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Antique military vehicle a fixture of Turlock parade

When Turlock resident Russell Lanini goes out for a drive people stop and take notice. Of course, it would be hard to not notice the two-and-a-half ton truck bouncing down the road.

July 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fire Department advises residents to think safety first when celebrating Independence Day

Come Monday night the warm July sky will sparkle and twinkle with fireworks all around Turlock neighborhoods, and the Turlock Fire Department wants to remind residents to only use those that are legally permitted in the city.

July 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Monte Vista Crossings expansion underway

Turlock residents driving along Countryside Drive may have noticed the assemblage of buildings that are being constructed as part of the latest Monte Vista Crossings expansion. The final phases of development, Monte Vista Crossings South and Countryside at Tuolumne, will make local shoppers happy as over 80,000 square feet of retail will be added to the space.

July 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Holiday travel plans reaching record levels

From coast-to-coast, people from all over the United States will be celebrating the coming holiday with friends, family and of course lots of fireworks. This Independence Day weekend provides the unique added bonus of a three-day weekend, meaning more time to enjoy visiting loved ones and another day off from work.

July 01, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Activities abound at local libraries in July

As temperatures in the Valley reach triple digits this month, the local public libraries are a perfect place to cool down and have fun. The Turlock, Denair and Keyes Libraries are offering a number of free programs this July, ranging from activities for small children to adventurous discussions for adults.

July 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Births June 23-June 29

• Jennifer Souza of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound 15-ounce boy born June 23 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 01, 2016 | | Local


Assemblymember Olsen honors veteran

Wednesday, at the ninth annual Veteran of the Year Recognition Luncheon, Michael Sneed was honored as the 12th Assembly District 2016 Veteran of the Year by Assemblymember Kristen Olsen.

July 01, 2016 | | Local


TID seeks use of city storm basin

The Turlock City Council approved a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday between the Turlock Irrigation District and the City of Turlock to allow TID use of the Dianne Drive storm drain basin during the 2016 irrigation season.

July 01, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock dines at dusk

A crowd of hungry Turlock community members braved the heat and took over Main Street Thursday evening at the first annual Dinner at Dusk farm to table event, enjoying an evening full of drinks, entertainment and a delicious meal made from locally-grown crops.

June 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


First Lady Permanente helps Turlock save lives

Type of business: Safety training center

June 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Acclaimed poet to speak in Turlock

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will be giving a special poetry reading and lecture at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock in September.

June 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple to usher in patriotic celebration

Lawrence and Vera Cahill have travelled all around the globe, from Japan to Germany and almost everywhere in between. This Independence Day, however, the couple will take a trip close to home, travelling down Main Street in Turlock as co-Grand Marshals in the Fourth of July Downtown Parade.

June 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Locals rally for gun sales background checks

Local supporters of the Brady Campaign protested outside Congressman Jeff Denham's office in Modesto on Monday. The Brady Campaign's goal is to create a safer America by, in part, imposing stricter background checks for gun sales that supporters say will lead to a dramatic reduction in gun related deaths and injuries. The organization was started by Sarah and Jim Brady. Jim served as Press Secretary for Ronald Reagan during which he was shot in the head, leaving him paralyzed for life, during an assassination attempt on President Reagan on March 30, 1981.

June 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


How hot is it?

It's so hot that Turlock is expected to break its record high temperature of 103 degrees on Wednesday, set in 1999, by three degrees. Temperatures are also expected to stay above the century mark on Thursday before dropping to 97 degrees on Friday.

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes boy drowns during Modesto Reservoir outing

The community is rallying around a Keyes family whose 11-year-old son drowned during a Modesto Reservoir camp outing with $9,820 raised for his burial through GoFundMe as of Tuesday after­noon.

June 28, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air ...

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services ...

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House ...

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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