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Officials issue an Air Alert through Friday

The Valley air basin is in an Air Alert episode beginning today through Friday. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley air basin portion of Kern Counties.

September 09, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Wildfire prompts air alert for Valley

Smoke from the Rough Fire is affecting air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley prompting air officials to issue a health cautionary statement.

September 08, 2015 | | Local

Ceiling fan ignites house fire

A fire believed to have started in a bathroom ceiling fan caused extensive damage to a Turlock residence Monday morning.

September 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Shining a light on the stigma of suicide

At 20 years old Olivia Louise Bell Valentine, a Pitman graduate, decided to take her own life.

September 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Summer's end brings cheaper gas

As summer comes to an end, gas prices continue to plunge as an ongoing oversupply of crude oil and record-high refinery output continues to drive state and national gas prices down, according to AAA Northern California's latest gas survey.

September 08, 2015 | | Local

Turlock woman turns 106 years old

Eloisa Sanchez Mulgado celebrated her 106 birthday on Monday, smiling and laughing like any day before.

September 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Heat lingers as fall approaches

Labor Day may signify the end of summer, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature.

September 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock's urban forest withering in drought

For over two decades, the City of Turlock has worked hard to earn the recognition of being a Tree City USA member by creating a Community Forest Program and holding an annual Arbor Day event with local school children. The current drought, however, is making city staff work even harder to maintain the thousands of trees that not only beautify Turlock but also improve air quality.

September 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

State health department granted funds to help stop painkiller abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has granted the California Department of Public Health more than $3.7 million to help prevent overdoses from opioids.

September 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Proposed solid waste rate increase

Turlock Scavenger is proposing a one-time rate increase. Typical residential solid waste services will increase by 9.16 to 9.45 percent.

September 04, 2015 | | Local

Turlock Foster Farms facilities honored for employee safety

Two Turlock Foster Farms facilities were among nine facilities nationwide to receive an Award of Distinction-the highest level of achievement for employee safety-from the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council during the 2015 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry.

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Annual festival strives to put Denair on the map

The Denair Civic Association will once again showcase all that Denair has to offer at the sixth annual Denair Farm and Family Festival set for Sept. 12.

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Walkers will be roaming downtown come Tuesday

The walkers are headed for downtown Turlock.

September 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock duplex goes up in flames

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a Turlock duplex Monday afternoon, leaving seven people displaced from their homes, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Family-owned business finds niche in vehicle repairs

Name of Business: Turlock Auto Service

September 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just ...

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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