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Inaugural festival to provide authentic Assyrian experience

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon be abuzz with all things Assyrian- food, historical exhibits and live entertainment-as the 2015 Central Valley Assyrian Festival strives to make a lasting impression in Turlock by immersing the community in the "culture that started it all."

August 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'The Fight for Water' puts face to crisis

Director and producer Juan Carlos Oseguera hopes that his documentary film "The Fight for Water: A Farm Worker Struggle" will not only personify the water shortage afflicting the state, but enlighten individuals about the severity of the drought that has been scorching the region for the past four years.

August 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Second case of plague linked to Yosemite

The California Department of Public Health, along with Yosemite National park officials are investigating a possible second case of a person infected with the plague after visiting the park.

August 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report: Drought costs state ag $1.84B and 10,100 jobs in 2015

The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

August 18, 2015 | | Local


Rising costs, less income have future of Turlock Youth Performing Arts in jeopardy

In the theater the saying goes that the "show must go on," but for the kids involved in Turlock Youth Performing Arts there is a potential that the curtain may never rise again.

August 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber names Paul Wright as interim CEO

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors appointed Paul Wright to serve as the interim President/CEO, following the retirement of long-time President Sharon Silva on Aug. 15.

August 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Fire chief bids farewell to city

Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman celebrated his retirement on Friday at Turlock Fire Station 1 among family, friends and the local community. During the ceremony, Lohman said that he could not have done anything without his family and advised his fellow firefighters to enjoy every minute of their careers and to not "sweat the small stuff." Having served in the Turlock Fire Department for the past 35 years, Lohman now plans to assume a new position as the chief executive officer of the almond cooperative Northern Merced Hulling Association.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Home water survey kits are in

The City of Turlock has revamped its Home Water Survey Kits and they have just arrived. These water survey kits are a great way for residents to audit their water usage themselves. It will allow customers to see how efficient they are with their water use as well as identify areas for improvement.

August 17, 2015 | | Local


Lions donate bleachers to Pride

Members of the Turlock Lions Club raised $4,500 through multiple fundraising efforts, including their annual crab feed and wine booth at the Stanislaus County Fair, in order to donate a new set of bleachers at Pitman High School's swimming pool. The Turlock Lions Club believes in giving back to the community and hopes that the new bleachers will allow for bigger events and more people, said former president Brian Kennedy.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local elections advance as filing period comes to a close

Local elections will be incumbent heavy come November as candidate filing periods closed this week.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Manna Korean Cuisine joins Turlock dining scene

Name of Business: Manna Korean Cuisine

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


For the love of the game

Longtime history teacher and basketball coach of Turlock High, Ronald Charles Smart, passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto on July 21.

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


County opens Day Reporting Center

When the state reduced the state prison population by releasing non-violent felons back onto the streets in October 2011 - as well as shoving probation duties onto counties - local police and sheriffs' departments were unprepared. Places like Stanislaus County didn't have programs in place.

August 13, 2015 | By Jeff Benziger turlock Journal | Local


Longtime Turlock pastor sets sights on new horizon

After 14 years at the helm of Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Russell "Rusty" Lyon will deliver his final sermon on Sunday.

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


TID voices concerns over Don Pedro fish passage

Facilities that would smooth the voyage of Tuolumne River fish around the Don Pedro Reservoir are simultaneously serving as a source of turbulence for Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District who are in the midst of relicensing the reservoir, as well as licensing the La Grange Dam two miles downstream.

August 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Back to school food safety tips

Back to school, back to the books, back shuttling students to and from extracurricular activities. The new school year likely means back to packing lunches ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Turf replacement rebate

The State of California's Department of Water Resources is now offering a rebate program for single-family residential homeowners who are interested in removing their ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Increased groundwater pumping causing valley land to sink faster

As the amount of groundwater that Californians pump during the historic drought is getting higher, land in the San Joaquin Valley is getting lower-sinking ...

August 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


County unemployment rate sees little movement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed fairly steady in the month of July, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

August 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air District urges Valley residents to continue clean air trend

Now that school is back in session, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is urging the public to minimize vehicle emissions associated with ...

August 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


StanCOG appoints new executive director

Rosa De Léon Park has been helping the Stanislaus Council of Governments develop transportation strategies that benefit both local communities and the region as ...

August 20, 2015 | | Local


New Yoga studio seeks to bring balance to Turlock

Name of Business: Koru Power Yoga Studio

August 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Café La Mo celebrates one year anniversary with Coffee Festival

When Hillary Smith opened Café La Mo a year ago with her mother Gloria Smallwood and sister Brityn Butrick, she thought downtown Turlock needed a ...

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Colleagues honor former police chief

The Turlock Police Department gave a special award to former department chief John Johnson for his years of service to the community and his ongoing ...

August 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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