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Local Assyrians rally for support of Iraqi Christians

A group of Turlock residents demonstrated in front of City Hall Friday to bring attention to the unrest that is currently sweeping through Iraq.

June 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kool bus offers monster rides for a cause

A new bus has rolled into town and found a temporary home in front of Turlock Stadium 14. 'Monster Kool Bus' is a 1956 school bus that has been transformed into a super-sized monster truck that stands 13 feet high and 22 feet long and weighs 19,000 pounds.

June 20, 2014 | | Local


Tests show Woodward Reservoir not likely cause of illness

The claims of a San Joaquin County man that swimming at Woodward Reservoir made him sick have not been confirmed by any laboratory test results.

June 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

Deena Migliazzo, center, was crowned the Dairy Princess Wednesday night at District 6 contest. Migliazzo attends Buhach Colony High School. She is the third generation to grow up on the Migliazzo and Sons Dairy in Atwater and recently took home a prize as part of the state champion 2013 Buhach Colony High School Dairy Judging Team. She is surrounded by fellow contestants Abigayle Durrer of Modesto, Kasadi Barcelos of Hilmar, first runner up Joya Lemos of Waterford and Colleen Allen of Los Banos, who was named Miss Vitality.

June 19, 2014 | | Local


'Staging Beautifully' homes for sale is Kim Roberts specialty

Name of Business: Staging Beautifully

June 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced fair grows attendance, sees drop in ticket sales

More people visited the Merced County Fair this year, a 7 percent increase over 2013, however, paid attendance was down 11 percent from the previous year.

June 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Real estate agents get dirty to clean up

A crew of real estate agents descended on Donnelly Park Thursday morning, not because the iconic lake in the park was suddenly put on the market, but instead to give the area a good cleaning.

June 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Crafty Cuisine

Last year local dried fruit company Bella Viva submitted dried persimmons, peaches, pears and oranges as part of their new Pure and Natural line at the Fresno Food Expo, an annual convention to honor the local food industry's leaders in innovation. This year, Bella Viva will be competing for the same honors at the 2014 Expo with their newest product: dried apple slices from the Pure and Natural line which has already been named a top contender.

June 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


World champion drum and bugle corps polishes performance during weeklong camp in Denair

Class may be out for the summer, but the staccato beat of drums, the blare of horns and an array of colorful flags are filling the air around two Denair campuses this week.

June 19, 2014 | | Local


West Nile detected in Turlock, Stanislaus County

The West Nile season has officially begun with the announcement that several dead birds with the virus have been found recently in Stanislaus County.

June 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


No injuries in Turlock house fire

No injuries were reported in a house fire on Porsche Strasse Wednesday evening.

June 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Pentecost celebrates 102 years of culture

This past weekend the Turlock Pentecost Association and Portuguese community celebrated their faith and culture through their 102nd annual festa – a celebratory period of traditional food and events.

June 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Kaepernick swings support Camp Taylor's way with annual golf tournament

Camp Taylor, a camp for young people and families of children with heart disease, has grown exponentially since its founding in 2002. Much of that growth has happened in the past three years, not coincidentally following the surge of success of its most famous advocate-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

June 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Hilmar woman receives Western Fairs Award

Barbara Matheron showed sheep and horses at the Merced County Fair when she was just a young girl in 4-H and that's where her lifelong love of fairs began.

June 17, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock fire department called into service more often in 2013

The personnel of the Turlock Fire Department were called into action more frequently in 2013, more so than the past four years, but at the same time they managed to bring the response times down to levels not seen since 2009, according to the department's annual report.

June 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Community rallies to find missing tortoise

Tortoises aren't known for their speed, but one Turlock tortoise seems to have made a quick getaway. George the California desert tortoise has been ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New downtown eatery donates $8,500 to local athletic programs

The opening of Hauck's earlier this month generated a lot of buzz from Turlockers excited to see the historic downtown building and one-time pharmacy ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Education Foundation seeks public’s help in shipping books to Ghana

In the villages of Ghana, West Africa, school books are hard to come by. Over the past ten years, Books and More Education Foundation has ...

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Seniors go head-to-head in cycling challenge

Seniors at Covenant Village of Turlock were off to the races Monday as the retirement community kicked off the Tour de CRC, a five-day CyberCycle ...

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Sweet time promised at Oakdale Chocolate Festival

Whether you just want to visit a few favorite chocolate booths, find some unique artwork, get some kettle korn or listen to some tunes, there ...

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock students vie for Dairy Princess title

Three local women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event ...

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate drops in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County saw a decline in the number of unemployed individuals during the month of April, according to the latest report from the Employment Development ...

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus State welcomes actors to spur voter registration

Students at Stanislaus State were star struck Wednesday as the university hosted actors Kendrick Sampson of "The Vampire Diaries," "Gracepoint," and "How to Get Away ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Save Mart holds annual peanut butter drive

Giving back is now as simple as purchasing a jar of peanut butter or jelly thanks to Save Mart Supermarkets' "Peanut Butter Roundup," which raises ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID continues fish passage discussions on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts held a meeting on Thursday to discuss a number of fish passage field studies planned in the Tuolumne River as part of ...

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Renewed effort to remind people to buckle up for safety

Local law enforcement will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign with an increased focus on motorists that fail to buckle up ...

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Water control board hands conservation efforts over to local districts

The efforts to keep water usage at a reasonable level will now be the responsibility of individual water districts as the State Water Resources Control ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Giant sequoias' namesake park deserves a visit

Grand as they are, it's easy to overlook giant sequoias, even for those who visit the Sierra Nevada range often. Tahoe skiers and Yosemite ...

May 17, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Annual farm and river festival returns to Livingston

Valley dwellers will have the opportunity to pick, taste and learn first-hand about the local ecosystem when the Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms and ...

May 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Honey bees still declining, finds survey

The number of honey bee colonies in the United States experienced an 8 percent decline in 2015, according to a recently released study from the ...

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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