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New home for police, fire

Calling it "a monumental day for the city of Turlock," Police Chief Rob Jackson, joined by Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman, Mayor John Lazar, city officials and invited dignitaries, ushered in a milestone for the community with the official dedication of the newly opened Turlock Public Safety Facility.

September 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Injured baseball player surprises doctors with progress; credits community support

Tyler Murphy made a name for himself at Turlock High by standing tall on the pitcher's mound and vanquishing batters with his arm. But for the past month, Murphy has been unable to pitch, let alone stand, after a tragic boating accident at Lake Tulloch on Aug. 8 left him with nerve, muscle, and tendon damage in his right hand and leg.

September 27, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Free Methodist celebrate 100 years in Turlock

It will be a day and night of memories recalled and memories made. It will be a momentous event that spans 100 years of its roots in local history. The congregation of the Free Methodist Church is adding the final touches for its centennial celebration, set for Oct. 5-6.

September 24, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Dollar General to fill vacancy at old Hollywood Video store

Years of remaining empty will no longer plague the old Hollywood Video location at 2641 Geer Rd., as Dollar General is making plans to move into the vacant building by the end of the year.

September 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Road Work Report

The following City of Turlock streets will be closed to all through traffic:

September 24, 2013 | | Local


Journal challenges businesses, organizations to support cancer campaign

Local firefighters are donning pink on the job and around town in an effort to raise awareness and funds for women's cancer research - and the Turlock Journal is challenging others to do the same.

September 24, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock security company may have solution for park troubles

As the litany of complaints and issues about Denair Park grows among neighboring residents and business owners, one resounding question continues to rise to the surface - what can be done?

September 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Church’s efforts to help could be contributing to Denair Park problems

One common complaint among those directly affected by the troubles emanating out of Denair Park is that the good intentions of a Turlock church is exacerbating the problems.

September 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


No end in sight for TID, linemen's union negotiations

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Turlock Irrigation District were unable to reach any sort of mutual agreement on the linemen's contract on Tuesday, despite actively participating in closed session negotiations for most of the day.

September 24, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local teen makes big difference through a little fun

In a generation where playing outside seems to have been replaced with smart phones, and backyard football is being substituted with online gaming, one Turlock teenager still believes that kids have the most fun by simply playing outside.

September 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Retiring Old Glory

For Eagle Scout Brandon Shively, nothing is more important than the American flag.

September 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Wildlife Care Center opens doors to public

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will hold its annual "Day With Wildlife" today at Fox Grove Fishing Access in Hughson. The event opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

September 20, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Residents, business owners air grievances over Denair Park activities

Denair Park takes up just two acres of land in downtown and in the scope of Turlock parks, it is one of the smaller sites, but for the businesses and residents surrounding it, the park has become a massive conveyor of problems.

September 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID outsourcing target of graffiti

Recent graffiti directed towards the Turlock Irrigation District outsourcing work has caused quite the stir in the local community.

September 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Team roping finals held in Turlock this weekend

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds may have looked more like a scene from the Wild West this week as thousands of people gathered at the fairground arena for the 2013 California Finals hosted by the American Cowboy Team Roping Association.

September 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Prime Shine offers local clean and kind experience

Name of Business: Prime Shine Car Wash

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair teen to represent county in statewide pageant

Turlock High School senior Brooklyn Lowery has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in Miss California Teen USA in January. As an active member throughout the community, the 17-year old Denair resident has definitely proven to be a qualified candidate.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Nurse receives musical surprise from students

Although Mountain View Middle School nurse Kathy Cook gave an inspiring and informative presentation on breast cancer awareness to students on Wednesday, what came after her presentation is what stole the show.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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