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Oakdale Saddle Club aids animal fire evacuation

With area fire crews battling one of the biggest wildfires in recent years, members of the Oakdale Saddle Club are supporting the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse and Animal Control staff with the evacuation of livestock in threatened areas.

September 06, 2013 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


West Nile virus could see spike at season’s end

Stanislaus County has been experiencing a relatively mild season of West Nile virus so far, but officials warn the worse may be yet to come.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Toga, toga, and fresh produce

The Turlock Certified Farmers' Market was in full swing Friday night, complete with fruits, music, vendors, and a whole lot of college students.

September 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Pink Helmet Award to honor courage in fighting cancer

The Turlock Fire Fighters 2434 union is readying to turn the town pink.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diocese heading towards bankruptcy; Turlock priest costs church millions

A series of costly payments to settle multiple claims of sexual abuse has the Diocese of Stockton moving closer to a decision to file for bankruptcy, church officials stated Friday.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chief's son dies in traffic collision

An accident on the outskirts of Hughson Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson's eldest son.

September 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Valley home a hotel for stray bunnies

You won't find beds in the three bedrooms of Randy Koga's Ceres home.

September 03, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Cars, colors and care

Name of business: Classic Colors

September 03, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Festival hopes to bring out food, family and fun in Denair

With a population a little shy of 3,500, the small farm town of Denair isn't typically hailed as a place of bubbling activity.

September 03, 2013 | Hank Vander Veen | Local


Turlock dairies win big at World Dairy Expo

Turlock dairies are making some of the best cheese products in the world - and they've got the awards to prove it.

September 03, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Sierra wildfire now state's fourth-largest

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has become the fourth-largest conflagration in modern California history, fire officials said Sunday as clouds and higher humidity helped crews further contain the biggest blaze in the United States this year.

September 03, 2013 | | Local


Labor Day travel on an upswing, finds survey

Traveling on Labor Day weekend? Expect some traffic.

August 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Flames race through home’s attic

Welding work sparked a fire Thursday that caused significant damage to a Turlock home and displaced a family of three.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock family seeks to raise awareness about rare syndrome

When Jose and Carolina Alfaro decided to expand their family in 2006 and give their son Jose a new brother or sister, it should have been a happy time in their lives.

August 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


FITNESS CHALLENGE: Give me cheese, please

When I decided on the Paleo diet - no grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, or refined oils - for my 30-day "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge, I knew it would be hard. I knew taking away all breads and dairy from my meals would create cravings I'd have to battle. What I didn't expect was my heroin-like withdrawal from cheese.

August 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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