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The Bulldogs are back: Alumni game reunites past players

The game of baseball has been dubbed America's favorite pastime; on Saturday it lived up to its honorarium by bringing together generations of Bulldogs for a friendly - and competitive - matchup.

October 22, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Farm accident injures one

A woman nearly lost her foot Wednesday morning while working in a sweet potato field just outside of Turlock.

October 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel offers free mammograms

Women over the age of 40 who do not have health insurance or who are underinsured may qualify for a free mammogram to screen for breast cancer at Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 19, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local church offers foster children security through handmade quilts

For 13 years, The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has continually offered their consoling services by presenting quilts to those in need. Sandy Mann, a member of the church, said her fellow Lutherans have made quilts for several organizations within the community, including nursing homes and pregnancy centers.

October 19, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


County unemployment rate shows improvement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made another dramatic downturn in September, reaching its lowest level in nearly four years.

October 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Annual event celebrates cancer survivors, raises awareness

Emanuel Cancer Center's 15th annual Women's Cancer Awareness Night sparkled bright on Tuesday night. Hundreds of women packed Monte Vista Chapel for the free public event to raise awareness and celebrate the survivors of breast, ovarian, cervical, and other cancers that impact women's lives.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Costumed canine spreads holiday spirit

Whenever Inga gets dressed up and takes a walk around town or a ride in her truck, she is greeted with smiles. Inga is a 170-pound Great Dane that enjoys dressing up for the holidays.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Painting the town PINK

The Turlock Firefighters' campaign to raise funds for Emanuel Cancer Center through the sale of specially made pink t-shirts has spread not only through Turlock, but also to Hilmar and even Lake Tahoe.

October 16, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Alumni baseball game set for Saturday

Turlock High School will be hosting an Alumni Baseball Game on Saturday to benefit the baseball team's scholarship program.

October 16, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Pedestrian in fatal collision identified

The Merced County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed Oct. 10 on Golden State Boulevard as 26-year-old Turlock resident Whitney Manzano.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Society extends helping hand for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

The first time Cindy Den Brave ever stepped through the doors of the Alzheimer's Aid Society office in Modesto, she was a daughter feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with the dementia that was slowly claiming her mother. She left the office feeling renewed and armed with information and support that would get her through the arduous days ahead.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Irrigation season official end meets projections

As the Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season came to a close this week, the district's final tally of water usage was almost unbelievably close to preseason projections.

October 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Livestock 101: Camp teaches youths how to raise championship animals

Over 700 youths flocked to the Stanislaus County Fair stockyards last weekend for the 9th annual Junior Livestock Camp. The two-day free event gave youth and group leaders the chance to learn in-depth skills related to raising and showing livestock, including preparation tips for fair competitions.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock welcomes new book store — and coffee house, too

Name of business: The Bookshop Cafe

October 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Changes needed to make state more business-friendly, says CalChamber CEO

As the president and CEO of CalChamber, Allan Zaremberg, travels to every corner of California talking to the small business owners who comprise the membership of local Chambers of Commerce, he inevitable hears the same complaint.

October 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | 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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