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Turlocker shows off her style

Turlock native Sabrina Vann made her community proud by receiving second place in the annual Wella Student Competition in the 2013 America's Beauty Show in Chicago. Vann was one of 24 finalists who competed in the "Sebastian Professionals" category.

March 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Local runner Chrissy Cole prepares for first marathon

Over a thousand contestants, from as far as Hong Kong to as local as Turlock, have signed up to strut their stuff this weekend at the annual Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. The event consists of a 5K run, and a half and full marathon. One applicant in particular is looking to fulfill her dreams of finishing her first full marathon.

March 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Historical society hosts Civil War program

The Turlock Historical Society will flip back the calendar 150 years to the nation's most tumultuous time in history, the Civil War.

March 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Local Catholics welcome Pope Francis

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the Supreme Pontiff under the name Francis on March 13, Catholic churches throughout the Central Valley welcomed him with open arms.

March 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Mobile veteran’s clinic to roll into Turlock

Local military veterans seeking health examinations, benefit consultations or referrals, won't have to travel far this month. Opportunities for military veterans to meet with the VA Mobile Medical Outreach Clinic team will begin next week as part of collaboration with the Turlock VFW Post 5059.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


THE FIRE LANE: Fire Call Summary, February 2013

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 451 incidents during the month of February. These included a total of 289 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 21 motor vehicle accidents, and 16 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 29 fire type calls: 10 building fires, 3 vehicle fires, 3 fires in motor home/campers, 1 arcing shorted electrical, 4 unauthorized burnings, 6 Dumpster fires, 1 chimney or flue fire, and 1 excessive heat burn. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal problem, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks ...

March 15, 2013 | | Local


Visitors help boost Turlock economy

Tourism is growing in Turlock and the money it brings into town is becoming a strong economic driver for the city, according to the recently released annual report from the Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

March 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID rallies against state water board proposal

The Turlock Irrigation District is shouting from the proverbial rooftops about how devastating the new State Water Resources Control Board proposal would be to residents of the Valley.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Monte Vista crash claims life of Turlock teenager

A 17-year-old Turlock boy died in a traffic collision Tuesday night on W. Monte Vista Avenue.

March 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Argentina's Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis I

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected today as Supreme Pontiff, the 265th successor of Peter, and has chosen the name Francis.

March 13, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Autism grant program expands

The Carlos Vieira Foundation expanded its grant program to help families with autism into two more counties. Families that are in the counties of Mariposa and Tuolumne will now be eligible to apply for a grant up to $500 through the foundation that provides an item or service that directly helps their child with autism.

March 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Three die in fatal highway crash

A southbound passenger car packed with farm laborers on their way to work was hit by a big-rig from behind Monday morning, killing three men and sending the truck careening onto a freeway onramp below.

March 12, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


TID promotes energy conservation with shade tree event

Think that the only way to beat the summer heat is to turn on the air conditioner? Hold that thought.

March 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


New home, same Carpet Man Pro Flooring service

Name of business: Carpet Man Pro Flooring

March 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Film documents rescue of 4,500 starving hens from Turlock farm

In order to mark the anniversary of one of the largest rescues of farmed animals in California history, farm sanctuary Animal Place created a film directed by Keegan Kuhn titled "Turlock."

March 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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


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