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As the NFL season swings into action, Turlockers are gearing up in red and gold to show their support for the San Francisco 49ers and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick. Westside Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping local youth, will be selling Kaepernick inspired t-shirts designed by their staff throughout the football season to help send kids to camp. Last year Westside Ministries sold "Kap Town 209ers" shirts and sold out multiple times before the 49ers' Super Bowl appearance.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Air Force Airman Austin J. Chiesa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 13, 2013 | | Local

Goodbye Blockbuster

The end of an era is quickly approaching as Blockbuster – Turlock's last standing video rental store – prepares to close its doors for good.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

A consignment store that gives back

Name of business: Just Cause

September 10, 2013 | | Local

State officials talk water loss, agricultural impacts

A dry California equals a big problem.

September 10, 2013 | | Local

Turlock woman celebrates 100 years

When Florence Dayton blows out the candles on her birthday cake today, the numbers will reflect an age reached by only a small population.

September 10, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local

Make Dreams Real Endowment funds local schools, youth projects

Boyett Petroleum's Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund announced the grant recipients for the2013 funding cycle. Recipients of funding grants for 2013 include: Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club, Stanislaus Union School District, Salida Union School District, Riverbank Language Academy, Riverbank Unified School District, Empire Union School District, Juline Foundation for Children, Society for Handicapped Children & Adults and Walnut Grove School (Patterson).

September 06, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Oakdale Saddle Club aids animal fire evacuation

With area fire crews battling one of the biggest wildfires in recent years, members of the Oakdale Saddle Club are supporting the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse and Animal Control staff with the evacuation of livestock in threatened areas.

September 06, 2013 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local

West Nile virus could see spike at season’s end

Stanislaus County has been experiencing a relatively mild season of West Nile virus so far, but officials warn the worse may be yet to come.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Toga, toga, and fresh produce

The Turlock Certified Farmers' Market was in full swing Friday night, complete with fruits, music, vendors, and a whole lot of college students.

September 06, 2013 | | Local

Pink Helmet Award to honor courage in fighting cancer

The Turlock Fire Fighters 2434 union is readying to turn the town pink.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Diocese heading towards bankruptcy; Turlock priest costs church millions

A series of costly payments to settle multiple claims of sexual abuse has the Diocese of Stockton moving closer to a decision to file for bankruptcy, church officials stated Friday.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Chief's son dies in traffic collision

An accident on the outskirts of Hughson Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson's eldest son.

September 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Valley home a hotel for stray bunnies

You won't find beds in the three bedrooms of Randy Koga's Ceres home.

September 03, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local

Cars, colors and care

Name of business: Classic Colors

September 03, 2013 | | Local

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Vapor Mo’s brings alternative solution to tobacco addiction

Name of Business: Vapor Mo's

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Farmer Fred hosts seminar for healthy plants during the drought

While most Central Valley residents are cognizant of the drought and doing their best to conserve water, many people are uneducated on how to maintain ...

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Afton Liddell presents, “Living Intentionally” to local youth group

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring Afton Liddell, Ms. Idaho, to speak to their youth group Saturday, about her experience in ...

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Undead invade the rails on Zombie Train

Bad news: There's been an outbreak of the zombie virus and all of society is breaking down as people struggle to survive in the ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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

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