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Outstanding women to be honored at annual event

There are countless outstanding women who call Stanislaus County home, but the County's Commission for Women plans to pay tribute to 12 that stand out from the rest – four of which are from Turlock.

February 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tree, fence damage lead to Pedretti Park closure

Five years of drought followed by a historic wet and stormy winter has wreaked havoc on rivers, roads and forests throughout the region and state, but in Turlock no place has been hit harder than Pedretti Park.

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


In midst of historically wet year, officials hope to create more space in Don Pedro

After making a decision to open one of three controlled spillway gates at Don Pedro Reservoir for the first time in 20 years on Monday, Turlock Irrigation District announced Thursday that they are looking to create even more space in the reservoir to accommodate what officials have deemed as the Tuolumne River Watershed's wettest year in recorded history.

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cen Cal Detailing ready to go to the mats

Type of Business: Mobile auto detailer

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Libraries celebrate Dr. Seuss, Day of the Child

Iconic children's author Dr. Seuss will be honored through a number of events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library throughout the month of March. Book clubs, craft events and special caregiver informational meeting sponsored by Community Hospice are also featured at the Turlock Library this month.

February 23, 2017 | | Local


IRC event brings community together for refugees

Following questions from the community regarding President Donald Trump's executive order limiting travel into the United States, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock held an educational meeting Tuesday evening to inform the public on what the order means for their work and how they plan to move forward.

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


PG&E begins natural gas line testing in Turlock

Streets in Turlock's westside will be shut down tonight as Pacific Gas and Electric Company performs the first in a series of natural gas transmission line tests.

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


World religious leaders, activists convene at regional meeting in Modesto

Nearly 700 faith leaders, grassroots organizers and community leaders from 12 countries gathered at Central Catholic High School in Modesto from Feb. 16 - 19 at the World Meeting of Popular Movements, working together for structural changes that promote social, economic and racial justice.

February 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock family finds hope with new spinal muscular atrophy drug treatment

The seven years of young Charleston "Cash" Goeppert's life have been marked by a lot of nevers - never taken his first step, never crawled, never sat up on his own - but now, thanks to unwavering advocacy from his parents and a new drug treatment, Cash is starting to have a list of firsts.

February 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Don Pedro spills amongst historic rainfall

California has been thirsting for water for years in the midst of a historic drought, but recent rainfall brought newfound fears of flooding to local residents earlier this week. These fears turned into a very real threat for many along the Tuolumne River on Monday afternoon when Turlock Irrigation District opened one of three controlled spillway gates at Don Pedro Reservoir for the first time in 20 years due to the size and magnitude of the latest storm, which pushed the reservoir past its maximum capacity of 830 feet.

February 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flames bring down former Almond Tree restaurant in Turlock

The thick, acrid smoke that swirled and billowed over parts of Turlock Tuesday came from a fire that burned down one of the city's longtime eateries.

February 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


75 years later: A look back at the Turlock Assembly Center

Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of a time in America many would rather forget and hope to never repeat.

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday by Turlock Library Branch Manager Diane Bartlett.

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Don Pedro Reservoir nears max capacity with more rain on the way

While the latest winter storm to hit Turlock left the city with a number of toppled trees and several power outages Friday, the precipitation forecast for early next week could have more serious implications as it has the potential to push Don Pedro Reservoir past its maximum storage level and force Turlock Irrigation District to operate its controlled spillway.

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kiwi Woodworks provides custom cabinetry

Type of business: Fine custom cabinetry

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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CHP focus on motorcycle safety

With warmer weather on the way, motorcycle riders will be gearing up and taking to California's roadways. The month of May is recognized as ...

April 27, 2017 | | Local


Red-heeled walkers ready for fundraiser

Men and boys from around the area will be teetering and tottering through downtown Modesto on bright red high-heeled shoes on Saturday as they attempt ...

April 27, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New salon brings ‘flawless’ beauty to downtown

Name of business: Flawless Studio of Beauty

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


PEACE DEDICATION

California State University, Stanislaus unveiled their Peace Pole Thursday morning during a campus ceremony that featured a presentation from Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

April 27, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Truck fire along highway

A vehicle fire prompted a closure of a highway off-ramp Monday afternoon in Turlock as fire crews worked quickly to keep it from spreading to ...

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Library gears up for Summer Reading Program with May events

Celebrations of Children's Book Week and Litterbug Story Times will highlight May events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library, along with monthly ...

April 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Career Resource Center to reopen in Turlock

Prior to its closure in 2013, the Alliance Worknet operated a Career Resource Center in Turlock where annually nearly 3,000 customers were able to ...

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Market opening day

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market opened for its eighth season Saturday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Visitors were greeted by the musical entertainment of Red ...

April 25, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Event aims to train activists, organizers for 2018 election

With the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee looking to unseat over 60 Republicans in the not-so-distant 2018 elections – seven of which are Californians – local organizations like ...

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock apartment damaged in kitchen fire

An unattended cooking fire on a stove ignited a blaze that charred the kitchen of a Turlock residence.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Getting to know the neighbors

Kart Raggi, Harleen Maitla and Harry Atwal delivered pizza to their neighbor Jose Corrales Friday evening during the second day of the Know Your Neighbor ...

April 21, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock’s Colin Kaepernick named Time 100 Icon

Time Magazine has published its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world - the Time 100 - for 18 years. Over that time ...

April 21, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Volunteer opportunities abound in Turlock

Americans across the country will join forces in the coming days for National Volunteer Week, which kicks off on April 23, and in Turlock, there ...

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unhealthy air continues to be the bane of the region

The air that Stanislaus County residents breathe in continues to be some of the worst in the country, according to the latest findings from the ...

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County’s unemployment rate moves slightly upward

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose just slightly in March, but remains below the rate set a year ago, according to the latest report ...

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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