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Judge orders reprieve for dog

The Alaskan malamute Bolt, the dog that has sparked a community discourse on the scope of dog owner responsibility, has been given a temporary reprieve by a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge from his slated euthanasia.

December 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rain year now above average

The 2012-2013 water year is on the right track for the first time, with year-to-date precipitation of 110.5 percent of average for this date.

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Toy drive offers hope to sick children, grieving families

The Destiny and Isaac Memorial Toy Drive not only honors the memory of two children whose lives were cut short due to illness and tragedy, but also offers a way for grieving families to help others during a difficult time.

December 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock student turns 12 on 12-12-12

Today - 12/12/12 - will be the last date with all the same numbers for almost 1,000 years, which makes it special and exciting for Lilliana Lansely.

December 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Pilots brave winter storms in cloud seeding program

When winter storms force most small planes to land with iced-over wings, it's time for these pilots to take off and fly straight into the storm.

December 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Business promotes Christmas cheer

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas inside Smith Chevrolet Cadillac in Turlock. There were signs of Christmas cheer in almost every department of the dealership; the inside is decorated with a festive Mickey and Minnie, a snowed in village featuring 48 houses, and even old Saint Nick himself.

December 08, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Three Californians chosen to serve on House Ag Committee

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was one of three Californians chosen to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in the 113th Congress, it was announced Wednesday.

December 08, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 491 incidents during the month of November. These included a total of 283 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents, and 35 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 23 fire type calls: Three building fires, one cooking fire, four vegetation/ rubbish fires, two electrical wiring type fires, three excessive heat, scorch burns fire, three vehicle fires, six unauthorized burnings, and one chimney or flue fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, chemical reaction rupture, water or steam leak, smoke checks ...

December 08, 2012 | | Local


Local business 'Paints It Forward'

Lancaster Painting is once again looking for an opportunity to share its services by providing a free paint job for their 3rd annual "Paint It Forward" program.

December 08, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


New app for air information

Want to know how the air quality is for the day or if it's a no burn day? Well, there's an app for that.

December 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local farms open for holiday events

The holidays have arrived, and Macedo's Mini Acre Ranch is opening its door to folks of all ages so everyone can experience a little Christmas- alpaca style.

December 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Flu season lurking around the corner

As people start making out their holiday to-do lists, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is strongly advising one more task be added to the list and checked off before year's end.

December 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hundreds line Main Street for annual parade

Festive floats steamed down Main Street Friday night as holiday music filled the air at the 34th annual Turlock Christmas Parade.

December 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Court hearing could give dog another chance

The saga of the Alaskan malamute Bolt, who is scheduled to be euthanized early next week, took another turn as his owner hired an attorney in his quest to save the dog's life.

December 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kiwanis spreads holiday cheer

Christmas jingles echoed throughout the halls of the Bel Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital on Tuesday when the Kiwanis Club of Turlock crew including Santa (Joe Blanc) and his four elves passed out presents. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock delivered a total of 81 hand-knitted afghans to residents in long-term care facilities throughout Turlock on Tuesday.

December 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | 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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