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Local Assyrians commemorate Martyrs Day with community ceremony

Friday marked Assyrian Martyrs Day, a day to remember Assyrians who lost their lives in defense of their culture and way of life. On this day Assyrians remember the victims of the genocides perpetrated against their nation, such as the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, which claimed the lives of 750,000 Assyrians between 1915 and 1918, as well as the lives of 1.5 million Armenians and 500,000 Pontic Greeks.

August 08, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Stanislaus County woman hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency announced Friday that the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus has been diagnosed in a 52-year-old woman.

August 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fire trains for crude oil disaster

As more crude oil reaches its final destination via railroads, fire departments across the country, including the Turlock Fire Department, are lining up for the specialized training and equipment needed to combat the highly flammable substance in the wake of a train derailment.

August 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mobile auto detailer goes extra mile for customers

Name of Business: Anything on Wheels Auto Detailing

August 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Area author highlights library gala

The Stanislaus Library Foundation will host Modesto author Paula Treick- DeBoard at its Author's Garden Gala on Sept. 26. The gala will take place at 6 p.m. at the Modesto home of Ginger and Kent Johnson. All proceeds will benefit children's programs at the library's 13 branches countywide, including the Summer Reading program, which serves more than 10,000 school-age children each year.

August 06, 2015 | | Local


Child diagnosed with plague after visiting Yosemite, Stanislaus National Forest

A child visiting Yosemite and parts of the Stanislaus National Forest has been diagnosed with a case of the plague, the California Department of Public Health announced Thursday.

August 06, 2015 | | Local


Road to Recovery

When Jackie Oyer retired from her job, she started looking for a worthwhile way to spend her time. That's when she found the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Main StrEAT Food Rally final event of season Friday

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs will come to an early end, with the last event of the season set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Islamic Center reaches out to community

Although it has been located in downtown since 2014, the Turlock Islamic Center is making new efforts to reach out to local Muslim families, and the community at large.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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Mystery book lovers, pirates welcome at local libraries in September

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities for all ages scheduled in September including a new Mystery Lovers Book Club ...

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Greenery to host first farm to fork dinner

The Greenery Nursery in Turlock is inviting the community to dine among their colorful array of flowers, plants and trees, all for a good cause ...

August 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair native finds calling in television production

Growing up in Denair, Emily Wynn had an early interest in live theatre and earned her college degree in business administration, so it may have ...

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County rolls out new commuter bus with Turlock service

Turlock residents who are used to driving six to 10 hours every day to get to their jobs in the Bay Area and back now ...

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Square dance club hopes to teach community a few steps

For 63 years, the Turlock Steppin Pards have do-si-do'd around the city, keeping the American tradition of square dancing alive through exciting dance steps ...

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tune In and Tune Up planned for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will host a Tune In and Tune Up car clean-up event at ...

August 25, 2016 | | Local


Milano Pizza offers cross-cultural cuisine

Type of business: Pizzeria

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlocker celebrates 95th birthday dinner with mayor

At the age of 95, Helen Abraham has met her fair share of prominent figures, including the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Temple. For ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Birth rate among teens falls in county, state

The teen birth rate in California and in Stanislaus County continue to decline, according to recent data from the California Department of Public Health.

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair woman to compete for Miss California crown

Growing up, Brooklyn Lowery never envisioned herself as a pageant queen. After years of modeling and some persuasion from her mother, Lowery began competing in ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Grant to expand We Care shelter availability

We Care in Turlock has been awarded a state grant that will allow the organization to open the emergency shelter earlier and stay open longer ...

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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