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Turlock loses bid for 2014 Amgen Tour

For the second year in a row, the City of Turlock has been denied a spot on the Amgen Tour – one of the nation's largest cycling races.

November 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Emanuel earns honor for patient care

A leading accreditor of health care organizations has named Emanuel Medical Center one of the top performers in the nation for clinical practices.

November 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


MedicAlert makes safety education a super event

Superman, Spiderman, and Ironman were among the most popular costumes children donned for the MedicAlert Foundation's Superhero Health and Safety Fair on Saturday. The campus was teeming with parents and their excited little ones, who not only had an educational but enjoyable Saturday.

November 04, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Annual church sing-a-long welcomes local singers

Each year, local singers of all ages gather together to participate in a community-wide sing-a-long event held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

November 01, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID continues 2014 budget review

The Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday morning, as reviews of the 2014 budget continue forward.

November 01, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Anthony Belew: Cowboy AD of Turlock High

Anthony Belew is an educator and athletic director at Turlock High School.

November 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Time to change the clocks

It's time once again to change those clocks, as daylight savings time ends on Sunday. At 2 a.m. Sunday, turn clocks backward one hour to 1 a.m.

November 01, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock offers ample options for helping others this holiday season

The holiday season often stirs a sense of both gratefulness and generosity in communities across the country and Turlock is no exception. Year after year Turlock community members have donated time and efforts to provide for those less fortunate, and this year veteran and novel volunteers alike have abundant opportunities to give time and donations to various causes.

November 01, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock community sugarcoats Halloween horror with good fun

Turlock was abuzz with sweet and scary options for youth on Halloween, including a blood drive, trick-or-treating, and haunted houses. Students dressed in costumes ranging from charming to creepy at Pitman High School as they waited in line to donate blood at the Hispanic Youth Leadership Club's appropriately timed blood drive. Younger children found more playful fun at community sponsored events that ran from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayor predicts Turlock ‘renaissance’

In the first ever Economic Trends Breakfast, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce joined together on Wednesday morning with business leaders and local officials to address the state of the regional economy and issues affecting local businesses.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Gas leak clears neighborhood

A Turlock neighborhood was briefly evacuated Thursday night because of a gas leak.

October 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pink Challenge

The staff at Turlock Junior High School show their support for the Turlock Firefighters' pink t-shirt campaign to raise funds for Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 31, 2013 | | Local


Local makeup artist makes beauty timeless

Name: Cher Morgan Timeless Beauty

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Alliance names new CEO

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has named David L. White as the new CEO for the regional business development organization.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


MedicAlert children’s health fair benefits all ages

From Batman to Wonder Woman, each year children across the country don capes and masks to emulate their favorite superheroes on Halloween. This year children in the community won't have to limit their super powers to just one evening thanks to the MedicAlert Foundation in Turlock, which is hosting a Super Hero Kids Health and Safety Fair.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | 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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