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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


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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Amazon to add positions locally, nationally

Amazon today announced it is creating more than 120,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local

Humble Beginnings takes barber from backyard to businessman

Type of business: Barbershop

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Hobby Lobby to be built in Turlock

Craft lovers of Turlock have a reason to celebrate, as Hobby Lobby will soon be bringing its arts and crafts expertise to Monte Vista Crossings.

October 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Local residents, businesses come together to give back

When Turlock resident Amie Prutch saw a need within the city, she decided to take matters into her own hands to help out.

October 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

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