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Hilmar grad in coma after crash

A recent graduate and wrestling standout at Hilmar High School was critically injured Monday morning in a crash on Highway 99.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Driver strikes, kills 9-year-old Delhi girl

Three children walking along a dark country road in Delhi were struck by a vehicle, resulting in fatal injuries for a young girl.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heating up the night

A group of people gathered at the Red Brick Café Thursday night to celebrate a victory. Their favorite downtown Turlock night spot had just received approval from the Planning Commission to extend their hours of business from a closing time of 12 midnight, to 1:30 a.m.

August 05, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar library patrons voice anger over cuts

More than 20 residents gathered at the Hilmar Library on Friday and voiced their concerns with the sharply reduced operational hours and the realistic potential of the library's closure in the next six months.

August 05, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Farmers’ markets growing locally, nationally

The practice of loading up on vegetables, fruits, nuts, and other homemade edibles at farmers' markets is gaining momentum both locally and nationally, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

August 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Salmonella outbreak leads to ground turkey recall

A salmonella outbreak linked to an Arkansas meat processing firm has prompted a massive voluntary recall effort of ground turkey products.

August 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Disaster assistance available for small businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in Stanislaus County are now eligible to apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.

August 05, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


The Fire Lane

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 460 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 281 emergency medical service calls.

August 05, 2011 | | Local


Local gardener grows big surprise

Chester Chimel might be 84 years old, but he can grow cucumbers as well as any young gardener. Chimel's Asian cucumber plant recently yielded several vegetables over 2 feet in length. The largest of the cucumbers was 26 inches long.

August 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Assyrian Martyr’s Day event to be held Sunday

Assyrians across the country will recognize Assyrian Martyr's Day on Sunday. Locally, there will be an event held at Turlock Memorial Park to recognize and celebrate Assyrians who have been martyred over the centuries.

August 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Construction biggest obstacle to Central Valley recovery, finds report

California's economic outlook is still grim, but remains stable according to the University of the Pacific Business Forecasting Center.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County sees decrease in mortality rate

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency released its annual public health report in April, and the diagnosis is good for the county.

August 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Diving into summer fitness

Central Valley Aquatics opened its extended season on Monday evening with a practice at Pitman High School. The extended season runs until Oct. 31 and it opens CVA participation to Turlock Marlins members and swimmers from neighboring communities like Hilmar, Ceres and Delhi.

August 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Local homebrewer wins big at national competition

Local homebrewer Mark Ranes enjoys sharing his love for beer with friends and family. At any one time he has eight of his homemade beers on tap, including his award-winning Mark's Bigfoot Barleywine. Ranes took home a bronze medal and bragging rights for his barleywine at the 33rd annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition on June 18.

August 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Brewing up a dust cloud

Turlock's award-winning Dust Bowl Brewing Company tapped the kegs and officially opened the doors to its downtown tap room Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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