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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


Valley air is cleaner but...

There's something in the air.

May 14, 2013 | | Local


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Celebrate ice cream and all things dairy with Hilmar Cheese

If the cheese wasn't enough to lure guests to Hilmar Cheese Company already, the visitor center is now offering family tours and an ice cream making activity in honor of National Ice Cream Month.

July 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair draws more visitors in 2014

The Stanislaus County Fair saw a banner year for its 2014 run, bringing in more visitors and more money for youth livestock exhibitors at Fair auctions.

July 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City water conservation measures lackluster compared to state regulations

While the State Water Resources Control Board recently approved an emergency regulation to allow local governments and agencies to fine citizens for excessive outdoor water use, local citizens will not be affected by the new measures since the City of Turlock instituted its own water conservation rules more than 20 years ago.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals will take to the mud to help Hilmar girl

Muddy Balls, a local charity mud volleyball tournament, will take place at the Stanislaus County Fair starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 2, with all the proceedings benefitting 8-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma.

July 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


New title, new positions at the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has undergone a makeover that has the organization sporting a new name with new leaders at the helm of what is officially now known as the Stanislaus Business Alliance.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar opens Wednesday

Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.

July 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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