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Fire fighters battle semi truck blaze

A truck driver bedding down for the night in his sleeper compartment had to make a quick exit from his semi truck when it caught on fire.

November 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Have your cupcake and eat it, too

The Bell Real Estate Cycling club is hosting its fourth annual "Eat Cupcakes Kids Get Bikes" event that allows for guilt-free dessert indulgence and the opportunity for underprivileged children to get a bicycle during the holiday season.

November 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Kiwanis donate pumpkins to students

For over 25 years, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock has donated hundreds of pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary School just in time for Halloween. This year, member Larry DeBoara said that the club supplied approximately 700 pumpkins from RAM Farms to students in first through sixth grade in order to "give these kids a chance to have a pumpkin when maybe they can't afford it at home." As owner of RAM Farms, Ron Macedo said that he has provided the pumpkins for the past decade for to "allow all kids to take part in Halloween."

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Tips to keep kids safe on Halloween

Before children don their superhero capes, princess tutus or vampire teeth for Halloween this year, the American Red Cross is offering some safety tips to help parents and guardians ensure the safety of their trick-or-treater as they venture through neighborhoods in search of candy.

October 30, 2015 | | Local


Partnership to explore groundwater recharge on almond orchards

The Almond Board of California and Sustainable Conservation have joined ranks to determine the groundwater recharge potential of California's one million acres of almond orchards through grower field trials, research and geological studies.

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Dentists to exchange Halloween candy for cash

Trick-or-treaters who would rather get money than cavities from their Halloween candy this year will not only have the opportunity to sell their candy to two dental offices during candy buy-back events, but also help out troops overseas.

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Pumpkins, people and pups

Brothers James and Joseph Lynch picked out their perfect pumpkins at R.A.M. Farms just in time for Halloween.

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Family focused on creating positive dining experience

Name of Business: Strings Italian Café

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Women’s Symposium on challenges in the workplace

The first Business Women's Symposium scheduled for Nov. 5 in Modesto, aims to present attendees with insights, inspirations and motivational ideas from successful business and educational leaders.

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Wood-burning restrictions return for another season

The annual cold weather air pollution control program, Check Before You Burn, is slated to return Sunday.

October 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Insect known to host fatal citrus disease found in Turlock

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will soon quarantine a portion of Turlock after an invasive species known to carry an incurable citrus disease was found earlier this week within city limits.

October 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock church offers support for those with addicted loved ones

The outreach minister for the Turlock Church of Christ has taken a pressing issue of Turlock head on by speaking with numerous gateway figures throughout the community including the mayor, the police chief, the fire chief, city manager and many churches to come up with a group that is centered for people or families affected by a loved one facing addiction.

October 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Pancakes with a side of goodwill

On many occasions Dorothy and Bob Steeley have been supporters of the annual Denair Lions' Pancake Breakfast. The couple has gladly handed over donations for tasty pancakes coming off the griddle, and never once did they ever think they would be the benefit of the club's annual outreach of goodwill.

October 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock non-profits tickled with ‘Dancing’ donations

The final phase of Dancing with the Turlock Stars was completed over the last week as the organizers presented two non-profits with a total of $90,000.

October 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock woman transforms house into spooky spectacle

Stephanie Valgos knows the exact moment she realized that she was more than just a Halloween enthusiast. She was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders at the time and her team was performing a dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" during a Halloween game. While her teammates donned skirts with artfully placed rips, Valgos took her costume to another level.

October 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Fire chars home in Turlock

One person was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in a Turlock residence.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock collision injures four

A motorist headed the wrong way on a freeway exit in Turlock collided head-on with another vehicle, sending four to area hospitals.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warmer weather will bring out mosquitoes

As the weather takes a turn from pleasant days to sweltering, health officials are advising residents to get rid of any standing water that may ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Veterans Commission meeting

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This month's meeting will occur on ...

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bring the family to share sweets, treats in Oakdale

Truffles to chocolate dipped apples, toffee to chocolate covered almonds, the namesake of the Oakdale Chocolate Festival is prominently on display along Chocolate Avenue.

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Three years and thousands of miles later, missing dog is found in Turlock

If dogs could sing, 13-year-old Trixie very well might belt out "My Old Kentucky Home."

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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