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George House dies

George Rolland House II wore many hats. He was a California Highway Patrolman, an almond farmer, a member of the Hughson School Board and later a California State Assemblyman. The unwavering patriot and devout Christian died Thursday at a care facility, leaving old friends in his small hometown and across the state grieving.

July 19, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Harnessing the healing power of art

People of all ages are trading in couch cushions for glue sticks in an effort to find relief from their pain and problems of their past.

July 19, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Local Korean War veterans celebrate 50 years together

Sixty-six years ago, American troops were fighting on Korean soil as they came to the aid of South Korea in the Korean War. Today, those who served in the 1950's era war are able to unite and connect through the Korean War Veterans Association, and local veterans meet as part of the War Dogs Chapter 203.

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Smile Farms growing bonds to the community

Approximately 80 percent of adults with developmental disabilities are unemployed. To some that's a staggering number that seems impossible to tackle, not to all though.

July 19, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at Turlock residence

Two Turlock firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and heat-related issues from their efforts to put out a residential fire during the blazing midday heat.

July 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dust Bowl opens new brewhouse, taproom

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new Fulkerth Road facility is still missing its almost 5-foot tall rooftop neon sign, it hasn't stopped the brewhouse and eatery from attracting visitors from Turlock and across the region. Dust Bowl welcomed over 900 people through the doors of its west Turlock restaurant and working brewery on Monday, making for a very busy opening day.

July 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock police officers receive breakfast of thanks

In the wake of recent attacks on police officers across the nation, the Assyrian American Civic Club took it upon themselves to say "thank you" to the Turlock Police Department, preparing a breakfast Tuesday morning as a display of gratitude for their hard work and service.

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Final fair countdown

There are only two days left to enjoy the Stanislaus County Fair, but plenty of time to catch a sizzling summer concert, support local 4-H and FFA exhibitors or get a thrill on the midway.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turf Club could soon see new digs

Organized horse racing has been a part of American sport since this country's earliest days. Of course where there is competitive racing there is gambling.

July 15, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Police officer comes to aid of woman kicked off bus

Recent upgrades to Turlock's transit system were made in an effort to make it easier for passengers to ride the bus, but for one rider the changes almost resulted in a trip to jail.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family entertainment center coming to Turlock

For years, Turlockers have hoped for a bowling alley to roll back into the city. After endless rumors and failed attempts at building an entertainment center for residents, plans have finally been put into motion to bring not only bowling, but other activities as well, into Turlock.

July 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Solar Cleaning Solutions keeps solar panels sparkling

Type of business: Solar panel cleaning

July 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pokémon and Pizza at the Keyes Library

Pokémon and books, 'gotta catch 'em all!' Individuals can share tips for playing Pokémon GO as well as enjoy a slice of pizza at the Keyes Library at 5:30 p.m. July 28. The Keyes Library is a PokéStop so individuals will be able to collect items and catch a Pokémon during their visit. There are also other PokéStops and a Gym within one block of the library. Participants are also welcome to bring their Pokémon cards to play the Pokémon Trading Card game. Pokémon graphic novels will be available for ...

July 14, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Gaming EXPO brings virtual fun to the fair

Ferris Wheels, fried foods and video games, one of these is not like the others. If you've attended the Stanislaus County Fair any of the past several days, you would realize all three have become synonymous with people enjoying the fair.

July 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Ring the bell for Bella

If you have taken a stroll through the Stanislaus County fairgrounds this past week you may have noticed a bell ringing occasionally near the exhibit buildings. That bell signifies hope, hope in the form of donations for a girl named Bella.

July 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


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Hilmar-made product named Buyer’s Choice at food expo

While Hilmar is most famous for its cheese, another agricultural entrepreneur captured the glory during this year's Fresno Food Expo.

July 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Donations sought to help boost children’s section at Turlock library

Residents will soon be able to help the Friends of the Turlock Public Library keep the bookshelves in the children's area stocked with new ...

July 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Journey home meets a sad ending for former Turlock resident

Former Turlock resident Jerry Esteves, who was injured during a trip to the Virgin Islands, was focused on the goal of getting home. He came ...

July 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local group provides weight loss support

Losing weight is a struggle for some, but thanks to support groups like Take Off Pounds Sensibly, shedding those extra pounds can be a fun ...

July 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Junior lifeguards course concludes second successful year

The San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program wrapped up its second annual three-week long training course at the San Luis Creek State Park on Friday.

July 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


La Taqueria: Continuing a family tradition

Type of business: Mexican restaurant

July 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


State fires affecting Central Valley air

With the massive Soberanes Fire blazing across Monterey County and the Sand Fire in Los Angeles County torching southern California, the resulting smoke and particulate ...

July 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


New tracks prompt temporary closure to Monte Vista Avenue

A new path is going to be needed for those individuals who travel in and out of Turlock via Monte Vista Avenue as the city ...

July 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Campers find heart at Camp Taylor

Kids meet, scars blend and wonders happen at Camp Taylor, which has provided a home away from home for young people and families of children ...

July 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown farmers market moves to Central Park

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is moving from its current E. Main Street location to Central Park starting Aug. 6, a change prompted by complaints ...

July 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock readies for National Night Out

Come next Tuesday the temperatures may drive people inside to air conditioned houses, but the Turlock Police Department is hoping people will brave the heat ...

July 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime downtown shop closing

After 36 years of framing art and memorabilia for the Turlock community, First Street Gallery and Frame Company is preparing to close its doors.

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


University Police Department promotes first female sergeant

Cheri Silveira remembers the moment she realized she wanted to become a police officer. Working in loss prevention at Gottschalks during her first college job ...

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Attendance dips at county fair

With all the exhibits taken down, livestock returned home and midway rides disassembled, it's hard to imagine that over 200,000 people visited the ...

July 26, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Motorcyclist killed in Delhi collision

A 33-year-old Denair man was killed Monday night when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Delhi.

July 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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