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TID makes changes to billing statements

Those familiar brown – and sometimes pink – envelopes holding Turlock Irrigation District bills will soon stop arriving in customers' mailboxes.

October 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock couple keeps love alive after 69 years

Love brought Lyle and Florence Haws together as husband and wife in the fall of 1943. After nearly a century together, the couple continues to stand through the test of time.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


TID plans for flat 2013 budget

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors began planning for the 2013 budget on Tuesday, receiving a preliminary overview of what looks to be a year of largely flat spending.

October 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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


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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


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Prime Shine offers local clean and kind experience

Name of Business: Prime Shine Car Wash

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair teen to represent county in statewide pageant

Turlock High School senior Brooklyn Lowery has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in Miss California Teen USA in January. As an active member throughout the community, the 17-year old Denair resident has definitely proven to be a qualified candidate.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Nurse receives musical surprise from students

Although Mountain View Middle School nurse Kathy Cook gave an inspiring and informative presentation on breast cancer awareness to students on Wednesday, what came after her presentation is what stole the show.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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