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Summer is here - at least it is for the Turlockers who were out and about enjoying the beginning of season this week.

May 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local

Festa Espirito Santo: 100 years of Azorean tradition

The Portuguese community is celebrating its most historical event this week with the 100th anniversary of the Turlock Pentecost Association. The seven day celebration allows people from all ages to enjoy the festivities that include folkloric songs, dances, and traditional Azorean food.

May 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local

VBS: Local churches offer faith mixed with fun

For most kids, summer vacation is the perfect excuse to stay away from homework, tests, or anything associated with school. But for others throughout the community, summer is the perfect time to attend Vacation Bible School at their local congregation and reconnect with their faith.

May 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local

Nominees sought for California Leopold Conservation Award

In the eyes of conservationist Aldo Leopold, an ethical relationship between the land and the people who benefit from it was "an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity." His vision of a "land ethic" is what drives the search for nominees 2012 California Leopold Conservation Award.

May 29, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Pest and disease prevention projects get a boost from USDA

Prevention projects in California and throughout the nation have been given a much needed boost from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, who has just announced his agency will support 321 projects with $50 million in funding from the 2008 Farm Bill.

May 29, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

New TID power plant testing well

The Turlock Irrigation District's new, in-construction Almond 2 Power Plant is performing beyond expectations in initial trials.

May 29, 2012 | | Local

Event puts the boom back into Fourth of July festivities

With Memorial Day come and gone, only a month remains before America's grandest patriotic holiday – and the nation's 236th birthday.

May 29, 2012 | | Local

Turlock City firefighters busier in 2011

The Turlock Fire Department responded to more calls for service in 2011 than they have in the past four years, according to the department's annual report released May 22.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Addiction, mental illness obstacles in path of local homeless woman

Everyone has their ups and downs. Their good days and their bad.

May 29, 2012 | | Local

Turlock pilot makes emergency landing in Manteca field

A propeller snapped off the drive shaft of a small T Mini Max aircraft Tuesday afternoon, falling over 2,000 feet onto the tile roof of a Manteca home before the plane glided into a plowed field west of Airport Way and south of Louise Avenue, 1.5 miles away.


State records new low in infant mortalities

The infant mortality rate has reached a new low in California, according to the latest reported data from the California Department of Public Health.

May 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Blowing dust prompts health warning

Gusty winds over the San Joaquin Valley have prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening.

May 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Sweet success

Hundreds of local children tasted sweet success on Sunday.

May 22, 2012 | | Local


During April, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, and prune fruit continued to develop. Harvest began for a few early peach varieties. Cherry fruit developed as growers continued to spray for the Oriental Fruit Fly. Prunes were past full bloom and beginning to leaf-out in Sutter and Yuba counties. Weed treatments and bloom sprays continued in stone fruit orchards. Grape and kiwifruit vines were growing rapidly as temperatures increased. Pomegranates and persimmons continued to leaf-out. Apples were blooming and leafing-out. Blueberries were being picked and packed in Tulare County. Olive groves were pruned.

May 22, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Hundreds flock to area job fair

The weather is heating up and so is the job market. Hundreds of unemployed people stood in line for over an hour outside the Clarion Hotel Conference Center for Modesto's HIREvent on Tuesday for the opportunity to find employment with companies looking to hire.

May 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local

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Project Prom: Free dresses for local girls

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November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Turlock animator wins local Innovation Challenge

Only a month after launching his first animated comic book series "Crossblood™: The Spear of Destiny," Boyer Animation Studios President and CEO Michael Boyer illustrated ...

November 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Denair tornado leaves cancer patient, family without a home

In just eight minutes, Denair resident Beckee Bailey's life turned upside down.

November 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

New medical advances could help blind Turlock teen

A roof over your head, food on the table and good company are a few staples people are thankful for over the holidays, but something ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

New owner sought for historic Turlock home

One of the oldest houses still standing in Turlock is being readied to pass into the hands of a new owner.

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Dairy levee break floods Turlock neighborhood

Residents on W. Linwood Avenue in Turlock awoke to an unpleasant surprise Friday morning when they found portions of their neighborhood flooded from dirty water ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock Chipotle linked in E. coli outbreak

The outbreak of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest has spread to more states and locally, with two cases reported in Turlock ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

$1M grant to research drought impacts on water quality

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is hoping to obtain a better understanding of the ongoing drought and its impact on state water resources by ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Rotarians promote literacy with dictionary donations

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is hoping to pass along a love of words to local youth by giving every third grade student their very ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

California barbecue graces Turlock

Name of Business: Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Residents ready to stretch their legs for Turkey Trot

Turkey Trots are becoming more and more popular, but Turlock has been with the program for 41 years.

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Clean-up begins for Denair in wake of tornado

The winds have long since died down and residents of Denair are now beginning the task of repairing all the damage and wreckage brought to ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock firefighters douse fire at Foster Farms plant

The rapid response from the Turlock Fire Department and the quick actions of Foster Farms employees is being credited with keeping a fire that ignited ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Jessica’s House to host tours

In conjunction with Children's Grief Awareness Day, Jessica's House will host an open house to share with the public how they help children ...

November 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock home damaged in kitchen fire

A fire that swept through the kitchen of a Turlock residence Monday morning was deemed accidental, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

November 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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