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Suicidal man saved from plunge off overpass

A man contemplating jumping from an overpass in Turlock was brought back from the brink by two Good Samaritans and a team of Turlock Police officers trained in crisis negotiations.

June 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vehicle fire found burning near apartments

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating a fire that engulfed an unoccupied vehicle and threatened a nearby apartment complex.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cut oxygen hose sparks fire in Turlock business

A severed oxygen hose ignited a blaze inside a commercial structure in Turlock Monday afternoon.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


SPLASHING INTO SUMMER FUN

The City of Turlock has a number of places where families can dive into wet summer fun with two aquatic playgrounds and three pools offering recreational swim hours throughout the week.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Voters will see library funding renewal effort on ballot

Come November Stanislaus County voters will have an opportunity to show their support for the county's 13 library branches when Measure S appears on the ballot.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock to pay tribute to veterans, active military at 4th of July festivities

Turlock started 2017 with a patriotic flare that included the creation of American flag corridors around town, a 1,000 Flag Initiative and the painting of red, white and blue stripes in honor of police, fire and paramedic personnel on the Joe Gallison Memorial Pathway along Canal Drive. The city will continue its patriotic spirit this year with a 4th of July celebration that will start in downtown Turlock with a parade, car show and street faire, and end at Stanislaus State with live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Former Jura’s building to house new restaurant

After a nearly two-year hiatus, the owners of Shooters Wings & Things are planning a comeback in downtown Turlock, with a restaurant that is yet to be named.

June 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock native helps old metal find new life through jewelry

Name of business: Birch Handcrafted Wearables

June 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fiery crash along highway in Turlock injures Delhi teen

A Delhi teenager suffered extensive burns and injuries in a solo vehicle crash on Highway 99 Sunday night in Turlock.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Nursery library dedication

Turlock Nursery School honored retiring director Julie Johnson on Friday with the dedication of a Little Free Library outside of the school located on Grant Avenue.

June 02, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock promotes a familiar face to sergeant

If things had gone differently, Ramon Godoy might have found himself teaching the quadratic equation, rather than placing someone in handcuffs, but for the newly promoted Turlock Police sergeant, the choice couldn't have been easier.

June 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Personal trainers teach women how to pack a punch

As personal trainers, Nate Taylor and Alex Michael consider it their duty to help their clients look and feel their best. But, after noticing a disturbing trend taking place outside of the gym and out of the realm of their control, the pair decided to take it upon themselves to help women throughout the community feel safer in their day-to-day lives through the Women's Self-Defense Workshop and Bootcamp.

June 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Meal programs provide food security for students over summer

While for many summer vacation means non-stop fun, the lack of school for some students signifies three long months where the daily, nutritious meals provided by campus cafeterias are no longer available. To address this problem of food insecurity and hunger over the summer months, local school districts offer breakfast, lunch and in some cases, dinner, to students free of charge.

June 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

The community of Turlock once again gathered at the city's cemetery on Monday to remember and honor those who paid the ultimate price while in service to their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremony co-hosted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.

May 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


From the Navy to the streets

Bryan Morgan has had an interesting and difficult life since his birth in Oxfordshire, England almost 58 years ago, going from US Navy sailor to horse trainer to homeless father.

May 30, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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Delhi man sworn in as a CHP officer

Daniel Cervantes Leon of Delhi successfully completed the 28-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the ...

June 23, 2017 | | Local


Blaze destroys trailer outside Turlock home

An overloaded electrical circuit ignited a fire that swept through a travel trailer Thursday afternoon in Turlock.

June 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Trampoline park to open in coming weeks, hiring 30 employees

After nearly a year of waiting, Turlock residents looking for some family-friendly entertainment will soon be able to jump for joy. The construction of Get ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Valeria Jimenez

After spending some time away from Turlock in big cities like Los Angeles and Tulsa, Oklahoma, local artisan Valeria Jimenez has returned to her roots ...

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Heat wave brings excess water

Yes, you read the headline right. The heat wave that has hit the state this week is drying out everything in the Valley, but up ...

June 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City to honor Vietnam veterans at July 2 ceremony

The City of Turlock, along with its Vietnam War Commemorative Partners, will host an event honoring those who served in Vietnam/ Vietnam Era July 2 ...

June 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


New Dairy Princess crowned

Makayla Toste of Newman was selected as the 2017 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6. The crowning took place before ...

June 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Weather service issues Excessive Heat Warning; Flex Alert called

The triple-digit temperatures seen throughout California this week have put the state's power grid at risk, prompting the California Independent System Operator to call ...

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Grant will help TGM open doors

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expecting its year-round shelter to be open and operating by the time the temperature drops for winter, thanks to an ...

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A friend indeed: Fundraising dinner planned for Turlock transplant families

Isela Scroggins, a hairstylist at Suddenly Perfect hair salon, is buoyant, bubbly and there is no way to tell, other than her laborious rising from ...

June 20, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Swimming in canal proves deadly for area resident

A Turlock man died Monday night after being found trapped underwater in a canal in a rural area of Turlock.

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fruit becomes indulgent treat thanks to The Apple Chick

Name of business: The Apple Chick

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell again, posting a new low for the area not seen in recent years.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chris Essary: Forming lasting connections with youth in need

For many boys who have walked through the doors of Turlock's Excell Center, "father" can be a word that has little to no meaning ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Balswick’s continues 70-year family tradition

Balswick's Auto Service has been passed down from father to son, beginning first with Orville Balswick in 1945. Today, however, Orville's grandson Brett ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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