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In memory of Koch

April 12 is a date that will forever be remembered by friends and family of 26-year-old Turlock native Brandon Koch. It was the day he lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer a year ago, and also the day the Turlock Skate Park was renamed in his honor.

April 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Stanislaus County Library honors its Shining Stars

The Stanislaus County Library will be celebrating National Library Week by honoring the individuals and businesses that help the 13-branch system thrive.

April 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair seeks local talent

The Stanislaus County Fair is looking for local talent to fill its 2013 Community Stage line-up. Local artists are needed to perform for various days on the Health Plan of San Joaquin Community Stage for the 10-day run of the Fair. The fair is considering martial arts demonstrations, dance, and musical performances from local clubs and groups.

April 12, 2013 | | Local


ONE DAY OF SERVICE

Pitman and Turlock High Key Club members joined the Kiwanis Club of Turlock on Saturday for the annual Kiwanis One Day event. The combined club members made dozens of fleece blankets and ponchos that will be donated to the Delhi Fire Department, Turlock Gospel Mission women and children's shelter program, the We Care men's shelter program and the Turlock Police Department.

April 09, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Road Work Report

W. Main Street, between Fransil Lane and Washington Road, will be closed for utility work by city crews from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. Detours will be provided. Local access to residents and businesses will be allowed.

April 09, 2013 | | Local


Corvelos: Bringing a taste of Portugal to Turlock

Name of business: Corvelos Portuguese Bakery

April 09, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Chickens focus of fair classroom project

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms to further agriculture education.

April 09, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local man receives top honors in sales and customer service

Carlos Gonzales' embodiment of hard work and dedication were acknowledged recently when he was awarded the highest honor possible for a Verizon Wireless sales representative.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Biggest Loser program offers cash incentive for weight loss

Lala Vasquez has made great strides in trying to keep her weight in check, but feels there is certainly room for improvement. The active grandmother and cosmetic sales representative is a returning contestant for Biggest Loser Turlock's "Get in Shape for Summer Challenge," a program designed for weight loss and cash prize incentives.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Eastern Star returns to Turlock

One of Turlock's original clubs will make a triumphant return to the community after a 20 year absence. The Order of the Eastern Star Club, the largest fraternal organization in the world for both men and women, will be officially institutionalized in a private ceremony on Sunday at the Turlock Masonic Lodge.

April 09, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


MedicAlert remains at forefront of health information

Turlock teen Linda Collins' near fatal allergic reaction to a doctor-administered tetanus antitoxin in 1953 - and her family's desire to prevent a similar medical emergency in the future - revolutionized the health information field.

April 09, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Almond industry readies for Food Safety Act changes

One of Turlock's top commodities is facing new regulations in its manufacturing, pasteurization, and processing to ensure safety for global consumers.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


High winds down trees, cut power to local homes

Out of all the known elements, wind may not be the most noticeable; but it is a force to be reckoned with. The City of Turlock found this out after wind gusts reached 35 to 45 miles per hour Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

A very strong, dry, cold front moved through the Air Basin earlier today, bringing strong to gusty northwesterly winds across the entire San Joaquin Valley prompting local air-pollution officials to issue a healthy cautionary statement through this evening.

April 08, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dairyman balks at county plan to take his land for road realignment

Stanislaus County officials want about two acres of Andy Germann's 40-acre dairy property to realign a curve in Central Avenue at Taylor Road to correct what they say is one of the most dangerous intersections in their jurisdiction.

April 05, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Locals find mental, physical strength at Combat Zone Fitness

Name of Business: Combat Zone Fitness

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


PET PARADE PLANNED

Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock - Swanson Centennial Dog Park - on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Weekend festival will showcase the city of Hughson

Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim Fire effects linger a year later

It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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