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Turlock readies for mosquito season

As spring turns to summer, members of the Turlock community are being told to gear up for mosquito season.

April 23, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Marine unit delivers burgers, smiles to Japanese orphans

NAGOMI ORPHANAGE, OKINAWA, Japan - As part of the Marine Corps' force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region, the Marines and Sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are expected to be ready for anything. For this occasion, they were ready to play.

April 23, 2013 | BY SGT. PAUL ROBBINS 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | Local


Remote race to benefit victims of Boston bombings

Tracy Crane has organized memorial races, uniting the heavy-hearted in a common cause.

April 23, 2013 | BY JAMES BURNS Turlock Journal | Local


Homeless shelters close for season

Warmer weather has finally arrived in the Valley - just in time for those who now have no option left but to sleep on the streets. The Turlock Gospel Mission's winter relief ministry for women and children and the We Care cold weather shelter for men both closed for the season last week.

April 23, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Drug take back on Saturday

The Turlock Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a drug drop off event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, as part of National Take Back Day.

April 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock prepares to feel the love

A Valley-wide demonstration of love is set for Saturday as hundreds of volunteers will take to their city streets and neighborhoods to clean, paint, rebuild and repair.

April 22, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Premo’s proposal: Pit salmon welfare against land-based endangered species

Ever since the State Water Resources Control Board weighed a proposal that would negatively impact the region's water supply, agriculture operations and economy, members of the Central Valley have rallied together to protect the precious resource.

April 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fair jobs event draws hundreds

While the opening of the Stanislaus County Fair is still three months away, hundreds filled the Turlock fairgrounds Thursday in hopes of securing at least a temporary job.

April 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


County unemployment continues to fall

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to make strides for the better as the jobless rate fell again, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

April 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 458 incidents during the month of March. These included a total of 303 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 25 motor vehicle accidents, and 19 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 22 fire type calls: two building fires, one vehicle fire, five grass/ rubbish fires, one arcing shorted electrical, four unauthorized burnings, three Dumpster fires, two cooking fires, one authorized control burn, two excessive heat burns and one fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, water or steam leak, smoke ...

April 16, 2013 | | Local


TID launches irrigation user webpage

It isn't easy maintaining over 250 miles of gravity-fed canals and laterals, but the Turlock Irrigation District refuses to shy away from assisting nearly 5,000 customers or their assets. Instead, they are creating an easier method for irrigation customers to pose concerns, ask questions, or view their current regulations.

April 16, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Road Work Report

Main Street, between Golden State Boulevard and Palm Street, will be closed for the Taste of Turlock FEASTival from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

April 16, 2013 | | Local


Backstage Dance moves to new digs

Name of business: Backstage Academy of Dance

April 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Girl Scouts go GREEN

An estimated 130 Girl Scouts from the Turlock area met at Donnelly Park on Sunday for the Forever Green Campaign. The girls from different troops learned about environmental conservation by rotating through five activity stations that included micro litter cleanup and the planting of rosemary.

April 16, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Hilmar native and 'Glee' actress to promote anti-bullying book at safety fair

"Glee" actress Dot-Marie Jones knows what it's like to be tormented and bullied as a kid. The Hilmar native, who plays Coach Beiste on the hit musical series, will lend a helping hand to a new children's book that aims to prevent bullying at the GDI Insurance Agency's third annual Community Safety Saturday on May 18 at the Hilmar Cheese Company.

April 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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