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Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public health department, the person who tested positive for WNV was hospitalized but has since been released and is expected to recover.

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for cancer research and awareness and wear them during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at or at the Turlock Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings and Crivelli's Shirts and More, both in downtown Turlock, and the gift shop at Emanuel Medical Center.

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Steam House Con 2015 brings steampunk to the Central Valley

Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House Con 2015, a steampunk convention, rolled into town on Friday bringing all of this and much more to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, complete with celebrity appearances and world renowned host Doc Phineas.

October 02, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded Ag Link of Ballico nearly $100,000 in grant funding to bolster affordable access to local, fresh and healthy foods.

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to enroll in a drug plan, review their health care and drug coverage, and make changes. The Stanislaus County HICAP is hosting Medicare Advantage forums this October at local senior centers so Medicare recipients can learn about the changes coming for 2016 premiums and benefits offered by the plans.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in July, hot and dry conditions in August caused the city's conservation rate to fall back slightly to 26.3 percent, placing the City farther away from reaching its water saving goal.

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air Act.

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just a part of the discussion held Thursday at the 'Finding Our Way Home' summit.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and give back to local schools at the 6th Annual Move Your Bones 5K and Kids Races.

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlocker reflects on life-changing encounters with the Pope

Amidst the thousands of people who gathered to see Pope Francis during his whirlwind visit to the United States last week was Turlock resident and international leader of a worldwide Catholic organization Brean Bettencourt.

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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Bar Bells ring in donations

The Salvation Army revived its tradition of asking for donations from bar patrons Wednesday night with volunteers ringing the signature bells in front of downtown ...

November 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Upcoming classes to help transform farms into tourist destinations

For over a decade, Riverdance Farms in Livingston has stood as a popular agritourism destination filled with guided farm tours, wine tastings and an annual ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Downtown event draws hundreds to kick off holiday season

Similar to the hoards of coat-clad celebrators around them, Turlock residents Marissa and Owen Cameron gathered in downtown Turlock on Friday to begin the holiday ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Latest Turlock film project moves into next phase

Filming has wrapped on the latest project to use Turlock as the backdrop, and as producers move into the post-production phase, they're already thinking ...

November 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Toy train show rolls into Turlock

The holidays in Turlock wouldn't be the same without the San Joaquin Toy Train Operating Society and their annual Toy Train Show. This will ...

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Love Light: Remembering those who are gone

Sometimes the most meaningful way to memorialize a loved one is by simply remembering their name.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Starbucks partners with Aspiranet to provide Christmas for foster youth

Starbucks is doing more to share the joy of the holidays than just changing their notorious cups to red.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to ...

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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