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'The Fight for Water' puts face to crisis

Director and producer Juan Carlos Oseguera hopes that his documentary film "The Fight for Water: A Farm Worker Struggle" will not only personify the water shortage afflicting the state, but enlighten individuals about the severity of the drought that has been scorching the region for the past four years.

August 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Second case of plague linked to Yosemite

The California Department of Public Health, along with Yosemite National park officials are investigating a possible second case of a person infected with the plague after visiting the park.

August 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report: Drought costs state ag $1.84B and 10,100 jobs in 2015

The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

August 18, 2015 | | Local


Rising costs, less income have future of Turlock Youth Performing Arts in jeopardy

In the theater the saying goes that the "show must go on," but for the kids involved in Turlock Youth Performing Arts there is a potential that the curtain may never rise again.

August 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber names Paul Wright as interim CEO

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors appointed Paul Wright to serve as the interim President/CEO, following the retirement of long-time President Sharon Silva on Aug. 15.

August 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Fire chief bids farewell to city

Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman celebrated his retirement on Friday at Turlock Fire Station 1 among family, friends and the local community. During the ceremony, Lohman said that he could not have done anything without his family and advised his fellow firefighters to enjoy every minute of their careers and to not "sweat the small stuff." Having served in the Turlock Fire Department for the past 35 years, Lohman now plans to assume a new position as the chief executive officer of the almond cooperative Northern Merced Hulling Association.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Home water survey kits are in

The City of Turlock has revamped its Home Water Survey Kits and they have just arrived. These water survey kits are a great way for residents to audit their water usage themselves. It will allow customers to see how efficient they are with their water use as well as identify areas for improvement.

August 17, 2015 | | Local


Lions donate bleachers to Pride

Members of the Turlock Lions Club raised $4,500 through multiple fundraising efforts, including their annual crab feed and wine booth at the Stanislaus County Fair, in order to donate a new set of bleachers at Pitman High School's swimming pool. The Turlock Lions Club believes in giving back to the community and hopes that the new bleachers will allow for bigger events and more people, said former president Brian Kennedy.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local elections advance as filing period comes to a close

Local elections will be incumbent heavy come November as candidate filing periods closed this week.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Manna Korean Cuisine joins Turlock dining scene

Name of Business: Manna Korean Cuisine

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


For the love of the game

Longtime history teacher and basketball coach of Turlock High, Ronald Charles Smart, passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto on July 21.

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


County opens Day Reporting Center

When the state reduced the state prison population by releasing non-violent felons back onto the streets in October 2011 - as well as shoving probation duties onto counties - local police and sheriffs' departments were unprepared. Places like Stanislaus County didn't have programs in place.

August 13, 2015 | By Jeff Benziger turlock Journal | Local


Longtime Turlock pastor sets sights on new horizon

After 14 years at the helm of Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Russell "Rusty" Lyon will deliver his final sermon on Sunday.

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


TID voices concerns over Don Pedro fish passage

Facilities that would smooth the voyage of Tuolumne River fish around the Don Pedro Reservoir are simultaneously serving as a source of turbulence for Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District who are in the midst of relicensing the reservoir, as well as licensing the La Grange Dam two miles downstream.

August 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Water issues boil over during community meeting

The frustration shared by area residents and Stanislaus County staff was as evident as the ongoing drought on Wednesday during a community meeting hosted by the Stanislaus Water Advisory Committee in Denair.

August 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Wine, crepes and more at new downtown eatery

Name of business: Loza Wine & Crepes

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dynamic duos dance for charity

Brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and even a few close friends took the stage for the fourth annual Dancing with the ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Facebook posts leads to early departure from Seaside for former Turlock police chief

Former Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson announced his retirement from his role as chief in Seaside after city officials grew concerned about some of his ...

September 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Sexiest Doctor’ ready to check out Turlock

Dr. Mikhail "Doctor Mike" Varshavski, the doctor who rose to fame on the internet and was voted "People" magazine's "Sexiest Doctor Alive," will be ...

September 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Water rights bill awaits Governor’s signature

A landmark passage of water rights legislation occurred over the weekend when Assemblyman Adam Gray's Assembly Bill 313 received final approval on the last ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Rosalee Rush

Stanislaus State's new Senior Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Media Relations, Rosalee Rush, was drawn to the university because of its focus ...

September 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Student art sought for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate sees drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a slight decline in August, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pour your own craft beer at Pizza Factory

In a perfect world, watching a football game with a group of friends at your favorite pizza parlor would never be interrupted by waiting in ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Construction continues at Turlock intersection

Detours around the intersection of Fulkerth Road and N. Golden State Boulevard will be up for at least another month, as crews continue to work ...

September 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Donnelly Park playground to close for renovations

The Children's Play Park at Donnelly Park will be closed for six days next week for repairs thanks to a partnership between the City ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock remembers 9-11

The Turlock fire and police departments hosted a remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 in recognition of the lives lost during the terrorist attack in 2001 ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Young Eagles fly at Turlock Airport

The Turlock Regional Aviation Association hosted the Young Eagles event on Saturday at the Turlock Municipal Airport. The program, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Power, irrigation affected by heat

The summer of 2017 has been exceptionally hot, and August was no different. The month brought record-breaking temperatures, affecting the demand for both power and ...

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hobby Lobby opens its doors

Type of business: Craft and home décor retailer

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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