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Local Assyrians commemorate Martyrs Day with community ceremony

Friday marked Assyrian Martyrs Day, a day to remember Assyrians who lost their lives in defense of their culture and way of life. On this day Assyrians remember the victims of the genocides perpetrated against their nation, such as the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, which claimed the lives of 750,000 Assyrians between 1915 and 1918, as well as the lives of 1.5 million Armenians and 500,000 Pontic Greeks.

August 08, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local

Stanislaus County woman hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency announced Friday that the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus has been diagnosed in a 52-year-old woman.

August 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock Fire trains for crude oil disaster

As more crude oil reaches its final destination via railroads, fire departments across the country, including the Turlock Fire Department, are lining up for the specialized training and equipment needed to combat the highly flammable substance in the wake of a train derailment.

August 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Mobile auto detailer goes extra mile for customers

Name of Business: Anything on Wheels Auto Detailing

August 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Area author highlights library gala

The Stanislaus Library Foundation will host Modesto author Paula Treick- DeBoard at its Author's Garden Gala on Sept. 26. The gala will take place at 6 p.m. at the Modesto home of Ginger and Kent Johnson. All proceeds will benefit children's programs at the library's 13 branches countywide, including the Summer Reading program, which serves more than 10,000 school-age children each year.

August 06, 2015 | | Local

Child diagnosed with plague after visiting Yosemite, Stanislaus National Forest

A child visiting Yosemite and parts of the Stanislaus National Forest has been diagnosed with a case of the plague, the California Department of Public Health announced Thursday.

August 06, 2015 | | Local

Road to Recovery

When Jackie Oyer retired from her job, she started looking for a worthwhile way to spend her time. That's when she found the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Main StrEAT Food Rally final event of season Friday

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs will come to an early end, with the last event of the season set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock Islamic Center reaches out to community

Although it has been located in downtown since 2014, the Turlock Islamic Center is making new efforts to reach out to local Muslim families, and the community at large.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Gas leak closes streets, empties Turlock neighborhoods

A construction crew working on replacing city water lines struck a gas line that prompted an evacuation of Turlock neighborhoods Wednesday.

August 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Gas line break prompts evacuation in Turlock

A construction company working on installing water lines accidentally hit a gas pipe, prompting an evacuation of a Turlock neighborhood.

August 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Joey Machado was sworn in as Turlock Police Lieutenant by City Clerk Kellie Weaver while Police Chief Robert Jackson looks on during a promotion ceremony on Tuesday. Mercado's career in law enforcement began in 1994, including 18 years with the Turlock Police Department. He has served as a Rape Aggression Defense instructor, a member of SWAT, and a K-9 handler. He also was responsible for establishing the Habitual Transient Offender program in Turlock, which aims to stop the cycle of jail and release by diverting people into the social services programs they need.

August 04, 2015 | | Local

Neighbors unite in National Night Out

There were plenty of reasons to draw Turlock residents out of the comforts of their homes Tuesday night and mingle with the neighbors: the aroma of burgers on the barbecue; the fizz of a freshly poured rootbeer float; the unexpected though gratefully accepted cool breeze. But most of all it was to make a statement that these neighborhoods would not be easy picking for any criminals.

August 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID, farmers debate selling district water for individual profit

The notion of Turlock Irrigation District customers selling remaining available water for their own financial gain was a point of contention on Tuesday between the Board of Directors and local farmers.

August 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock's Udder Place plans downtown expansion

Twenty-five years ago Turlock's Jerry Powell had a dream of sitting down and enjoying a perfectly made cocktail at a bar he could call his own. It seemed as if Powell's dream had come to fruition earlier this year when he and Shayne Heine opened The Udder Place, but it turns out that was just phase one of the dream.

August 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Search continues in Delhi for missing toddler

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is concentrating their search for a missing 3-year-old boy in a canal behind the toddler's grandmother's house ...

October 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Woman’s Symposium aims to connect female business professionals

Women in business will unite under one roof on Nov. 3, as the Small Business Development Center and the Stanislaus Business Alliance host the second ...

October 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

County records drop in unemployment despite job losses in farming, manufacturing

The unemployment rate continued to decline in Stanislaus County for another month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

October 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

A touching touchdown

For the past three years, 5-year-old Julian Ruelas has watched his brothers play for the Denair Lions youth football team from the sidelines. Last Saturday ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Pitman alum starts up unique greeting card business

Type of business: Greeting card pop-up shop

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Annual event celebrates bravery, hope for cancer survivors

Hundreds of cancer survivors, friends and family united under one roof Tuesday evening at the 19th annual Emanuel Cancer Center's Women's Cancer Awareness ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Denair Gaslight hopes to revive theatre tradition with 'Sleepy Hollow's Legend'

On Friday the curtain will once again rise up at the historic Denair theater, with organizers hoping it is the start of a new era ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Update on collision outside Turlock school

A student hit by a vehicle outside Turlock Junior High School Friday afternoon sustained a serious though non-life threatening injury and is said to be ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

National anthem contest seeks youth singers

Youth singers of the Central Valley looking for their chance to shine will have an opportunity to serenade a crowd of 70,000 people thanks ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock Together gearing up for holiday season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, Turlock Together is preparing for another season of providing families in need with food and toys for Christmas. Turlock Together ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Weekend storm propels rain totals past historical October average

The 2016 precipitation year is off to good start following this weekend's storm, which brought in nearly 3 inches of rain, an amount that ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock 'Dancing' stars deliver donations

The Dancing with the Turlock Stars cast and board members visited Jessica's House Friday to deliver a $50,000 check from funds raised during ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Town hall to discuss library future

The Stanislaus County library system is casting an eye toward the future and what role the 13 branches will play in the lives of the ...

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock women’s group promotes well-being, breast cancer awareness

Turlock's Summerfaire Park was colored pink Friday morning as over 60 women from Turlock Promotoras came together to promote breast cancer awareness through physical ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Longtime farmers market vendors say 'aloha'

After providing the Turlock community with fresh, organic produce for years, Ellie and Charley Fernandez of Ellie and Charley's Natural Garden are leaving their ...

October 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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