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Barbecue turns to fire call

A plan to barbecue a roast instead ignited a garage at a Turlock apartment complex Sunday afternoon.

April 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Drivers get some relief at pump

After a sudden surge, gas prices are beginning to level off.

April 03, 2012 | | Local

Dressed up for Easter

Students from Pitman High's home economics program sewed 30 dresses for donation to the Salvation Army in Turlock. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock bought the material from Cloth and Quilts in Turlock, at a discounted price.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Volunteers rescue puppies from drainage pipe

Three abandoned puppies that had quite an adventure recently are now safe in foster homes and awaiting adoption thanks to local animal rescue volunteers and the efforts of Turlock and Merced vet clinics.

April 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock lemonade hits the market

Have you heard the buzz?

April 03, 2012 | | Local

Growers could pay even more for water

An irrigation water price increase for Turlock Irrigation District growers may be steeper than previously proposed.

April 03, 2012 | | Local

Biggest Loser Turlock offers weekly weigh-ins, big pay off

Kristin Cooley was tired of looking at herself in the mirror. The wife and mother of two young children had dropped off in her fitness routine and did not like the results. She remembered what it felt like to be physically fit and the former college soccer player decided it was time to do something about it.

March 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

New low-income complex underway, finally

Turlock broke ground on a long-anticipated low-income housing development Wednesday – a development which almost didn't happen.

March 30, 2012 | | Local

HAM fills gap in daytime homeless services

Turlock's new daytime homeless center has been an unmitigated success in its first month, but its operators are already looking ahead to a future of more services.

March 30, 2012 | | Local

Golden State Boulevard construction upcoming

The City of Turlock will resurface Golden State Boulevard from Crane Street to the southern Turlock city limits in the coming month.

March 30, 2012 | | Local

Fraternity hosts children’s fair at Columbia Park today

Columbia Park will be transformed into a children's health fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

March 30, 2012 | | Local

Cold weather shelter closes for season, leaving many on the streets

The 38 men who have grown accustomed to a warm bed, clean pillows and hot dinner at the We Care cold weather shelter in Turlock will now have to find warmth elsewhere.


Turlock woman’s volunteer work lauded by county commission

As a young girl in rural west Texas, Dell Perales could be found in her family's kitchen by her mother's side frosting cakes. The cakes, pies and treats that had warmed in the Perales' stove and cooled on their counter top would be carted off and given to the local disabled assistance society in the community and Perales would learn her first lesson on volunteering.

March 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross addresses concerns of local farmers

The California Dairy Campaign opened their new Turlock office with a bang on Wednesday. Forty local farmers and Turlock residents welcomed California Department of Forestry and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross at the pubic event.


Motorcycle crash claims Denair man’s life

A 54-year-old Denair motorcyclist was killed early Sunday in a solo crash along Highway 99.

March 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to ...

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Child sickened after eating burrito at Chipotle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to search for the specific source of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants that has sickened 45 people ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flames erupt at Turlock apartment complex

An apartment that was supposed to be vacant caught fire Saturday forcing residents of the seven unit apartment complex to flee from the flames, according ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


· Myla Mohssin of Hughson is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce boy born Nov. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 20, 2015 | | Local

Unemployment rate records small growth in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County grew slightly in October, but remains below the year-ago estimate and under 10 percent, according to the latest numbers ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Annual Turlock Gospel Mission Thanksgiving dinner seeks volunteers, food

The Turlock Gospel Mission offers a free Thanksgiving dinner every year for people to come together, share and be thankful, and it wouldn't be ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

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