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Turlock Pentecost Association celebrates over 100 years of sopas

Early Friday morning a crew of over 20 men of the Turlock Pentecost Association hauled in over 20,000 pounds of beef at the Turlock Ballroom for the Association's annual sopas celebration, commonly known as festa in Portuguese. For thousands of years the sopas celebrations have served to not only allow Portuguese families to celebrate their heritage, but to also feed the community just as Queen Isabel did in the 12th century when the tradition was founded.

June 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Don't wait to tell dad how you feel

Father's Day is a sad time for me. It's been almost 15 years since my dad passed away and I can't help but think about all the things I never got to tell him.

June 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Whooping cough cases spreading across state

The California Department of Public Health announced earlier this week that pertussis or whooping cough cases in California had reached epidemic levels.

June 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Child falls from second story

A 3-year-old Turlock boy was rushed by air ambulance to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday night after toppling out of a second story window

June 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock bar charred by fire

A fire believed to be electrical in origin ignited in a Turlock bar Saturday afternoon, causing an estimated $60,000 in damages, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Red Cross honors the heroes among us

The American Red Cross is honoring those individuals who have shown courage and compassion when called into action with their annual recognition ceremony.

June 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar Covenant Church sets the scene for Vacation Bible School

Anyone who steps inside the gym at Hilmar Covenant Church this week will likely think that they have left California farmland for the Amazon. There is a 17-foot tree located on the stage, which is just one fixture of the makeover that the church has undergone for its Vacation Bible School.

June 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Retired Turlock teacher shares love of cycling, photography

If you happen to cross paths with Ray Houlihan you're likely to hear a story and be shown several photographs. About what depends on the day, but Turlock High baseball and local events are often a safe bet. Long since retired as a teacher, Houlihan spends his time covering the Turlock community with his camera in hand, often chatting up his subjects and getting contact information so he can share with them his photos.

June 10, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Merced County Fair salutes farmers and ranchers

This year the Merced County Fair is officially honoring those in the agriculture industry who work throughout the year to feed and support the county with its theme "Saluting Our Farmers and Ranchers."

June 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Valley to heat up this weekend

It may only be the first week in June, but the Central Valley is about to heat up fast. The National Weather Service is forecasting record-high temperatures by Sunday.

June 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fire destroys Delhi home

A fire of an undetermined cause raced through a Delhi residence, leaving it uninhabitable, according to Cal-Fire Merced.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teen birth rate inches up in Stanislaus

After recording several years of declines, the birth rate for teenagers in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase, according to a new report from the California Department of Public Health.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Website offers new features to help customers conserve water

As part of our continuing efforts to encourage water conservation, the City of Turlock Municipal Services website now offers many new user-friendly tools and valuable information to help users with water conservation efforts in and around the home.

June 06, 2014 | | Local


Turlock grocer donates emergency drinking water to Red Cross

The American Red Cross Central Valley Region distributed emergency drinking water on Thursday that was donated by World Grocer of Turlock to their Emergency Response storage sites benefiting seven California counties.

June 06, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local comic collectors rejoice at opening of Sky High Comics

When Raymond Hannagan noticed that his children were struggling to find an interest in reading at a young age he decided to introduce them to comic books. As a collector of over 10,000 different comics, Hannagan had an overabundance of materials from which his children could choose.

June 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Freezing weather hinders almond pollination

Mid-February is typically a busy time for the honey bees tasked with pollinating the Central Valley's almond orchards, but this week's freezing temperatures ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dance troupe takes home Tam-Tam’s top prize

It's been just over three weeks since they took the stage, but dance troupe Lost and Found is still reveling in their first-place finish ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock musician sets up shop in Hilmar

Name of business: Chris's Music

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flu cases continue, but peak may have passed

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the most virulent health officials have seen in a decade and has been responsible for a high ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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