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Hughson toddler drowns in hot tub

A family gathering in Hughson Friday night turned tragic when a 2-year-old girl drowned in a hot tub.

June 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlockers protest skate park move

Protesters gathered at the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park on Monday to voice opposition to the proposed move of the park from its current location on Starr Avenue to Donnelly Park.

June 25, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Safety precautions kept fire from spreading through Turlock home

A faulty table lamp is likely behind a fire that scorched a Turlock home, but quick responses from the homeowners kept the fire from spreading outside one room.

June 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile reported in Stanislaus County

For the first time this year authorities have found two dead birds in Stanislaus County that have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

June 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Deputies win medals at annual competition

Two Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies earned medals at the recently held United States Police and Fire Championships, organized by the California Police Athletic Foundation.

June 24, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County Fair sees better weather, lower attendance

While the 122nd Merced County Fair saw cooler temperatures than last year's triple digit heat days, the event recorded a 4 percent decrease in attendance compared to 2012.

June 21, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Coupons offer fresh produce for area seniors

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables isn't just important for the community's youngest residents - it's also a way for senior citizens to remain healthy and active.

June 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment rate continues to dwindle

The economic news in Stanislaus County is on an upswing as summer is ushered in, with new companies ramping up their hiring rates and the county reaching a new low for the year in unemployment.

June 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Largest full moon of year rises this weekend

There may be a few more howls at the moon this weekend, as lunar lovers marvel at the super full moon.

June 21, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Amazon begins hiring for new Patterson fulfillment center

The Amazonians are coming.

June 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Youth find fun, faith at VBS

The final bell has rung for schools across the county, but that doesn't mean learning is on hold. For many students summer is the perfect time to attend vacation bible school at their local congregations and reconnect with their faith.

June 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


United Samaritans teams up with fair to feed the hungry

The Stanislaus County Fair won't just be featuring the area's agricultural bounty, the event will also serve as a collection site for much-needed food items for the hungry.

June 18, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Junior lifeguards learn what the job is all about

Aspiring future life guards have other options than watching episodes of "Bay Watch" to learn the skills needed to prevent an aquatic tragedy. The Turlock Recreation Division's Junior Lifeguard program is an eight-day class that teaches 11 to 15 year olds skills they will need for future lifeguard training and certification.

June 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Chiropractor focuses on health not symptoms

Name of business: "To your Health!"

June 18, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Nancy Tries... The Country Life

If someone were to tell me I would spend an entire day working in a ranch, I would never believe them. I'm a born and bred city girl whose only farm experience was when I went on a classroom fieldtrip in the second grade to a local ranch with my classmates.

June 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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