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Early morning fire destroys historic Turlock church

Hours before the sun rose in Turlock on Friday, firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a blaze that engulfed EQUIP Church of Turlock - and as the sun set, firefighters were breaking down walls to find and put out remaining embers in the almost 70-year old building.

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes community brings concerns to light at town hall meeting

The City of Keyes held a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at the Keyes Community Center to address a variety of concerns that range from public safety to family activities.

August 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Salon Rouge enters downtown Turlock scene

Name of Business: Salon Rouge

August 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Pirates, dinosaurs to invade local libraries in September

The Stanislaus County Library's Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but local branches of the library have a number of activities planned in September to encourage reading and inspire creativity.

August 27, 2015 | | Local


‘Biggest Loser’ celebrates opening of Turlock fitness club

Turlock's first Planet Fitness has been up and running since June, but Wednesday marked the official grand opening celebration, which included a large donation to Make-A-Wish and a workout led by "The Biggest Loser" season 14 winner Danni Allen.

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California surpasses water conservation goal for second consecutive month

In response to what the State Water Resources Control Board calls "the drought of the century," California is continuing to exceed Gov. Jerry Brown's April mandate of 25 percent with its water use reduction of 31.3 percent in July.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County seeks input on R.A.M Farms request for extended hours, season

For many Turlockers, a visit to R.A.M. Farms has become a holiday tradition both in the fall for its pumpkin patch and corn maze and then again in winter for ice skating and a picture with Santa Claus. The farm's popularity is evident in the dramatic increase in visitors, from close to 15,000 when it was just a pumpkin patch to 30,000 last year when the farm doubled the size of its ice skating rink.

August 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farm income, crop prices expected to decrease in 2015

Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion, down about 21 percent from 2014 levels. Lower crop and livestock receipts are the main drivers of the change in 2015 net cash farm income from 2014, while cash production expenses are projected down by 1.1 percent. Net farm income is forecast to be $58.3 billion in 2015, down 36 percent from 2014's estimate of $91.1 billion. The 2015 forecast for net farm income would be the lowest since 2006 (since ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local


FAREWELL SKATE

A group of about 40 skateboarders gathered on Saturday for a final skate session at the Starr Avenue skate park. The Turlock Skate Park closed this week and construction of a new skate area at Donnelly Park is slated to begin construction in the next few months.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Run for shelter

The Turlock Gospel Mission is holding its first annual "Labor of LOVE" walk-a-thon Sept. 5 at Donnelly Park.

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Museum seeks docents to keep Turlock history alive

The Turlock Historical Museum is in need of volunteers to keep their doors open to the public and continue to serve the community and the history of Turlock.

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Back to school food safety tips

Back to school, back to the books, back shuttling students to and from extracurricular activities. The new school year likely means back to packing lunches and afterschool snacks for students, scouts, athletes, dancers, and all the other children who carry these items to and from home. One 'back' you do not want to reacquaint children with, however, is foodborne bacteria.

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Turf replacement rebate

The State of California's Department of Water Resources is now offering a rebate program for single-family residential homeowners who are interested in removing their existing turf (dead or alive) and replacing it with low water using landscapes.

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Increased groundwater pumping causing valley land to sink faster

As the amount of groundwater that Californians pump during the historic drought is getting higher, land in the San Joaquin Valley is getting lower-sinking actually-faster than ever before according to a new NASA report that was released by the Department of Water Resources.

August 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


County unemployment rate sees little movement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed fairly steady in the month of July, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

August 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Monte Vista Crossings: Over 16 years of development brings top shopping center to Turlock

Since its development began at the start of the new millennium, Turlockers have known Monte Vista Crossings as the city's shopping epicenter. From pet ...

November 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Man struck by train identified

The man struck and killed by a train Nov. 18 has been identified as a Turlock resident.

November 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


EMC honored for philanthropy

Emanuel Medical Center has received a 2016 National Philanthropy Day award from the Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for its charitable contributions ...

November 25, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Fire damages Turlock residence

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that severely damaged a residence Monday evening.

November 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Small Business Saturday promotes inner-city growth

Big box department stores reap the benefits of Black Friday annually, but Turlock residents hit the aisles and racks of local stores just as eagerly ...

November 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Make-A-Wish grants Turlock teen’s wish to see the Fighting Irish

Andrew "AJ" Perez has wanted to attend a Notre Dame football game since he was six years old. This previous weekend, that long-awaited dream became ...

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kitchen fire re-ignites in attic of Turlock home

A kitchen fire that residents believed had been put out re-ignited Friday night, causing damage to the attic of the Turlock home, the Turlock Fire ...

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Golf cart sparks fire at Turlock home

A vehicle fire of a golf cart sparked a fire that damaged a fence and one Turlock residence, but quick actions kept it from spreading ...

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cost of thanksgiving feast sees slight decrease

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 31st annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost ...

November 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CanTree helps provide for families in need

The holidays are a season full of giving, and since 1982 the Turlock Christmas CanTree Project has contributed to the city's efforts of making ...

November 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dubyak Family Chiropractic crowns pie contest winner

Jeanna Pritt's granddaughter, Madison Slifert, doesn't bake often, but that didn't stop her from entering the Dubyak Family Chiropractic annual pumpkin pie ...

November 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission, La Mo offering Thanksgiving lunch for those in need

The Thanksgiving feast that the Turlock Gospel Mission holds each year for those Turlock residents in need will get a twist this year thanks to ...

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dry winter forecast for TID service area

While the month of October helped this year's water year get off to a good start with above-average precipitation in the Tuolumne River Watershed ...

November 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Community pays respect to fallen deputy

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace, 53, was laid to rest Tuesday in a service that drew thousands of mourners from near and far ...

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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