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Rim fire smoke poses local air quality threat

The Yosemite-area Rim fire has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts at various locations in the Valley through the weekend.

August 27, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock woman reunites with daughter after 48 years apart

When a teenaged Kathy Tucker held her newborn baby girl nearly five decades ago, she thought it would be the last time she ever saw her.

August 27, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock woman loses life in South Dakota crash

A Turlock woman sustained fatal injuries in a crash in South Dakota that also claimed the life of two others and left her husband critically injured.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim fire will not affect TID, officials say

Despite having affected many operations along the Tuolumne River, the rim fire currently burning in Tuolumne County and Yosemite will not affect the Turlock Irrigation District, officials told the Board of Directors on Tuesday.

August 27, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


BMX accident claims life of Pitman grad

Turlock native Stephen Gugel, 19, died Friday after being injured in a BMX bike accident at the Patterson Skate Park. Gugel, a 2012 Pitman High graduate, fell off a ledge onto his handlebars while performing a stunt, according to the Patterson Irrigator.

August 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local businesses offer specials, NFL themed confections for football season

With the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders preseasons underway, local businesses around the area are preparing for a long football season with various specials that include viewing of the Bay Area National Football League teams.

August 23, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Rural fire raising funds for Jaws of Life

Hydraulic extraction tools, better known as the Jaws of Life, can cut through metal like scissors through paper and have proven themselves to be invaluable in critical rescue missions. But they come with a hefty price tag, as the Turlock Rural Fire Department can attest.

August 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock City Fire call summary, July 2013

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 532 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 309 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents, and 23 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 35 fire type calls: 3 building fires, 4 vehicle fires, 14 grass/ rubbish fires, 5 Dumpster fires, 1 cooking fire, 2 excessive heat, scorch burns, 1 outside storage fire, 1 authorized controlled burn, 3 unauthorized burning, and 1 water vehicle fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, fireworks explosion, water or steam ...

August 23, 2013 | | Local


Turlock resident to fill CEO role for Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance announced on Monday that long-time Turlock resident Jeff Rowe will temporarily fill the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Alliance.

August 23, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local crews help battle 'Rim' fire

FRESNO - Turlock fire and police crews are helping battle the 'Rim' fire that spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, causing authorities to urge more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands have already been forced out by flames marching through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada.

August 23, 2013 | BY GOSIA WOZNIACKA Associated Press | Local


First Air Alert ends as a success

The Air District officially lifted its first Air Alert of the season on Thursday; and the Valley is even closer to a historic achievement.

August 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Car drives into train; one dead

With the crossing alarm clanging distantly down the tracks, emergency personnel peered into the crumbled wreckage of a four-door sedan that moments before was struck by a passing freight train in downtown Turlock, killing the 80-year-old woman behind the wheel.

August 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime pastor, community leader Oren Geiger dies at 94

One of the city's most influential faith leaders has left a hole at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - and the community at large. Reverend Oren Geiger passed away on Aug. 15 at the age of 94.

August 20, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Ice rink gets final approval from county

It's official, Turlock is getting it's very own ice rink.

August 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

August 20, 2013 | | Local


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Public workgroup to assess conservation fund use in Stanislaus County

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is hosting a Local Workgroup Meeting on Monday to get feedback from the community on how to best use federal funds through the Farm Bill's Environmental Quality Incentive Program.

September 23, 2014 | | Local


Hispanic Heritage Month celebration set for Thursday

The Latino Community Roundtable and Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are holding a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at World Tile Design Showroom, 728 S. Center St., in Turlock.

September 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Peace Walk comes to Turlock

Bakersfield native Luke Wonderly is embarking on a cross country journey spreading a message of peace that he hopes will end with a presidential visit.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tastes of the Valley to benefit agriculture education

Agriculture is a big part of life in Stanislaus County, and the fruits of the recent harvest will take center stage next week in an event to support two ag-centered entities - Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair Foundation and the Agriculture Studies Department of California State University, Stanislaus.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Volunteers to help make Turlock shine

Spring may be the traditional season in which to clean-up, but locals will get a chance to come together and beautify the town on Saturday for the seventh annual Turlock Shines event.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mountain lion evades search efforts

A mountain lion spotted in an east Turlock neighborhood Sunday night continues to roam free in parts unknown as officials suspended their search Monday.

September 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Befriend an alpaca on National Alpaca Farm Days

Community members who want to get up close with an alpaca will have their chance this Sunday and Monday at Macedo's Mini Acre as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 22, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Pirates reign high seas of Keyes Library

Arrrrr. Children in Keyes were treated to a number of pirate related events at the Keyes Library on Thursday afternoon in celebration of the International "Talk like a Pirate Day" on Friday.

September 19, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Dancing with the Turlock Stars: Preview Edition

For the past two months local participants of the first annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars event to benefit the Salvation Army could be found in dance studios, gyms, classrooms, and cafeterias across Turlock honing their dance skills and practicing routines for their big showcase tonight. As I peeked my head into several practices to interview participants for our Studio 209 video episode I was given a sneak preview of the dancers' routines. After witnessing a cha-cha, a rock and roll performance, and a western medley, it's clear that the array of dances is as diverse as the participants ...

September 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dick’s Sporting Goods looking to hire for new Turlock location

While the southern extension of Monte Vista Crossings has yet to be completed, Dick's Sporting Goods is wasting no time looking for local individuals to employ at its new Turlock location, just one of 574 stores across the country.

September 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock conservationist spreads message with children’s book

Ten years ago Turlock's Tammy Bird decided to make a dramatic shift in her life. She sold all her possessions, bought an RV and went to live in the Santa Cruz mountains.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pumpkins still aplenty

Farmers around the region have been taking drastic measures to deal with the ongoing drought, but fortunately for local children, there will still be plenty of pumpkins to choose from at Turlock's R.A.M. Farms.

September 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock fire fighters ready to turn town pink

As the fall season arrives more people will be adding warm golds, maroons, and oranges to their wardrobes, but in Turlock the color of the moment will be pink.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate drops in August

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw a welcome drop in August as more food manufacturing jobs opened up with the arrival of harvest season.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air officials issue health alert

The King Fire burning in El Dorado County has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts in surrounding counties, including Stanislaus and Merced, for as long as the fire continues to burn.

September 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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