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Adult school reaches out to community leaders

Turlockers who drive down Colorado Avenue on a daily basis probably do not even notice the Community Continuum College. The building sits so far back on the property that, despite large letters on the front of the building, it is easy to miss from the street. The physical isolation of the building reflects the relative obscurity of the school in the Turlock community.

July 24, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


The Turlock Steppin Pards danced the night away at their Hootenanny on Friday. The evening started out with rounds and progressed into squares. Dancers each brought a can of food for the "hobo stew," a meal made of whatever vegetables and canned goods the dancer brought, and eaten out of a can.

July 24, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Turlock lauded for eco-friendly ways

It's not easy being green, but Turlock excels at it, according to the non-profit National Resources Defense Council.

July 24, 2009 | | Local


Campers at the Turlock Nursery School enjoyed a break from the summer heat this week with a "water fun" themed week of day camp. Kids slid down the zip-line in the back yard of the Turlock Nursery School on Friday while others painted sea-themed decorations during the arts and crafts portion of the camp. This week's theme allowed kids to play outside in the pool. Next week's theme is "rescue heroes," and campers will be walking to the fire station and exploring rescue vehicles. There are still openings for the third and fourth sessions of the summer camp ...

July 24, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Despite the triple-digit temperatures, over 80 4-H and FFA members have been competing in the annual pre-fair horse show at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

July 21, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Pie contest sweet deal for bakers and USF

As the opening day of the Stanislaus County Fair draws close, so does the annual Apple Pie Contest. Each year local bakers put their talents to the test hoping that their pie earns top honors, while also giving back to the community. Each pie contest entrant is required to bake two pies - one for the judges and one to be given to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread trucks which serve a free lunch to those in need.

July 21, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local

Smoggy car owners to get PASS at cash

Owners of vehicles that have a hard time passing those pesky smog checks may be eligible for a new program that offers cash to get repeat polluters off the road.

July 21, 2009 | | Local

Power line project fizzles out

The Transmission Agency of Northern California officially ended its effort to install 600 miles of high-voltage electricity transmission lines stretching from Lassen County to Turlock on Wednesday.

July 17, 2009 | | Local

Denair poker star finishes in the money at WSOP

Turlock area poker players have again done well on the sport's biggest stage, as Shayne Heine, a cattle broker from Denair, finished in the money at the 40th Annual World Series of Poker No Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship this week.

July 17, 2009 | | Local


Turlock tween Haley Brock is one of the many young readers across the country who have fallen in love with the story of Edward and Bella as told in Stephenie Meyer's best-seller, "Twilight." When the movie version of the book came out, Haley's fascination with the vampire love story grew. So it was no surprise that when her family took a recent 10-day trip to Oregon, Haley's first thought was how close they were to the northwest town "Twilight" was based on - and partially filmed in - Forks, Wash.

July 17, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Jobless rate remains high for Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate held steady for the most part for the month of June, increasing by just .2 percent, according to the latest data released by the Employment Development Department.

July 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


"Llamas are always magical for children," said Lora Crawford of Lora's Llamas, "they just love them."

July 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Nursing home residents displaced after sparks fly

Thirty nursing home residents were evacuated and more than 50 emergency personnel responded to the Bel-Air Lodge Friday afternoon because of sparking electrical lines.

July 17, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID stops TANC in tracks

The Turlock Irrigation District - and the Modesto Irrigation District - announced plans Tuesday to cease their participation in 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.

July 14, 2009 | | Local

Bike Park moving forward; additional funding needed

Dominick Rufo came up with the idea of constructing a BMX bike park in Turlock when he was 14 years old. Rufo, now almost 17, saw his plan approved by Turlock City Council in February. The park, however, will not be built until $10,000 of private funding has been secured for the project.

July 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

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Family, pets displaced by Turlock blaze

Four people, one dog, and two birds escaped serious injury Saturday night when flames spread from their attached garage to their home.

March 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Zumbathon to benefit Salvation Army

The RAIZ Promotora Program at Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center strengthens the well-being of the local Latino community through family-friendly activities – one of which ...

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Search continues for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is still seeking a missing man who was supposed to return to his Turlock home earlier this month after a trip ...

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Chamber Ag Committee awards $35,000 in scholarships

Hilmar High School senior David Edwards has devoted the past four years to his school's FFA program, showing dairy cattle, competing in dairy products ...

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Get head-to-toe style at Glam Boutique

Name of business: Glam Boutique

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Unemployment rate inches upward in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County climbed upward in January, as nearly all sectors but one recorded job declines or no growth for the month ...

March 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Community mourns passing of Turlock’s ‘Rock Man’

His name was Dwayne Giesbrecht, though more people in Turlock affectionately knew him as the Rock Man.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire at Turlock eatery

The Turlock Fire Department is working to determine what caused a fire at a fast food restaurant Thursday morning.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Art fundraiser to help local documentarian

The filmmakers behind the documentary film project "Asylum Seekers: Moria" are holding a fundraising art show and sale in Turlock.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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