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California Statewide Fire Summary

More than 4,300 firefighters remain on the frontlines of nine active wildfires around California, many of which are projected to be fully contained by the end of the week. Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and perform fire suppression repair work.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Foster Farms seeks local singer for college bowl game

Last year, Turlock teen Felisha Dias won the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest and sung the national anthem in front of thousands of football fans, while also helping to deliver thousands of pounds of food for those in need. Foster Farms is once again looking for a local singing sensation to perform in front of 70,000 football fans before the Bowl game at Levi's Stadium on Dec. 27.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Farmers soak up benefits of wet winter

The acres of almond, walnut and other crops surrounding Turlock have benefitted immensely from the surplus of irrigation water provided to them this year, with such conditions coming as a result of one of the wettest years on record for the Tuolumne River Watershed.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Police investigate train fatality in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train early Saturday morning.

October 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate falls in Turlock, Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to decline in September, according to the latest data from the Employment Development Department.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State records first flu-related death for the season

The California Department of Public Health received the first report of an influenza-associated fatality in a person under the age of 65 for the 2017-2018 flu season on Thursday. The person had chronic conditions and the death occurred in Yolo County.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Realtors inspire children to read

Realtors are familiar with handing new home owners a shiny set of keys, but on Wednesday a group of agents from Turlock's Aspire Home Real Estate, Inc. visited Julien Elementary School to hand out not keys, but books to unlock knowledge to four lucky kindergarten classrooms.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Diane Bartlett

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett grew up in the Bay Area, the youngest of five children. She was not unfamiliar with this area, however, because as a child she made many trips to Turlock to visit her mother's relatives and to attend swap meets with her dad. She graduated from CSU Hayward (now East Bay) with a BA in Liberal Studies and after working a variety of jobs, went on to graduate from San Jose State with a Masters in Library and Information Science in 1986. She worked in both public and academic libraries as student assistant, page, cataloging clerk ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health agency offers flu vaccine clinics

Local and national health officials are hoping to mitigate the impacts of the oncoming influenza season by recommending a flu vaccine as the best course of coverage.

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cancer survivors celebrate hope at annual event

When Turlock resident Clora McCray's daughter was diagnosed with childhood leukemia as an infant, the three years of radiation appointments, doctor's office visits and illness that followed were full of heartbreak. Soon, however, there was joy, when it was found that Marjorie McCray was cancer-free.

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Heritage Realty ready to help house hunters

Name of business: Valley Heritage Realty

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hospital volunteers pitch in for homeless shelter

Emanuel Medical Center Volunteers donated $10,000 to the Turlock Gospel Mission on Tuesday to help the organization complete its homeless shelter on Broadway Avenue.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Community health fair set for Sunday

The Assyrian Wellness Collaborative is partnering with Stanislaus County to present the Community Health and Wellness Fair on Sunday.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ahlem Cancer Endowment offering free mammograms

The Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center at Emanuel Medical Center will be using a $20,000 grant from the Bill and Elise Ahlem Cancer Endowment will provide free mammograms and any necessary follow-up tests to women in need.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local seniors ‘Pedal to End Alzheimer’s’

Residents of Covenant Village of Turlock used brains and brawn to pedal 334 miles and raise nearly $1,200 during the first annual Pedal to End Alzheimer's CyberCycle Challenge, a month-long cycling competition in September against sister community, The Samarkand, in Santa Barbara. During the challenge, 21 residents took turns riding the CyberCycle, a recumbent bike that uses virtual environments, video game features, group rides, and the spirit of healthy competition to motivate riders.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Turlock man killed in Highway 108 crash

A Turlock man died in a head-on collision with a flatbed truck Thursday morning while driving on Highway 108 in Knights Ferry.

January 18, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man finds cannonball on roadside

Plenty of people find interesting little trinkets and treasure alongside roadways, but what makes Mark Wendell's story of interest is that his find had ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local Las Vegas shooting survivors to run in remembrance

For several years Turlock resident Christie Marriott and Ceres resident Mary Sylvester have enjoyed the physical benefits of running, but over the last year they ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Water leak turns to major flood at Turlock apartment complex

A water leak inside an interior stairwell at a Turlock apartment complex caused a major flood and prompted the evacuation of multiple residents.

January 15, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Garrett A. Straughen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 12, 2018 | | Local


Homeless mission goal realized

The community had the opportunity to stroll through the doors of the Turlock Gospel Mission's shelter on Thursday night and see the completed project ...

January 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest

Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest is the owner of Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy in downtown Turlock. She's married and has a 14-year-old stepson and 2-year-old toddler. Gabrielle ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Elegant Bull celebrates 30th anniversary

Name of business: Elegant Bull

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock pair shares plant-based diet success

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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