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PUBLIC SAFETY OPEN HOUSE

Hundreds of people came out for Saturday's annual Turlock Police and Fire Open House event to get a look at the new Public Safety Facility both departments now call home.

October 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID talks budget

The Turlock Irrigation Board of Trustees continued budget discussions on Tuesday morning, with the final 2014 budget to be adopted by mid-December.

October 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock woman receives ‘chemo-graduation’ from friends and family

As a wife and mother of four, Turlock resident Connie Teixeira-Sousa is a role model to many. After being diagnosed with breast cancer last year, her courage while undergoing treatment has continued to encourage others.

October 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Holiday brings deadly danger for pedestrians

Halloween is supposed to be a day of frolic for young and old alike, however, the holiday is a dangerous time for pedestrians - especially children.

October 29, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Halloween events offer spooky, safe fun

Parents looking for a safe place for children to enjoy Halloween fun won't have to look far this year.

October 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


National Co-op Month highlights local impact

From an aerial view the Central Valley looks like a quilt. Each row of that quilt is stitched by local farmers who carefully tend to their rows of crops, which are commonly almonds in this area. California produces more than 80 percent of the world's almonds much of which can be traced to Blue Diamond, one of the nation's largest cooperatives.

October 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Churches offer safe, fun holiday activities

Although Halloween is a popular holiday amongst children and adults, there are many individuals who prefer a safe alternative to the regular trick-or-treating.

October 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID to review budget, investment activities

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will take up a series of reports on Tuesday morning, as TID staff continue to prepare the upcoming 2014 budget.

October 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Dana McGarry: Helping grow Turlock's downtown

Dana McGarry has been a resident of Turlock for the past 35 years and is the administrator for the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association.

October 26, 2013 | | Local


Delhi crash victim identified

The identity of the teenager killed in a collision on Interstate 5 Thursday morning near Woodland has been identified.

October 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market comes to a festive close

Locals will have to hunt down another local farmers' market or return to grocery stores for their produce and goods, as the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market season officially ended on Friday.

October 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock man killed in big rig crash

A Turlock man died Friday morning when his truck hit a power pole and overturned on a Salida Road.

October 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Overall well-being focus of health store

Name: Sheri's Turlock Health Foods

October 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local dentist helps send Halloween candy to troops

Two years ago TV personality Jimmy Kimmel created a viral internet sensation through his YouTube challenge that asked parents to take away their children's Halloween candy and tape the children's reactions leaving some mad, some sad, and some downright confused. Fortunately this year, children have the opportunity to avoid the "trick" and instead "treat" our troops abroad to some of the Halloween fun by donating their excess candy.

October 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California dairy producers argue for federal pricing

The California Dairy Campaign's request to raise cheese milk prices and whey factor values was denied Tuesday by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, which opted instead to grant an extension on the temporary price relief.

October 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Ringing in season of giving

The only thing made more apparent than the Salvation Army's love of bells at the 18th annual Kettle Kick-Off Luncheon was the generosity of the community as they donated over $46,000 for the local Salvation Army Corps.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock recycling company receives $1 million grant

Peninsula Plastics Recycling in Turlock was selected among more than 50 applicants to receive a $1 million grant which will bring new equipment and nine new positions to the company.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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