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ROLLOVER RESCUE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a vehicle rollover accident on Highway 99 Saturday night with one person trapped in the vehicle.

December 08, 2015 | | Local


Tour helps Afghan officials envision better water management

Despite the fact that they live on the other side of the world, a number of Afghanistan government officials took time during their tour of the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Visitor Center on Tuesday to remark that the California climate reminded them much of home.

December 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Air district rolls out new programs for schools

Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, the Central Valley acts as a pool for pollutants produced by the region's roughly 3.5 million residents-this results in some of the worst air quality in the United States.

December 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Mayors compete in Kettle Challenge

Sometimes a little competition can spur the giving spirit, at least when it comes to the Stanislaus County Mayors' Bell Ringing contest in support of The Salvation Army.

December 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Collision claims life of Stanislaus Sheriff’s sergeant, Modesto woman

A sergeant with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and a Modesto baker were killed Friday evening in a head-on collision in Hughson.

December 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands flock to downtown Turlock for annual parade

Maybe it was the array of lights on every float, person or car? Perhaps it was the funnel cakes, kettle corn or Santa up on the fire truck? Regardless the reason, roughly 30,000 people gathered in the heart of downtown Turlock Friday night for the 37th annual Downtown Christmas Parade, hosted by the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434.

December 04, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


ACT GIVES BACK

The Advancing Children of Turlock club took 35 local children on a shopping spree at Target on Wednesday. The club members focused on buying the children coats, shoes and warm clothes for the cold winter season. At the end of the shopping spree, the kids received a hot meal and a visit from Santa.

December 04, 2015 | | Local


Mary and Joseph seek shelter in Gold Rush town

For over 30 years, the community of Columbia has come together each December to present their unique take on Las Posadas. The original Spanish holiday tradition re-enacts the biblical story of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter in Bethlehem on the original Christmas Eve. In Columbia, as Mary and Joseph seek shelter they encounter gold mining shepherds, saloon tenders and 1850's fire fighters, along with a host of more traditional angels.

December 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Like father, like sons on Dad's High Sierra hike

For a middling fisherman like me, a nibble in a backcountry lake is a big deal, especially the first one after eight days on the trail. I eagerly reeled in the hook I had cast into the high-elevation lake beneath Isberg Peak in southeastern Yosemite, only to feel the line abruptly stick. My sinker had lodged beneath a rock on the lake bottom.

December 04, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


For the love of coffee

Name of Business: Luis Coffee & Tea

December 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


The Force Awakens at local libraries ushering in holiday fun

Along with the traditional winter craft fun, this December local libraries will be hosting Star Wars Day and celebrating National Cupcake Day.

December 03, 2015 | | Local


Salvation Army to host Santa Pub Crawl in downtown Turlock

Join the Christmas fun in downtown Turlock for the fifth annual Santa Pub Crawl hosted by the Turlock Salvation Army on Dec. 19.

December 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Tuolumne River Trust receives $91K to boost water literacy for local students

As a record-breaking drought continues to parch California with no foreseeable end, the Tuolumne River Trust is hoping to transform local students into knowledgeable water stewards with a first-of-its-kind K-12 water literacy program at Hughson Unified School District.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Sheriff trains in counterterrorism

The terror attacks carried out in San Bernardino on Wednesday and the attacks that happened in Paris last month have opened up new dialogues in America on terrorism and how to best protect the country. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has a newly obtained understanding of counterterrorism efforts that he likely hopes never to put into practice.

December 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair celebrates life of educator with candlelight vigil

On the same playground where Denair Elementary Charter Academy fourth grade teacher Mark Selee was often seen playing basketball with students, hundreds of Denair community members gathered on Wednesday to honor him after he died recently of an apparent heart attack.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Service organization seeks board member

For over 36 years, the Central Valley Opportunity Center has worked to improve the quality of life in low-income areas throughout Madera, Merced and Stanislaus ...

February 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


American Legion supports local man

John Haggstrom of American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 presented Lauren Young a check for $500 to go towards her husband's medical expenses.

February 11, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Tower Pharmacy moves to downtown

Name of Business: Tower Pharmacy

February 11, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


In Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Christian Flowers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

February 11, 2016 | | Local


Report finds Stanislaus County still lacking in tobacco control

In the previous year Turlock and other Stanislaus County cities took steps toward curbing smoking, but as far as the American Lung Association is concerned ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Original exhibits, youth programs give Carnegie a successful year

The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock has closed the books on a year that saw more than 16,000 visitors come through the doors of ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Monteith highlights county’s successes, challenges in annual address

Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered his state-of-the-county address on Tuesday morning, which covered the past, present and future of Stanislaus County.

February 09, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


New report shines light on California water conditions

The idea of being "average" has likely never sounded so good to the Turlock Irrigation District following a report unveiled this week by the California ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Police resurrects K9 Unit

The welcome reception for new officers with the Turlock Police Department is more likely to include coffee and pastries and not Milk Bones and chew ...

February 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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