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Monteith highlights county’s successes, challenges in annual address

Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered his state-of-the-county address on Tuesday morning, which covered the past, present and future of Stanislaus County.

February 09, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


New report shines light on California water conditions

The idea of being "average" has likely never sounded so good to the Turlock Irrigation District following a report unveiled this week by the California Department of Water Resources that forecasted the region could potentially experience 2,010,000 acre feet of runoff in an average scenario this year, a total that is 103 percent of the historical amount.

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Police resurrects K9 Unit

The welcome reception for new officers with the Turlock Police Department is more likely to include coffee and pastries and not Milk Bones and chew toys, but an exception was made for Varick and Keyser.

February 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing the opportunity to boost the heart health of area residents.

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for her friends and family to approximately 15,000 jars of jam, jelly and fruit butter last year-all made in the convenience of her home kitchen.

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair on July 13.

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to continue emergency regulation to promote further water conservation in 2016.

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi to honor the memory of their late daughter Kayla Bernardi, who passed away in March 2015. Kayla was born with Down-Syndrome and had heart problems and various open heart surgeries at a very young age. Although Kayla endured a lot during her years she always remained very positive. Her attitude and eagerness to do as much as possible earned her the nickname "Busy Bee." One of her main goals was to graduate high school which ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million children call home.

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog hasn't seen his shadow since the tradition began in 1887.

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi's Stadium for the big game. While the game itself will be played on Sunday when the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers take the field in Santa Clara, the event began much earlier in the week in San Francisco where installations and exhibits littered the city and jerseys of all kinds dotted the streets.

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Turlock Fire adds new engines to fleet

The Turlock Fire Department held the official dedication Thursday morning for the Rosenbauer Engines 32 and 34, becoming the most state-of-the-art firefighting engines to join ...

April 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market season is here

The area's agricultural bounty and craftsmanship will soon be on display as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market opens for its eighth consecutive season on ...

April 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock residents chosen for Almond Board leadership program

Three Turlockers were selected to be a part of the 2017 Almond Leadership class, preparing them to become leaders not just within the California almond ...

April 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock prepares to ‘love’ community

Every year, volunteers with the city's best interests in mind head out into the Turlock community for a day of service known as Love ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Sikh community reaches out to neighbors

While the Turlock Sikh Temple has been a part of the community for over 30 years, not many non-Sikhs know much about the temple or ...

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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