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Abused collie, found in Ceres, rapidly improving

A collie left for dead on the side of Mitchell Road near the Highway 99 onramp is doing much better thanks to the efforts of Ceres resident Nicole Kisela, who rescued the abused dog, and Valley veterinarians. Kisela takes care of pets through the Pupz n Palz rescue in Modesto and heard about the emaciated and wounded dog hobbling on a Mitchell Road island near Highway 99 early July 20. The dog's plight and story of his rescue has tugged on heartstrings worldwide. The male dog – named Mitchell after the road where he was spotted – was suffering from dehydration ...

August 08, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock’s Stars and Stripes

Mayor Gary Soiseth laid down the gauntlet on Turlock's patriotism during his State of the City address in March and the community has responded.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mosquito-borne virus reemerges in Stanislaus County after 40-year absence

For those already concerned about the spread of West Nile Virus, health officials have added another reason to avoid mosquito bites with the announcement that a disease absent from the region for more than 40 years has made a reappearance.

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Collision on Highway 165 claims Turlock man’s life

A 27-year-old Turlock man was killed in a suspected drunk driving collision on Highway 165 on Saturday night.

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock remembers Assyrian genocide

Inside the Stanislaus State theatre building, a crowd converges into the hall before the Assyrian genocide remembrance.

August 08, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Christianson to retire; supports Patterson Chief and Turlock native for sheriff

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson announced that he will not be seeking re=election when his term comes to a close in 2018.

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock’s newest Habit prepared for opening day

Type of business: Burger restaurant

August 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Harold George

Not only does Turlocker Harold George design and lead the creation of 209 Magazine as Creative Director at the Turlock Journal, but he also oversees the variety of other print and web products that the publication puts out. When he's not busy with that, George can often be found working on the multiple comics which he draws, like "I Hate My Kids" and "The Show."

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fundraiser looks to provide books for low-income students

For the second year, a partnership between Friends of the Turlock Public Library, Turlock's dd's Discounts and First Book will give students who otherwise may not have the means to afford books a chance to read at home.

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair draws crowds, despite record heat

Amid a heat wave that saw temperatures rise to 106 degrees, more than 235,000 people made their way to the Stanislaus County Fair from July 14-23 for the event's 106th year.

August 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sowing comfort one bear at a time

Just two weeks ago, 25 cuddly teddy bears served as stars of the Turlock Garden Club's blue ribbon-winning display in the Floriculture exhibit at the Stanislaus County Fair, but on Wednesday, the stuffed animals officially retired from the limelight when the club donated them to Jessica's House, where they will now serve as symbols of comfort for grieving children.

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


New health center opening met with applause, protest

The grand opening of Turlock's expanded Golden Valley Health Center on West Main Street was a cause for celebration Wednesday, but as community members, legislators and City representatives gathered for the ceremony, protestors also arrived in opposition to Congressman Jeff Denham.

August 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


American Family Dentistry settles into new, tech-savvy home

Type of business: Dental office

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local inventor’s newest creation teaches ins and outs of driving

When Turlocker Juan Pineda Sanchez noticed a disturbing trend of vehicular accidents among teenagers while reading the newspaper, the inventor and entrepreneur decided to take matters into his own hands. His latest invention, a board game called Driving Trivia, helps players learn the laws, rules and regulations of driver's education while having fun along the way.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Kids Day, new vendors can be found at Turlock Certified Farmers Market

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market just surpassed the halfway mark of its season, which runs through Oct. 14, but new vendors, produce and activities can still be found during the remaining months of the market's second season at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Know Your Neighbor: Ryan Tribble

Ryan Tribble is a fourth-generation Turlocker, but many around town know him for the role he plays at Turlock High School teaching Psychology. After earning ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Bank of Stockton celebrates 150 years

The Bank of Stockton celebrated its 150th anniversary with cake, candles and gifts on Friday, and while the bank has seen many technological advances over ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair student organizes relief for Mariposa fire victims

The high schools in Denair and Mariposa may be Southern League rivals on the sports field, but when DHS student Drew Pritchard heard news of ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Fever cases spiking across state, locally

The number of Valley Fever cases in California and the Central Valley has been on the rise since last year, prompting health officials to undertake ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police honor heroics shown during fiery crash

The Turlock Police Department took time Thursday to honor the heroism of one of its own and three other citizens, who all played a role ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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