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Kettle Kickoff brings in $58K for Salvation Army

Every November the community of Turlock gathers to kick off the Salvation Army's holiday fundraising season with a clash of bells and cash. At Tuesday's Kettle Kickoff Luncheon Turlock's generous spirit was once again in full force with over $58,000 raised for the nonprofit organization.

November 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Tornado tears through Denair

The tornado that tore through Denair Sunday afternoon was categorized as an EF-1 storm and had sustained winds of 86 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

November 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Free smog testing at fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will host a Tune In & Tune Up car clean-up event at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to noon today. Tune In & Tune Up is a vehicle emissions clean-up program that identifies and helps repair older, out-of-tune vehicles that impact the air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

November 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Together begins fundraising for holiday season

The iconic blue barrels popping up all over town can only mean one thing: Turlock Together, an annual fundraising effort for families in need, has officially begun.

November 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Community helps grant wish of Turlock boy battling cancer

When given the opportunity to have a dream made reality through Make-A-Wish, seven-year-old leukemia patient and self-proclaimed train fanatic Koran Rudd said that all he wanted was to have a train-themed bedroom.

November 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New location for Bible book store

Name of Business: Majesty Bible

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Eastern Star community service project benefits homeless

Turlock's Wistaria (Chapter 531) Order of the Eastern Star, a philanthropic organization, made their annual community service project this year one that benefits the homeless.

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Spreading love one shoebox at a time

Turlock's Monte Vista Chapel will soon become a local drop-off point for the world's largest Christmas project of its kind that spreads good news and great joy to children all over the world.

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Veterans memorial rededicated at new home

The community gathered for a special Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday that not only paid tribute to the many Turlockers who have served in the armed forces, but also rededicated the War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 12, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID enters 20-year contract to buy solar energy

A 54-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant that will generate enough energy to serve approximately 20,000 homes will begin construction this month following the announcement of a 20-year renewable power purchase agreement between Turlock Irrigation District and SunPower.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Former Vietnam POW to visit Turlock

In recognition of Veterans Day, Covenant Village of Turlock is bringing former Navy pilot and prisoner of war Capt. Charlie Plumb to town for a motivational presentation about survival and dealing with life's challenges and opportunities.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local veterans reflect on service to their country

Byron Carl Reinhold was living in Turlock with his wife Anita in 1942 when he decided to enlist in the Army "to serve our country."

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


CanTree Breakfast fights hunger for the holidays

For 34 years, the Central Valley Association of Realtors has sponsored an event that not only spreads holiday cheer but raises thousands of dollars for food baskets that go to families and seniors in need during the Christmas season.

November 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


City to salute local veterans with new cannon memorial

The City of Turlock will celebrate Veterans Day with a rededication ceremony Wednesday that will honor local veterans for their service and welcome the historic War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local business looks to 'Paint It Forward'

Lancaster Painting has a very special holiday tradition. During the Turlock company's annual Christmas gathering, the employees decide who will be the recipient of a free paint job through the Paint It Forward program.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Safety concerns at skate park decrease as summer approaches

Despite problems with bullying, graffiti and other Municipal Code violations at the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park during its opening last August, conditions at the ...

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Final farewell bid to community service officer

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, law enforcement from around the state, and the community at large gave a stately send off to Community Service ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson truck driver killed in Atwater crash

The truck driver killed when a tanker truck exploded in Atwater was identified as a Hughson resident, according to the California Highway Patrol.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Physical therapy helps Turlock’s elite back on their feet

Name of business: Elite Physical Therapy and Fitness

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Library promotes summer reading with kick-off event

Summer may be better associated with swimming pools, barbecues, and vacations, but it is also a great time to crack open a book or two ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigarette fire chars shed

A poorly placed cigarette ignited a fire inside a shed that generated enough heat to cause debris on the rooftop to start smoldering, according to ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wet winter produces record-breaking runoff

Thanks to recent months that saw plenty of rainfall, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is currently holding 1.9 million acre feet of water content – and ...

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fallen deputy laid to rest

The sights and sounds at CrossPoint Church in Modesto on Tuesday were all too familiar for the men and women of the Stanislaus County Sheriff ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire chars home in Turlock

One person was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in a Turlock residence.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock collision injures four

A motorist headed the wrong way on a freeway exit in Turlock collided head-on with another vehicle, sending four to area hospitals.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warmer weather will bring out mosquitoes

As the weather takes a turn from pleasant days to sweltering, health officials are advising residents to get rid of any standing water that may ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Veterans Commission meeting

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This month's meeting will occur on ...

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bring the family to share sweets, treats in Oakdale

Truffles to chocolate dipped apples, toffee to chocolate covered almonds, the namesake of the Oakdale Chocolate Festival is prominently on display along Chocolate Avenue.

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Three years and thousands of miles later, missing dog is found in Turlock

If dogs could sing, 13-year-old Trixie very well might belt out "My Old Kentucky Home."

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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