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Turlock’s dancing stars rake in donations

As an elected official Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa is a pro at turning out the vote. It turns out he's pretty good at stumping for votes for his dancing as well.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID wraps up another lackluster year for rain

The need for a strong and impactful El Niño is more crucial than ever as the Tuolumne River Watershed concluded the 2015 precipitation year with only 20.92 inches of rainfall, a total that comes in as little more than half of the historical average of 36.03 inches.

September 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Junior chefs turn up the heat in Turlock culinary showdown

They may not have years of experience in the kitchen, but that didn't stop some young foodies and budding chefs from turning out some restaurant worthy dishes in the first ever Iron Chef Jr. competition from the Turlock Downtown property Owners Association.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Motorcyclist killed on Turlock road

A 27-year-old Turlock man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed on a city street.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock family raises awareness of rare disease affecting daughter

Kenley Montes, 11, typically prefers the color pink, but for this week she's definitely showing a preference for the color green.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

New paving to be installed on E. Main Street

The paving in the newly installed water line trench in East Main Street is not good, and the City knows. The contractor has finished installing a new water main along East Main between Canal Drive and Bonita and the new lines have been tested and charged. The trenches have been filled and compacted and topped with some temporary asphalt, which makes for a bumpy roadway. The next step in this process is to grind the street surface and then repave the entire lane of the street.

September 18, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Library group rebounding with re-opening of Book Bin

The Friends of the Turlock Public Library have found a new home for their revenue generating Book Bin, but are still seeking a storage space for the collection sold during their annual book sale.

September 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Mosquito abatement front line of West Nile prevention

It is early morning when the truck turns onto the quiet road. As the denizens doze the truck emits out a fine mist targeting the smallest of an enemy that carries a huge potential for danger.

September 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

August ushered in drop in county unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a decline in August and continues to fall below the 10 percent mark, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

September 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

City, We Care partnership provides long-term, low-income housing

As the city's longest running homeless shelter operator, We Care Program Turlock will soon be able to offer four newly-renovated apartment units for low-income families looking for a long-term and affordable housing solution.

September 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Community donates mountains of supplies for fire victims

When the call went out to help the thousands of people who have lost their homes to wildfires in the past week, Central Valley residents responded in force.

September 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Chance to learn about area wildlife on Saturday

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will celebrate their 31st anniversary on Saturday with their annual Day with Wildlife event.

September 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Annual pet event connects animal nonprofits and families

Tractor Supply Co. is hosting their annual Pet Appreciation Week through Sunday, complete with pet adoptions, demonstrations on pet nutrition, and drawings for gift cards and giveaways while supplies last.

September 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

New faces at TPD

The Turlock Police Department welcomed their newest employees as Officers Alex Jimenez, Jonathan Yerzy, and Marco Diaz were greeted by Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson at a reception on Monday. The three officers completed a 20-week program from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Regional Training Division that focused on active scenario training. The three officers were sworn in on Friday and were among 21 graduates to complete the program, which had been a causality of the recession and closed in 2010.

September 17, 2015 | | Local

Businesses warned of price gouging during wildfires

Officials issued a consumer alert Thursday that some businesses, in particular hotels, in the state are price gouging during the wildfires and California's Attorney General Kamala D. Harris warned violators would be prosecuted.

September 17, 2015 | | Local

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The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for ...

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Steam House Con 2015 brings steampunk to the Central Valley

Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House ...

October 02, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to ...

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just ...

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlocker reflects on life-changing encounters with the Pope

Amidst the thousands of people who gathered to see Pope Francis during his whirlwind visit to the United States last week was Turlock resident and ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Burnt American flag cause of concern in Turlock neighborhood

When retired Marine Loren Vincent returned from church on Sunday night, he said that he remembers seeing his American flag flying proudly outside of his ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Crop report reveals historic boost for ag commodities

Stanislaus County agricultural producers not only managed to pull through another year of drought conditions in 2014 with a record-breaking year for agricultural commodities, but ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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