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One dead after Hwy. 99 crash

A Turlock woman was involved in a chain-reaction crash in Modesto Thursday that claimed the life of an Antelope man.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildfire smoke making its way to Central Valley

Smoke from a wildfire near the northern boundaries of the San Joaquin Valley air basin is impacting San Joaquin County, with potential impacts in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Flames devour vacant home

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating a fire of suspicious origin at an abandoned home frequented by transients.

August 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Sikh Temple to hold vigil on Friday

The Turlock Sikh Temple will hold a candlelight vigil from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, in remembrance of the victims of the Wisconsin temple shooting.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Deputy awarded Medal of Valor

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department awarded the Medal of Valor to Deputy Mike Glinskas, who survived a deadly shootout with an armed man that claimed the life of fellow Deputy Robert "Bob" Paris and locksmith Glendon Engert.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers markets on the rise nation-wide

The trend of buying locally made products and home grown produce is continuing to gain momentum according to a newly released report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bank gives money to schools for every ‘Like’

Umpqua Bank is offering families a simple way to give back to schools with the launch of its Give Back to School Fund on Saturday.

August 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Boucher’s: Outfitting Turlock’s feet for 40 years

Name of business: Boucher's Shoes

August 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Mental Health Act funds create ‘help-first system’

Standing in front of a group of Kiwanis Club of Turlock members at the Hometown Buffet conference room was a volunteer from the Stanislaus County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This local teacher shared with the service club members her own personal struggle with mental illness - its affects on her work, her home life and social activities.

August 07, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikh community reacts to Wis. shooting

On Sunday, a white supremacist opened fire on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers and wounding several others.

August 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers party together in annual night out event

Turlockers turned on their porch lights, locked their front doors and joined their neighbors for National Night Out on Tuesday evening. Neighborhoods across the city held block parties and were visited by police and fire department officials.

August 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Downtown turnaround?

Downtown Turlock's recovery wasn't heralded by the long-awaited tinkling of wedding bells in a bridal shopping district.

August 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cyclist killed on Golden State Boulevard

A 40-year-old man looking for recyclables along a Turlock road was struck by a sports utility vehicle and died Friday night.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Governor appoints fair board members

Governor Jerry Brown made the following appointments earlier this month to the 38th District Agricultural Association, Stanislaus County Fair Board:

August 07, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Services set for fallen soldier

Funeral services for Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, the Turlock soldier who died while serving as a combat medic in Afghanistan, have been set for Wednesday.

August 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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