A long-time pet store in Turlock is being investigated on allegations of animal cruelty. "There is an open investigation on an animal complaint at The Pet Shop," said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Nino Amirfar. "There have been allegations of animal cruelty." Brian Trask, a local dog owner, said he gave a statement to a Turlock Animal Control officer about his experiences with The Pet Shop in May. Trask said he was called by a groomer ...
Turlockers who make use of analog broadcast television were granted a four-month reprieve when the transition to digital TV was postponed from Feb. 17 to June 12, but the new cutoff date for analog broadcast television is now just six days away.
School is out for many elementary school students around Turlock, and parents are looking for something fun and safe for their children to do for the summer. The City of Turlock Recreation Division is offering summer camps for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Americans planning a summer vacation to the Caribbean islands, Bermuda, Canada, or Mexico now might need to make a stop at their local passport office before hitting the road.
Low-income senior citizens in Stanislaus county can get free produce from local farmers' markets through a program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture.
The Turlock Chamber of Commerce garnered statewide recognition earlier this month, as the California Chamber of Commerce bestowed the President's Circle award on the local chamber.
Canal Drive, long known as Turlock's bumpiest road, is getting a much-needed makeover this year, which should result in a newly paved, easy to drive, east-west thoroughfare.
The Turlock teenager who claimed she was sexually assaulted by former Turlock police officer Jorge Cruz has filed a lawsuit against the city and is seeking $500,000 for pain and suffering.
Just as California enters the most dangerous time of the year for mosquito and West Nile virus outbreaks, mosquito abatement districts around the state are finding their ability to fight the pests hampered by new restrictions on mosquito sprays and reduced funding from the state.
Jack Wilkey doesn't like to talk about his own achievements. When asked about his community involvement he can rattle off an impressive list - with a little help from the memory of his wife, Pat - of organizations that he has contributed to or been involved in over the years. But when he describes those organizations he talks about the good that they do, and not the good that he has done for them.
A fire sparked by a welding torch burned through several junk cars and hay bales before firefighters were able to contain it.
"Look mom, I'm really holding him!" said Connor Smith as he snuggled a rabbit. The 12-year-old Ceres boy was one of 22 area children with Autism that took part in A Day on the Farm, a one-day camp sponsored by the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults to introduce young people to activities typically seen on a horse ranch.
An era will come to an end at 7 a.m. Monday when the Turlock Poker Room will forever shutter the doors of its West Main and Locust streets card house, where it has continuously operated since opening on June 1, 2004.
As 1,060 of the best female poker players in the world gathered at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday to kick off the Ladies World Championship - event 17 of the World Series of Poker - six patrons of the Turlock Poker Room were counted among their ranks.
The Turlock Planning Commission kept plans moving to construct a new public transportation hub during their Thursday night meeting, voting 6-1 in favor of the $1.75 million development.
Crowell Elementary fourth grader Emily Van Gorder will never forget her recent trip to USCG Base Alameda for the commissioning of the USGCS Stratton. First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance to launch the first Coast Guard cutter to be named after a woman, Capt. Dorothy C. Stratton, who helped establish the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard in 1944. Emily was invited to the commissioning by family friend David Chovanak of the ...
The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 Dairy Princess crown. The winner will represent the dairy industry in District 6 as a spokeswoman and will also represent the California dairy industry in appearances at schools, fairs, industry meetings, service clubs, parades, and interviews with the media. The newly selected princess will also participate in a week of training that includes industry tours, ...
Hughson Nut teamed up with Cenergy Power to complete one of the largest solar photovoltaic systems in the area with a 50,000-square-foot almond processing facility on Verduga Road in Hughson. According to Cenergy Power, the newly constructed 586-kilowatt system will produce nearly one million kilowatt hours of clean energy annually for the blanching, dry roasting, and cutting lines for producing sliced, slivered, diced and milled almonds. This is the equivalent of removing about ...
From the well-worn saddles, riding and ranching photos, cowboy hats and other memorabilia crowding the walls to the battered doors and long wooden bar, the H-B Saloon is rated by many the best cowboy bar in California and has long been associated with the Oakdale Rodeo that happens each year just a little further east along F Street from the establishment.
There's a serious deficit in Stanislaus County, and it's not the budget.
The Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross, which includes Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties, is looking for local people who have gone above and beyond in helping their neighbors to honor at the annual Heroes Breakfast.
Spring break has finally arrived for local students - offering a short reprieve from school work and ample time to catch up on a little fun. Participants at the City of Turlock's Recreation Spring Break Camp are spending the week doing arts and crafts, playing group games and just hanging out with friends. This year there are more than 40 children registered. Others having been taking advantage of the warm - and ...
Turlock Irrigation District directors may increase the available irrigation water this year, thanks to better than expected rainfall – and a potential windfall of water from the City and County of San Francisco. On Tuesday, directors will consider upping the irrigation cap from 30 acre-inches to 36 acre-inches this year, while holding the allotment steady at 24 acre-inches. "It's hard not to increase the allotment when you look east and see all ...
A Turlock mother, who has taken up the mantle of researching autoimmune diseases after her son's diagnosis, is planning a benefit walk for the end of April. The Autoimmune Disease Walk 2012 is set for 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 28 at Donnelly Park in Turlock. All proceeds from the walk will be donated to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association, said event organizer Sarah Mascorro. Mascorro's involvement with autoimmune diseases ...
Students from Turlock Nursery School went on an Easter walk Thursday morning to Willard Anderson's home garden in Turlock. Anderson owns a home near the school, and opened his garden to the students. The trip tied into the student's reading of "Peter Rabbit and the Briar Patch." At Anderson's garden they followed the trails like little bunnies.
The number of fatalities on California's highways and roads has reached a new low according to the latest data from the California Department of Transportation.
Army Pfc. Matthew U. Vazquez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, ...
The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 440 incidents during the month of March, which included a total of 304 emergency medical service calls.
An important deadline is almost here for independent junior exhibitors planning to enter their goats, sheep or swine at the 2012 Merced County Fair. The date to remember is April 16.
A veteran of the newsroom, Hank Vander Veen, has joined the Turlock Journal as its new general manager. Vander Veen's career in the newspaper business began at a young age as a carrier for the Modesto Bee, which he turned into a 26-year stint with McClatchy - first in Modesto, then as publisher of the Merced Sun-Star. Most recently, he held the position of chief operating officer for ABS Direct, a mailing ...