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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


County sees unemployment fall to lowest rate of the year

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate took a nice dip in the month of August and posted the lowest rate for the year as food processing of the area's crops ramped up.

September 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local teen finds success in Hollywood

While the competitiveness of Hollywood may drive away many young actors and actresses, those who do not give up trying might just find their way to stardom.

September 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Capital expenses down for TID

The relicensing of Don Pedro Reservoir and purchase of Turlock's former police station/skate park on Palm Street, will account for a hefty sum of the 2014 capital expenses for the Turlock Irrigation District, based on budget numbers presented at a workshop on Tuesday.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


TID approves bigger houseboats for Don Pedro

Own a houseboat on Don Pedro Reservoir? Go ahead and build it bigger.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Red Brick gets new look, new hours, new food

Name of Business: Red Brick Bar and Grill

September 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Festivals liven up CSU Stanislaus, Denair

Community fun abounded Saturday as the city of Denair and California State University, Stanislaus both hosted family-friendly events.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | 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


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