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Make Dreams Real Endowment funds local schools, youth projects

Boyett Petroleum's Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund announced the grant recipients for the2013 funding cycle. Recipients of funding grants for 2013 include: Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club, Stanislaus Union School District, Salida Union School District, Riverbank Language Academy, Riverbank Unified School District, Empire Union School District, Juline Foundation for Children, Society for Handicapped Children & Adults and Walnut Grove School (Patterson).

September 06, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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