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Flames race through home’s attic

Welding work sparked a fire Thursday that caused significant damage to a Turlock home and displaced a family of three.

August 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock family seeks to raise awareness about rare syndrome

When Jose and Carolina Alfaro decided to expand their family in 2006 and give their son Jose a new brother or sister, it should have been a happy time in their lives.

August 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


FITNESS CHALLENGE: Give me cheese, please

When I decided on the Paleo diet - no grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, or refined oils - for my 30-day "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge, I knew it would be hard. I knew taking away all breads and dairy from my meals would create cravings I'd have to battle. What I didn't expect was my heroin-like withdrawal from cheese.

August 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


FITNESS CHALLENGE: More food, less fat

In a perfect world, we could eat as much food as we want to and not gain an ounce of fat. But in the real world, we have to work our butts off to moderate our food intake and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

August 27, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


New church plant shines beacon of light on local families

A lighthouse is a tower-like structure built to steer mariners, in dense fog or dark nights, away from cliffs, land and shorelines, coral reefs and other potentially hazardous areas. Not unlike a church helping families through the treacherous waters of today's culture.

August 27, 2013 | BY LYNNE THOMPSON Community contributor | Local


Attic fire destroys home

A fire that originated in an attic left a Turlock home in ruins.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Photography with a little price tag, big smile

Name of business: Bliss Photography

August 27, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


One dead, many injured in recent collisions

A total of four accidents in and around Turlock over the last several days have resulted in one death and multiple injuries.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim fire smoke poses local air quality threat

The Yosemite-area Rim fire has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts at various locations in the Valley through the weekend.

August 27, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock woman reunites with daughter after 48 years apart

When a teenaged Kathy Tucker held her newborn baby girl nearly five decades ago, she thought it would be the last time she ever saw her.

August 27, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock woman loses life in South Dakota crash

A Turlock woman sustained fatal injuries in a crash in South Dakota that also claimed the life of two others and left her husband critically injured.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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