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Police seek to curb problems at new skate park

A number of safety issues at the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park, located in Donnelly Park, has prompted the Turlock Police Department to host two community meetings in an effort to educate local skaters and their parents on the park's rules and regulations.

September 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Tea and fashion to benefit Turlock library project

The effort to fund a new library in Turlock will come with a serving of tea this October.

September 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Carnegie memorializes life in Turlock

In honor of the Carnegie Arts Center's 100th anniversary, the organization held a dedication ceremony for the Carnegie Centennial Time Capsule on Friday. The time capsule holds a number of items chosen to represent what life in Turlock is like in 2016. The time capsule will stay sealed at the Carnegie until 2116, when, hopefully, a new generation of Turlockers will open it and see what's inside.

September 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock to commemorate 15th anniversary of 9-11

As the nation prepares to honor those who tragically lost their lives 15 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001 this Sunday, the Turlock community is invited to pay tribute locally with a patriotic run and remembrance ceremony.

September 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Design Solutions makes decorating easy

Type of Business: Interior retail and professional services

September 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


State brings back Property Tax Postponement Program

Senior citizens having trouble paying their property taxes may be eligible to postpone their payment through the reinstatement of an aid program through the State Controller's office.

September 08, 2016 | | Local


Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony

The Turlock fire and police departments will mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a memorial service at 8 a.m. Sunday.

September 08, 2016 | | Local


Veterans stand behind Kaepernick’s choice to kneel

As Colin Kaepernick continues his national anthem protest, one seemingly unlikely group is coming forward in support of the San Francisco 49ers second string quarterback – veterans who hope to show the country that his freedom to protest is exactly what they risked their lives to defend.

September 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock surpasses water conservation goal in July

Following the second month of eased water conservation standards, data released by the State Water Resources Control Board Wednesday revealed that some agencies throughout California have managed to maintain their water conservation ways, while others have reverted back to superfluous water usage.

September 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fire chars garage in Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a fire early Sunday morning that was sparked by a malfunction in a refrigerator in the garage.

September 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock hasn’t turned its back on Kap

The recent controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand during the playing of the national anthem has led a swarm of media personnel straight to Turlock's doorstep, painting a vivid picture of our city for the rest of the world to see, however, the image that has been portrayed isn't an accurate one.

September 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Soaring Over Ripon

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley - Soaring Over Ripon - lifts off Saturday and Sunday at 6 a.m. from Mistlin Sports Park.

September 02, 2016 | BY VINCE REMBULAT Turlock Journal | Local


Drought continues to impact ag revenue, jobs

While rain did finally fall last winter, the economic and agricultural impact of the previous four years of drought are still being felt, especially in the Central Valley, according to a recent report by UC Davis researchers. Those impacts include the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, over 1,800 jobs and millions of acre feet in water supply.

September 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Workshop to discuss improving traffic safety in Turlock

A recent study found that Turlock has a higher rate of traffic incidents than many other similar sized cities in the state has prompted city officials to take a multi-pronged approach at making the roads in town safer for motorists and pedestrians, including an upcoming traffic safety public workshop.

September 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shop Joy Dravecky finds new downtown home

Type of Business: Boutique

September 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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New program helps families with wandering Alzheimer's patients

A national company with a local branch is launching a free networking system to help families deal with wandering family members suffering from Alzheimer's ...

September 29, 2016 | | Local


GK Mongolian BBQ grills up in Turlock

Type of business: Mongolian restaurant

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Winds prompt health concern for Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is warning residents with health problems, particularly those with respiratory issues that a forecast of higher wind ...

September 29, 2016 | | Local


Knitting group stitches hope for breast cancer patients

According to BreastCancer.org, about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and an estimated 246 ...

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Marine recruits pay tribute to heroic veterans

Future members of the United States Marine Corps got a firsthand look Saturday at what life in boot camp will be like, participating in a ...

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Event to help local organizations

Three nonprofits will join together with the United States Marines Corps Thursday for the Lifeline Event, a fundraising endeavor that will give the community the ...

September 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


First responders offer virtual ride-along

Several area public safety agencies are offering the public a chance to experience what it is like to be a first responder with a virtual ...

September 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Skate park celebrates grand opening

The City of Turlock celebrated the grand opening of the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony that remembered ...

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


New bar in the works for former Al’s Billiards location

For years, Turlockers have known the address at 128 S. Center St. as Al's Billiards, but soon the community will welcome a new bar ...

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock's 'best' honored at 48th annual Chamber awards ceremony

When local farmer Randy Dickey was presented with the Agricultural Leader of the Year award at the Best of Turlock ceremony on Friday, he voiced ...

September 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stanislaus County resident dies from West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 90-year-old man died from the West Nile Virus, marking him as the first fatality the county ...

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County crop report reveals $518 million drop in ag commodities

Following a record-breaking year for county growers in 2014, the Stanislaus County Agricultural Report showed that a number of factors hindered producers from continuing the ...

September 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


God’s Closet accepting donations for children in need

Often when the seasons change, less fortunate children are left without clothes that fit them or protect them from the weather's elements. God's ...

September 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Invasive Asian Citrus Psyllids detected in San Joaquin County

Manteca will soon expand existing quarantine areas for Asian Citrus Psyllids after more of the invasive species known to carry an incurable citrus disease were ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


MedicAlert offering free services for autistic children

The MedicAlert Foundation and the Carlos Vierra Foundation are expanding a concept started in 2014 that will help families protect their autistic children with tendencies ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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