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Women leaders gather to talk at first annual round table breakfast

The Turlock Journal is hosting an inaugural event that will bring women from varying positions and experiences together for a conversation about what it means to be a woman in leadership.

October 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denair collision kills one, injures another

A collision Tuesday morning between two vehicles on a rural Denair road resulted in the death of one man and hospitalized another.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Energy services firm seeks business to house stop on 'Electric Highway'

Electric vehicles have become increasingly popular not only throughout America, but specifically in California. With around 250,000 electric vehicles in the state and a projected one million by the year 2020, California-based energy services firm Ricargo, Inc. is spearheading a statewide network of speedy electric vehicle chargers known as the "Electric Highway," and has chosen Turlock as the highway's next key site.

October 04, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock firefighters ready to show their pink pride

The popular and successful fundraising effort by Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 for breast cancer research is back for another run at turning the town pink.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID votes to oppose State Water Board proposal

Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors did not hold back their fervent disapproval Tuesday morning as they unanimously voted to oppose the State Water Resources Control Board's recent proposal to cut water use.

October 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


More pickle at Crane Park

Local pickle ball players converged at Crane Park Wednesday to help City of Turlock employees paint lines for two new pickle ball courts. Since Crane Park provides better lighting than the other courts many players go to at Columbia Park, Colin Homer said the intent of the project was to provide an area for local pickle ball players to play during the evening hours. Homer said he and other players have been working with the city for over a year to bring this project to fruition

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


A sharing of cultures

Iqbinder Randhawa danced with residents during Main West Post Acute Care's Cultural Day. What began as a way for Main West's Indian employees to share their heritage with residents has grown to encompass all of the cultures found at the convalescent home, including Mexican, Spanish, Assyrian, Portuguese and many others.

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Spooky crafts, musical story times and Star Wars all part of October library events

There will be plenty of pumpkins, ghosts and monsters at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in October, in the form of special story times, activities and craft activities. Other October highlights include visits from the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and "Python Ron" McGee to the Turlock Library.

September 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local fright factory provides up-close experience with undead

My story begins in the Snelling woods near the banks of the Merced River. My coworkers and I were faced with a terrifying situation: a zombie apocalypse had occurred, and as part of an extraction team it was up to us to help find a cure for the outbreak and save humanity.

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local farm applauds update to state organic program

Julie Moreno of Rancho Piccolo Organic Farm is looking forward to reduced costs and paperwork associated with being an organic producer after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Organic Food and Farming Act, a historic update to the state's organic program.

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The Habit Burger Grill coming to Turlock

The hot, juicy Charburger of The Habit Burger Grill will soon be cooked up in Turlock, as the restaurant chain is the latest to add its name to the Monte Vista Crossings expansion.

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


New program helps families with wandering Alzheimer's patients

A national company with a local branch is launching a free networking system to help families deal with wandering family members suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

September 29, 2016 | | Local


GK Mongolian BBQ grills up in Turlock

Type of business: Mongolian restaurant

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Winds prompt health concern for Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is warning residents with health problems, particularly those with respiratory issues that a forecast of higher wind speeds could create health concerns.

September 29, 2016 | | Local


Knitting group stitches hope for breast cancer patients

According to BreastCancer.org, about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year alone. A group in Turlock has joined together to help the thousands of women affected by the terrible disease through the creation of Knitted Knockers – special, handmade breast prosthetics for women who have undergone mastectomies as a result of their cancer battles.

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Toni Cordell

Toni Cordell has been employed as Staff Services Technician in the Regulatory Affairs Division of the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department for the last ...

February 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Conservation is key for cannabis cultivators

As the Central Valley nears the end of yet another dry winter, farmers around the region have water on the mind with irrigation season looming ...

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Irrigation season to begin in March

After an unexpected influx of wet weather put a stop to what would have been an early irrigation period for Turlock Irrigation District water customers ...

February 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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