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Temperatures soar near 100 degrees in first week of fall

Fall officially began last week, but the heat says summer never left.

September 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Almond farmers harvest small crop this year, despite high USDA predictions

Harvest season is in full swing and despite early predictions, local farmers are seeing a much smaller crop than they did last year-about 30 to 40 percent smaller than last year.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Community clean-up day expected to draw hundreds of volunteers

The third time's a charm when it comes to making Turlock shine.

September 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Whooping cough cases reach near-record high

The outbreak of whooping cough continues to grow in California as the state nears an infection rate that hasn't been seen in 55 years.

September 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dates set for centennial Stanislaus County Fair run

2011 will be a big year for the Stanislaus County Fair. In July 2011, the fair will celebrate its centennial anniversary.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Prosecutor, City Council candidate dies

Shawn Barlow, the Stanislaus County prosecutor and Turlock City Council candidate, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, leaving a community of family, friends, and colleagues stunned at his sudden passing.

September 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wrong Barlow family notified of death

The death of prosecutor and City Council candidate Shawn Barlow prompted a mistaken death notification for one Stanislaus County family.

September 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


More local harvesting facilities needed, say farmers to U.S. Ag, EPA

Farmers are making little profit, have nowhere to harvest their food and are out of options to keep their farms in business.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


American Legion, VFW send candy to the troops

U.S. troops around the world will soon be receiving a sweet treat from Turlock.

September 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New book takes a look at the future of the Central Valley

In 2009, the Great Valley Center pulled out a crystal ball and asked five notable speakers to take a look into the future.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Aspiranet celebrates 35 years with family, dog event

With 35 years of community service under their belt, Aspiranet has decided to celebrate their accomplishments with some of man's best friends.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


CSU Stanislaus to host observatory night

California State University, Stanislaus will offer the public a free trip around "Our neighborhood in the Universe" at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

September 21, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Search for new TID GM begins

The Turlock Irrigation District will employ executive search consultants Ralph Anderson and Associates to find a replacement for departed General Manager Larry Weis, following a Board of Directors decision Tuesday morning.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Train hits bicycle; rider not injured

A woman riding her bike at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday was taken by surprise after an on-coming train hit her front wheel at the East Olive Avenue crossing.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Prop 19 cowboy finds supporters, protestors in Turlock

Howard Wooldridge, a retired police detective from Michigan, and his horse Misty rode into town on Saturday to help promote passage of California's Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana use. Wooldridge and Misty hung out on the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in their Support Prop 19 regalia and interacted with passing motorists and the occasional pedestrian.

September 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlock’s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Foster Farms president and CEO stepping down

Foster Farms President and CEO Ron Foster announced plans to step down from his current position on Thursday. Although he is relinquishing the title of President and CEO, the third generation family member in charge of the poultry company still plans to continue on with his role as owner and director.

October 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Former POW Jessica Lynch to discuss her experiences at Veterans’ celebration

Sitting in South Carolina in between filming scenes on her latest movie, the battlefields of Iraq seem like another time and world away for Army veteran and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch. But the scars, both mental and physical are never far from her recollection, nor is her message of perseverance.

October 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Buffalo Wild Wings slated to come to Turlock

Sixteen – that is the number of specialty sauces in which residents will be able to choose from to dunk their wings in once the new Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill comes to Turlock.

October 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


ABC Fitness celebrates six years of outdoor workouts

Name of Business: ABC Fitness Co.

October 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library program makes math fun

Local libraries are hoping to ignite creativity and show the fun side of math in a series of free events throughout the month of October.

October 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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