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Officials issue an Air Alert through Friday

The Valley air basin is in an Air Alert episode beginning today through Friday. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley air basin portion of Kern Counties.

September 09, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Wildfire prompts air alert for Valley

Smoke from the Rough Fire is affecting air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley prompting air officials to issue a health cautionary statement.

September 08, 2015 | | Local

Ceiling fan ignites house fire

A fire believed to have started in a bathroom ceiling fan caused extensive damage to a Turlock residence Monday morning.

September 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Shining a light on the stigma of suicide

At 20 years old Olivia Louise Bell Valentine, a Pitman graduate, decided to take her own life.

September 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Summer's end brings cheaper gas

As summer comes to an end, gas prices continue to plunge as an ongoing oversupply of crude oil and record-high refinery output continues to drive state and national gas prices down, according to AAA Northern California's latest gas survey.

September 08, 2015 | | Local

Turlock woman turns 106 years old

Eloisa Sanchez Mulgado celebrated her 106 birthday on Monday, smiling and laughing like any day before.

September 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Heat lingers as fall approaches

Labor Day may signify the end of summer, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature.

September 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock's urban forest withering in drought

For over two decades, the City of Turlock has worked hard to earn the recognition of being a Tree City USA member by creating a Community Forest Program and holding an annual Arbor Day event with local school children. The current drought, however, is making city staff work even harder to maintain the thousands of trees that not only beautify Turlock but also improve air quality.

September 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

State health department granted funds to help stop painkiller abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has granted the California Department of Public Health more than $3.7 million to help prevent overdoses from opioids.

September 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Proposed solid waste rate increase

Turlock Scavenger is proposing a one-time rate increase. Typical residential solid waste services will increase by 9.16 to 9.45 percent.

September 04, 2015 | | Local

Turlock Foster Farms facilities honored for employee safety

Two Turlock Foster Farms facilities were among nine facilities nationwide to receive an Award of Distinction-the highest level of achievement for employee safety-from the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council during the 2015 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry.

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Annual festival strives to put Denair on the map

The Denair Civic Association will once again showcase all that Denair has to offer at the sixth annual Denair Farm and Family Festival set for Sept. 12.

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Walkers will be roaming downtown come Tuesday

The walkers are headed for downtown Turlock.

September 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock duplex goes up in flames

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a Turlock duplex Monday afternoon, leaving seven people displaced from their homes, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Family-owned business finds niche in vehicle repairs

Name of Business: Turlock Auto Service

September 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

Watering schedule drops to one day

Winter is coming and with it comes a new City of Turlock watering schedule that will only allow for outdoor watering one day a week.

October 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Foxy Moms provides balanced solution for mothers

The daily routine of a mom is nothing shy of hectic, and the ability to juggle responsibilities while maintaining a balanced lifestyle is a task ...

October 09, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Medal of Honor recipient to headline TGM dinner

The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor that the United States bestows. It is given for personal acts of valor that go above ...

October 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Vapor Mo’s brings alternative solution to tobacco addiction

Name of Business: Vapor Mo's

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Farmer Fred hosts seminar for healthy plants during the drought

While most Central Valley residents are cognizant of the drought and doing their best to conserve water, many people are uneducated on how to maintain ...

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Afton Liddell presents, “Living Intentionally” to local youth group

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring Afton Liddell, Ms. Idaho, to speak to their youth group Saturday, about her experience in ...

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Undead invade the rails on Zombie Train

Bad news: There's been an outbreak of the zombie virus and all of society is breaking down as people struggle to survive in the ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID approves $75K Don Pedro boat launch project

As the only boat launch ramp available with current Don Pedro Lake elevation levels, the Fleming Meadows launch ramp has encountered troublesome boating traffic, significant ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public ...

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for ...

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Steam House Con 2015 brings steampunk to the Central Valley

Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House ...

October 02, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to ...

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

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