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Holistic expo comes to fairgrounds this weekend

After 13 years of offering an alternative approach to medicine and healing, the Turlock Intuition and Holistic Expo has grown to be one the area's largest church-sponsored events, drawing in hundreds each year.

October 01, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local teen passes from leukemia; family accepting donations

A local family is seeking donations after their 18-year-old son, Corbin Maldonado, passed away last week following a four year battle with leukemia.

October 01, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Cleaning up Turlock

'You never have a second chance to make a first impression.' That common saying was the theme of the 6th annual Turlock Shines event, held on Saturday.

October 01, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Event supports local products, ag students

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will be flowing with wine and cheese on Thursday as the 11th annual Tastes of the Valley is held to help benefit students in the Agricultural Studies program at California State University, Stanislaus.

September 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


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


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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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