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Hundreds attend Safety Saturday event

Hilmar resident Jamie Carmona was one of the hundreds of parents who left the 3rd annual Safety Saturday event feeling a little more secure about the safety of her children.

May 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Toaster sparks fire

An unattended toaster is to blame for a house fire that caused an estimated $10,000 in damage, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

May 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

Local air pollution officials are issuing a health cautionary statement effective through Wednesday night, because of blowing dust resulting from gusty winds. The health caution is in effect for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties.

May 21, 2013 | | Local


Anglicans find new church home

The Grace Anglican Church, formerly the St. Francis Anglican Church, is moving into their new home Sunday at First Christian Church.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlocker competes in 2013 Warrior Games

Retired Navy Aviation Electrician's Mate Steven Davis, from Turlock, hit the court with his Navy basketball team in the 2013 Warrior Games.

May 17, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Fireworks to light up Turlock night sky

In a little over a month's time, Americans all around the country will sink their toes in summer grass and look up into a night sky illuminated by fireworks. Turlockers will be doing no different at this year's free community fireworks show, scheduled to be held on July 4 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

May 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


County sees new low in unemployment

The ranks of unemployed people in Stanislaus County continue to dwindle as the area recorded a new low in the unemployment rate.

May 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crossroads senior pastor retires after 33 years at pulpit

The members of Crossroads church are praying for a new pastor, someone who can fill the shoes of the man who has guided their congregation for 33 years.

May 14, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Wildlife center invites public to baby animal shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is inviting the public to celebrate the birth of hundreds of wild animals with its annual Baby Animal Shower fundraiser on Saturday. The center cares for orphaned animals until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. The baby animal shower is one of the center's biggest fundraisers, and it is a way for the center to collect much-needed supplies.

May 14, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

May 14, 2013 | | Local


Turlock prepares for annual walk to benefit cancer society

Thousands of community members will be walking the campus of Dutcher Middle School on Saturday for the fight against cancer at city's the annual "Relay for Life" event.

May 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Alex Perez shares his passion for jiu jitsu with new academy

Name of business: Turlock Academy of Jiu Jitsu

May 14, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Young entrepreneurs give back through Lemonade Day

Lemonade stands- some kids do it for fun while others do it for money. But for Davis Hill, his reason is closer to the heart.

May 14, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlockers 'Fill the Boot' for Kindness

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 held its annual Random Acts of Kindness Fill the Boot fundraiser on Saturday and was able to raise almost $16,000 for local charities. Turlock firefighters voluntarily stood out on the corners of Monte Vista Crossings asking citizens to fill their boots with donations. Firefighters were able to raise $836 alone from people emptying the change trays in their cars. This year's total amount donated is an increase of almost $2,000 from last year, said Captain Frank Saldivar.

May 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


More water coming to TID growers

Doomsday scenarios were bantered about at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, with the economic repercussions of this season's failed crops pitted against the impact of having no water at all for future irrigation years.

May 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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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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