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Assyrian community celebrated at annual festival

The Assyrian community has a rich history in the Central Valley and their religion, traditions and culinary delicacies will be celebrated at the 2nd annual Assyrian Festival, Aug. 27-28, at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock.

August 12, 2016 | BY RYAN MCLAUGHLIN Turlock Journal | Local


Wildfires cause issues for Valley air quality

Officials with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District have issued a health advisory for area residents because of smoke from two wildfires.

August 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock’s chimney sweep says farewell

After 30 years and 12,000 chimneys, Rob Thompson of Turlock Chimney Sweeps is hanging up his chimney brush.

August 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


New housing subdivision coming to Denair

New homes may soon be built in Denair, as the Stanislaus County Planning Commission recently approved an application to build a subdivision near Sante Fe Avenue.

August 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Resident digging up tree ruptures gas line

The gas leak that prompted a neighborhood evacuation was caused by a resident operating a bucket loader, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

August 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Council approves extending water service to R.A.M. Farms

The R.A.M. Farms pumpkin patch and Fields of Ice skating rink will once again be open for business this fall and winter seasons, following a decision by the Turlock City Council on Tuesday to extend water service to the east Turlock farm that lies just outside of the city limits.

August 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City Council adopts new downtown parking plan

After weeks of planning and deliberation, the Turlock City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to adopt the Downtown Parking Management Plan, which contains a number of measures meant to ensure adequate parking in downtown Turlock.

August 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Gas leak reported in Turlock neighborhood

Some Turlock residents were evacuated from their homes while others were told to shelter in place by the Turlock Fire Department as they investigated a gas leak.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shop and pamper at Lipstick and Grit

Type of business: Salon/boutique

August 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


HONORING OUR VETERANS

Tom Hillsamer was honored for his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II with a pinning ceremony on Monday at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Turlock resident was part of the gun crew of the Albert P. Ryder liberty ship that delivered cargo to troops in Europe and South America.

August 11, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


PETA seeks chicken memorial for Turlock crash site

A Turlock resident and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to pay homage to the chickens killed in a solo bog rig accident last week with a memorial along Highway 99 in Turlock.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief leaving Turlock

Two days after laying out a set of strategies to combat rising crime in Turlock, the City of Turlock announced the departure of Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Stanislaus County

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency confirmed Thursday that a 52-year-old female county resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

August 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Packed house remembers late George House

George House may have been the commander of the Modesto office of the California Highway Patrol from 1983 to 1987 and elected three times to the California State Assembly, but he considered being Christian, a devoted family man and a farmer as his greatest roles – in that order.

August 09, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Police Department implements new strategies to fight increasing crime

If current crime trends continue this year Turlock could be looking at an overall increase in crime, according to data from the Turlock Police Department reported at a special Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday.

August 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Poll workers needed for Election Day

As the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election nears, the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office is hoping a few citizens will step up and help ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Foster Farms names new CEO

Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Flanagan as the poultry company's newest president and chief executive officer. Flanagan will ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Eggs, Issues and Economics breakfast talks Turlock success, entrepreneurship

"I think we can all agree that this is an exciting time to live and work in our community."

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Road work ahead

Motorists should be prepared to detour around a number of roads around town as maintenance work is planned in the upcoming weeks.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air quality could take hit with back to school traffic

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping area residents can help avoid a spike in ozone levels by refraining from idling vehicles ...

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Pre-literacy program encourages parent, child bonding

For any five-year-old, reading 1,000 books before they begin school may seem like a daunting task. Thanks to a program provided by the Stanislaus ...

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Poor hygiene causing diarrheal infection in Stanislaus County

A rise in a bacterial infection that is causing residents to become ill, particularly with diarrhea is prompting Stanislaus County health officials to remind the ...

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Blaker Brewing makes new plans for Turlock microbrewery

Just over a year after beginning its brewing journey, Blaker Brewing of Lucas Dairy is preparing to rewrite its microbrewery plans.

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire burns shed, chars Turlock home

Firefighters were able to battle back a blaze that had ignited in a backyard shed before it caused too much damage to a residence.

August 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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