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Fire burns shed, chars Turlock home

Firefighters were able to battle back a blaze that had ignited in a backyard shed before it caused too much damage to a residence.

August 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Assyrian community celebrated at annual festival

The Assyrian community has a rich history in the Central Valley and their religion, traditions and culinary delicacies will be celebrated at the 2nd annual Assyrian Festival, Aug. 27-28, at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock.

August 12, 2016 | BY RYAN MCLAUGHLIN Turlock Journal | Local


Wildfires cause issues for Valley air quality

Officials with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District have issued a health advisory for area residents because of smoke from two wildfires.

August 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock’s chimney sweep says farewell

After 30 years and 12,000 chimneys, Rob Thompson of Turlock Chimney Sweeps is hanging up his chimney brush.

August 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


New housing subdivision coming to Denair

New homes may soon be built in Denair, as the Stanislaus County Planning Commission recently approved an application to build a subdivision near Sante Fe Avenue.

August 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Resident digging up tree ruptures gas line

The gas leak that prompted a neighborhood evacuation was caused by a resident operating a bucket loader, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

August 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Council approves extending water service to R.A.M. Farms

The R.A.M. Farms pumpkin patch and Fields of Ice skating rink will once again be open for business this fall and winter seasons, following a decision by the Turlock City Council on Tuesday to extend water service to the east Turlock farm that lies just outside of the city limits.

August 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City Council adopts new downtown parking plan

After weeks of planning and deliberation, the Turlock City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to adopt the Downtown Parking Management Plan, which contains a number of measures meant to ensure adequate parking in downtown Turlock.

August 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Gas leak reported in Turlock neighborhood

Some Turlock residents were evacuated from their homes while others were told to shelter in place by the Turlock Fire Department as they investigated a gas leak.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shop and pamper at Lipstick and Grit

Type of business: Salon/boutique

August 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


HONORING OUR VETERANS

Tom Hillsamer was honored for his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II with a pinning ceremony on Monday at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Turlock resident was part of the gun crew of the Albert P. Ryder liberty ship that delivered cargo to troops in Europe and South America.

August 11, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


PETA seeks chicken memorial for Turlock crash site

A Turlock resident and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to pay homage to the chickens killed in a solo bog rig accident last week with a memorial along Highway 99 in Turlock.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief leaving Turlock

Two days after laying out a set of strategies to combat rising crime in Turlock, the City of Turlock announced the departure of Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Stanislaus County

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency confirmed Thursday that a 52-year-old female county resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Packed house remembers late George House

George House may have been the commander of the Modesto office of the California Highway Patrol from 1983 to 1987 and elected three times to the California State Assembly, but he considered being Christian, a devoted family man and a farmer as his greatest roles – in that order.

August 09, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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County rolls out new commuter bus with Turlock service

Turlock residents who are used to driving six to 10 hours every day to get to their jobs in the Bay Area and back now ...

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Square dance club hopes to teach community a few steps

For 63 years, the Turlock Steppin Pards have do-si-do'd around the city, keeping the American tradition of square dancing alive through exciting dance steps ...

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tune In and Tune Up planned for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will host a Tune In and Tune Up car clean-up event at ...

August 25, 2016 | | Local


Milano Pizza offers cross-cultural cuisine

Type of business: Pizzeria

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlocker celebrates 95th birthday dinner with mayor

At the age of 95, Helen Abraham has met her fair share of prominent figures, including the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Temple. For ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Birth rate among teens falls in county, state

The teen birth rate in California and in Stanislaus County continue to decline, according to recent data from the California Department of Public Health.

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair woman to compete for Miss California crown

Growing up, Brooklyn Lowery never envisioned herself as a pageant queen. After years of modeling and some persuasion from her mother, Lowery began competing in ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Grant to expand We Care shelter availability

We Care in Turlock has been awarded a state grant that will allow the organization to open the emergency shelter earlier and stay open longer ...

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Health officials warn summer travelers to be wary of Zika virus

With more cases of the Zika virus being confirmed as locally transmitted in Florida and travelers returning home from the Olympics, the California Department of ...

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant will help Turlock Fire mitigate emergencies

A newly awarded grant from the Department of Homeland Security will help the Turlock Fire Department train and prepare for emergencies that might arise in ...

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shoppers support local businesses in downtown sales event

Downtown Turlock shoppers bid farewell to summer trends at the End of Summer Sale as 11 Main Street merchants rid themselves of summer inventory in ...

August 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment moves slightly downward in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a slight dip in July and remains below the year-ago estimates, according to the latest report from the ...

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New skate park 'finally' open

Nearly a year after it was announced that the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park would relocate from Starr Avenue to Donelly Park, the revamped skaters ...

August 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Paint and sip at Rembrandt and Rosé

Type of business: Paint and sip studio

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires continue to pollute Valley air

Area residents will continue to contend with poor air quality conditions as the numerous wildfires burning in the state are causing pollutants to hover over ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


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