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Turlock animal hospital cares for injured mountain lion cub

Another mountain lion was spotted in Turlock this week, but this time the animal did not merit warnings from local school districts or searches by the Turlock Police Department.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local organizations collect donations for fire victims

As evacuations continue throughout neighboring foothill communities affected by the Butte Fire, local residents and organizations are coming together to provide support through donations to relief agencies and by providing much-needed supplies for displaced fire victims.

September 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock continues to aid firefighting effort in California

A battalion chief has joined his colleagues with the Turlock Fire Department, as well as those from the Turlock Rural Fire Department and officers from the Turlock Police Department in the ongoing battle against the wildfires raging in California.

September 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Symbiosis celebrates 10-year anniversary

Symbiosis Gathering is returning to Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale for the event's 10 year anniversary on Sept. 17 - 20.

September 11, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Will El Niño bring an end to the drought?

State Climatologist Michael Anderson issued the following statement on potential El Niño conditions: "California cannot count on potential El Niño conditions to halt or reverse drought conditions. Historical weather data shows us that at best, there is a 50/50 chance of having a wetter winter. Unfortunately, due to shifting climate patterns, we cannot even be that sure."

September 11, 2015 | | Local


Mayor presents key to the city to Church of the East Bishop

Mayor Gary Soiseth presented his first Key to the City during Tuesday's City Council meeting to His Grace Bishop Mar Awa Royel of the Assyrian Church of the East. Councilmember Matthew Jacob said that he could not think of "anybody more fitting or deserving in the Assyrian community to hold this honor," and commended Bishop Mar Awa on his ability to demonstrate both integrity and a Christ-like humility. As the recipient of the Key, Bishop Mar Awa said that he accepted the honor on behalf of the Assyrian Church of the East and the Turlock Assyrian community, which has ...

September 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock remembers 9/11

When United States Army veteran Cory Smith decided to pick up an American flag and run with it three years ago on Sept. 11, he had no idea that only two years later he would be flanked by over 300 additional runners.

September 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock couple win Foster Farms turkey sandwich contest

As Chris and Natalie Lewis made plans for their fifth wedding anniversary on Friday, they found they had another reason to celebrate. One of their original sandwich creations was named the winner of the Foster Farms 'Don't Call Me Basic' turkey sandwich contest.

September 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock fire, police join effort in Butte Fire

Turlock fire fighters and police officers are headed up north to help authorities try to reign in the growing fire raging in Amador and Calaveras counties.

September 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Burt’s BBQ Shak brings mom and pop restaurant to Turlock

Name of Business: Burt's BBQ Shak

September 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Ability Resource Fair and Assistive Technology to help people living with disabilities in Central Va

A free event is coming to the Central Valley where people living with disabilities can learn of new ways to enhance their independence and quality of life.

September 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Fire fighters select winning design for breast cancer awareness campaign

Come October when hundreds of Turlock residents start donning pink T-shirts, Gregory Asher can point to one and say he made that.

September 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Drought Listening Tour opens dialogue between state, local officials

State officials met with local governments and water district representatives on Wednesday as part of the Drought Listening Tour to discuss the current impacts of the drought in Stanislaus County region, as well as future implications.

September 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


PG&E to relocate Turlock trees for better gas line safety

Pacific Gas and Electric Company will soon be doing work around Turlock, but not on the gas lines. Instead, the company will be relocating a number of trees in town in an effort to make it easier for first responders to access gas transmission lines in the event of an emergency situation.

September 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Officials issue an Air Alert through Friday

The Valley air basin is in an Air Alert episode beginning today through Friday. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley air basin portion of Kern Counties.

September 09, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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1,000 Flag Initiative off to good start

Turlock is looking a lot more patriotic these days - and it's not just because of the Memorial Day weekend. Old Glory can be seen ...

May 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fire destroys vacant home in Turlock

A large blaze left a vacant home in the 100 block of Hedstrom Road significantly damaged Friday evening.

May 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Contestants vie for dairy princess title

Five young women will compete for the title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The event will be ...

May 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Collision claims life of Turlock man

A Turlock man died at the scene of a collision with a power pole Thursday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Libraries offer educational, fun summer activities

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number special story times, book clubs, science-themed activities and crafting opportunities to keep all ages busy ...

May 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State health officials work on controlling norovirus outbreaks

A string of reported norovirus cases in California has state health officials working with local agencies to curb the outbreaks that have been occurring over ...

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Trixie, Turlock’s four-legged visitor, finds her way home

Trixie, the Maltese mix who was found wandering in a parking lot in Turlock, is back home in Kentucky with her family after a nearly ...

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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