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Tree ignites into tower of flame from firework

A firework sparked a fire in a tall tree Wednesday night that sent embers drifting in the breeze for blocks and threatened to ignite the homes in the surrounding neighborhood.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County Fair offers family fun, entertainment

The Merced County Fair opened its gates Wednesday for the 126th year of the annual festival. The fair will continue its run through Sunday.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A Mental Health Hero: Pastor Amanda Oppenhuizen

As a society, each of us is challenged every day. Our children face challenges that much greater. The forces of evil pulling at them are relentless. And, with the legalization of recreational marijuana, over time the proponents will come to understand how this will devastate future generations of children and adults.

June 09, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Library engages toddlers, preschoolers with weekly story times

The Turlock Library offers the city's youngest residents an opportunity to actively engage in literature through weekly story times.

June 09, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID endorses plan to avoid State Water Board proposal

Stream-bed gravel restoration, predator control and the strategic placement of rocks and trees are just a few projects that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission believe can be tackled along the lower Tuolumne River to aid the area's native fish, rather than the increased flows that the State Water Resources Control Board has proposed. On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to endorse San Francisco's plan.

June 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Silk Garden to close after two decades downtown

Since The Silk Garden opened its downtown Turlock doors in the spring of 1996, owner Terry Newcomb has seen countless neighboring shops come and go throughout the years. Now, Newcomb is preparing a farewell of her own, closing down the store that has connected her to the community for over 20 years.

June 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fatal distraction: Teens entering ‘100 Deadliest Days of Summer’

Teens drivers love hitting the road instead of the books during their summer vacation. But it's important for young drivers to remember: too much summer relaxation could become a fatal distraction when they're behind the wheel.

June 08, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Sandra Loza

When one of Turlock's newest Parks, Arts & Recreation Commissioners Sandra Loza, isn't busy reading or hiking, the 22-year old Stanislaus State student is hard at work pursuing her master's degree in Public Administration. As a daughter of Mexican immigrants, Spanish was the first language she learned, and she is a product of Turlock Unified School District, having attended both Osborn Elementary and Pitman High School.

June 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Suicidal man saved from plunge off overpass

A man contemplating jumping from an overpass in Turlock was brought back from the brink by two Good Samaritans and a team of Turlock Police officers trained in crisis negotiations.

June 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vehicle fire found burning near apartments

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating a fire that engulfed an unoccupied vehicle and threatened a nearby apartment complex.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cut oxygen hose sparks fire in Turlock business

A severed oxygen hose ignited a blaze inside a commercial structure in Turlock Monday afternoon.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


SPLASHING INTO SUMMER FUN

The City of Turlock has a number of places where families can dive into wet summer fun with two aquatic playgrounds and three pools offering recreational swim hours throughout the week.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Voters will see library funding renewal effort on ballot

Come November Stanislaus County voters will have an opportunity to show their support for the county's 13 library branches when Measure S appears on the ballot.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock to pay tribute to veterans, active military at 4th of July festivities

Turlock started 2017 with a patriotic flare that included the creation of American flag corridors around town, a 1,000 Flag Initiative and the painting of red, white and blue stripes in honor of police, fire and paramedic personnel on the Joe Gallison Memorial Pathway along Canal Drive. The city will continue its patriotic spirit this year with a 4th of July celebration that will start in downtown Turlock with a parade, car show and street faire, and end at Stanislaus State with live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Former Jura’s building to house new restaurant

After a nearly two-year hiatus, the owners of Shooters Wings & Things are planning a comeback in downtown Turlock, with a restaurant that is yet to be named.

June 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and ...

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Storage fire poses threat to Turlock apartment complex

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a large blaze at an outside storage unit that was rapidly threatening to spread to the adjoining apartment.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dryer fire starts blaze in garage

A fire that started in a clothes dryer ignited a detached garage and was threatening to spread to the residence before Turlock firefighters were able ...

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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