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Know Your Neighbor: Rosalee Rush

Stanislaus State's new Senior Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Media Relations, Rosalee Rush, was drawn to the university because of its focus on student success, as well as President Ellen Junn's commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment. Before coming to Turlock, Rush served in a similar role at Bloomsbury University of Pennsylvania. She is a Michigan native, however, earning both her master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from Michigan State University. Joining Rush in Turlock are her husband, Ty, and three children, Dominic, Kayden and Jordan Grace.

September 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Student art sought for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate sees drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a slight decline in August, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pour your own craft beer at Pizza Factory

In a perfect world, watching a football game with a group of friends at your favorite pizza parlor would never be interrupted by waiting in line for a pitcher of beer. Turlock Pizza Factory owner Brent Jonson envisioned this world, and, wanting to bring it to Turlock, recently installed the city's first self-serve beer wall – a 10-tap display that allows customers to pour their own beer.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Construction continues at Turlock intersection

Detours around the intersection of Fulkerth Road and N. Golden State Boulevard will be up for at least another month, as crews continue to work on improvements to the roadway and railroad crossing.

September 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Donnelly Park playground to close for renovations

The Children's Play Park at Donnelly Park will be closed for six days next week for repairs thanks to a partnership between the City of Turlock and Turlock Sunrise Rotary, which has adopted the playground as a service project nearly 20 years after playing a vital role in its original construction.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock remembers 9-11

The Turlock fire and police departments hosted a remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 in recognition of the lives lost during the terrorist attack in 2001. During the event, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth reflected on the events of 9-11 and how he was affected by it. Soiseth said he would be in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday and would go visit the Pentagon Memorial to pay his respects to the 184 individuals who were killed at that site on Sept. 11, 2001. The four coordinated attacks carried out by al-Qaeda on that day 16 years ago killed 2,996 people total ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Young Eagles fly at Turlock Airport

The Turlock Regional Aviation Association hosted the Young Eagles event on Saturday at the Turlock Municipal Airport. The program, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, gave 102 children between the ages of 8 and 17 the opportunity to take a ride in an airplane.

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Power, irrigation affected by heat

The summer of 2017 has been exceptionally hot, and August was no different. The month brought record-breaking temperatures, affecting the demand for both power and irrigation water from the Turlock Irrigation District.

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hobby Lobby opens its doors

Type of business: Craft and home décor retailer

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildlife center offers chance for locals to learn about critters in the region

For most organizations, it would be a really bad day to have someone show up at the front door with an alligator, but for the people at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center, the toothy reptile was welcomed with open arms, albeit with some caution.

September 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Veterans donate shoes to foster youth

Local veterans Bob Russell and Wardee "Gunner" Bruce, both active in Turlock's American Legion chapter and Veterans of Foreign Wars post, purchased 53 pairs of Converse Chuck Taylors from Famous Footwear Friday morning, which will be gifted to foster children in need. The American Legion and VFW donated a combined $2,000 to the cause, orchestrated by Russell after he noticed a considerably empty donation bin for foster youth located inside Mattress Firm.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Firefighters seek nominees for Pink Helmet Award

The Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 is gearing up for its annual pink T-shirt fundraiser and awareness raising campaign and are currently accepting nominations for the Pink Helmet Award.

September 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Art Space on Main hunting for new home

Just three years after Art Space on Main opened its doors, the Stanislaus State gallery is saying goodbye to its home at 135 W. Main St.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Tami Truax

Tami Truax is the principal at Cunningham Elementary School and has served as an educator within Turlock Unified School District for over 30 years. In addition to her day job, she also serves on the Turlock Chaplaincy Board and assists with other non-profit groups. After growing up in the Bay Area, Truax continued her education first at Stanislaus State, where she received her bachelor's degree and teaching credential, and then at St. Mary's College, where she earned her master's degree. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her parents and two sons.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air ...

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services ...

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House ...

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California agriculture leads nation in specialty crop funding

California received $19.2 million out of approximately $60.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block grants awarded nationwide.

October 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Johnathan T. Mercer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2017 | | Local


Sweet treats for a great cause

Olde Tyme Pastries has joined the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434's campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Out of pain springs forth kindness

On three occasions the Shimrado family has known the bliss of welcoming new lives into this world. Twice they have known the deep sorrow of ...

October 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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