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Oakdale Saddle Club aids animal fire evacuation

With area fire crews battling one of the biggest wildfires in recent years, members of the Oakdale Saddle Club are supporting the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse and Animal Control staff with the evacuation of livestock in threatened areas.

September 06, 2013 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


West Nile virus could see spike at season’s end

Stanislaus County has been experiencing a relatively mild season of West Nile virus so far, but officials warn the worse may be yet to come.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Toga, toga, and fresh produce

The Turlock Certified Farmers' Market was in full swing Friday night, complete with fruits, music, vendors, and a whole lot of college students.

September 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Pink Helmet Award to honor courage in fighting cancer

The Turlock Fire Fighters 2434 union is readying to turn the town pink.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diocese heading towards bankruptcy; Turlock priest costs church millions

A series of costly payments to settle multiple claims of sexual abuse has the Diocese of Stockton moving closer to a decision to file for bankruptcy, church officials stated Friday.

September 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chief's son dies in traffic collision

An accident on the outskirts of Hughson Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson's eldest son.

September 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Valley home a hotel for stray bunnies

You won't find beds in the three bedrooms of Randy Koga's Ceres home.

September 03, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Cars, colors and care

Name of business: Classic Colors

September 03, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Festival hopes to bring out food, family and fun in Denair

With a population a little shy of 3,500, the small farm town of Denair isn't typically hailed as a place of bubbling activity.

September 03, 2013 | Hank Vander Veen | Local


Turlock dairies win big at World Dairy Expo

Turlock dairies are making some of the best cheese products in the world - and they've got the awards to prove it.

September 03, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Sierra wildfire now state's fourth-largest

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has become the fourth-largest conflagration in modern California history, fire officials said Sunday as clouds and higher humidity helped crews further contain the biggest blaze in the United States this year.

September 03, 2013 | | Local


Labor Day travel on an upswing, finds survey

Traveling on Labor Day weekend? Expect some traffic.

August 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Flames race through home’s attic

Welding work sparked a fire Thursday that caused significant damage to a Turlock home and displaced a family of three.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock family seeks to raise awareness about rare syndrome

When Jose and Carolina Alfaro decided to expand their family in 2006 and give their son Jose a new brother or sister, it should have been a happy time in their lives.

August 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


FITNESS CHALLENGE: Give me cheese, please

When I decided on the Paleo diet - no grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, or refined oils - for my 30-day "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge, I knew it would be hard. I knew taking away all breads and dairy from my meals would create cravings I'd have to battle. What I didn't expect was my heroin-like withdrawal from cheese.

August 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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May is Water Awareness Month

Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation habits.

May 01, 2015 | | Local


Denham to host job fair, veterans event

Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is hoping to put residents back to work by hosting a Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local teacher works to combat hyacinth problem in Tuolumne River

Elias Ruiz is a teacher at Dutcher Middle School during the week, but on the weekends he can be found plunging into the Tuolumne River in full scuba gear.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Summer openings slated for Monte Vista Crossings

Summer is almost here and so is the arrival of several new additions to the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Perrien Farms offers family friendly environment for competitive and recreational riders

Name of Business: Perrien Farms

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms employee recognized for innovative efforts against salmonella

Rather than making headlines for a salmonella outbreak, senior vice president of technical services at Foster Farms and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Robert O'Connor is making headlines for the complete opposite.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market ready to impress with events, selection

Although the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market has moved to a new location and a new day before its kick-off Saturday, one thing will remain the same: the market itself as a venue of quality produce, unique handcrafted items, and live entertainment.

April 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


May library events offer crafts, summer reading program kick-off

Star Wars, superheroes and butterflies will all make an appearance at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


WWII veteran honored at commission meeting

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor attack survivor Herb Miller was presented a commendation by Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow for his service to the country during a Veterans Advisory Commission meeting held Monday in Turlock.

April 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cost of driving dips in 2015

Due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly two percent drop from last year, according to AAA's 2015 Your Driving Costs study.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CDFA to host drought forum in Fresno

With nearly 100 percent of the state considered to be in a severe drought, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a drought forum on Tuesday to both unite and elicit comments from all farmers, ranchers and stakeholders throughout the state.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Friday marks first summer Main StrEAT Food Rally

Fridays are about to get food-friendly downtown with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs to kick off on May 1.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Female business owners band together for success

What does a ballroom dance academy, hair salon and fitness boot camp all have in common? More than just occupying the same building, the trio of businesses are all owned by women.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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