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Crash outside Turlock claims one

A Newman man was killed in a solo vehicle crash along the outskirts of Turlock Tuesday morning.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID delays irrigation season, offers free water monitors

Although the Turlock Irrigation District is still officially in a drought state of condition, recent rainstorms throughout the region has resulted in district staff delaying the start of the 2014 irrigation season by one week.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Rescued canine starting new life in Sacramento

The German Shepherd rescued by the Turlock Fire Department from a narrow shaft at the Turlock Water Quality Plant is making progress towards finding a forever home.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brothers who saved niece hailed

Two young men were heralded at Monday's Ceres City Council meeting for saving the life of their 18-month-old niece who was found in the bottom of a swimming pool in Ceres one Saturday morning last month.

March 14, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


More women finding traction in ag industry

Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Central Valley, an industry historically dominated by men.

March 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to apply for Rim Fire disaster assistance

Being the third largest wildfire in California's history, the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region caused unprecedented damage to not only the Stanislaus National Forest and adjacent areas, but also incurred costs to several communities after causing damage to nearby hydroelectric power plants. Additionally, water supplies became at-risk for millions, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir due to washed down silt and debris from the fire.

March 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Parks commission advocates for $75,000 rec study

Regardless of how big a city might grow, the need for open space, recreational facilities and parks will continually grow along beside it, offering people of all ages a place for enjoyment.

March 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Lack of skilled workers in Stanislaus could affect economic growth

Every Monday night, roughly 25 students fill the seats of Ken Oyer's Workforce Readiness Skills class at the Turlock Adult School. Although a few are high school students looking to complete missing credits, a majority of the students are adults seeking training in basic skills as they prepare to reenter the job market.

March 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Two locals join CHP ranks

The California Highway Patrol is graduating two local men into their ranks today.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber named one of best in state, again

It's not easy running a business in today's economic climate. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce knows this and strives to help businesses of every size not only keep their doors open through this slow economic recovery, but to also thrive. In 2013, the Turlock Chamber was recognized as one of the top 10 Chambers in the state and received, for the fifth year in a row, the Cal Chamber President's Award.

March 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Initial reports of school stabbing erroneous

An investigation by the Turlock Police Department and the Turlock Unified School District into the injury of a 6-year-old boy with a pencil at Crowell School has been ruled an accident.

March 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abandoned cat problem growing for caretaker

Each week, Neva Walker works part-time to earn money to buy $200 worth of food for cats that aren't hers.

March 11, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Denair accident claims life of woman, 66

A 66-year-old Planada woman was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover outside of Denair, the California Highway patrol reported.

March 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New homes harbinger of better days ahead?

While 17.84 acres just off Countryside Drive prepares to be developed into 109 single family residential homes with the construction of Florsheim Home's Monte Verde subdivision, some might begin to wonder if there has been a turnaround in the local housing market.

March 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Time changes brings reminder to check smoke alarms

With Daylight Saving Time beginning on Sunday, CAL FIRE officials are reminding all Californians to ensure they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Studies have shown that most homes have smoke alarms, however nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.

March 07, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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