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Gas leak closes streets, empties Turlock neighborhoods

A construction crew working on replacing city water lines struck a gas line that prompted an evacuation of Turlock neighborhoods Wednesday.

August 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gas line break prompts evacuation in Turlock

A construction company working on installing water lines accidentally hit a gas pipe, prompting an evacuation of a Turlock neighborhood.

August 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TPD PROMOTION

Joey Machado was sworn in as Turlock Police Lieutenant by City Clerk Kellie Weaver while Police Chief Robert Jackson looks on during a promotion ceremony on Tuesday. Mercado's career in law enforcement began in 1994, including 18 years with the Turlock Police Department. He has served as a Rape Aggression Defense instructor, a member of SWAT, and a K-9 handler. He also was responsible for establishing the Habitual Transient Offender program in Turlock, which aims to stop the cycle of jail and release by diverting people into the social services programs they need.

August 04, 2015 | | Local


Neighbors unite in National Night Out

There were plenty of reasons to draw Turlock residents out of the comforts of their homes Tuesday night and mingle with the neighbors: the aroma of burgers on the barbecue; the fizz of a freshly poured rootbeer float; the unexpected though gratefully accepted cool breeze. But most of all it was to make a statement that these neighborhoods would not be easy picking for any criminals.

August 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID, farmers debate selling district water for individual profit

The notion of Turlock Irrigation District customers selling remaining available water for their own financial gain was a point of contention on Tuesday between the Board of Directors and local farmers.

August 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock's Udder Place plans downtown expansion

Twenty-five years ago Turlock's Jerry Powell had a dream of sitting down and enjoying a perfectly made cocktail at a bar he could call his own. It seemed as if Powell's dream had come to fruition earlier this year when he and Shayne Heine opened The Udder Place, but it turns out that was just phase one of the dream.

August 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


JKB Energy nears completion of UC ag center's first solar installation

A Turlock-based solar company is one step closer to helping a world-class research operation over 100 miles away eliminate thousands of pounds of emissions and save tens of thousands of dollars annually with a new, cost-effective solar installation.

August 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID aids volunteer efforts to clean up Tuolumne River

The Turlock Irrigation District contributed to the ongoing cleanup efforts of river enthusiasts and Stanislaus County residents known as "Operation 9-2-99" on Friday to remove over two tons of trash from the Tuolumne River and surrounding habitats.

August 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Love Kitchen comes to Turlock

Little Caesars Love Kitchen, a big rig pizza kitchen on wheels, has traveled across the United States and Canada since 1985, feeding victims of natural disasters and the homeless. On Monday, the Love Kitchen made a stop at the Turlock Gospel Mission's Homeless Assistance Ministry on First Street. Close to 75 men, women and children participated in the goodwill pizza party on Monday.

August 04, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Save your trees during the drought

As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on our trees. Trees become dependent on being watered regularly. When watering our trees is completely halted, our trees may die.

July 31, 2015 | | Local


City concerned over flurry of cooking fires

The City of Turlock has plenty of concerns like water usage, crime rates, economic success, and of course roads. Finding its way on to that list of concerns of late is inattentive cooks.

July 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime Turlock optometrist passes torch to next generation of practitioners

On the northwest corner of Colorado Avenue and Arbor Way sits two pieces of Turlock history. The most obvious to passersby is the towering coastal redwood tree, planted on that spot in 1927 by Mary Ellen Niel, a beloved piano teacher. Nestled under the ancient tree, however, is an unassuming thatched-roof building that has been the office of Dr. Robert Johns, O.D. for the past 35 years.

July 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock prepares for first annual cycling race

With TEA Solar Cycling Classic, Turlock's first annual criterium bike race, just around the corner, event director Mitch Boehs said that the idea of bringing a grand prix style of racing to downtown Turlock was one he has harbored for a long time.

July 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Day spa and salon helps clients feel good, look great

Name of Business: A Beautiful Reflection & Day Spa

July 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fires pose health concern Valley-wide

Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. Currently smoke impacts are concentrated in the mountainous and foothill areas of the air basin, but impacts on the Valley floor are possible until the fires are extinguished.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


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Turlock's 'best' honored at 48th annual Chamber awards ceremony

When local farmer Randy Dickey was presented with the Agricultural Leader of the Year award at the Best of Turlock ceremony on Friday, he voiced ...

September 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stanislaus County resident dies from West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 90-year-old man died from the West Nile Virus, marking him as the first fatality the county ...

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County crop report reveals $518 million drop in ag commodities

Following a record-breaking year for county growers in 2014, the Stanislaus County Agricultural Report showed that a number of factors hindered producers from continuing the ...

September 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


God’s Closet accepting donations for children in need

Often when the seasons change, less fortunate children are left without clothes that fit them or protect them from the weather's elements. God's ...

September 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Invasive Asian Citrus Psyllids detected in San Joaquin County

Manteca will soon expand existing quarantine areas for Asian Citrus Psyllids after more of the invasive species known to carry an incurable citrus disease were ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


MedicAlert offering free services for autistic children

The MedicAlert Foundation and the Carlos Vierra Foundation are expanding a concept started in 2014 that will help families protect their autistic children with tendencies ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diocese of Stockton submits bankruptcy plan

The Diocese of Stockton has filed a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court that, if approved, will allocate $15 million to the more than two ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Generosity of spirit lives on after Turlock man’s passing

Adrian Martinez believes her brother made his exit from this world in the same fashion that he lived his life: giving to others.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire ignites at Turlock apartment complex

Faulty wiring sparked a fire in a Turlock apartment Wednesday that was kept from spreading to adjoining buildings through a quick response from the Turlock ...

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Sept. 29, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair with ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former council member Palmberg will leave his mark on Turlock

Former Turlock City Council member Maurice Palmberg, a passionate advocate for the town and a proponent of planned growth, passed away on Sept. 13. Palmberg ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock native lauded for role in ending San Bernardino terrorist attack

On Dec. 2, 2015, as the country stood affixed to the terrorist attack unfolding in San Bernardino, little did anyone in Turlock know that it ...

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Westside Ministries aims to keep kids warm with annual coat drive

Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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