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'Jackets soccer off to good start

The Hilmar High (6-3-1) girls varsity soccer team is only two wins away from tying last year's win total and league hasn't even started. In Friday's final preseason game against Livingston, t...

March 20, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports

Sixth inning crumble costs Hilmar softball

Four consecutive errors in the sixth inning gave the Hilmar High varsity softball team its second straight Trans Valley League loss on Friday afternoon as Riverbank played the spoilers in a 3-8 l...

March 20, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports

Denair strikes out in late innings against Le Grand

Denair High came close to earning its first win of the season this week in a two-game showdown with Le Grand High on Wednesday and Friday, but late-inning slumps in both games instead led to a pa...

March 20, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Council to consider road closures for upcoming downtown events

Events could be returning to the downtown Turlock area with a bridal showcase this spring and a monthly food fair this summer pending the Turlock City Council's approval of road closures for the ev...

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Births March 12 to March 18

• Alyssa Ainslie of Turlock is the mother of a 9-pound-7-ounce girl born March 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.• Maria Vasquez and Sergio Chavez of Denair are the parents of a 7-pound-13-oun...

March 20, 2015 | | Births

Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery. Just before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday the police department received...

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist. The incident began around 1:15 p.m. Thursda...

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Fight with teen gets man arrested

A 44-year-old Turlock man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a teenager. The suspect was identified by the Turlock Police Department as Alejandro Romo Mor...

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Fearing the clown: Why it is bizarre

McDonald's isn't my kind of place. That said, let's cut the place that Ray Kroc created some slack. Employees say they are miserly and now - in Fast Food Forward's drive to get pay upped to $15...

March 20, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

Stanislaus County Fair issues livestock changes, updates

Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forwar...

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development De...

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Local dentist makes smiles a reality for Jamaicans

While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury. Turlock dentist John Swearingen has been venturing to Jamaica since 2009 through the nonprofit Gre...

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Panel addresses culture of violence in schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authori...

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement. The days of the franchised re...

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

University withdraws recognition of Christian student group

Stanislaus Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha is crying discrimination to a recently implemented open-membership policy, which has been enforced by the California State University system in an effort...

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

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