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Free smog testing at fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will host a Tune In & Tune Up car clean-up event at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to noon today. Tune In & Tune Up is a vehicle emissions clean-up program that identifies and helps repair older, out-of-tune vehicles that impact the air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

November 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock Together begins fundraising for holiday season

The iconic blue barrels popping up all over town can only mean one thing: Turlock Together, an annual fundraising effort for families in need, has officially begun.

November 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Community helps grant wish of Turlock boy battling cancer

When given the opportunity to have a dream made reality through Make-A-Wish, seven-year-old leukemia patient and self-proclaimed train fanatic Koran Rudd said that all he wanted was to have a train-themed bedroom.

November 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

New location for Bible book store

Name of Business: Majesty Bible

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Eastern Star community service project benefits homeless

Turlock's Wistaria (Chapter 531) Order of the Eastern Star, a philanthropic organization, made their annual community service project this year one that benefits the homeless.

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Spreading love one shoebox at a time

Turlock's Monte Vista Chapel will soon become a local drop-off point for the world's largest Christmas project of its kind that spreads good news and great joy to children all over the world.

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Veterans memorial rededicated at new home

The community gathered for a special Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday that not only paid tribute to the many Turlockers who have served in the armed forces, but also rededicated the War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 12, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID enters 20-year contract to buy solar energy

A 54-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant that will generate enough energy to serve approximately 20,000 homes will begin construction this month following the announcement of a 20-year renewable power purchase agreement between Turlock Irrigation District and SunPower.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Former Vietnam POW to visit Turlock

In recognition of Veterans Day, Covenant Village of Turlock is bringing former Navy pilot and prisoner of war Capt. Charlie Plumb to town for a motivational presentation about survival and dealing with life's challenges and opportunities.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Local veterans reflect on service to their country

Byron Carl Reinhold was living in Turlock with his wife Anita in 1942 when he decided to enlist in the Army "to serve our country."

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

CanTree Breakfast fights hunger for the holidays

For 34 years, the Central Valley Association of Realtors has sponsored an event that not only spreads holiday cheer but raises thousands of dollars for food baskets that go to families and seniors in need during the Christmas season.

November 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

City to salute local veterans with new cannon memorial

The City of Turlock will celebrate Veterans Day with a rededication ceremony Wednesday that will honor local veterans for their service and welcome the historic War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Local business looks to 'Paint It Forward'

Lancaster Painting has a very special holiday tradition. During the Turlock company's annual Christmas gathering, the employees decide who will be the recipient of a free paint job through the Paint It Forward program.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID unveils new energy efficiency programs for 2016

The Turlock Irrigation District is hoping increased rebates in 2016 will incentivize more customers to use less energy and save money in their homes and businesses.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock CrossFit gym hosts Barbells for Boobs benefit

CrossFit ParaBellum is doing its part in the fight against breast cancer as the local gym hosts its seventh Barbells for Boobs event in cooperation with Reebok.

November 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

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Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to ...

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Child sickened after eating burrito at Chipotle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to search for the specific source of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants that has sickened 45 people ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flames erupt at Turlock apartment complex

An apartment that was supposed to be vacant caught fire Saturday forcing residents of the seven unit apartment complex to flee from the flames, according ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


· Myla Mohssin of Hughson is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce boy born Nov. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 20, 2015 | | Local

Unemployment rate records small growth in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County grew slightly in October, but remains below the year-ago estimate and under 10 percent, according to the latest numbers ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Annual Turlock Gospel Mission Thanksgiving dinner seeks volunteers, food

The Turlock Gospel Mission offers a free Thanksgiving dinner every year for people to come together, share and be thankful, and it wouldn't be ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

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