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Parade celebrates 'Country Pride'

There's no better time to put pride of country on display than the Fourth of July, and this year the Turlock Downtown Property Owners and Turlock Chamber of Commerce are hoping to see lots of "Country Pride" in the annual holiday parade.

June 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


On Your Toes Dance Studio keeps students upbeat and involved

Name of Business: On Your Toes Dance Studio

June 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Laura Lundgren Raley celebrates 95th birthday

A 95th birthday celebration was held recently in the Fellowship Hall of the Turlock Free Methodist Church for Turlock resident Laura Lundgren Raley. Laura was born in Turlock, along with her brother, another long-time Turlock resident, Archie Lundgren, who taught at Turlock High School for 25 years.

June 03, 2014 | BY AUDREY THORSEN Community contributor | Local


TID picks up abandoned project to save water

The old Hilmar water treatment facility could soon help strengthen local water conservation efforts made by the Turlock Irrigation District, as the district Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to spend $2.34 million to pick up the previously abandoned project in an effort to catch canal water currently spilling into the Merced River.

June 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Salvation Army campers dig gardening

This summer local children will be cultivating their green thumbs through the launch of a partnership between the Salvation Army and Kid Time Fitness, which has Salvation Army day campers planting, harvesting and eventually cooking their own home-grown produce.

June 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus season approaching

The West Nile virus is already popping up in the Central Valley's bird population, but there have yet to be any recorded human cases in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

May 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: Twenty interesting facts about water

1. Only 3% of Earth's water is fresh water. 97% of the water on Earth is salt water.

May 30, 2014 | | Local


Energy ‘game changer’ comes to Turlock

Being deemed a "game changer" by many energy experts, Silicon Valley startup company EnerVault has built the world's largest iron-chromium redox flow battery and storage facility in a Turlock orchard.

May 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local artisan drip coffee a hit at Farmers’ Market

Name of Business: Friday's Grind

May 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Stanislaus County Farm Bureau celebrates centennial year

For 100 years the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau has done more than provide local farmers support on and off the farm as a grass-roots organization: it has given farmers a collective voice.

May 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Emanuel celebrates cancer survivors

Emanuel Cancer Center celebrated National Cancer Survivors' Day by serving up free Cold Stone Creamery ice cream sundaes to local survivors and their families on Wednesday.

May 29, 2014 | | Local


Good Samaritans recount rescue of 91-year-old man

Turlock residents Colby Browning and Kaze Villarial don't consider themselves heroes. They consider themselves fortunate - fortunate in that they were in the right place at the right time to save a man's life.

May 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Deputy honored for service to veterans

A Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff is receiving a Congressional Certificate from Congressman Jeff Denham for his work with military veterans while they are in jail.

May 29, 2014 | | Local


Good Samaritans rescue man from fire

Two men rescued a wheelchair-bound man from his burning home Tuesday afternoon in Turlock.

May 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Homage paid to the fallen

Central Valley communities took time on Monday to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

May 27, 2014 | BY KRISTINA HACKER AND JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | 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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