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Beating the heat

As Turlock residents are bracing to continue enduring triple digit heat over the next several days, the Stanislaus Office of Emergency Services and the City of Turlock have partnered to keep locals safe with a number of designated "Cool Zones" throughout the city.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members and their families, provides emergency preparedness education, health and safety courses, first aid stations and blood services. And, of course, responds to disasters both locally and around the world.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder (525-5269), the Stanislaus County Public Health Department (558-8070) and the California Office of Vital Records (445-2684) may soon be in short supply.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Keep cool with Hilmar Cheese tour and ice cream activity

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price paid to dairy farmers was welcomed by producers throughout the state, the California Dairy Campaign is still emphasizing the need to join the federal milk marketing order.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling lonely and disconnected throughout her first two days in captivity.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's Daily Bread Mobile Food Truck as the only meal they will receive that day.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Marine recruits pay tribute to heroic veterans

Future members of the United States Marine Corps got a firsthand look Saturday at what life in boot camp will be like, participating in a ...

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Event to help local organizations

Three nonprofits will join together with the United States Marines Corps Thursday for the Lifeline Event, a fundraising endeavor that will give the community the ...

September 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


First responders offer virtual ride-along

Several area public safety agencies are offering the public a chance to experience what it is like to be a first responder with a virtual ...

September 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Skate park celebrates grand opening

The City of Turlock celebrated the grand opening of the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony that remembered ...

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


New bar in the works for former Al’s Billiards location

For years, Turlockers have known the address at 128 S. Center St. as Al's Billiards, but soon the community will welcome a new bar ...

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock's 'best' honored at 48th annual Chamber awards ceremony

When local farmer Randy Dickey was presented with the Agricultural Leader of the Year award at the Best of Turlock ceremony on Friday, he voiced ...

September 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stanislaus County resident dies from West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 90-year-old man died from the West Nile Virus, marking him as the first fatality the county ...

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County crop report reveals $518 million drop in ag commodities

Following a record-breaking year for county growers in 2014, the Stanislaus County Agricultural Report showed that a number of factors hindered producers from continuing the ...

September 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


God’s Closet accepting donations for children in need

Often when the seasons change, less fortunate children are left without clothes that fit them or protect them from the weather's elements. God's ...

September 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Invasive Asian Citrus Psyllids detected in San Joaquin County

Manteca will soon expand existing quarantine areas for Asian Citrus Psyllids after more of the invasive species known to carry an incurable citrus disease were ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


MedicAlert offering free services for autistic children

The MedicAlert Foundation and the Carlos Vierra Foundation are expanding a concept started in 2014 that will help families protect their autistic children with tendencies ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diocese of Stockton submits bankruptcy plan

The Diocese of Stockton has filed a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court that, if approved, will allocate $15 million to the more than two ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Generosity of spirit lives on after Turlock man’s passing

Adrian Martinez believes her brother made his exit from this world in the same fashion that he lived his life: giving to others.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire ignites at Turlock apartment complex

Faulty wiring sparked a fire in a Turlock apartment Wednesday that was kept from spreading to adjoining buildings through a quick response from the Turlock ...

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Sept. 29, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair with ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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