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Police, fire unions come to Little League’s rescue

The thieves who stole the aluminum bleacher seats from the Julien Elementary ballpark may have damped the spirits of the Turlock American Little League, but recent actions from the Turlock Associated Police Officers and Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 have renewed their faith in the community at large.

February 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire budget to benefit with new AMR contract

The Turlock Fire Department is readying to usher in a new era with the county's ambulance provider that could result in city savings.

February 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire department’s ranking could see insurance rates dip

An improved national insurance ranking for the Turlock Fire Department could mean residents and business owners here in Turlock could see lower premium rates on their future insurance bills.

February 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local ingredients spur chef Angela Cotta’s creativity

Angela Cotta is the chef and owner of Cotta's Kitchen, 833 East Main St., Turlock.

February 21, 2014 | | Local


Mexican ice cream shop opens in Turlock

Name: Paletalandia – Turlock

February 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Neighbors oppose business seeking alcohol permit

As a business located on Wayside Drive seeks their license to sell alcoholic beverages, neighbors in the area have turned to the City and police department in an attempt to have the permit denied.

February 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Hilmar football player seriously injured in Pismo accident

Joseph Bello was the proverbial fist of Hilmar High's vaunted defensive unit this past fall, leading the way for the Yellowjackets from the linebacker position with 138 tackles and a lead-by-example attitude. Bello played with passion and enthusiasm and was a major factor in Hilmar's undefeated Trans-Valley League championship season and its run to the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section championship game against Central Catholic High.

February 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TID extends energy agreement with Merced

The Turlock Irrigation District will continue to supply the full electric energy requirements of the Merced Irrigation District for the next three years, as the districts agreed to extend an existing contract set to expire this June.

February 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID water measurement project takes off

Under a corrective action plan required by the California Department of Water Resources, the Turlock Irrigation District has begun installing water metering equipment throughout the district, aiming to have every parcel metered by 2015.

February 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID, Del Puerto feud over Turlock water

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors got a surprise visitor during their Tuesday meeting, as the general manager of the Del Puerto Water District - the district TID is currently battling for Turlock's recycled water - came to voice her concern.

February 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Standing firm in the face of a ‘Pawn Stars’ celebrity

Somewhere around 95 million American households subscribe to the cable TV channel, History Channel, and an estimated 4.7 million people watch Pawn Stars, one of those so-called "reality" shows. This show takes place in an actual working pawn shop in a seedier part of the Las Vegas strip. If you haven't watched the show and may be wondering how a pawn shop fits into the "history" theme of the History Channel, understand that the items being sold or pawned are given an explanation with a brief history. Like many reality shows, the chemistry of the shop "stars" is ...

February 18, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


President Obama comes to talk drought

President Barack Obama's visit to Fresno on Friday brought signs of hope for many, as he announced significant new efforts his administration is taking to provide support and relief to those affected by the ongoing drought.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


State’s largest native tribe registers California’s first Carbon Offset Project

Setting a major milestone in California's cap-and-trade program, the state's first forest carbon offset project under the California Compliance Offset Protocol developed for US Forest Projects has been registered.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID set to review deals with city, Merced Irrigation

The Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors will consider two potential agreements – one with Merced Irrigation District for electric energy, and the other with the City of Turlock for recycled water on Tuesday morning.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Flu deaths increase as season peaks

The number of influenza-related deaths continues to rise across the state and locally, however, health officials are cautiously optimistic the peak of the virus may have passed.

February 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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