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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


Hope Lives Here Kick-off

Former Fresno State and NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer and Turlock Gospel Mission's Executive Director Tim Guerino greet one another before the Hope Lives Here kick-off celebration. The fundraising campaign to help complete Phase II of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round homeless shelter. Dilfer, who played in the NFL for 13 years, was in town to help the campaign and share his story of faith.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Summer library events end with craft-a-palooza, s'mores

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will end their summer event offerings with a variety of craft days and tributes to two of the season's favorite treats - popsicles and s'mores.

July 30, 2015 | | Local


State hitting water saving goals; Turlock falling short

Even with the sweltering June temperatures, most of California's cities and water districts were able to make their target goals for water conservation for the month, according to the State Water Resources Board.

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Incurable citrus disease triggers quarantines

Two more trees that have been infected by Huanglongbing disease have prompted quarantines throughout Southern California, adding on to the existing quarantines that are now in place in 17 California counties.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Memorial Park prepares for future with expansion

Approximately 4,000 new interment spaces spanning over four acres are currently under construction at Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, although general manager Scott Atherton said that it will be quite some time before they are actually put to use.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Beating the heat

As Turlock residents are bracing to continue enduring triple digit heat over the next several days, the Stanislaus Office of Emergency Services and the City of Turlock have partnered to keep locals safe with a number of designated "Cool Zones" throughout the city.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members and their families, provides emergency preparedness education, health and safety courses, first aid stations and blood services. And, of course, responds to disasters both locally and around the world.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder (525-5269), the Stanislaus County Public Health Department (558-8070) and the California Office of Vital Records (445-2684) may soon be in short supply.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Keep cool with Hilmar Cheese tour and ice cream activity

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Hundreds flock to God’s Closet’s first free shopping event

Despite the rain on Sunday, hundreds of people from near and far made their way to Turlock Seventh-day Adventist Church to browse among mountains of ...

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Letters to Santa raises thousands to bring Christmas to children in Stanislaus County

Although Turlock resident and Letters to Santa Charity president Justin Crone looks nothing like Santa Claus, he and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas have at least ...

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teen dedicates time, talents to helping community

Turlock resident Shivani Thakur is not your typical teen.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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


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