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Verda's House looks like a cross between a daycare center and the home of a very devoted grandma. The kids have decorated the dining area with seasonal artwork, there are toys in every room, and even the bathrooms have tiny toddler-sized toilets. The hope is that when kids visit Verda's House they feel like they are in a safe family environment where they can work through any crisis they might have at home.

September 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Fire, police host memorial event

The Turlock Fire and Police departments are holding a memorial Sunday to honor the fallen on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock man recalls his time as Ground Zero chaplain

On a June day of this year Turlock resident Tim Guerino was once again walking on Ground Zero. Ten years prior he had stepped on that same hallowed ground, among the rubble and ruins praying for the fallen and the living alike, doling out words of solace, hope and faith.

September 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Health department fines Emanuel Medical Center for safety violation

For the second time Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock has been issued an administrative penalty after the California Department of Public Health concluded the hospital had not fully complied with health and safety standards.

September 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

New bus hub underway; Construction causes traffic problems

The effort to construct a new bus transit hub in Turlock is well underway on the triangle of land bordered by Del's Lane, Golden State Boulevard and Hawkeye Avenue, and traffic jams from related road work are expected to conclude soon.

September 06, 2011 | | Local

Turlock woman dies in crash

A Turlock woman was killed in a solo crash Sunday night in Hilmar.

September 06, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Balloon festival raises money for children’s hospital

RIPON - Holding the palms of his hands over his ears to soften the roar of the flame shooting into his hot air balloon, 7-year-old poster boy Adham Hamza had the thrill of his life during the opening day of the Color the Skies balloon festival Saturday.

September 06, 2011 | BY GLENN KAHL | Local

Wildlife center opens doors to public for annual event

Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is inviting the public to spend "A Day with Wildlife" at their annual fundraising event on Sept. 17. Visitors will get the chance to meet wild animals up close and learn more about the species native to our area.

September 06, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 426 incidents during the month of August. These included a total of 259 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 19 motor vehicle accidents, and 26 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 26 fire type calls: five building fires, three vehicle fires, two unauthorized burns, three cooking fires, eight vegetation and/or rubbish fires, two fires in structure "other," and three additional fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, ring or jewelry removal, animal rescue, smoke checks, gas leaks, hazmat investigation, etc.

September 02, 2011 | | Local

United Nations takes issue with water quality in Central Valley

Poor water quality in the Central Valley – and the relative concentration of that water in poor, rural areas – has drawn the attention of the United Nations.

September 02, 2011 | | Local

Local church offers free after-school tutoring

First Presbyterian Church is giving back to some of Turlock's youngest residents with The Learning Zone, a free after school tutoring program for kids in first through sixth grade.

September 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Green isn't just in this insurance agency's name – it's a way of life.

September 02, 2011 | | Local

Valley air historically clean in August; Air Alert issued for September

One day after announcing for the first time the San Joaquin Valley has seen August pass without recording a single violation of federal air standards, the Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Alert for the first week of September.

September 02, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

City comes together to welcome visitors — and their economic impact

While communities across the state continue to struggle with the economic recession, there have been small gains in a few industries, among them tourism. In Turlock, businesses and organizations are coming together to compete for those tourism dollars.

September 02, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Long road to economic recovery, finds report

A new report of labor data shows California making progress on unemployment rates but predicts that the road to a full recovery is going to be long and slow moving.

September 02, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to ...

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Child sickened after eating burrito at Chipotle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to search for the specific source of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants that has sickened 45 people ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flames erupt at Turlock apartment complex

An apartment that was supposed to be vacant caught fire Saturday forcing residents of the seven unit apartment complex to flee from the flames, according ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


· Myla Mohssin of Hughson is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce boy born Nov. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 20, 2015 | | Local

Unemployment rate records small growth in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County grew slightly in October, but remains below the year-ago estimate and under 10 percent, according to the latest numbers ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Annual Turlock Gospel Mission Thanksgiving dinner seeks volunteers, food

The Turlock Gospel Mission offers a free Thanksgiving dinner every year for people to come together, share and be thankful, and it wouldn't be ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

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