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Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

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.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 10:37 p.m.
New chapter for WSM

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.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 10:36 p.m.
The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

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.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 10:32 p.m.
Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School’s Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 7:04 p.m.
Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

Man found asleep at intersection charged with DUI

A man found asleep behind the wheel of his car at a Turlock intersection was arrested for driving under the influence when he was unable to complete a field sobriety test.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:52 p.m. | Updated: oct. 21, 2014 6:54 p.m.
Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

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.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:50 p.m.
Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

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.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:45 p.m.
Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

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.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:44 p.m.
Remains found in burned car

Remains found in burned car

The remains of two people were discovered inside a burned car Monday morning in an orchard located east of Denair.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 6:44 p.m.


Former Jura's owner arrested for sexual assault

 

 

The former owner of Jura's Pizza Parlor in Oakdale and namesake of the Turlock restaurant was arrested on Monday for a sexual assault incident that occurred at the now closed Oakdale location in September.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 7:39 p.m.
Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 9:01 p.m.
License plate picture lands three in jail

License plate picture lands three in jail

Three people were arrested on drug and theft charges by Turlock Police officers after a witness to a theft snapped a picture of the suspect’s license plate.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:35 p.m.


Fleeing suspect caught in foot chase

A man who tried to run from a Turlock Police officer landed in jail Thursday after he was found in possession of methamphetamine.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:34 p.m.
Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:34 p.m.


Pursuit ends with crash, arrest

An attempted auto burglary turned into a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash and the arrest of the 19-year-old driver.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:32 p.m.


Student arrested for assault

A 17-year-old Turlock High School  student was arrested Thursday morning on allegations he tried to hurt an individual with a chair.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:32 p.m.
Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state’s workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners’ concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:10 p.m.
Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

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.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:06 p.m.
Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

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.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:07 p.m.
Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:03 p.m. | Updated: oct. 17, 2014 8:04 p.m.
Unemployment hits new low in county

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.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 8:04 p.m.
Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

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.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 10:34 p.m.
Turlock woman ready to step into new life

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.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 8:28 p.m.
20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

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.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2014 7:55 p.m. | Updated: oct. 16, 2014 7:56 p.m.

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