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Turlock Covenant Church welcomes new pastor

Turlock Covenant Church's newest pastor is no stranger to travel. Since he left Sweden five years ago, Thomas Simonsson's journeys have taken him from Chicago to Alaska, and now, Turlock.

November 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Fire honors those serving the department, community

Fire fighting is a team effort and on Tuesday the Turlock Fire Department made time to recognize all the people who help make their team a success in the community.

November 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Harvest Bowl ticket frenzy leaves some parents unable to attend

As Turlock gets game-day-ready for tonight's highly anticipated football game between hometown rivalries Turlock High School and Pitman High School, Amanda Encalade has no choice but to look to scalpers in hopes of purchasing a ticket to see her son play in his last Harvest Bowl after she and other parents were unable to secure tickets before they sold out earlier this week.

November 03, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Planning Commission votes to move forward with possible RV parking changes

Members of the Turlock Planning Commission decided Thursday that they need more information on the City's current ordinances pertaining to the parking of recreational vehicles in residential districts and voted to initiate an amendment to the Municipal Code.

November 03, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Livestock workshop to shine a light on new antibiotic legislation

Small-scale livestock producers - especially those who do not already have an established relationship with a veterinarian - are encouraged to attend "Maintaining Healthy Livestock in the New Era of Antibiotic Restrictions," a workshop intended to educate owners in light of unprecedented antibiotic legislation.

November 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Wood burning prohibitions return to Valley

As the temperature starts to drop and people look to warm up their homes by stoking a roaring fire, the regional air district is reminding residents to check to make sure it's legal to have a fire blazing that day.

November 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in California

A report released last week from the California Department of Public Health found that the number of sexually transmitted diseases in the state is growing at a rate that is outpacing other states in the country and is at a 20 year high.

November 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Don Pedro Reservoir to undergo major refurbishment work in 2017

While emphasizing that Don Pedro Reservoir remains a safe - but aging - facility, Turlock Irrigation District is hoping to secure another 50 years of successful operation with three major refurbishment projects in 2017.

November 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Halloween events offer holiday fun in Turlock

Halloween is right around the corner, and Turlock is gearing up for the holiday with a variety of spooky events around town.

October 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


‘Creepy clowns’ a concern this Halloween

With Halloween approaching both the Turlock Unified School District and the Turlock Police Department are keeping a watchful eye out for any "creepy clowns" or other suspicious incidents that seemed aimed at scaring the city's younger residents.

October 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heavy rainfall causes flooding around Turlock

The first big storm of the season hit Turlock Friday morning, resulting in flooded streets and at least one downed tree.

October 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Straight Up Mixology brings the party to your doorstep

Type of business: Mobile bartending service

October 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Shop the Blocks event aims to spark holiday spirit

Every November, the shops that line downtownTurlock's streets transform their interiors into holiday storefronts in anticipation for Christmas shoppers. Typically known as the holiday open house, the Downtown Turlock Merchant Alliance has switched things up this year, with 13 businesses coming together for a Shop the Blocks event that will celebrate the quickly-approaching holidays and their retail cheer.

October 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Lions Clubs conduct vision screenings for over 1,000 students

All it took was seconds for Turlock Lions Club and Turlock 12:10 Lions Club members to identify possible vision problems for each kindergarten student at Julien Elementary School Wednesday morning.

October 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local women launch online community events calendar

As active community members, Turlock residents Alison Cox and Hilary Smith Callis wanted to create a platform for the city to share and promote its events. This led the pair to launch HeyTurlock – an online calendar that aims to be the go-to website for those curious about Turlock happenings.

October 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | 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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