearly 50 years of dairy farming, he has never seen three calves of the same gender born to one cow at the same time. But that's what happened on Tuesday when a 6-year-old dairy cow on Vieira's dairy gave birth to three healthy heifers.

July 08, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


County confirms first H1N1 death

The first death in Stanislaus County from the H1N1 virus was confirmed on Monday.

July 06, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Patriotism on parade

Mother Nature showed her American spirit Saturday, allowing a cool breeze to blow through Turlock making the Downtown Fourth of July Parade a pleasant experience for participants and spectators alike.

July 06, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID solar incentive program updated

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors adopted a revised solar energy incentive policy on Tuesday, which makes the cash for kilowatts program a bit more difficult to qualify for while rewarding those whose systems produce more energy.

July 03, 2009 | | Local


4th of July Road Closures

The following downtown streets will be closed today from 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. as part of the scheduled 4th of July parade route:

July 03, 2009 | | Local


Planning approves private dorms

The Turlock City Planning Commission unanimously passed two resolutions on Thursday that will allow Campus Crest LCC to move forward with their plan to construct a 10-building private dorm facility across from California State University, Stanislaus.

July 03, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


The unlikely officers

Right at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, Maureen Lowliss found herself living an extraordinary life as she neared age 50, even if she likes to downplay it.

July 03, 2009 | | Local


SMUD tanks TANC

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, once the largest supporter of the Transmission Agency of Northern California's $1.5 billion plan to install 600 miles of high-voltage electricity transmission lines stretching from Lassen County to Turlock, announced Wednesday they intend to withdraw from the TANC Transmission Project.

July 03, 2009 | | Local


County residents speak out against transmission project

A room full of angry citizens greeted the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning, as dozens gathered to speak out against the planned Transmission Agency of Northern California Transmission Project.

June 30, 2009 | | Local


Local animal rescue and shelter will soon be mobile

The general consensus in the Turlock Journal office on Monday was "awwww, he's so cute!" The coos and baby talk were in response to a blind kitten that was brought in by LeeAnne Pinkerton from the Friends of Turlock Animals shelter. The kitten, who is looking for a home, sauntered around the conference room table, exploring with his paws and nose, oblivious to the bright flash of the camera that would usually scare a cat his age.

June 30, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Governor’s plan ‘dangerous to public safety,’ say local district attorneys

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to commute the sentences of illegal aliens and reduce several felony crimes to misdemeanors was universally rejected by California prosecutors on Monday.

June 30, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | 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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