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Benefit yard sale set for family of Aaron Powers

Shortly before Christmas, a local family was forced to say good-bye to a beloved son, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Aaron Darrel Powers, 18, passed away Dec. 14, 2012, following a vehicle accident with extended family members.

January 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fire Department honors outstanding employees

The Turlock Fire Department held their employee recognition ceremony recently and selected two veteran firemen to honor with their annual awards.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus County has ground to make up in tobacco prevention

When it comes to deterring tobacco use the majority of Stanislaus County cities are failing to make the grade, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fireplace fire spreads into apartment

Burning logs left unattended in a fireplace rolled out and ignited a fire in an upstairs Turlock apartment Monday morning.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cookie time: Girl Scouts prepare to tempt dieters with tasty treats

It's official. The 2013 Girl Scout cookie selling season is almost open. Get ready to be tempted by the likes of coconutty Samoas, peanut-butter-chocolate Tagalongs and the ever-popular Thin Mint. Turlock residents will soon be able to get their hands on the famed Girl Scout cookies starting Feb. 22 through March 17.

January 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Flu cases spreading nationally as officials promote vaccination

This year's flu season is hitting the population harder than expected and is taking a particularly harsh toll on the elderly, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

January 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kaepernicking: More than a meme for heart camp kids

It started with a kiss - but has become much more than that.

January 18, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County making gains on unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to make a slow, steady progress toward pre-recession rates, with the December unemployment rate hitting its lowest level in years.

January 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock prepares to root for Kaep

He's Sports Illustrated's newest cover boy, the inspiration for a brand new clothing line, and he's sold the third most NFL jerseys in the month of January behind only Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning. He's trending worldwide with his trademark bicep kiss and one of his autographed football cards recently sold online for $6,000. It's safe to say he's taken the nation by storm.

January 18, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New owner continues Mundo's unique Latin grill experience

Name of business: Mundo's Latin Grill

January 15, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


No need to fear big taxes in 2013, says gov relations specialist to TID trustees

The elections last November have most business communities such as Turlock scrambling for answers regarding new tax bills. After a slim couple hundred vote win in some regional areas, Democrats reigned winner over the Republicans within the Assembly and Senate in California, and are encouraging the state to increase taxes and spend more money in response to the debt crisis. But according to The Apex Group in Sacramento, businesses have no need to fear tax increases for this year.

January 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Books abound at annual library fundraiser

Book lovers have cause to celebrate as the Friends of the Turlock Public Library gear up for their annual book sale.

January 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abe Rojas: An advocate for youth, Turlock

There are not many towns that can boast of dedicated residents simultaneously promoting diversity, recreation, and education for more than 50 years. Thanks to resident Abe Rojas, Turlock has that legacy.

January 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Crash snarls traffic

A collision involving four vehicles caused significant damage to the vehicles and slowed traffic, but no serious injuries were reported.

January 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock vet receives medals for service in Vietnam

Rufino "Joe" Centeno physically left the jungles of Vietnam 45 years ago, but the sights and sounds and the losses experienced on the front lines have remained tangled in his mind for long after.

January 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | 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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