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A dream, a chance, and a foot-long sandwich

At first glance, Turlock resident Elizabeth Mora seems like your run-of-the-mill business owner.

July 05, 2013 | | Local


County sees first heat-related death

Stanislaus County recorded its first heat-related death of 2013 on Tuesday.

July 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Quality auto care in 10 minutes

Name of business: 10 Minute Lube & Oil

July 02, 2013 | | Local


IN SERVICE

Navy Seaman Apprentice Benjamin I. Rodd, son of Beverley K. and Bruce L. Rodd of Turlock, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

July 02, 2013 | | Local


Welcome to 'A Healthy Dose'

I've always been a true believer in the idea that the best advice comes from the heart. As cliché as it may sound, when there is a personal experience attached with that particular piece of advice, it makes it that much more worthwhile.

July 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Moving in: Turlock fills vacancies, grows business

Empty stores, dusty windows and half occupied shopping plazas were all very familiar sights in Turlock a few years ago.

July 02, 2013 | | Local


Police crackdown on illegal fireworks

The Fourth of July celebration will undoubtedly include lots of pops, snaps and bangs and the Turlock Fire Department will be making sure that all pageantry is within the legal and safe use of fireworks.

July 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The heat is on: Temps forecast over 100 through holiday

The excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service Friday has been extended through Thursday as the Central Valley continues to broil under the high temperatures.

July 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Nancy tries… Obon dancing

In my culture, we dedicate a day to celebrate our deceased ancestors, known as El Dia De los Muertos. On Nov. 1, we remember our departed relatives by visiting gravesites and making shrines with many of their personal objects and things they once enjoyed during their time on this earth.

July 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Fair to feature CPR training

In addition to riding the Tilt-A-Whirl, gobbling down a VFW burger, and petting a goat, Stanislaus County Fair-goers this year will have a chance to learn a life-saving lesson.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First Baptist senior pastor retires after 29 years in Turlock

It came as a calling from God. A tickle. A nudge.

June 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Blistering temps bring health risks

The rising mercury in the Central Valley will have people looking for a spot in the pool and resting in air-conditioned locales, but it also brings a real danger from excessive heat.

June 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Former foster youth pays it forward

Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Calling all bakers

Nothing is more American than apple pie - and a friendly county fair contest to find the best baker around. The annual Stanislaus County Fair apple pie contest not only provides a means of competition, it also means a tasty homemade treat for hundreds of homeless and in-need families.

June 25, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Employees shocked by car wash's sudden closure

It was supposed to be just another day of work for Turlock resident David Whiting. After five years of washing cars at Reflections car wash on Geer Road, Monday was supposed to be no different.

June 25, 2013 | | Local


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1,000 Flag Initiative off to good start

Turlock is looking a lot more patriotic these days - and it's not just because of the Memorial Day weekend. Old Glory can be seen ...

May 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fire destroys vacant home in Turlock

A large blaze left a vacant home in the 100 block of Hedstrom Road significantly damaged Friday evening.

May 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Contestants vie for dairy princess title

Five young women will compete for the title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The event will be ...

May 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Collision claims life of Turlock man

A Turlock man died at the scene of a collision with a power pole Thursday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Libraries offer educational, fun summer activities

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number special story times, book clubs, science-themed activities and crafting opportunities to keep all ages busy ...

May 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State health officials work on controlling norovirus outbreaks

A string of reported norovirus cases in California has state health officials working with local agencies to curb the outbreaks that have been occurring over ...

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Trixie, Turlock’s four-legged visitor, finds her way home

Trixie, the Maltese mix who was found wandering in a parking lot in Turlock, is back home in Kentucky with her family after a nearly ...

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Safety concerns at skate park decrease as summer approaches

Despite problems with bullying, graffiti and other Municipal Code violations at the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park during its opening last August, conditions at the ...

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Final farewell bid to community service officer

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, law enforcement from around the state, and the community at large gave a stately send off to Community Service ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson truck driver killed in Atwater crash

The truck driver killed when a tanker truck exploded in Atwater was identified as a Hughson resident, according to the California Highway Patrol.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Physical therapy helps Turlock’s elite back on their feet

Name of business: Elite Physical Therapy and Fitness

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Library promotes summer reading with kick-off event

Summer may be better associated with swimming pools, barbecues, and vacations, but it is also a great time to crack open a book or two ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigarette fire chars shed

A poorly placed cigarette ignited a fire inside a shed that generated enough heat to cause debris on the rooftop to start smoldering, according to ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wet winter produces record-breaking runoff

Thanks to recent months that saw plenty of rainfall, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is currently holding 1.9 million acre feet of water content – and ...

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fallen deputy laid to rest

The sights and sounds at CrossPoint Church in Modesto on Tuesday were all too familiar for the men and women of the Stanislaus County Sheriff ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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