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Five cars crash on 99 near Keyes

The Wednesday morning commute on Highway 99 was backed up around Keyes after five vehicles collided into each other in chain-reaction fashion.

June 14, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Bakers sought for apple pie contest

Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.

June 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Not-quite-homeless couple struggle to survive

Morris Smith III and Vanessa Franklin aren't homeless. Not exactly, at least.

June 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cows — and humans — just wanna have fun

"Cows Just Wanna Have Fun" is the theme of this year's Merced County Fair which centers on celebrating cows and dairies. The fun isn't just for cows, though, as the 121st annual fair kicks off today with a variety of activities for young and old.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gas prices down, for now

Gas prices are declining, but the fall may be short-lived.

June 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


World auctioneer championship comes to Turlock

The 49th annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship is coming to the Turlock Livestock Auction Yard. For the past year, auctioneers from across the country have competed for a spot in the WLAC, to be held Saturday.

June 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


City permit required for all garage sales

Before putting out one box of knick-knacks or rack of clothing onto their front yard on Tuesday, the Cotton family obtained a permit from the City of Turlock to hold a small garage sale. The Cotton family was one of only about a dozen homes that obtained the mandatory $15 permit for that particular day. While the Cottons followed the city ordinance pertaining to yard sales, not all do. In just a mile radius of East Avenue to Main Street the Turlock Journal discovered three unpermitted sales on that same day.

June 12, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


TID ‘reluctantly’ passes irrigation rate increases

Most growers in the Turlock Irrigation District will pay more for irrigation water, and will be billed based on usage starting in 2013.

June 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local agencies, Journal reporter recognized by planning association

American Planning Association, California Chapter Central Section honored the City of Newman, Tulare County Resource Management Agency Planning Branch and Turlock Journal reporter Alex Cantatore with the association's 2012 Planning Awards.

June 12, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


USDA seeks applications for rural business grants

The United States Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to help promote sustainable economic development and job creation in rural communities.

June 12, 2012 | | Local


Cookies secret to baker’s success

Name of Business: Lisa's Cookie Jar

June 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Library Advisory Board seeks youth representative

The Stanislaus County Library Advisory Board is seeking applicants for a youth representative.

June 11, 2012 | | Local


Mi Pueblo Turlock opening in question

The future of a planned Turlock Mi Pueblo Food Center may be in question, as developers and the Mexican grocery chain are working through "unresolved issues."

June 08, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


DAR recognizes local students with citizenship awards

The Turlock chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently saluted several local students by presenting Good Citizenship certificates and medals to 10 8th grade graduates.

June 08, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 432 incidents during the month of May. These included a total of 282 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 29 motor vehicle accidents, and 20 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 25 fire type calls: 2 building fires, 3 cooking fires, 2 unauthorized burnings, 4 special "outside" type fires, 12 vegetation/ rubbish fires, 1 electrical arching, and 1 fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, smoke checks, gas leaks, chemical spill, locked in vehicle, power lines down, etc.

June 08, 2012 | | Local


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Enterovirus reaches California

The enterovirus that has sickened more than a hundred people, mostly children, across the country has now officially been confirmed in California.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ten Pin Fun Center no longer a reality for Turlock

Locals dreaming of bowling a strike at a Turlock bowling alley won't have the opportunity to do so as the Ten Pin Fun Center project is officially, well, a gutterball.

September 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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