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Retired Turlock teacher shares love of cycling, photography

If you happen to cross paths with Ray Houlihan you're likely to hear a story and be shown several photographs. About what depends on the day, but Turlock High baseball and local events are often a safe bet. Long since retired as a teacher, Houlihan spends his time covering the Turlock community with his camera in hand, often chatting up his subjects and getting contact information so he can share with them his photos.

June 10, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Merced County Fair salutes farmers and ranchers

This year the Merced County Fair is officially honoring those in the agriculture industry who work throughout the year to feed and support the county with its theme "Saluting Our Farmers and Ranchers."

June 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Valley to heat up this weekend

It may only be the first week in June, but the Central Valley is about to heat up fast. The National Weather Service is forecasting record-high temperatures by Sunday.

June 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fire destroys Delhi home

A fire of an undetermined cause raced through a Delhi residence, leaving it uninhabitable, according to Cal-Fire Merced.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teen birth rate inches up in Stanislaus

After recording several years of declines, the birth rate for teenagers in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase, according to a new report from the California Department of Public Health.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Website offers new features to help customers conserve water

As part of our continuing efforts to encourage water conservation, the City of Turlock Municipal Services website now offers many new user-friendly tools and valuable information to help users with water conservation efforts in and around the home.

June 06, 2014 | | Local


Turlock grocer donates emergency drinking water to Red Cross

The American Red Cross Central Valley Region distributed emergency drinking water on Thursday that was donated by World Grocer of Turlock to their Emergency Response storage sites benefiting seven California counties.

June 06, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local comic collectors rejoice at opening of Sky High Comics

When Raymond Hannagan noticed that his children were struggling to find an interest in reading at a young age he decided to introduce them to comic books. As a collector of over 10,000 different comics, Hannagan had an overabundance of materials from which his children could choose.

June 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock industrial park to welcome milk powder processing facilities

The Turlock Regional Industrial Park, which is currently home to big names such as Blue Diamond Almond Growers and US Cold Storage facilities, will be welcoming two new milk powder processing facilities.

June 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


More than farmers taking a hit in drought

Three years into a drought, more than farmers are taking an economic hit in California. That was the summation of bad news shared at a recent agribusiness luncheon by Mike Wade, executive director of California Farm Water Coalition in Sacramento.

June 06, 2014 | | Local


Turlock Turf Club expects memorable crowd for Belmont race

When the starting bell rings at the Belmont Stakes come Saturday it will kick off what could be a historic horse race and start a flurry of cheering at betting parlors across the country, including the Turlock Turf Club.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Parade celebrates 'Country Pride'

There's no better time to put pride of country on display than the Fourth of July, and this year the Turlock Downtown Property Owners and Turlock Chamber of Commerce are hoping to see lots of "Country Pride" in the annual holiday parade.

June 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


On Your Toes Dance Studio keeps students upbeat and involved

Name of Business: On Your Toes Dance Studio

June 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Laura Lundgren Raley celebrates 95th birthday

A 95th birthday celebration was held recently in the Fellowship Hall of the Turlock Free Methodist Church for Turlock resident Laura Lundgren Raley. Laura was born in Turlock, along with her brother, another long-time Turlock resident, Archie Lundgren, who taught at Turlock High School for 25 years.

June 03, 2014 | BY AUDREY THORSEN Community contributor | Local


TID picks up abandoned project to save water

The old Hilmar water treatment facility could soon help strengthen local water conservation efforts made by the Turlock Irrigation District, as the district Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to spend $2.34 million to pick up the previously abandoned project in an effort to catch canal water currently spilling into the Merced River.

June 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Service organization seeks board member

For over 36 years, the Central Valley Opportunity Center has worked to improve the quality of life in low-income areas throughout Madera, Merced and Stanislaus ...

February 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


American Legion supports local man

John Haggstrom of American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 presented Lauren Young a check for $500 to go towards her husband's medical expenses.

February 11, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Tower Pharmacy moves to downtown

Name of Business: Tower Pharmacy

February 11, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


In Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Christian Flowers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

February 11, 2016 | | Local


Report finds Stanislaus County still lacking in tobacco control

In the previous year Turlock and other Stanislaus County cities took steps toward curbing smoking, but as far as the American Lung Association is concerned ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Original exhibits, youth programs give Carnegie a successful year

The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock has closed the books on a year that saw more than 16,000 visitors come through the doors of ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Monteith highlights county’s successes, challenges in annual address

Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered his state-of-the-county address on Tuesday morning, which covered the past, present and future of Stanislaus County.

February 09, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


New report shines light on California water conditions

The idea of being "average" has likely never sounded so good to the Turlock Irrigation District following a report unveiled this week by the California ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Police resurrects K9 Unit

The welcome reception for new officers with the Turlock Police Department is more likely to include coffee and pastries and not Milk Bones and chew ...

February 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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