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Dry winter forecast for TID service area

While the month of October helped this year's water year get off to a good start with above-average precipitation in the Tuolumne River Watershed, a relatively drier November and forecasts from the National Weather Service indicate that the region might be in for another dry year.

November 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Community pays respect to fallen deputy

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace, 53, was laid to rest Tuesday in a service that drew thousands of mourners from near and far who wanted to give a final salute to a man who died in the service of his community.

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Annual Turkey Trot to take place over weekend

For the 42nd year, Turlock residents will speed their way to the finish line in hopes of winning Thanksgiving dinner as contestants in the annual City of Turlock Fun Run Turkey Trot.

November 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


County officials get closer look at implications of State Water Board proposal

Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin county officials delved into the pages of a controversial proposal to cut water use - a proposition they oftentimes referred to as a threat to the region's "lifeblood" - during a public meeting Friday with State Water Resources Control Board representatives in Modesto.

November 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate sees rise in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in the month of October, with manufacturing jobs taking the deepest hit, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

November 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Downtown thriving with new development

As the holidays quickly approach, Downtown Turlock is preparing for the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season at a time when the heart of the city is thriving. Small businesses along the brick-paved sidewalk of Main Street have flourished, and annual holiday events keep shoppers and sight-seers coming back for more. While the friendly, small town atmosphere of Downtown Turlock remains constant, the area's inner workings and outer appearance are shifting.

November 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Man hit, killed by train in downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man struck by a train Friday morning near downtown Turlock.

November 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Travelers to Latin America urged to take precautions to prevent Zika

Individuals planning on holiday travel to Latin America, and especially Mexico are being advise to protect against mosquito bites as those areas are experiencing higher incidents of the Zika virus.

November 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New bubble tea shop comes to Turlock

Type of business: Asian café

November 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Foster Farms offers free range, certified organic turkeys for Thanksgiving

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, Foster Farms is hoping to bring something different to the table this year with their USDA certified organic whole turkeys, which are available at Costco locations throughout California.

November 17, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Annual Paint it Forward event accepting nominations

For the seventh year, Lancaster Painting is hoping to change someone's life with a fresh coat of paint. The painting company's annual Paint it Forward event is approaching quickly, and nominations for the charitable occasion are needed.

November 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock to celebrate start of holiday season with Festival of Lights

The community of Turlock will gather once again to start the holiday season off with the 18th Annual Festival of Lights.

November 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Vietnam veterans thanked in special ceremony

Veterans Day may have come and passed, but local organizations are continuing to honor those who served.

November 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Plans for city’s first urban garden in the works

The urban garden has been popping up in cities nationwide, and soon, community members can test out their green thumbs as the farming trend may be coming to Turlock.

November 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Jessica’s House marks national grief day with open house

Jessica's House will be hosting an open house for the community on Thursday in recognition of National Children's Grief Awareness Day.

November 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Healthcare Hero: Renee Pimentel

If you do not know Renee Pimentel, you should. While not a household name she is a healthcare hero.

November 29, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Denair preparing for first annual tree lighting celebration

Towns across the country celebrate Christmas traditions annually, and this year, Denair hopes to begin one of its own with its first annual Christmas tree ...

November 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don’s RV Center preparing to expand

Don's RV Center is set for expansion following the Stanislaus County Planning Commission's recent approval of the center's plans to create an ...

November 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Police department begins enforcement operations to curb collisions

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a special traffic enforcement today around town in an ongoing effort to drive down the number of fatal ...

November 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber of Commerce eliminates CEO position

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is restructuring its staff as the business organization looks to refocus its resources.

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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