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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


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


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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