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Officials warn of growing threat of West Nile Virus

Even though California Has not recorded a human case of West Nile Virus so far this year, state health officials are warning that the presence of the disease is increasing and that it is just a waiting game on when it will reach the human population.

July 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Veteran workshops planned for Turlock, Ripon

The Veterans Service Off ices in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties will be hosting two veteran workshops with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) to cover a variety of issues, including healthcare, benefits, and housing.

July 21, 2016 | | Local


George House dies

George Rolland House II wore many hats. He was a California Highway Patrolman, an almond farmer, a member of the Hughson School Board and later a California State Assemblyman. The unwavering patriot and devout Christian died Thursday at a care facility, leaving old friends in his small hometown and across the state grieving.

July 19, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Harnessing the healing power of art

People of all ages are trading in couch cushions for glue sticks in an effort to find relief from their pain and problems of their past.

July 19, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Local Korean War veterans celebrate 50 years together

Sixty-six years ago, American troops were fighting on Korean soil as they came to the aid of South Korea in the Korean War. Today, those who served in the 1950's era war are able to unite and connect through the Korean War Veterans Association, and local veterans meet as part of the War Dogs Chapter 203.

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Smile Farms growing bonds to the community

Approximately 80 percent of adults with developmental disabilities are unemployed. To some that's a staggering number that seems impossible to tackle, not to all though.

July 19, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at Turlock residence

Two Turlock firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and heat-related issues from their efforts to put out a residential fire during the blazing midday heat.

July 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dust Bowl opens new brewhouse, taproom

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new Fulkerth Road facility is still missing its almost 5-foot tall rooftop neon sign, it hasn't stopped the brewhouse and eatery from attracting visitors from Turlock and across the region. Dust Bowl welcomed over 900 people through the doors of its west Turlock restaurant and working brewery on Monday, making for a very busy opening day.

July 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock police officers receive breakfast of thanks

In the wake of recent attacks on police officers across the nation, the Assyrian American Civic Club took it upon themselves to say "thank you" to the Turlock Police Department, preparing a breakfast Tuesday morning as a display of gratitude for their hard work and service.

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Final fair countdown

There are only two days left to enjoy the Stanislaus County Fair, but plenty of time to catch a sizzling summer concert, support local 4-H and FFA exhibitors or get a thrill on the midway.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turf Club could soon see new digs

Organized horse racing has been a part of American sport since this country's earliest days. Of course where there is competitive racing there is gambling.

July 15, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Police officer comes to aid of woman kicked off bus

Recent upgrades to Turlock's transit system were made in an effort to make it easier for passengers to ride the bus, but for one rider the changes almost resulted in a trip to jail.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family entertainment center coming to Turlock

For years, Turlockers have hoped for a bowling alley to roll back into the city. After endless rumors and failed attempts at building an entertainment center for residents, plans have finally been put into motion to bring not only bowling, but other activities as well, into Turlock.

July 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Solar Cleaning Solutions keeps solar panels sparkling

Type of business: Solar panel cleaning

July 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pokémon and Pizza at the Keyes Library

Pokémon and books, 'gotta catch 'em all!' Individuals can share tips for playing Pokémon GO as well as enjoy a slice of pizza at the Keyes Library at 5:30 p.m. July 28. The Keyes Library is a PokéStop so individuals will be able to collect items and catch a Pokémon during their visit. There are also other PokéStops and a Gym within one block of the library. Participants are also welcome to bring their Pokémon cards to play the Pokémon Trading Card game. Pokémon graphic novels will be available for ...

July 14, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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New skate park 'finally' open

Nearly a year after it was announced that the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park would relocate from Starr Avenue to Donelly Park, the revamped skaters ...

August 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Paint and sip at Rembrandt and Rosé

Type of business: Paint and sip studio

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires continue to pollute Valley air

Area residents will continue to contend with poor air quality conditions as the numerous wildfires burning in the state are causing pollutants to hover over ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Turlock Olive Garden general manager earns award

The Turlock general manager of the Olive Garden in town has earned recognition from the corporation for the eatery's guest services and community involvement.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Poll workers needed for Election Day

As the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election nears, the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office is hoping a few citizens will step up and help ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Foster Farms names new CEO

Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Flanagan as the poultry company's newest president and chief executive officer. Flanagan will ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Eggs, Issues and Economics breakfast talks Turlock success, entrepreneurship

"I think we can all agree that this is an exciting time to live and work in our community."

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Road work ahead

Motorists should be prepared to detour around a number of roads around town as maintenance work is planned in the upcoming weeks.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air quality could take hit with back to school traffic

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping area residents can help avoid a spike in ozone levels by refraining from idling vehicles ...

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Pre-literacy program encourages parent, child bonding

For any five-year-old, reading 1,000 books before they begin school may seem like a daunting task. Thanks to a program provided by the Stanislaus ...

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Poor hygiene causing diarrheal infection in Stanislaus County

A rise in a bacterial infection that is causing residents to become ill, particularly with diarrhea is prompting Stanislaus County health officials to remind the ...

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Blaker Brewing makes new plans for Turlock microbrewery

Just over a year after beginning its brewing journey, Blaker Brewing of Lucas Dairy is preparing to rewrite its microbrewery plans.

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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