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Boxing site could become a reality at Columbia Park

A new Turlock nonprofit, Off the Hook Ministries, is aiming to bring a boxing facility to Columbia Park to provide at risk youth a physical outlet while also building community in the area.

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California leads nation in gas prices

California is once again the nation's most expensive market for retail gasoline. A gallon of unleaded gasoline was averaging $3.80 on Tuesday. The state average has climbed by 22 cents per gallon since Friday and has gained the attention of the California Energy Commission.

July 14, 2015 | | Local


Fine dining experiment in Delhi finds success

When Frank Machado opened the Elegant Bull restaurant in Delhi on December 28, 1989 the plan was simple: He would cook, his wife Karen would waitress, and together they would do the dishes.

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chemical spill blocks highway traffic for five hours

A morning crash that caused a pickup to flip onto its side and spill caustic chemicals in the Hatch Road area created Highway 99 traffic backups as far south as Turlock yesterday.

July 14, 2015 | By JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Hard work is the rule for FFA exhibitor

For Turlock High School senior Alexia Nunes, days at the Stanislaus County Fair begin before the sun even rises.

July 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Regional water agreement moves forward

A project nearly 30 years in the making is one step closer to fruition after Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a Water Sales Agreement that aims to provide Tuolumne River water for domestic use to the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority.

July 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair new experience for some, annual tradition for others

Friday not only marked the exciting opening of this year's Stanislaus County Fair for hundreds of fairgoers, but also the last fair under the direction of Chris Borovansky, who has served as the fair's chief executive officer for the past five years.

July 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Water conservation tips for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than an irrigated lawn? But that doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

July 10, 2015 | | Local


Local kids fundraise for friend with diabetes

A group of local youngsters are rallying on behalf of their friend Ellie Hart so that she can have a service dog to help her cope with her recent diagnose of juvenile diabetes.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Double amputee, open water swimmer taking on Lake Tahoe with son

Harry Boucher knows a thing or two about adversity, and even more about overcoming it.

July 10, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


'Stars’ and ‘Pros’ revealed for second annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars

A select group of locals will be finding room in dance studios, gyms, and school cafeterias across Turlock in order to practice their dance moves for the second annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus activity on the rise

The California Department of Public Health is warning residents to take precautions when going outside as the level of West Nile virus activity in the state continues to increase.

July 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Citizens’ police academy enrollment opens

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens' Police Academy starting Sept. 10. Registration deadline is Sept.1.

July 09, 2015 | | Local


National Night Out set for Aug. 4

Individuals hoping to join in Turlock's observation of National Night Out have until July 17 to register with the Turlock Police Department.

July 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Venture Fitness brings new meaning to personal training

Name: Venture Fitness

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price paid to dairy farmers was welcomed by producers throughout the state, the California Dairy Campaign is still emphasizing the need to join the federal milk marketing order.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling lonely and disconnected throughout her first two days in captivity.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's Daily Bread Mobile Food Truck as the only meal they will receive that day.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair draws record number of visitors

Nearly a quarter of a million visitors made their way to Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the fair's annual 10-day this year, which included adrenaline-rushing rides, unforgettable celebrity concerts and countless exhibitions for all to enjoy.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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