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BMX accident claims life of Pitman grad

Turlock native Stephen Gugel, 19, died Friday after being injured in a BMX bike accident at the Patterson Skate Park. Gugel, a 2012 Pitman High graduate, fell off a ledge onto his handlebars while performing a stunt, according to the Patterson Irrigator.

August 26, 2013 | | Local


Local businesses offer specials, NFL themed confections for football season

With the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders preseasons underway, local businesses around the area are preparing for a long football season with various specials that include viewing of the Bay Area National Football League teams.

August 23, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Rural fire raising funds for Jaws of Life

Hydraulic extraction tools, better known as the Jaws of Life, can cut through metal like scissors through paper and have proven themselves to be invaluable in critical rescue missions. But they come with a hefty price tag, as the Turlock Rural Fire Department can attest.

August 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock City Fire call summary, July 2013

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 532 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 309 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents, and 23 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 35 fire type calls: 3 building fires, 4 vehicle fires, 14 grass/ rubbish fires, 5 Dumpster fires, 1 cooking fire, 2 excessive heat, scorch burns, 1 outside storage fire, 1 authorized controlled burn, 3 unauthorized burning, and 1 water vehicle fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, fireworks explosion, water or steam ...

August 23, 2013 | | Local


Turlock resident to fill CEO role for Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance announced on Monday that long-time Turlock resident Jeff Rowe will temporarily fill the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Alliance.

August 23, 2013 | | Local


Local crews help battle 'Rim' fire

FRESNO - Turlock fire and police crews are helping battle the 'Rim' fire that spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, causing authorities to urge more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands have already been forced out by flames marching through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada.

August 23, 2013 | BY GOSIA WOZNIACKA Associated Press | Local


First Air Alert ends as a success

The Air District officially lifted its first Air Alert of the season on Thursday; and the Valley is even closer to a historic achievement.

August 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Car drives into train; one dead

With the crossing alarm clanging distantly down the tracks, emergency personnel peered into the crumbled wreckage of a four-door sedan that moments before was struck by a passing freight train in downtown Turlock, killing the 80-year-old woman behind the wheel.

August 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime pastor, community leader Oren Geiger dies at 94

One of the city's most influential faith leaders has left a hole at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - and the community at large. Reverend Oren Geiger passed away on Aug. 15 at the age of 94.

August 20, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Ice rink gets final approval from county

It's official, Turlock is getting it's very own ice rink.

August 20, 2013 | | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

August 20, 2013 | | Local


It’s not delivery; it’s Munch Run

Name of business: Munch Run

August 20, 2013 | | Local


Dan Madden: The man behind Municipal Services

For most people, flushing a toilet isn't an action that prompts a lot of concern.

August 20, 2013 | | Local


Garage, shed go up in flames

Turlock firefighters were kept busy Friday battling two separate blazes in town.

August 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community rallies behind injured pitcher

Three months ago Tyler Murphy was living his dream. It was the tail end of his senior year at Turlock High, he was leading his record breaking Bulldog baseball team into the SJS Division I Finals, and the ink had already dried on a scholarship to pitch for St. Mary's College.

August 20, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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May Day Nursery spreads love for plants at farmers market

Type of business: Wholesale nursery

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jinmo Kim graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2017 | | Local


EMC nurses vote to join national labor group

Registered nurses at Emanuel Medical Center voted nearly unanimously last week to join California's largest RN union and professional association, the California Nurses Association ...

August 15, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Cowboys ride again

The .45s are loaded. Old Dusty Hills sits atop his galloping horse Rio, ready to shoot. With a swift sweeping motion, he pulls a revolver ...

August 15, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Man dies in solo motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a solo vehicle crash Monday afternoon along the outskirts of Turlock.

August 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Central Park gathering promotes unity over hate

Honking cars, waving people and shouts of encouragement could be heard and seen from Turlock's Central Park Monday evening as 130 community members peacefully ...

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Ryan Tribble

Ryan Tribble is a fourth-generation Turlocker, but many around town know him for the role he plays at Turlock High School teaching Psychology. After earning ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Bank of Stockton celebrates 150 years

The Bank of Stockton celebrated its 150th anniversary with cake, candles and gifts on Friday, and while the bank has seen many technological advances over ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair student organizes relief for Mariposa fire victims

The high schools in Denair and Mariposa may be Southern League rivals on the sports field, but when DHS student Drew Pritchard heard news of ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Fever cases spiking across state, locally

The number of Valley Fever cases in California and the Central Valley has been on the rise since last year, prompting health officials to undertake ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police honor heroics shown during fiery crash

The Turlock Police Department took time Thursday to honor the heroism of one of its own and three other citizens, who all played a role ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abused collie, found in Ceres, rapidly improving

A collie left for dead on the side of Mitchell Road near the Highway 99 onramp is doing much better thanks to the efforts of ...

August 08, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock’s Stars and Stripes

Mayor Gary Soiseth laid down the gauntlet on Turlock's patriotism during his State of the City address in March and the community has responded.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mosquito-borne virus reemerges in Stanislaus County after 40-year absence

For those already concerned about the spread of West Nile Virus, health officials have added another reason to avoid mosquito bites with the announcement that ...

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Collision on Highway 165 claims Turlock man’s life

A 27-year-old Turlock man was killed in a suspected drunk driving collision on Highway 165 on Saturday night.

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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