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Fire scorches outbuilding in Turlock

An afternoon barbecue ignited a fire that spread to an out building and threatened several homes in a Turlock neighborhood Tuesday, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

November 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock elects first District representatives

Turlock voters made history on Tuesday, electing the city's first two District representatives to the City Council. As of 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, Gil Esquer was leading Jaime Franco substantially in the District 2 race (with 60 percent of precincts counted) and Steven Nascimento was ahead of Amy Bublak and Donald Babadalir in District 4 (with 50 percent of precincts counted).

November 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hauck’s Grill, Stanislaus State host election watch party

Stanislaus State students hit Downtown Turlock on election night, eager to see their votes at work thanks to a viewing party hosted by the university at Hauck's Grill.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Events scheduled to honor area veterans

Locals will have the opportunity to honor area veterans with a celebratory ceremony in downtown Turlock and tour the new Veteran Center under construction in Modesto.

November 08, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Westside Ministries to host open house event

For over 30 years, Westside Ministries has opened its doors to the youth of Turlock, providing social and educational opportunities to set them up for success. This week, the organization is inviting the city community to walk through its halls and get an up-close look at the valuable services it provides.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID engineer selected for state ag leadership program

Turlock Irrigation District civil engineering department manager Brad Koehn will join 23 other emerging agricultural leaders throughout the state during the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development experience meant to form influential leaders and active volunteers in the industry.

November 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Denair World War II vet turns 100

To say one has lived an entire century is an astonishing feat, but on Nov. 7, Denair resident and World War II veteran Byron Reinhold will celebrate the milestone as he turns 100 years old.

November 04, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Family mourns loss of man shot while breaking into Turlock home

As the Turlock Police Department continues their investigation into the fatal shooting of a suspected intruder by a homeowner, the deceased's family is offering a different glimpse of the man outside of his criminal arrests.

November 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turkey donation helps Turlock church provide Thanksgiving feasts for those in need

A large donation of turkeys from Foster Farms to the Second Harvest Food Bank will mean more holiday birds for struggling families in Turlock.

November 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock woman dies in highway collision

A solo vehicle collision on Highway 99 Thursday morning resulted in the death of a Turlock woman.

November 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Monte Vista Avenue collision kills one

A 20-year-old man believed to be a student at Stanislaus State was struck by a vehicle Thursday night while crossing the street and has died from his injuries.

November 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hope Chest Thrift Store opens in Turlock

Type of business: Thrift store

November 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local libraries feature games, crafts and cake in November

The Turlock Library will host a number of free programs in November, beginning with a cake recipe contest through Nov. 14. Community members are invited to enter copies of their favorite cake recipes into a drawing. The winner will be chosen at random, and will receive a cake-themed gift basket. In celebration of National Bundt Cake Day on Nov. 15, copies of the recipe entries will be made available to pick up and take home.

November 03, 2016 | | Local


Turlock’s former police chief lands in Seaside

Former Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson has been hired to be the new chief of police for the city of Seaside.

November 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sentence handed down to Turlock man for fatal stabbing

A Turlock man convicted of stabbing to death a Bay Area college student over a small debt was sentenced to prison Oct. 28 in San Mateo.

November 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing reopens

Drivers now have a smooth ride over the railroad tracks on Monte Vista Avenue, as road repairs have been completed on the popular thoroughfare.

December 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


State records first flu death in person under 65 years

The California Department of Public Health is reporting the state has recorded the first flu-related fatality of a person under 65 years of age for ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Aspiranet, Starbucks host annual gift drive for foster youth

For the eighth year, community members will have the chance to give back while ordering their morning coffee thanks to a holiday gift drive for ...

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local libraries offer holiday crafts, marionette show, literacy program in December

Community members are invited to enjoy a variety of free programs at the Turlock Library this December, beginning with the month-long Find the Grinch program ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Pizza Factory celebrates seven years in Turlock

Type of business: Pizza parlor

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tree lighting for homicide victims

The District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 19th Annual Lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil at 6 ...

November 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Healthcare Hero: Renee Pimentel

If you do not know Renee Pimentel, you should. While not a household name she is a healthcare hero.

November 29, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Denair preparing for first annual tree lighting celebration

Towns across the country celebrate Christmas traditions annually, and this year, Denair hopes to begin one of its own with its first annual Christmas tree ...

November 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don’s RV Center preparing to expand

Don's RV Center is set for expansion following the Stanislaus County Planning Commission's recent approval of the center's plans to create an ...

November 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Police department begins enforcement operations to curb collisions

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a special traffic enforcement today around town in an ongoing effort to drive down the number of fatal ...

November 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber of Commerce eliminates CEO position

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is restructuring its staff as the business organization looks to refocus its resources.

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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