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State drought declaration impacts local community

As the ongoing drought continues to plague California, cities and public agencies throughout the state are vigorously trying to find ways to conserve water.

January 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Westside Ministries honors MLK with service

Westside Ministries of Turlock staff and volunteers spent the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday commemorating the leader's spirit of giving and selflessness by packing over 1,000 emergency food boxes for families in need.

January 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


African Children’s Choir comes to Monte Vista Chapel

Charming smiles and beautiful voices will soon fill the sanctuary of Monte Vista Chapel, as a children's choir from Africa makes their way to Turlock.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID to discuss electric service rates

New rate designs will highlight the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday morning, as the district prepares for a public hearing on the matter in the coming months.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Economic disaster loans available to California small businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in 35 California counties - including Stanislaus County - are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.

January 17, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Michael Everett: Working to make Turlock the next Hollywood

Michael Everett is a record/film producer and owner of the The Creation Lab studios in Turlock. Everett also founded the Turlock Film Commission.

January 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu death toll climbing

The influenza virus that is sickening people all across the country is taking a deadly toll in California as the number of fatalities more than doubled in one week.

January 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Former Olympic rower opens marketing firm

Name of Business: Ali Cox & Company

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local WWII veterans honored

Between 1939 and 1945 more than 16 million Americans enlisted in the armed forces during World War II to protect the United States of America and help restore order to a world gone mad. In 2014, only 1.2 million of those veterans remain alive and are dying at a rate of 600 veterans a day.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Friends group gives library vital support

The Turlock Library holds special memories for many area residents. From first trips to the library for story time and getting that first library card, to finding the perfect resources for a finals paper or SAT test prep, the library often plays an important role in the literary development in a person's life.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Missing dog back home

Dolly, the Australian Shepherd mix that went missing after her owners were hit by a car has returned home.

January 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wynonna Judd to kick off 2014 Stanislaus County Fair

This summer five-time Grammy award winner Wynonna Judd will grace the free stage to kick off the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Community leader, volunteer Tom Truax succumbs to cancer

The Central Valley lost a community leader in Tom Truax on Tuesday. Truax passed away at age 55 after a year-long battle with cancer.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Cheese to open new facility in Turlock

Turlock's economic development efforts just got a big boost today, as Hilmar Cheese announced it will be building a milk processing facility in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hit and run victim seeks lost dog

A family is hoping the Turlock community can help reunite a lost dog with her owner, who was critically injured in a hit and run collision that claimed the life of his wife.

January 14, 2014 | 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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