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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


Wildfire prompts air alert for Valley

Smoke from the Rough Fire is affecting air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley prompting air officials to issue a health cautionary statement.

September 08, 2015 | | Local


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TID making progress on site expansion

After purchasing the former Turlock Police Department facility in 2015, construction on the property which will bring new, conveniently-located Water Distribution and Power Operation buildings ...

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Angelic shaved ice served up at Heaven Snow’s new location

Name of business: Heaven Snow

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fun bookmarks and solar events highlight August library events

As kids get ready to return to school, local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will hold bookmark and book folding crafts, along with a ...

July 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local advocates push for State of Jefferson

A group of California residents are fed up with unfair representation within the state's government, which they say has led to excessive regulations and ...

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Bowling alley construction in full swing

In as little as six months, residents of Turlock will once again be lacing up their bowling shoes as construction on the highly-anticipated Ten Pin ...

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock home goes up in flames

A roaring storm of flames ripped through an old Turlock home Tuesday afternoon, leaving it a charred ruin.

July 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shooting leaves one dead in Turlock

A report of a shooting near a motel in southeast Turlock turned into a homicide investigation for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

July 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Structure charred in industrial area of Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department is looking into what ignited a fire inside a commercial structure in an industrial area of town.

July 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The bird, the bunny and the wardrobe

A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., the contestants are lined up on fold-out tables topped with a soft fabric. They are all dressed ...

July 21, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Student housing fills as semester approaches

Move-in day at The Vista, Turlock's newest student housing option, is still a month away, but the apartment complex is nearly at full capacity ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


The Vista investigates non-student leases

New Turlock student housing complex The Vista is coming under scrutiny for allegedly leasing rooms to individuals who are neither college students or faculty, which ...

July 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jessica Irish

Jessica Irish is the communications and brand manager for the Center for Human Services. She also has her own business, Jessica Chang Consulting, helping professionals ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock firefighters join effort to stop blaze in Mariposa County

As fires continue to rage across various regions of California, the state's mutual aid system has been sending firefighting teams out from agencies all ...

July 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Candace Gonsalves

Candace Gonsalves and her husband, Matt, started Rustic Metal Designs back in 2010, because they wanted to create unique custom metal pieces for family and ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former prison-themed restaurant now serves cosmic menu

Name of business: Cosmos Burgers

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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