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Temperatures soar near 100 degrees in first week of fall

Fall officially began last week, but the heat says summer never left.

September 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Almond farmers harvest small crop this year, despite high USDA predictions

Harvest season is in full swing and despite early predictions, local farmers are seeing a much smaller crop than they did last year-about 30 to 40 percent smaller than last year.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Community clean-up day expected to draw hundreds of volunteers

The third time's a charm when it comes to making Turlock shine.

September 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Whooping cough cases reach near-record high

The outbreak of whooping cough continues to grow in California as the state nears an infection rate that hasn't been seen in 55 years.

September 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dates set for centennial Stanislaus County Fair run

2011 will be a big year for the Stanislaus County Fair. In July 2011, the fair will celebrate its centennial anniversary.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Prosecutor, City Council candidate dies

Shawn Barlow, the Stanislaus County prosecutor and Turlock City Council candidate, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, leaving a community of family, friends, and colleagues stunned at his sudden passing.

September 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wrong Barlow family notified of death

The death of prosecutor and City Council candidate Shawn Barlow prompted a mistaken death notification for one Stanislaus County family.

September 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


More local harvesting facilities needed, say farmers to U.S. Ag, EPA

Farmers are making little profit, have nowhere to harvest their food and are out of options to keep their farms in business.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


American Legion, VFW send candy to the troops

U.S. troops around the world will soon be receiving a sweet treat from Turlock.

September 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New book takes a look at the future of the Central Valley

In 2009, the Great Valley Center pulled out a crystal ball and asked five notable speakers to take a look into the future.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Aspiranet celebrates 35 years with family, dog event

With 35 years of community service under their belt, Aspiranet has decided to celebrate their accomplishments with some of man's best friends.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


CSU Stanislaus to host observatory night

California State University, Stanislaus will offer the public a free trip around "Our neighborhood in the Universe" at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

September 21, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Search for new TID GM begins

The Turlock Irrigation District will employ executive search consultants Ralph Anderson and Associates to find a replacement for departed General Manager Larry Weis, following a Board of Directors decision Tuesday morning.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Train hits bicycle; rider not injured

A woman riding her bike at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday was taken by surprise after an on-coming train hit her front wheel at the East Olive Avenue crossing.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Prop 19 cowboy finds supporters, protestors in Turlock

Howard Wooldridge, a retired police detective from Michigan, and his horse Misty rode into town on Saturday to help promote passage of California's Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana use. Wooldridge and Misty hung out on the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in their Support Prop 19 regalia and interacted with passing motorists and the occasional pedestrian.

September 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Turlock father, son drown in waters off San Francisco

A Turlock father and his adult son drowned earlier this week after they were swept out into the pounding waves off a treacherous San Francisco beach.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


BRING ON THE PINK

Support Turlock Firefighters 2434 union's efforts to raise money for breast cancer awareness by purchasing and wearing their specially designed pink T-shirts. T-shirts can be pre-ordered through the union's website at www.turlockfirefighters.org.

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Status update on current and future drought conditions

The end of summer has arrived but what does that mean for the severe drought that is plaguing California? Weather forecasts indicate the answer is: "not much."

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Merced County reports first human cases of West Nile

The threat of West Nile Virus remains high across the area as Merced County reported its first confirmed human cases of the virus this year.

September 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chiefs chill out for good causes

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman completed the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday by getting drenched with buckets of cold, icy water as they stood in the Columbia Pool. The challenge allowed for the largest donor to have the honor of soaking the chiefs and in the end it was the police explorers who claimed the victory. An exact total of the funds raised is unknown because donations were still being collected, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dog’s injuries may be from mountain lion encounter

The mountain lion seen prowling the streets of Turlock that officials believed had left the area, may be back and may be responsible for an attack on a resident's dog.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mystery of the lost class rings

Class rings are meant to be a treasured memento of high school days, but for two individuals those mementos vanished around 20 years ago.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vongsaly brings passion for Thai cuisine to new downtown restaurant

Name of Business: Ju Ju Thai Cuisine

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety, childhood cancer awareness focus of weekend events

Two events will highlight children this weekend, the MedicAlert Health & Safety Fair and Lil Scotty's Soldiers of Hope Survivor Boot Camp.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


American Legion Riders hit the road for good causes

Although their motorcycles and leather jackets may look tough, the mission of the American Legion Riders is all heart.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID throws weight behind water bond

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees joined leagues with a broad coalition of water, conservation, and agricultural organizations with its adopted position of support regarding California's Proposition 1, or the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

September 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Horseman’s Club has no plans of riding off into the sunset

It may surprise some outsiders to know that in the Turlock Horseman's Club, horses are secondary.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock dancing stars delight crowd, rake in the donations

The performers for the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars did the cha-cha, the hustle, the flamenco, and in general thrilled the capacity crowd Saturday night as they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID looks at electric rate hike

Electric service rates could increase next year, after a review of Turlock Irrigation District's preliminary budget for the 2015 financial year. The possibility of a 5 percent increase in rates, which will be used to address a forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 2.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cars, coffee and charity

An annual event aimed at sharing a love of fine automobiles took a philanthropic turn this year as Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance, in collaboration with Hagerty Insurance, raised funds for pancreatic research in memory of late Turlock High aquatics coach Steve Feaver.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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