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Flames race through home’s attic

Welding work sparked a fire Thursday that caused significant damage to a Turlock home and displaced a family of three.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock family seeks to raise awareness about rare syndrome

When Jose and Carolina Alfaro decided to expand their family in 2006 and give their son Jose a new brother or sister, it should have been a happy time in their lives.

August 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


FITNESS CHALLENGE: Give me cheese, please

When I decided on the Paleo diet - no grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, or refined oils - for my 30-day "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge, I knew it would be hard. I knew taking away all breads and dairy from my meals would create cravings I'd have to battle. What I didn't expect was my heroin-like withdrawal from cheese.

August 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


FITNESS CHALLENGE: More food, less fat

In a perfect world, we could eat as much food as we want to and not gain an ounce of fat. But in the real world, we have to work our butts off to moderate our food intake and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

August 27, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


New church plant shines beacon of light on local families

A lighthouse is a tower-like structure built to steer mariners, in dense fog or dark nights, away from cliffs, land and shorelines, coral reefs and other potentially hazardous areas. Not unlike a church helping families through the treacherous waters of today's culture.

August 27, 2013 | BY LYNNE THOMPSON Community contributor | Local


Attic fire destroys home

A fire that originated in an attic left a Turlock home in ruins.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Photography with a little price tag, big smile

Name of business: Bliss Photography

August 27, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


One dead, many injured in recent collisions

A total of four accidents in and around Turlock over the last several days have resulted in one death and multiple injuries.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim fire smoke poses local air quality threat

The Yosemite-area Rim fire has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts at various locations in the Valley through the weekend.

August 27, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock woman reunites with daughter after 48 years apart

When a teenaged Kathy Tucker held her newborn baby girl nearly five decades ago, she thought it would be the last time she ever saw her.

August 27, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock woman loses life in South Dakota crash

A Turlock woman sustained fatal injuries in a crash in South Dakota that also claimed the life of two others and left her husband critically injured.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim fire will not affect TID, officials say

Despite having affected many operations along the Tuolumne River, the rim fire currently burning in Tuolumne County and Yosemite will not affect the Turlock Irrigation District, officials told the Board of Directors on Tuesday.

August 27, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


BMX accident claims life of Pitman grad

Turlock native Stephen Gugel, 19, died Friday after being injured in a BMX bike accident at the Patterson Skate Park. Gugel, a 2012 Pitman High graduate, fell off a ledge onto his handlebars while performing a stunt, according to the Patterson Irrigator.

August 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local businesses offer specials, NFL themed confections for football season

With the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders preseasons underway, local businesses around the area are preparing for a long football season with various specials that include viewing of the Bay Area National Football League teams.

August 23, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Rural fire raising funds for Jaws of Life

Hydraulic extraction tools, better known as the Jaws of Life, can cut through metal like scissors through paper and have proven themselves to be invaluable in critical rescue missions. But they come with a hefty price tag, as the Turlock Rural Fire Department can attest.

August 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Applications available for annual Christmas parade

It may be the first day of October, but the City of Turlock is already gearing up for the 36th annual Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade.

September 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID solar customers face 5 percent cap

With the popularity of solar energy systems growing exponentially, Turlock Irrigation District is making the necessary adjustments to accommodate more solar customers, while still remaining fair to non-solar customers.

September 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Mountain lion makes another appearance in Turlock

There has been another confirmed sighting of the mountain lion that has been prowling Turlock's neighborhoods for several weeks.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Church has plans to grow alongside town

Although construction for Hilmar's Holy Rosary Church's expansion only began this year, the idea of the new church was years in the making.

September 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock father, son drown in waters off San Francisco

A Turlock father and his adult son drowned earlier this week after they were swept out into the pounding waves off a treacherous San Francisco beach.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


BRING ON THE PINK

Support Turlock Firefighters 2434 union's efforts to raise money for breast cancer awareness by purchasing and wearing their specially designed pink T-shirts. T-shirts can be pre-ordered through the union's website at www.turlockfirefighters.org.

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Status update on current and future drought conditions

The end of summer has arrived but what does that mean for the severe drought that is plaguing California? Weather forecasts indicate the answer is: "not much."

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Merced County reports first human cases of West Nile

The threat of West Nile Virus remains high across the area as Merced County reported its first confirmed human cases of the virus this year.

September 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chiefs chill out for good causes

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman completed the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday by getting drenched with buckets of cold, icy water as they stood in the Columbia Pool. The challenge allowed for the largest donor to have the honor of soaking the chiefs and in the end it was the police explorers who claimed the victory. An exact total of the funds raised is unknown because donations were still being collected, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dog’s injuries may be from mountain lion encounter

The mountain lion seen prowling the streets of Turlock that officials believed had left the area, may be back and may be responsible for an attack on a resident's dog.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mystery of the lost class rings

Class rings are meant to be a treasured memento of high school days, but for two individuals those mementos vanished around 20 years ago.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vongsaly brings passion for Thai cuisine to new downtown restaurant

Name of Business: Ju Ju Thai Cuisine

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety, childhood cancer awareness focus of weekend events

Two events will highlight children this weekend, the MedicAlert Health & Safety Fair and Lil Scotty's Soldiers of Hope Survivor Boot Camp.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


American Legion Riders hit the road for good causes

Although their motorcycles and leather jackets may look tough, the mission of the American Legion Riders is all heart.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID throws weight behind water bond

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees joined leagues with a broad coalition of water, conservation, and agricultural organizations with its adopted position of support regarding California's Proposition 1, or the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

September 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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