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Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members and their families, provides emergency preparedness education, health and safety courses, first aid stations and blood services. And, of course, responds to disasters both locally and around the world.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder (525-5269), the Stanislaus County Public Health Department (558-8070) and the California Office of Vital Records (445-2684) may soon be in short supply.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Keep cool with Hilmar Cheese tour and ice cream activity

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price paid to dairy farmers was welcomed by producers throughout the state, the California Dairy Campaign is still emphasizing the need to join the federal milk marketing order.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling lonely and disconnected throughout her first two days in captivity.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's Daily Bread Mobile Food Truck as the only meal they will receive that day.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair draws record number of visitors

Nearly a quarter of a million visitors made their way to Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the fair's annual 10-day this year, which included adrenaline-rushing rides, unforgettable celebrity concerts and countless exhibitions for all to enjoy.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | 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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