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Turlock resident rescued from smoky home

Firefighters pulled a 68-year-old man out of as his Turlock residence Sunday afternoon as his home filled with smoke from a stove fire.

February 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Miracle League accepting signups for spring season

Disabled children and teens will soon get their chance to do what was previously thought impossible: play a game of baseball. This feat, which would otherwise be made difficult with their disabilities, is made possible through the Miracle League of Stanislaus County, which is once again accepting signups for its spring season before opening day in March.

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock animal hospital mourns loss of beloved cockatoo

It is not often that a bird leaves an impression quite as significant as Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital's beloved 24-year-old cockatoo and unofficial lobby greeter Thelma, who for her last few years called the animal hospital her home. Known to walk freely amongst clients and staff in the lobby, Thelma delighted everyone she met with her quirky personality and was "loved by all."

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Couples tie the knot at Valentine’s Day wedding extravaganza

If you were to ask Modesto resident Vanessa Martinez what Valentine's Day meant to her prior to Tuesday, she likely would have said that it had little to no significance to her. That all changed this Valentine's Day, however, when she and fiancé David Martinez joined nearly 50 other couples who converged at the historic McHenry Mansion in downtown Modesto to say "I do" during the sixth annual "Marriage at the Mansion" event.

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock IRC office helps family separated by travel ban

Just three weeks ago, Nael Abdulqader was unsure if he would ever see his family again. He was permitted into the United States as a refugee on Jan. 18, and was forced to leave his parents and nine siblings across the Atlantic Ocean as he pursued a new life. Despite his fears, Nael's time apart from his family was not in vain as they were brought together once more in a heartwarming reunion Monday night.

February 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Conservation Corner

In 2016, the average residential water use was approximately 117 gallons per person per day! What can we do to reduce that number? While the main use of water at a residence is outside landscape watering, in this article you will find ideas to reduce water use inside the home.

February 10, 2017 | | Local


Births Feb. 2 - Feb. 8

· Ashley and Randy Holder of Delhi are the parents of an 8-pound-15-ounce girl born Feb. 2 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 10, 2017 | | Local


Merced County feels impact of recent storms

Some of the Central Valley's most prominent political figures were given a bird's eye view of Merced County on Friday afternoon to see firsthand the overwhelming effects recent storms have had on the area.

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Brief break from rainy weather forecast for Turlock

While Turlock has been doused with showers this week, skies are expected to clear just in time for the weekend before a possible return to rainy weather Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


International Rescue Committee to educate community on refugee crisis

In response to the ongoing deliberations surrounding President Donald Trump's travel ban, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock hopes to inform the community on what the executive order means for the refugees they assist and how the public can help through an educational event.

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


United Samaritans spreads the love with Valentine's fundraiser

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the United Samaritans Foundation has those who are still scrambling for the perfect gift covered with a monthlong fundraiser that gives them the opportunity to flood the yards of loved ones with bright red hearts.

February 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cruelty alleged at Denair egg farm

The animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere is alleging a Denair egg producing farm that is promoted as a "certified humane" cage-free egg supplier was actually using practices that kept the hens in "horrific" conditions.

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dancing duo turns lessons into a party

Type of business: Dance lessons

February 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


CDFA receives input on farm bill from local stakeholders

The California Department of Food and Agriculture kicked off a series of listening sessions with a stop in Modesto on Tuesday to receive input from local farmers, ranchers and stakeholders regarding what the State's priorities should be for the 2018 Farm Bill.

February 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New developments underway in Turlock

There is an array of construction taking place around Turlock, leaving many curious as to when the new developments will be completed and what businesses or venues community members can expect to welcome.

February 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Kids learn good dental health habits

First Step Dental held its annual elementary school field trip day on Friday in celebration of Dental Health Month. Schools were invited to bring the ...

February 24, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


EMC offers free seminar on colon cancer

Emanuel Medical Center is hosting a free seminar with a Stanford surgeon to promote colon cancer awareness.

February 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Outstanding women to be honored at annual event

There are countless outstanding women who call Stanislaus County home, but the County's Commission for Women plans to pay tribute to 12 that stand ...

February 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tree, fence damage lead to Pedretti Park closure

Five years of drought followed by a historic wet and stormy winter has wreaked havoc on rivers, roads and forests throughout the region and state ...

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


In midst of historically wet year, officials hope to create more space in Don Pedro

After making a decision to open one of three controlled spillway gates at Don Pedro Reservoir for the first time in 20 years on Monday ...

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cen Cal Detailing ready to go to the mats

Type of Business: Mobile auto detailer

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Libraries celebrate Dr. Seuss, Day of the Child

Iconic children's author Dr. Seuss will be honored through a number of events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library throughout the month ...

February 23, 2017 | | Local


IRC event brings community together for refugees

Following questions from the community regarding President Donald Trump's executive order limiting travel into the United States, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock ...

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


PG&E begins natural gas line testing in Turlock

Streets in Turlock's westside will be shut down tonight as Pacific Gas and Electric Company performs the first in a series of natural gas ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


World religious leaders, activists convene at regional meeting in Modesto

Nearly 700 faith leaders, grassroots organizers and community leaders from 12 countries gathered at Central Catholic High School in Modesto from Feb. 16 - 19 at ...

February 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock family finds hope with new spinal muscular atrophy drug treatment

The seven years of young Charleston "Cash" Goeppert's life have been marked by a lot of nevers - never taken his first step, never crawled ...

February 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Don Pedro spills amongst historic rainfall

California has been thirsting for water for years in the midst of a historic drought, but recent rainfall brought newfound fears of flooding to local ...

February 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flames bring down former Almond Tree restaurant in Turlock

The thick, acrid smoke that swirled and billowed over parts of Turlock Tuesday came from a fire that burned down one of the city's ...

February 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


75 years later: A look back at the Turlock Assembly Center

Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of a time in America many would rather forget and hope to never repeat.

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to ...

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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