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Rim fire will not affect TID, officials say

Despite having affected many operations along the Tuolumne River, the rim fire currently burning in Tuolumne County and Yosemite will not affect the Turlock Irrigation District, officials told the Board of Directors on Tuesday.

August 27, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


BMX accident claims life of Pitman grad

Turlock native Stephen Gugel, 19, died Friday after being injured in a BMX bike accident at the Patterson Skate Park. Gugel, a 2012 Pitman High graduate, fell off a ledge onto his handlebars while performing a stunt, according to the Patterson Irrigator.

August 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local businesses offer specials, NFL themed confections for football season

With the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders preseasons underway, local businesses around the area are preparing for a long football season with various specials that include viewing of the Bay Area National Football League teams.

August 23, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Rural fire raising funds for Jaws of Life

Hydraulic extraction tools, better known as the Jaws of Life, can cut through metal like scissors through paper and have proven themselves to be invaluable in critical rescue missions. But they come with a hefty price tag, as the Turlock Rural Fire Department can attest.

August 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock City Fire call summary, July 2013

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 532 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 309 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents, and 23 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 35 fire type calls: 3 building fires, 4 vehicle fires, 14 grass/ rubbish fires, 5 Dumpster fires, 1 cooking fire, 2 excessive heat, scorch burns, 1 outside storage fire, 1 authorized controlled burn, 3 unauthorized burning, and 1 water vehicle fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, fireworks explosion, water or steam ...

August 23, 2013 | | Local


Turlock resident to fill CEO role for Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance announced on Monday that long-time Turlock resident Jeff Rowe will temporarily fill the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Alliance.

August 23, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local crews help battle 'Rim' fire

FRESNO - Turlock fire and police crews are helping battle the 'Rim' fire that spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, causing authorities to urge more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands have already been forced out by flames marching through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada.

August 23, 2013 | BY GOSIA WOZNIACKA Associated Press | Local


First Air Alert ends as a success

The Air District officially lifted its first Air Alert of the season on Thursday; and the Valley is even closer to a historic achievement.

August 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Car drives into train; one dead

With the crossing alarm clanging distantly down the tracks, emergency personnel peered into the crumbled wreckage of a four-door sedan that moments before was struck by a passing freight train in downtown Turlock, killing the 80-year-old woman behind the wheel.

August 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime pastor, community leader Oren Geiger dies at 94

One of the city's most influential faith leaders has left a hole at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - and the community at large. Reverend Oren Geiger passed away on Aug. 15 at the age of 94.

August 20, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Ice rink gets final approval from county

It's official, Turlock is getting it's very own ice rink.

August 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

August 20, 2013 | | Local


It’s not delivery; it’s Munch Run

Name of business: Munch Run

August 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Dan Madden: The man behind Municipal Services

For most people, flushing a toilet isn't an action that prompts a lot of concern.

August 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Garage, shed go up in flames

Turlock firefighters were kept busy Friday battling two separate blazes in town.

August 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Café La Mo opens for business

After much anticipation, locals visiting downtown Turlock can now get their coffee fix as Wednesday marks La Mo Café's first official day in business.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

August 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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