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Local college student prepares for pageant

On the surface, Michelle Hurst is your typical 19-year-old college student. But in a few months, her world will change. She will be trading in her jeans and flip flops for an evening gown and a pair of heels to represent Stanislaus County and compete for the very first time at the Miss California USA Pageant.

September 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Artist uses Ts to tell, sell story

The fertile imagination of Ceres resident Luis Castle has blended creative writing, computer graphics and an entrepreneurial spirit to come up with a unique business enterprise.

September 07, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 459 incidents during the month of August. These included a total of 293 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, and 17 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 19 fire type calls: 5 building fires, 1 cooking fire, 2 special "outside" type fires, 6 vegetation/ rubbish fires, 2 electrical wiring type fires, 1 Dumpster fire, 3 vehicle fires, and one fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal rescues, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat incidents, and power ...

September 07, 2012 | | Local


Six couples celebrate over 50 years of marriage

Wyamah knew it was love at first sight when she first laid eyes on Paul Toupin. Fifty-six years of marriage and four kids later, Paul and Wayamah Toupin were one of six couples that were honored by the Turlock Senior Citizens club on Thursday night for being married over 50 years.

September 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Water line break closes Fulkerth through Saturday

A water line break was discovered early Friday morning on Fulkerth Road, east of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, which closed the Fulkerth intersection at Golden State Boulevard for most of the day.

September 07, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Business booming at Monte Vista Crossings

Two much-anticipated new Turlock businesses are just days away from opening.

September 07, 2012 | | Local


Family escapes fire; suffers minor injuries

A Turlock couple sustained burn injuries Wednesday when they rushed through the flames to rescue their children from their burning home.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile virus claims life of Merced County woman

As the number of West Nile virus cases ratchet up locally and nationally, Merced County announced their first fatality from the virus.

September 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Powering up local motor enthusiasts

Name of business: Powersports Supply

September 04, 2012 | | Local


Cast a line on Saturday for Free Fishing Day

"Gone fishing" is the motto the California Department of Fish and Game are hoping Californians will adopt on Saturday, the last of two free fishing days offered this year.

September 04, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Hantavirus cases in Yosemite increase

Four more visitors to Yosemite National Park have tested positive for the hantavirus, bringing the total number of park visitors infected to six, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 04, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Sky's the limit at balloon festival

The enthusiasm for a successful hot air balloon festival was not diminished by the wind that kept the balloons grounded during a planned media event at Mistlin Sports Park in Ripon on Saturday.

September 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown hosts third night market of season

When the lights go down in Turlock, many residents moan there's little to do.

September 04, 2012 | | Local


Economic recovery on its way, finds report

California's economic recovery is on the horizon though challenges remain numerous, according to a new report from the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

September 04, 2012 | | Local


County campaign touts water over soda

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is asking residents to make a pledge to put down the sugary drinks and pick up glasses of water instead.

August 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock Animal Shelter encouraging pet adoption with discounted fees

'There's no place like home for the holidays' - or so the 1954 Perry Como song says - and the Turlock Animal Shelter has the goal ...

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stunning displays a holiday tradition for Turlock residents

Holiday cheer comes in many forms, but for two Turlock residents, the best way they know how to display it is through brilliant exhibits painstakingly ...

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Union Pacific to fix bumpy Monte Vista railroad crossing

There's good news and bad news regarding the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing. The bad news is drivers will once again have to find ...

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health officials issue warning over eating wild mushrooms

With seasonal rains promoting the growth of wild mushrooms, California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is reminding ...

December 08, 2016 | | Local


Holiday shopping events spark Christmas spirit

Following the success of Small Business Saturday, stores around town are giving shoppers even more incentive to shop local this Christmas with several holiday shopping ...

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Salon Two Zero Nine approaches one year anniversary

Type of business: Salon

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Toys wanted for Post Office’s annual gift drive

The Turlock Post Office is no stranger to organizing charitable drives for community members in need, and once again employees are collecting toys for the ...

December 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flying lessons give residents the opportunity to earn their wings

In years past, prospective pilots in Turlock had to travel to nearby cities like Modesto and Merced to receive flying lessons, but now, those interested ...

December 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Creative competitors wanted for annual tech contest

Technology will take center stage in the Central Valley for the third consecutive year as the Valley Hackathon brings the software community together for a ...

December 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Memorial run passes through town

The two Los Angeles Police Department officers who began a trek up the state in honor of their fallen brethren finished their run Tuesday in ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Charitable fund started in honor of fallen deputy

Those residents wanting to honor the life of Stanislaus County Deputy Dennis Wallace and build his legacy in the community have a new option thanks ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock’s superheroes parade through downtown

Downtown Turlock was bursting with holiday spirit once again as the Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade made its way down Main Street on Friday night, with ...

December 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former Journal sports editor honored at namesake tourney

It's been 22 years since Frank Godinez passed away, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional sports reporting in the town of Turlock. Often referred ...

December 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Annual awards ceremony in search of outstanding women

The Stanislaus County Commission for Women is searching the area for women who stand out from the crowd, whether it be through community service, inspirational ...

December 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Security fencing approved for Salvation Army

Amid safety concerns, The Salvation Army will construct a six-foot tall perimeter fence around their property following approval from the Turlock City Planning Commission Thursday ...

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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