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More water for local growers

Local growers received some good news Tuesday, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to make 15,000 acre feet of additional water available for irrigators to use this season.

July 09, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Dollar General coming to town

The closing of long-time Lander Avenue grocery store Sam's Food City not only left a large commercial vacancy, but also regular customers in need on Turlock's west side.

July 05, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Triple digits cut Fourth of July festivities short

The heat was incredible- 15 degrees above the average temperature for July- and sweat was pouring by the bucket load, but that didn't keep the spectators away from the annual 4th of July Parade in Downtown Turlock on Thursday.

July 05, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


A dream, a chance, and a foot-long sandwich

At first glance, Turlock resident Elizabeth Mora seems like your run-of-the-mill business owner.

July 05, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


County sees first heat-related death

Stanislaus County recorded its first heat-related death of 2013 on Tuesday.

July 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Quality auto care in 10 minutes

Name of business: 10 Minute Lube & Oil

July 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


IN SERVICE

Navy Seaman Apprentice Benjamin I. Rodd, son of Beverley K. and Bruce L. Rodd of Turlock, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

July 02, 2013 | | Local


Welcome to 'A Healthy Dose'

I've always been a true believer in the idea that the best advice comes from the heart. As cliché as it may sound, when there is a personal experience attached with that particular piece of advice, it makes it that much more worthwhile.

July 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Moving in: Turlock fills vacancies, grows business

Empty stores, dusty windows and half occupied shopping plazas were all very familiar sights in Turlock a few years ago.

July 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Police crackdown on illegal fireworks

The Fourth of July celebration will undoubtedly include lots of pops, snaps and bangs and the Turlock Fire Department will be making sure that all pageantry is within the legal and safe use of fireworks.

July 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The heat is on: Temps forecast over 100 through holiday

The excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service Friday has been extended through Thursday as the Central Valley continues to broil under the high temperatures.

July 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Nancy tries… Obon dancing

In my culture, we dedicate a day to celebrate our deceased ancestors, known as El Dia De los Muertos. On Nov. 1, we remember our departed relatives by visiting gravesites and making shrines with many of their personal objects and things they once enjoyed during their time on this earth.

July 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Fair to feature CPR training

In addition to riding the Tilt-A-Whirl, gobbling down a VFW burger, and petting a goat, Stanislaus County Fair-goers this year will have a chance to learn a life-saving lesson.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First Baptist senior pastor retires after 29 years in Turlock

It came as a calling from God. A tickle. A nudge.

June 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Blistering temps bring health risks

The rising mercury in the Central Valley will have people looking for a spot in the pool and resting in air-conditioned locales, but it also brings a real danger from excessive heat.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | 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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