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Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public health department, the person who tested positive for WNV was hospitalized but has since been released and is expected to recover.

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for cancer research and awareness and wear them during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at or at the Turlock Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings and Crivelli's Shirts and More, both in downtown Turlock, and the gift shop at Emanuel Medical Center.

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Steam House Con 2015 brings steampunk to the Central Valley

Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House Con 2015, a steampunk convention, rolled into town on Friday bringing all of this and much more to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, complete with celebrity appearances and world renowned host Doc Phineas.

October 02, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded Ag Link of Ballico nearly $100,000 in grant funding to bolster affordable access to local, fresh and healthy foods.

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to enroll in a drug plan, review their health care and drug coverage, and make changes. The Stanislaus County HICAP is hosting Medicare Advantage forums this October at local senior centers so Medicare recipients can learn about the changes coming for 2016 premiums and benefits offered by the plans.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in July, hot and dry conditions in August caused the city's conservation rate to fall back slightly to 26.3 percent, placing the City farther away from reaching its water saving goal.

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air Act.

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just a part of the discussion held Thursday at the 'Finding Our Way Home' summit.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and give back to local schools at the 6th Annual Move Your Bones 5K and Kids Races.

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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 international leader of a worldwide Catholic organization Brean Bettencourt.

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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Rotarians promote literacy with dictionary donations

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is hoping to pass along a love of words to local youth by giving every third grade student their very ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

California barbecue graces Turlock

Name of Business: Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Residents ready to stretch their legs for Turkey Trot

Turkey Trots are becoming more and more popular, but Turlock has been with the program for 41 years.

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Clean-up begins for Denair in wake of tornado

The winds have long since died down and residents of Denair are now beginning the task of repairing all the damage and wreckage brought to ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock firefighters douse fire at Foster Farms plant

The rapid response from the Turlock Fire Department and the quick actions of Foster Farms employees is being credited with keeping a fire that ignited ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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