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Turlock’s dancing stars rake in donations

As an elected official Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa is a pro at turning out the vote. It turns out he's pretty good at stumping for votes for his dancing as well.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID wraps up another lackluster year for rain

The need for a strong and impactful El Niño is more crucial than ever as the Tuolumne River Watershed concluded the 2015 precipitation year with only 20.92 inches of rainfall, a total that comes in as little more than half of the historical average of 36.03 inches.

September 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Junior chefs turn up the heat in Turlock culinary showdown

They may not have years of experience in the kitchen, but that didn't stop some young foodies and budding chefs from turning out some restaurant worthy dishes in the first ever Iron Chef Jr. competition from the Turlock Downtown property Owners Association.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Motorcyclist killed on Turlock road

A 27-year-old Turlock man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed on a city street.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock family raises awareness of rare disease affecting daughter

Kenley Montes, 11, typically prefers the color pink, but for this week she's definitely showing a preference for the color green.

September 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New paving to be installed on E. Main Street

The paving in the newly installed water line trench in East Main Street is not good, and the City knows. The contractor has finished installing a new water main along East Main between Canal Drive and Bonita and the new lines have been tested and charged. The trenches have been filled and compacted and topped with some temporary asphalt, which makes for a bumpy roadway. The next step in this process is to grind the street surface and then repave the entire lane of the street.

September 18, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Library group rebounding with re-opening of Book Bin

The Friends of the Turlock Public Library have found a new home for their revenue generating Book Bin, but are still seeking a storage space for the collection sold during their annual book sale.

September 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mosquito abatement front line of West Nile prevention

It is early morning when the truck turns onto the quiet road. As the denizens doze the truck emits out a fine mist targeting the smallest of an enemy that carries a huge potential for danger.

September 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


August ushered in drop in county unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a decline in August and continues to fall below the 10 percent mark, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

September 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City, We Care partnership provides long-term, low-income housing

As the city's longest running homeless shelter operator, We Care Program Turlock will soon be able to offer four newly-renovated apartment units for low-income families looking for a long-term and affordable housing solution.

September 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Community donates mountains of supplies for fire victims

When the call went out to help the thousands of people who have lost their homes to wildfires in the past week, Central Valley residents responded in force.

September 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chance to learn about area wildlife on Saturday

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will celebrate their 31st anniversary on Saturday with their annual Day with Wildlife event.

September 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Annual pet event connects animal nonprofits and families

Tractor Supply Co. is hosting their annual Pet Appreciation Week through Sunday, complete with pet adoptions, demonstrations on pet nutrition, and drawings for gift cards and giveaways while supplies last.

September 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


New faces at TPD

The Turlock Police Department welcomed their newest employees as Officers Alex Jimenez, Jonathan Yerzy, and Marco Diaz were greeted by Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson at a reception on Monday. The three officers completed a 20-week program from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Regional Training Division that focused on active scenario training. The three officers were sworn in on Friday and were among 21 graduates to complete the program, which had been a causality of the recession and closed in 2010.

September 17, 2015 | | Local


Businesses warned of price gouging during wildfires

Officials issued a consumer alert Thursday that some businesses, in particular hotels, in the state are price gouging during the wildfires and California's Attorney General Kamala D. Harris warned violators would be prosecuted.

September 17, 2015 | | Local


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Freezing weather hinders almond pollination

Mid-February is typically a busy time for the honey bees tasked with pollinating the Central Valley's almond orchards, but this week's freezing temperatures ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dance troupe takes home Tam-Tam’s top prize

It's been just over three weeks since they took the stage, but dance troupe Lost and Found is still reveling in their first-place finish ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock musician sets up shop in Hilmar

Name of business: Chris's Music

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flu cases continue, but peak may have passed

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the most virulent health officials have seen in a decade and has been responsible for a high ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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