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Hundreds attend Safety Saturday event

Hilmar resident Jamie Carmona was one of the hundreds of parents who left the 3rd annual Safety Saturday event feeling a little more secure about the safety of her children.

May 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Toaster sparks fire

An unattended toaster is to blame for a house fire that caused an estimated $10,000 in damage, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

May 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

Local air pollution officials are issuing a health cautionary statement effective through Wednesday night, because of blowing dust resulting from gusty winds. The health caution is in effect for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties.

May 21, 2013 | | Local


Anglicans find new church home

The Grace Anglican Church, formerly the St. Francis Anglican Church, is moving into their new home Sunday at First Christian Church.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlocker competes in 2013 Warrior Games

Retired Navy Aviation Electrician's Mate Steven Davis, from Turlock, hit the court with his Navy basketball team in the 2013 Warrior Games.

May 17, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Fireworks to light up Turlock night sky

In a little over a month's time, Americans all around the country will sink their toes in summer grass and look up into a night sky illuminated by fireworks. Turlockers will be doing no different at this year's free community fireworks show, scheduled to be held on July 4 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

May 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


County sees new low in unemployment

The ranks of unemployed people in Stanislaus County continue to dwindle as the area recorded a new low in the unemployment rate.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crossroads senior pastor retires after 33 years at pulpit

The members of Crossroads church are praying for a new pastor, someone who can fill the shoes of the man who has guided their congregation for 33 years.

May 14, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Wildlife center invites public to baby animal shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is inviting the public to celebrate the birth of hundreds of wild animals with its annual Baby Animal Shower fundraiser on Saturday. The center cares for orphaned animals until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. The baby animal shower is one of the center's biggest fundraisers, and it is a way for the center to collect much-needed supplies.

May 14, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

May 14, 2013 | | Local


Turlock prepares for annual walk to benefit cancer society

Thousands of community members will be walking the campus of Dutcher Middle School on Saturday for the fight against cancer at city's the annual "Relay for Life" event.

May 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Alex Perez shares his passion for jiu jitsu with new academy

Name of business: Turlock Academy of Jiu Jitsu

May 14, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Young entrepreneurs give back through Lemonade Day

Lemonade stands- some kids do it for fun while others do it for money. But for Davis Hill, his reason is closer to the heart.

May 14, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlockers 'Fill the Boot' for Kindness

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 held its annual Random Acts of Kindness Fill the Boot fundraiser on Saturday and was able to raise almost $16,000 for local charities. Turlock firefighters voluntarily stood out on the corners of Monte Vista Crossings asking citizens to fill their boots with donations. Firefighters were able to raise $836 alone from people emptying the change trays in their cars. This year's total amount donated is an increase of almost $2,000 from last year, said Captain Frank Saldivar.

May 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


More water coming to TID growers

Doomsday scenarios were bantered about at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, with the economic repercussions of this season's failed crops pitted against the impact of having no water at all for future irrigation years.

May 14, 2013 | 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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