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Police chief resigns

Turlock Police Chief Gary Hampton, who has modernized the department and brought it up to a new level of staffing and service, is resigning from the position he has held for the last five years.

July 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock natural gas pipeline in need of fix

An evaluation by Pacific Gas and Electric of the natural gas pipelines in the state has turned up 7.5 miles of pipeline in need of pressure reductions, including a stretch in Turlock.

July 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Journal launches new website

We have some changes coming Wednesday to our website, turlockjournal.com.

July 01, 2011 | Kristi Massey | Local


THE FIRE LANE

Fire Call Summary

July 01, 2011 | | Local


MedicAlert teams up with Children’s Hospital

Turlock-based MedicAlert Foundation and the Children's Hospital Central California have formed a partnership to offer medical emergency and identification bracelets to children in the Central Valley.

July 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Program brings fresh food to seniors

The Area Agency on Aging will be handing out free coupon books to low-income senior citizens at the Turlock Farmers' Market on July 8. The coupons are available through the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and can only be used to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, honey or edible herbs at certified farmers' markets. They cannot be redeemed at grocery stores.

July 01, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Holiday water safety a great concern

Record snow pack and rainfall have caused dangerous conditions in Central Valley waterways.

July 01, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Regional Fourth of July celebrations

Saturday

June 28, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


St. Jude Thaddeus youth going to Spain

A delegation from the youth group of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Livingston will depart on Aug. 8 for a two -week pilgrimage to attend World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Holiday travelers feeling the ‘budgetary squeeze,’ says AAA

Despite declining gas prices, fewer Californians are projected to travel for the Fourth of July weekend than did a year ago, AAA Northern California announced this week.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fireworks stands open with a bang

Hilmar resident Sherri Flanery contemplated a "Moonstruck" package of fireworks at the Phantom Fireworks stand sponsored by the Turlock Freewill Baptist Church at the corner of Monte Vista and Geer on Tuesday. The church said last year they sold $22,000 worth of fireworks and raised $5,000 during the fundraiser, which helps send kids to summer church camp. Fireworks stands opened Tuesday throughout Turlock. About 85 percent of sales are made on July 3 and 4. In order to avoid long lines and get the best fireworks, organizations urge buyers to come in early.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Safety Saturday a success

More than 800 people visited GDI Insurance's safety event on Saturday, held at GDI offices on Geer Road in Turlock.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock police officer named Veteran of the Year

Neil Cervenka, a Turlock Police sergeant and former Air Force reservist, has been named the 26th Assembly District 2011 Veteran of the Year.

June 28, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two die in rollover; two injured

An early morning single car rollover accident on a country road resulted in the death of two Turlock men and injured two others.

June 28, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Blaze burns through hay supply

The thick billows of smoke moving over Turlock Monday were from a fire that swept through a hay barn at a Turlock dairy - destroying an estimated 1,000 tons of hay bales in the process.

June 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | 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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