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Chance to learn about area wildlife on Saturday

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will celebrate their 31st anniversary on Saturday with their annual Day with Wildlife event.

September 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Annual pet event connects animal nonprofits and families

Tractor Supply Co. is hosting their annual Pet Appreciation Week through Sunday, complete with pet adoptions, demonstrations on pet nutrition, and drawings for gift cards and giveaways while supplies last.

September 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

New faces at TPD

The Turlock Police Department welcomed their newest employees as Officers Alex Jimenez, Jonathan Yerzy, and Marco Diaz were greeted by Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson at a reception on Monday. The three officers completed a 20-week program from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Regional Training Division that focused on active scenario training. The three officers were sworn in on Friday and were among 21 graduates to complete the program, which had been a causality of the recession and closed in 2010.

September 17, 2015 | | Local

Businesses warned of price gouging during wildfires

Officials issued a consumer alert Thursday that some businesses, in particular hotels, in the state are price gouging during the wildfires and California's Attorney General Kamala D. Harris warned violators would be prosecuted.

September 17, 2015 | | Local

Bilson’s continues to thrive in Turlock

Name of Business: Bilson's Sport Shop

September 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival goes back to its roots

Although the Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival will once again assume its original name-after being called the Hughson Harvest Festival for the past four years-its underlying purpose will remain the same.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock animal hospital cares for injured mountain lion cub

Another mountain lion was spotted in Turlock this week, but this time the animal did not merit warnings from local school districts or searches by the Turlock Police Department.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Local organizations collect donations for fire victims

As evacuations continue throughout neighboring foothill communities affected by the Butte Fire, local residents and organizations are coming together to provide support through donations to relief agencies and by providing much-needed supplies for displaced fire victims.

September 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock continues to aid firefighting effort in California

A battalion chief has joined his colleagues with the Turlock Fire Department, as well as those from the Turlock Rural Fire Department and officers from the Turlock Police Department in the ongoing battle against the wildfires raging in California.

September 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Symbiosis celebrates 10-year anniversary

Symbiosis Gathering is returning to Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale for the event's 10 year anniversary on Sept. 17 - 20.

September 11, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Will El Niño bring an end to the drought?

State Climatologist Michael Anderson issued the following statement on potential El Niño conditions: "California cannot count on potential El Niño conditions to halt or reverse drought conditions. Historical weather data shows us that at best, there is a 50/50 chance of having a wetter winter. Unfortunately, due to shifting climate patterns, we cannot even be that sure."

September 11, 2015 | | Local

Mayor presents key to the city to Church of the East Bishop

Mayor Gary Soiseth presented his first Key to the City during Tuesday's City Council meeting to His Grace Bishop Mar Awa Royel of the Assyrian Church of the East. Councilmember Matthew Jacob said that he could not think of "anybody more fitting or deserving in the Assyrian community to hold this honor," and commended Bishop Mar Awa on his ability to demonstrate both integrity and a Christ-like humility. As the recipient of the Key, Bishop Mar Awa said that he accepted the honor on behalf of the Assyrian Church of the East and the Turlock Assyrian community, which has ...

September 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock remembers 9/11

When United States Army veteran Cory Smith decided to pick up an American flag and run with it three years ago on Sept. 11, he had no idea that only two years later he would be flanked by over 300 additional runners.

September 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock couple win Foster Farms turkey sandwich contest

As Chris and Natalie Lewis made plans for their fifth wedding anniversary on Friday, they found they had another reason to celebrate. One of their original sandwich creations was named the winner of the Foster Farms 'Don't Call Me Basic' turkey sandwich contest.

September 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock fire, police join effort in Butte Fire

Turlock fire fighters and police officers are headed up north to help authorities try to reign in the growing fire raging in Amador and Calaveras counties.

September 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Turlocker reflects on life-changing encounters with the Pope

Amidst the thousands of people who gathered to see Pope Francis during his whirlwind visit to the United States last week was Turlock resident and ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Burnt American flag cause of concern in Turlock neighborhood

When retired Marine Loren Vincent returned from church on Sunday night, he said that he remembers seeing his American flag flying proudly outside of his ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Crop report reveals historic boost for ag commodities

Stanislaus County agricultural producers not only managed to pull through another year of drought conditions in 2014 with a record-breaking year for agricultural commodities, but ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Sharing the silence

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

September 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Young Eagles fly Turlock skies

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson 7th grader had always wanted to ...

September 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. That leads to clogged storm drains, polluted water ...

September 26, 2015 | | Local

Local Girl Scouts encourage reading with book box

Sarah Gordon and Sarah Romo, two members of Girl Scout troop 3289, are hoping to increase literacy in local youth by offering a Little Free ...

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Local business aims to educate about arbor health

All it took was just one look at a discolored hackberry tree at a local park for American Tree Medics Inc. founder and certified arborist ...

September 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Stanislaus County medical corps sent to help fire victims

Although the Valley Fire in Lake County is now 90 percent contained, thousands of people left homeless due to the fire are still in need ...

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock’s fire fighters back from blazes

All the personnel from the Turlock Fire and Police departments have returned home after helping battle the wildfires burning in parts of California.

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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