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Irrigation ends for the season

The Turlock Irrigation District 2012 irrigation season comes to an end today.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pink challenge: Work towards a cure

The staff of the Turlock Journal supports the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for Emanuel Cancer Center. The Journal challenges local businesses to show their support by purchasing the benefit t-shirts and sending in a picture of employees donning their pink. All photos submitted in the month of October will be published in the Journal.

October 05, 2012 | | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 457 incidents during the month of September. These included a total of 295 emergency medical service calls.

October 05, 2012 | | Local


Two Guys on Broadway move one block, drop catering

Two Guys on Broadway will soon exit the catering business, moving its successful Red Brick Café just down the block to a piece of prime Main Street real estate.

October 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock woman celebrates being cancer free with haircut

Mary Alquist's world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2004, and later diagnosed with skin cancer as well.

October 05, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Power outage shines light on union strife

Approximately 49 Turlock Irrigation District customers were without power for as much as 45 hours over the weekend, following a breakdown of the District's longstanding policy to address outages.

October 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


I Am Yoga: Connecting mind and body

Name of business: I Am Yoga Wellness Studio

October 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Annual Blessing of the Animals event set for Sunday

All creatures big and small, of all faiths and feathers, are invited to Light of Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday for the annual Blessing of the Animals.

October 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Hilmar Relay for Life earns state-wide awards for fundraising

When a community comes together for one purpose mighty things can happen. When that community is Hilmar and the cause is cancer research and education the result is record-breaking fundraising for the American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life event.

October 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Locally made rocking chair set for Facebook Gifts launch

One little bear from Turlock could make a big splash on the Internet.

October 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County to start flu vaccination clinics

It's that time of year again when people are asked to roll up their sleeves and feel the slight pinch of the needle as flu vaccinations roll out across the country.

October 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California leads nation in funding for specialty crops

The United States Department of Agriculture announced funding on Monday for the 2012 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. California received more than $18 million out of the total $55 million awarded nationwide.

October 01, 2012 | | Local


Nurses with a heart for hearts

Every day the nurses of Memorial Medical Center's Cardiac Telemetry ward take care of patients with all kinds of heart disease.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock family walks, raises funds for pediatric heart research

Pediatric heart disease is an issue close to the hearts of Turlock parents Jimmy and Monica Woods. When their son Tanner was born on Dec. 13, 2010, he suffered from an extremely rare condition called right isomerism. The syndrome saw Tanner born with his heart on the wrong side of the body, arteries attached backwards, half of his heart larger than the other, and no spleen – among other issues.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Carnegie earns Blueprint Award for historic revitalization

Turlock's rebuilt Carnegie Arts Center, a building which seamlessly integrates the historic, burnt-down shell of a Carnegie Library with a sparkling new, multi-million dollar wing, has been recognized with a San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Award for historic revitalization.

September 28, 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


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