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Haunted history explored in Downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock is known for its delectable dining and plethora of shopping options, but it also has a mysterious and at times eerie past that has some people believing ghostly apparitions stroll the markets and corridors downtown.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash on Highway 99 injures one

A man sustained major injuries and was rushed to an area hospital after a single vehicle accident on Highway 99 in Turlock Tuesday morning.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development for the District's communications, outreach, education and government affairs programs and initiatives. Reimers advocates on TID's behalf via several state and national professional organizations and she is involved in local organizations as well.

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance stars, pros and the hundreds of community supporters of the popular dance competition fundraiser.

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air Quality Alert.

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services provided by the public safety agencies - and a free hotdog courtesy of the Turlock Associated Police Officers.

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than fantasy, I've always secretly wished that I could be transported back in time to medieval days. On Saturday I finally got that chance, making my way – bow, arrow and all – to the Northern California Renaissance Faire for the first of what I expect to be many trips.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey Hashimoto permission to file the final license applications for Don Pedro and La Grange – a milestone in the relicensing process for both projects, which first began over six years ago.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors down at Mid Valley Smoke Shop, the store typically brought in around $350 every day, and at Los Gallos, just across the intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West Hawkeye Avenue, the restaurant was prospering, selling $2,000 worth of food daily.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California agriculture leads nation in specialty crop funding

California received $19.2 million out of approximately $60.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block grants awarded nationwide.

October 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Johnathan T. Mercer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2017 | | Local


Sweet treats for a great cause

Olde Tyme Pastries has joined the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434's campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Out of pain springs forth kindness

On three occasions the Shimrado family has known the bliss of welcoming new lives into this world. Twice they have known the deep sorrow of watching those lives depart. Now, out of that pain, they are creating happy memories for the community at large through Two Hearts Bring Joy.

October 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock man killed in Highway 108 crash

A Turlock man died in a head-on collision with a flatbed truck Thursday morning while driving on Highway 108 in Knights Ferry.

January 18, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man finds cannonball on roadside

Plenty of people find interesting little trinkets and treasure alongside roadways, but what makes Mark Wendell's story of interest is that his find had ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local Las Vegas shooting survivors to run in remembrance

For several years Turlock resident Christie Marriott and Ceres resident Mary Sylvester have enjoyed the physical benefits of running, but over the last year they ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Water leak turns to major flood at Turlock apartment complex

A water leak inside an interior stairwell at a Turlock apartment complex caused a major flood and prompted the evacuation of multiple residents.

January 15, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Garrett A. Straughen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 12, 2018 | | Local


Homeless mission goal realized

The community had the opportunity to stroll through the doors of the Turlock Gospel Mission's shelter on Thursday night and see the completed project ...

January 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest

Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest is the owner of Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy in downtown Turlock. She's married and has a 14-year-old stepson and 2-year-old toddler. Gabrielle ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Elegant Bull celebrates 30th anniversary

Name of business: Elegant Bull

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock pair shares plant-based diet success

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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