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Three arrested for murder

Three arrested for murder

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department has arrested three men for the murder of two men, whose remains were found in a charred car in an orchard outside Denair.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 8:33 p.m.
Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District’s meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 7:54 p.m.
Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school’s Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 7:49 p.m.
Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 7:50 p.m.
America says no to cappuccino potato chips

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.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:46 p.m.
Pitman student hit by car

Pitman student hit by car

A 16-year-old boy walking to Pitman High School was struck by a car Thursday morning.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:42 p.m.
Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

Fruit cup used in Turlock robbery

A man’s attempt at shoplifting items from a Turlock grocery store became a robbery after he hurled a fruit cup at a loss prevention agent in his escape.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:41 p.m.
Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson’s Kebab

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:40 p.m.


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.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:41 p.m.
Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

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.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:38 p.m.
Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision

A Turlock neighborhood already rocked by the death of three family members has once again witnessed a fatality on their streets.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:33 p.m.
Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

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.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2014 6:31 p.m.
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.

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