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Boxing site could become a reality at Columbia Park

A new Turlock nonprofit, Off the Hook Ministries, is aiming to bring a boxing facility to Columbia Park to provide at risk youth a physical outlet while also building community in the area.

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California leads nation in gas prices

California is once again the nation's most expensive market for retail gasoline. A gallon of unleaded gasoline was averaging $3.80 on Tuesday. The state average has climbed by 22 cents per gallon since Friday and has gained the attention of the California Energy Commission.

July 14, 2015 | | Local


Fine dining experiment in Delhi finds success

When Frank Machado opened the Elegant Bull restaurant in Delhi on December 28, 1989 the plan was simple: He would cook, his wife Karen would waitress, and together they would do the dishes.

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chemical spill blocks highway traffic for five hours

A morning crash that caused a pickup to flip onto its side and spill caustic chemicals in the Hatch Road area created Highway 99 traffic backups as far south as Turlock yesterday.

July 14, 2015 | By JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Hard work is the rule for FFA exhibitor

For Turlock High School senior Alexia Nunes, days at the Stanislaus County Fair begin before the sun even rises.

July 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Regional water agreement moves forward

A project nearly 30 years in the making is one step closer to fruition after Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a Water Sales Agreement that aims to provide Tuolumne River water for domestic use to the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority.

July 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair new experience for some, annual tradition for others

Friday not only marked the exciting opening of this year's Stanislaus County Fair for hundreds of fairgoers, but also the last fair under the direction of Chris Borovansky, who has served as the fair's chief executive officer for the past five years.

July 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Water conservation tips for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than an irrigated lawn? But that doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

July 10, 2015 | | Local


Local kids fundraise for friend with diabetes

A group of local youngsters are rallying on behalf of their friend Ellie Hart so that she can have a service dog to help her cope with her recent diagnose of juvenile diabetes.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Double amputee, open water swimmer taking on Lake Tahoe with son

Harry Boucher knows a thing or two about adversity, and even more about overcoming it.

July 10, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


'Stars’ and ‘Pros’ revealed for second annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars

A select group of locals will be finding room in dance studios, gyms, and school cafeterias across Turlock in order to practice their dance moves for the second annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus activity on the rise

The California Department of Public Health is warning residents to take precautions when going outside as the level of West Nile virus activity in the state continues to increase.

July 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Citizens’ police academy enrollment opens

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens' Police Academy starting Sept. 10. Registration deadline is Sept.1.

July 09, 2015 | | Local


National Night Out set for Aug. 4

Individuals hoping to join in Turlock's observation of National Night Out have until July 17 to register with the Turlock Police Department.

July 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Venture Fitness brings new meaning to personal training

Name: Venture Fitness

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Day spa and salon helps clients feel good, look great

Name of Business: A Beautiful Reflection & Day Spa

July 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fires pose health concern Valley-wide

Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Hope Lives Here Kick-off

Former Fresno State and NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer and Turlock Gospel Mission's Executive Director Tim Guerino greet one another before the Hope Lives Here ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Summer library events end with craft-a-palooza, s'mores

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will end their summer event offerings with a variety of craft days and tributes to two of the ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


State hitting water saving goals; Turlock falling short

Even with the sweltering June temperatures, most of California's cities and water districts were able to make their target goals for water conservation for ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Incurable citrus disease triggers quarantines

Two more trees that have been infected by Huanglongbing disease have prompted quarantines throughout Southern California, adding on to the existing quarantines that are now ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Memorial Park prepares for future with expansion

Approximately 4,000 new interment spaces spanning over four acres are currently under construction at Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, although general manager Scott ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Beating the heat

As Turlock residents are bracing to continue enduring triple digit heat over the next several days, the Stanislaus Office of Emergency Services and the City ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Keep cool with Hilmar Cheese tour and ice cream activity

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty ...

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive ...

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis ...

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's ...

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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