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Season’s first Air Alert expected next week

Air District officials are planning on issuing the first Air Alert of the year on Monday because high temperatures combined with increased road traffic are expected to raise smog levels.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire damages garage

A fire Tuesday afternoon caused moderate damage to a garage, while fire fighters had to contend with battling the blaze in 100 plus temperatures.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Peach, plum, and nectarine harvests continued as apricot harvest neared completion. Clingstone peach harvest began in the Sacramento Valley. Prunes progressed well as irrigation and potassium applications continued. Harvest of table grapes in the Coachella Valley finished, as harvest in the San Joaquin Valley began. In the San Joaquin Valley, wine grapes began coloring and sugaring as harvest approached. Napa Valley growers applied the second European Grapevine Moth application. Gala apple and Bartlett pear harvests began. Kiwi, fig, jujube, and pomegranate fruit continued to develop. The olive bloom completed and fruit began to size. Strawberries and blackberries were picked and ...

August 17, 2012 | | Local


American Legion Auxiliary members from Rex Ish Post 88 Turlock attended a workshop in July hosted by the California American Legion Auxiliary and held in Gustine.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Fire activity prompts burn ban

California's increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, prompted CAL FIRE on Wednesday to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The burn ban suspends all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement, and other industrial-type permitted burning within the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area. Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property are allowed if they are in a designated campfire site that prevents fire from spreading outside the site.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 503 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 307 emergency medical service calls.

August 16, 2012 | | Local

USDA to survey small grains farmers

During the first two weeks of September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey the growers of small grains, including wheat, barley and oats. The results of this survey will provide an in-depth look into small grain production in the United States in 2012.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

One dead after contracting hantavirus at Yosemite

One of two Californians recently diagnosed with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome died, according to the California Department of Public Health. There has been no further details released on the ages, gender or hometowns of the infected, but officials believe they both came into contact with the rare disease at Yosemite National Park.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Turlock seeks slot on Amgen Tour

Just over two weeks ago, Turlock Chamber of Commerce CEO Sharon Silva received some unexpected news – The Amgen Tour of California, one of the world's premier cycling races, had requested that Turlock apply to host the start or end of a race leg.

August 14, 2012 | | Local

In Service

Army National Guard Pvt. Hector P. Cervantes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 14, 2012 | | Local

From tattoos to tobacco

Name of business: Da Kine Smoke Shop

August 14, 2012 | | Local

BOUNTIFUL VALLEY: Diversification key to success

As the earth's population continues to grow, the demand for food escalates as well. Farmers, particularly those in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, are working harder than ever to meet the needs of the world as well as the needs of their own families as regulations, both federal and state, squeeze the profit out of working the land.

August 14, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Target helps local students stock up on school supplies

Twenty-four local students were able to get the pencils, notebooks, backpacks and new clothes needed to start the school year out right, thanks to a program through Target. On Monday, each of the 24 students, selected by the Turlock Salvation Army, was awarded an $80 Target Gift Card to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies and clothes.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local

Gas prices spike amid refinery fire

People might be reconsidering any end of summer get-a-ways and giving new thought to carpooling, as the price of gas climbs upward.

August 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

County teams up with Nuts to promote child support awareness

Baseball has long been a sport parents shared with their children; the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services is hoping the game will also raise awareness about the importance of dads and moms participating in their children's lives.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local

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Woman’s Symposium aims to connect female business professionals

Women in business will unite under one roof on Nov. 3, as the Small Business Development Center and the Stanislaus Business Alliance host the second ...

October 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

County records drop in unemployment despite job losses in farming, manufacturing

The unemployment rate continued to decline in Stanislaus County for another month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

October 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

A touching touchdown

For the past three years, 5-year-old Julian Ruelas has watched his brothers play for the Denair Lions youth football team from the sidelines. Last Saturday ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Pitman alum starts up unique greeting card business

Type of business: Greeting card pop-up shop

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Annual event celebrates bravery, hope for cancer survivors

Hundreds of cancer survivors, friends and family united under one roof Tuesday evening at the 19th annual Emanuel Cancer Center's Women's Cancer Awareness ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Denair Gaslight hopes to revive theatre tradition with 'Sleepy Hollow's Legend'

On Friday the curtain will once again rise up at the historic Denair theater, with organizers hoping it is the start of a new era ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Update on collision outside Turlock school

A student hit by a vehicle outside Turlock Junior High School Friday afternoon sustained a serious though non-life threatening injury and is said to be ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

National anthem contest seeks youth singers

Youth singers of the Central Valley looking for their chance to shine will have an opportunity to serenade a crowd of 70,000 people thanks ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock Together gearing up for holiday season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, Turlock Together is preparing for another season of providing families in need with food and toys for Christmas. Turlock Together ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Weekend storm propels rain totals past historical October average

The 2016 precipitation year is off to good start following this weekend's storm, which brought in nearly 3 inches of rain, an amount that ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock 'Dancing' stars deliver donations

The Dancing with the Turlock Stars cast and board members visited Jessica's House Friday to deliver a $50,000 check from funds raised during ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Town hall to discuss library future

The Stanislaus County library system is casting an eye toward the future and what role the 13 branches will play in the lives of the ...

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock women’s group promotes well-being, breast cancer awareness

Turlock's Summerfaire Park was colored pink Friday morning as over 60 women from Turlock Promotoras came together to promote breast cancer awareness through physical ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Longtime farmers market vendors say 'aloha'

After providing the Turlock community with fresh, organic produce for years, Ellie and Charley Fernandez of Ellie and Charley's Natural Garden are leaving their ...

October 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Women leaders inspire, motivate at first annual round table breakfast

If there were ever a glass ceiling in Turlock, it was proven to be shattered Thursday morning at the inaugural Turlock Women's Leadership Round ...

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

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