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Veterans donate shoes to foster youth

Local veterans Bob Russell and Wardee "Gunner" Bruce, both active in Turlock's American Legion chapter and Veterans of Foreign Wars post, purchased 53 pairs of Converse Chuck Taylors from Famous Footwear Friday morning, which will be gifted to foster children in need. The American Legion and VFW donated a combined $2,000 to the cause, orchestrated by Russell after he noticed a considerably empty donation bin for foster youth located inside Mattress Firm.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Firefighters seek nominees for Pink Helmet Award

The Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 is gearing up for its annual pink T-shirt fundraiser and awareness raising campaign and are currently accepting nominations for the Pink Helmet Award.

September 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Art Space on Main hunting for new home

Just three years after Art Space on Main opened its doors, the Stanislaus State gallery is saying goodbye to its home at 135 W. Main St.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Tami Truax

Tami Truax is the principal at Cunningham Elementary School and has served as an educator within Turlock Unified School District for over 30 years. In addition to her day job, she also serves on the Turlock Chaplaincy Board and assists with other non-profit groups. After growing up in the Bay Area, Truax continued her education first at Stanislaus State, where she received her bachelor's degree and teaching credential, and then at St. Mary's College, where she earned her master's degree. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her parents and two sons.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Curing cancer with cannabis focus of upcoming class

In 2010, Turlocker Dennis Hill received terrible news. The biochemist had been diagnosed with aggressive, Stage III adenocarcinoma – prostate cancer. He considered his options from radiation to chemotherapy, but after reading a published study which detailed the use of cannabis to treat inoperable brain cancer in humans, he decided to try the alternative therapy.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


State, local officials highlight pedestrian safety

The California Office of Traffic Safety is again announcing that September is "California Pedestrian Safety Month" which began last year in response to the rising number of pedestrians being killed and injured on California roadways.

September 08, 2017 | | Local


Community becomes family at Accurate Family Dental

Name of business: Accurate Family Dental

September 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires create unhealthy air for Valley

The haze hanging over much of the Central Valley region is expected to continue through the foreseeable future because of wildfires raging in the area and has officials warning residents of the potentially hazardous health consequences.

September 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


High school juniors invited to FBI academy

Those high school juniors curious about a future career with the Federal Bureau of Investigations will have the opportunity to explore their options at an upcoming academy.

September 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock pumpkins make international debut

A farm-like setting decorated with hundreds of pumpkins is a common sight around Turlock in the fall, but this year a Central Valley harvest will be shared with families from around the world at a new exhibit featuring locally grown pumpkins at an international tourist destination.

September 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denair Gaslight tackles ‘Important’ work

The Denair Gaslight Theater is getting ready to bring up the curtain on their production of "The Importance of Being Earnest."

September 01, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock beer maker readies Ceres tap room

Construction continues in southwest Ceres for Blaker Brewery's new beer brewery and tap room with a possible opening in October.

September 01, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Three deaths attributed to West Nile virus

The California Department of Public Health announced Friday that three state residents have died after contracting the West Nile virus. The three deaths mark the first conformed fatalities from the virus this year.

September 01, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local woman organizes donation drive for hurricane victims

When Turlocker Jaelyn Popolizio turned on the news to see the devastation in Texas left behind by Hurricane Harvey, she took to Facebook with a request for her friends.

September 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Sweltering days ahead for most of California

The calendar may show that we are only a few weeks from fall, but the weather certainly is stuck in summer. With temperatures expecting to linger above 100 degrees for the Labor Day weekend, health officials are cautioning residents to be mindful of heat-related illnesses.

September 01, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services ...

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House ...

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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