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Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. That leads to clogged storm drains, polluted water making its way to the river, and flooding in the event of rainfall.

September 26, 2015 | | Local

Local Girl Scouts encourage reading with book box

Sarah Gordon and Sarah Romo, two members of Girl Scout troop 3289, are hoping to increase literacy in local youth by offering a Little Free Library.

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Local business aims to educate about arbor health

All it took was just one look at a discolored hackberry tree at a local park for American Tree Medics Inc. founder and certified arborist Clyde Eric Britt to make a diagnosis.

September 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Stanislaus County medical corps sent to help fire victims

Although the Valley Fire in Lake County is now 90 percent contained, thousands of people left homeless due to the fire are still in need of help. The Stanislaus County Medical Reserve Corps has deployed several volunteers to assist local officials with getting fire victims the resources they need.

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock’s fire fighters back from blazes

All the personnel from the Turlock Fire and Police departments have returned home after helping battle the wildfires burning in parts of California.

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

I Am Yoga Wellness studio aims to give clients a healthier, happier life

Name of Business: I Am Yoga Wellness Studio

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Discount store new anchor of Turlock Town Center

California-based dd's Discounts is coming to Turlock with a grand opening on Saturday.

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Downtown Turlock undergoes beautification project

Forty giant pots, 21 Turlock Garden Club volunteers and tons of dedication from the Turlock Downtown Property Owner's Association brought back to life the beauty of downtown Turlock.

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Neighbors protest proposed slaughterhouse on Dianne Drive

Residents along Dianne Drive are getting used to sharing their once country road with companies drawn to Turlock's Enterprise Zone just west of Highway 99, like SupHerb Farms and Dust Bowl Brewing Company, which is currently constructing a new 30,000 square-foot facility.

September 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock’s dancing stars rake in donations

As an elected official Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa is a pro at turning out the vote. It turns out he's pretty good at stumping for votes for his dancing as well.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID wraps up another lackluster year for rain

The need for a strong and impactful El Niño is more crucial than ever as the Tuolumne River Watershed concluded the 2015 precipitation year with only 20.92 inches of rainfall, a total that comes in as little more than half of the historical average of 36.03 inches.

September 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Junior chefs turn up the heat in Turlock culinary showdown

They may not have years of experience in the kitchen, but that didn't stop some young foodies and budding chefs from turning out some restaurant worthy dishes in the first ever Iron Chef Jr. competition from the Turlock Downtown property Owners Association.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Motorcyclist killed on Turlock road

A 27-year-old Turlock man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed on a city street.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock family raises awareness of rare disease affecting daughter

Kenley Montes, 11, typically prefers the color pink, but for this week she's definitely showing a preference for the color green.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

New paving to be installed on E. Main Street

The paving in the newly installed water line trench in East Main Street is not good, and the City knows. The contractor has finished installing a new water main along East Main between Canal Drive and Bonita and the new lines have been tested and charged. The trenches have been filled and compacted and topped with some temporary asphalt, which makes for a bumpy roadway. The next step in this process is to grind the street surface and then repave the entire lane of the street.

September 18, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

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TID approves $75K Don Pedro boat launch project

As the only boat launch ramp available with current Don Pedro Lake elevation levels, the Fleming Meadows launch ramp has encountered troublesome boating traffic, significant ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public ...

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for ...

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Steam House Con 2015 brings steampunk to the Central Valley

Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House ...

October 02, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to ...

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just ...

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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