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Crude oil rail shipments worrisome for Turlock Fire

On Feb. 16, a 109-car unit train was passing through Montgomery, West Virginia when 27 tank cars carrying Bakken crude oil derailed. The derailment caused a massive fire that burned for three days and forced 200 residents to evacuate their home. The local emergency responders jumped into action but their efforts would have been swamped had they not gotten assistance from federal and state agencies, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlockers rally to aid Assyrian refugees

The Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club is collecting donations to send much-needed aid to Assyrians in Syria forced to flee their homes in the wake of recent attacks by Islamic State.

March 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public’s help sought in finding missing man

A family is hoping the Turlock community will be able to help them find a relative who has not been seen in several months.

March 13, 2015 | | Local


CALIFORNIA FINAL GRAPE CRUSH REPORT FOR 2014

The Final Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2014 season. Changes in tonnage, Brix and prices from the preliminary report to this final report were due to late reports and corrections to the original data. Reporting errors by some processors have caused a change in some district/variety entries.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


New owners bring family and farming together at Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply

Name of Business: Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VALENCIA ORANGE PRODUCTION FORECAST AT 20 MILLION CARTONS

The March 2014-15 Valencia orange forecast is 20 million cartons. This forecast was based on the results of the 2014-15 Valencia Orange Objective Measurement (O.M.) Survey, which was conducted from January 16 to February 14, 2015. Estimated fruit set per tree, fruit diameter, trees per acre, bearing acreage, and oranges per carton were used in the statistical models estimating production.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


Turlock, Chamber of Commerce positioned for growth

Turlock is an economic force to be reckoned with in the county, a fact not surprising to those gathered at the annual State of the Chamber Membership Breakfast on Thursday.

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention Seminar offers diet tips to boost brain health

Food can be the most effective weapon against Alzheimer's disease, according to geriatric neurologist and dementia specialist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


Turlock grad recounts Hussein FBI interview at black tie ball

Turlock High grad and former Ceres Police Officer turned FBI agent George Piro was on the most important assignment of his career in 2004 when he asked his mother in Turlock, Francia Piro, to send a care package with home-baked Assyrian cookies. His mother complied, sending them by FedEx with the belief that her son assigned to Baghdad, Iraq, would be the one eating them.

March 10, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Local teacher fundraises to preserve Tuolumne River

Dutcher Middle School teacher Elias Ruiz was browsing online for a map of the Tuolumne River last year when he came across a link for the Tuolumne River Trust's Paddle to the Sea event.

March 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City, TUSD prepare for Go Green partnership

While it seems residents across the state of California are finding creative ways to "go green" and conserve during the ongoing drought, next week Turlock Unified School District students will get an education in what it takes to be environmentally friendly through the City of Turlock's Go Green Week.

March 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


End of seasonal retail jobs sends unemployment upward in Stanislaus County

The start of 2015 saw Stanislaus County experience an increase in the ranks of the unemployed, especially as seasonal retail jobs came to a close, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Outstanding Women of 2015: Four Turlockers honored by county commission

What makes a woman outstanding?

March 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local dairy farmer wins 2015 Agriculturist of the Year

It is safe to say that Turlock farmer Charles "Chuck" Ahlem's year is off to a good start.

March 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


USDA OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The 2014 Farm Bill consolidated three previous conservation easement programs into ACEP to make it easier for diverse agricultural landowners to fully benefit from conservation initiatives.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


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Turlock man suspected of sexual abuse

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 41-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted two young girls at a home in Turlock.

July 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chamber seeks Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Officials warn of growing threat of West Nile Virus

Even though California Has not recorded a human case of West Nile Virus so far this year, state health officials are warning that the presence ...

July 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Veteran workshops planned for Turlock, Ripon

The Veterans Service Off ices in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties will be hosting two veteran workshops with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) to ...

July 21, 2016 | | Local


George House dies

George Rolland House II wore many hats. He was a California Highway Patrolman, an almond farmer, a member of the Hughson School Board and later ...

July 19, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Harnessing the healing power of art

People of all ages are trading in couch cushions for glue sticks in an effort to find relief from their pain and problems of their ...

July 19, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Local Korean War veterans celebrate 50 years together

Sixty-six years ago, American troops were fighting on Korean soil as they came to the aid of South Korea in the Korean War. Today, those ...

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Smile Farms growing bonds to the community

Approximately 80 percent of adults with developmental disabilities are unemployed. To some that's a staggering number that seems impossible to tackle, not to all ...

July 19, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at Turlock residence

Two Turlock firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and heat-related issues from their efforts to put out a residential fire during the blazing midday heat.

July 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dust Bowl opens new brewhouse, taproom

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new Fulkerth Road facility is still missing its almost 5-foot tall rooftop neon sign, it hasn't stopped the ...

July 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock police officers receive breakfast of thanks

In the wake of recent attacks on police officers across the nation, the Assyrian American Civic Club took it upon themselves to say "thank you ...

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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