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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 a California State Assemblyman. The unwavering patriot and devout Christian died Thursday at a care facility, leaving old friends in his small hometown and across the state grieving.

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 past.

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 who served in the 1950's era war are able to unite and connect through the Korean War Veterans Association, and local veterans meet as part of the War Dogs Chapter 203.

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 though.

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 brewhouse and eatery from attracting visitors from Turlock and across the region. Dust Bowl welcomed over 900 people through the doors of its west Turlock restaurant and working brewery on Monday, making for a very busy opening day.

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" to the Turlock Police Department, preparing a breakfast Tuesday morning as a display of gratitude for their hard work and service.

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Final fair countdown

There are only two days left to enjoy the Stanislaus County Fair, but plenty of time to catch a sizzling summer concert, support local 4-H and FFA exhibitors or get a thrill on the midway.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turf Club could soon see new digs

Organized horse racing has been a part of American sport since this country's earliest days. Of course where there is competitive racing there is gambling.

July 15, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Police officer comes to aid of woman kicked off bus

Recent upgrades to Turlock's transit system were made in an effort to make it easier for passengers to ride the bus, but for one rider the changes almost resulted in a trip to jail.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family entertainment center coming to Turlock

For years, Turlockers have hoped for a bowling alley to roll back into the city. After endless rumors and failed attempts at building an entertainment center for residents, plans have finally been put into motion to bring not only bowling, but other activities as well, into Turlock.

July 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Solar Cleaning Solutions keeps solar panels sparkling

Type of business: Solar panel cleaning

July 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pokémon and Pizza at the Keyes Library

Pokémon and books, 'gotta catch 'em all!' Individuals can share tips for playing Pokémon GO as well as enjoy a slice of pizza at the Keyes Library at 5:30 p.m. July 28. The Keyes Library is a PokéStop so individuals will be able to collect items and catch a Pokémon during their visit. There are also other PokéStops and a Gym within one block of the library. Participants are also welcome to bring their Pokémon cards to play the Pokémon Trading Card game. Pokémon graphic novels will be available for ...

July 14, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Gaming EXPO brings virtual fun to the fair

Ferris Wheels, fried foods and video games, one of these is not like the others. If you've attended the Stanislaus County Fair any of the past several days, you would realize all three have become synonymous with people enjoying the fair.

July 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Ring the bell for Bella

If you have taken a stroll through the Stanislaus County fairgrounds this past week you may have noticed a bell ringing occasionally near the exhibit buildings. That bell signifies hope, hope in the form of donations for a girl named Bella.

July 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


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Senior safety top priority at upcoming seminar

Far too often senior citizens must be concerned with their safety both physically, emotionally and financially. Seniors sometimes need assistance when it comes to navigating ...

July 22, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Carnegie centennial celebration continues with a return to Kaleidoscope

The Carnegie Arts Center is ready to stroll back into its funky and groovy past and hopes locals will come along with the trip and ...

July 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Registration opens for Citizen Academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting Sept. 8.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Police help make one girl’s birthday a day to remember

As far as birthday wishes go Turlock's Zoey Pernsteiner had a fairly easy one to grant, though it certainly was an unusual request for ...

July 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rises in county

Stanislaus County saw its unemployment rate climb in June as school layoffs coincided with the end of the spring harvest season, according to the latest ...

July 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Journal paper deliverer dies on route

The California Highway Patrol said the Friday morning death of a Turlock Journal carrier delivering newspapers on Linwood Avenue was likely attributed to medical problems.

July 22, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Rustic Roots settles into new home

Type of business: Furniture and Home Decor

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Civil Air Patrol members going above and beyond

While most kids have been spending their summer vacations at home, a few local teens have been spending their summer training and learning all about ...

July 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


TID extends irrigation season into November

With the summer season well underway and farmers across the Central Valley working on their crops, the Turlock Irrigation District announced a potential game changer ...

July 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


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


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