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Fire activity prompts burn ban

California's increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, prompted CAL FIRE on Wednesday to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The burn ban suspends all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement, and other industrial-type permitted burning within the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area. Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property are allowed if they are in a designated campfire site that prevents fire from spreading outside the site.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 503 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 307 emergency medical service calls.

August 16, 2012 | | Local


USDA to survey small grains farmers

During the first two weeks of September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey the growers of small grains, including wheat, barley and oats. The results of this survey will provide an in-depth look into small grain production in the United States in 2012.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


One dead after contracting hantavirus at Yosemite

One of two Californians recently diagnosed with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome died, according to the California Department of Public Health. There has been no further details released on the ages, gender or hometowns of the infected, but officials believe they both came into contact with the rare disease at Yosemite National Park.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock seeks slot on Amgen Tour

Just over two weeks ago, Turlock Chamber of Commerce CEO Sharon Silva received some unexpected news – The Amgen Tour of California, one of the world's premier cycling races, had requested that Turlock apply to host the start or end of a race leg.

August 14, 2012 | | Local


In Service

Army National Guard Pvt. Hector P. Cervantes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 14, 2012 | | Local


From tattoos to tobacco

Name of business: Da Kine Smoke Shop

August 14, 2012 | | Local


BOUNTIFUL VALLEY: Diversification key to success

As the earth's population continues to grow, the demand for food escalates as well. Farmers, particularly those in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, are working harder than ever to meet the needs of the world as well as the needs of their own families as regulations, both federal and state, squeeze the profit out of working the land.

August 14, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Target helps local students stock up on school supplies

Twenty-four local students were able to get the pencils, notebooks, backpacks and new clothes needed to start the school year out right, thanks to a program through Target. On Monday, each of the 24 students, selected by the Turlock Salvation Army, was awarded an $80 Target Gift Card to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies and clothes.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Gas prices spike amid refinery fire

People might be reconsidering any end of summer get-a-ways and giving new thought to carpooling, as the price of gas climbs upward.

August 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County teams up with Nuts to promote child support awareness

Baseball has long been a sport parents shared with their children; the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services is hoping the game will also raise awareness about the importance of dads and moms participating in their children's lives.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


PG&E to hold hydro test open house on Wednesday

Pacific Gas & Electric will conduct comprehensive tests of Turlock's aging natural gas pipelines in the coming weeks, in efforts to ensure the pipeline does not fail as in the 2010 San Bruno explosion which killed eight people.

August 14, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Community gathers to pay respect to Sikh victims

Hundreds of Sikhs and community leaders joined together at the Turlock Sikh Temple on Friday to remember the six Sikhs killed when a white supremacist opened fire in an Oak Creek, Wis. temple on Sunday.

August 10, 2012 | | Local


In Service

Marine Corps Pvt. Diana C. Yorba, daughter of Diana A. and Javier Riojas of Hughson, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

August 10, 2012 | | Local


Turlock soldier laid to rest

In a somber ceremony Wednesday, family, friends, fellow soldiers and the community paid their final respects to Spc. Benjamin Carlos Pleitez, the 25-year-old Turlock soldier who died July 27 while serving in Afghanistan.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Locals love tamales

The first annual Turlock Tamale Festival was a resounding success, according to festival host and Turlock Poker Room owner Joe Fernandez.

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Foster Farms recalls chicken nugget products

Foster Fosters is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that could be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber ...

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dentistry from the Heart to offer free smiles

For the past three years, local dentist Robert A. McCulla has changed lives – and smiles – in the Turlock community by hosting a free day of ...

May 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


March sees improved water conservation rates statewide

Despite a lack of rain in March Californians didn't lag in their water conservation efforts, according to the recent data from the State Water ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Purple for a cause

Turlockers painted their world purple on Saturday and brought cancer patients a little hope by raising $35,410 for the American Cancer Society through the ...

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Kitten rescue goes viral

Turlock Firefighters are causing "ahs" to be uttered around the country as a video of them rescuing four kittens from a burning wood pile spreads ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public invited to Congressional candidate forum

One of the most important jobs that the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County does is to provide educational opportunities for the voters by ...

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock native serving aboard U.S. Navy destroyer

A 2008 Turlock High School graduate and Turlock native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Milius.

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast honors service and strength

Members of the Turlock community came together on Friday morning to eat, pray and reflect at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, giving thanks to ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Children’s Play Park a project of community pride

The children scampering up and down the wooden play structure at Donnelly Park likely haven't given much thought, if at all, to how the ...

April 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock's growing ag industry

Turlock welcomed a new powdered milk processing plant on Friday, and took one step closer to former Mayor John Lazar's vision of becoming the ...

April 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock tree lovers

The City of Turlock has a long tradition of celebrating Arbor Day - over 25 years - and a little rain didn't dampen Turlock's tree-loving ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Global consumers: More almonds, please

Driving through the Turlock countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has taken ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair ticket sales start Saturday

The Stanislaus County Fair will open its box office to sell discounted Fair admission tickets, arena tickets, fair season pass, and discount unlimited ride wristbands ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Emanuel launches stroke awareness campaign

During American Stroke Month in May, Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca will launch a comprehensive awareness campaign ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


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