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Will El Niño bring an end to the drought?

State Climatologist Michael Anderson issued the following statement on potential El Niño conditions: "California cannot count on potential El Niño conditions to halt or reverse drought conditions. Historical weather data shows us that at best, there is a 50/50 chance of having a wetter winter. Unfortunately, due to shifting climate patterns, we cannot even be that sure."

September 11, 2015 | | Local


Mayor presents key to the city to Church of the East Bishop

Mayor Gary Soiseth presented his first Key to the City during Tuesday's City Council meeting to His Grace Bishop Mar Awa Royel of the Assyrian Church of the East. Councilmember Matthew Jacob said that he could not think of "anybody more fitting or deserving in the Assyrian community to hold this honor," and commended Bishop Mar Awa on his ability to demonstrate both integrity and a Christ-like humility. As the recipient of the Key, Bishop Mar Awa said that he accepted the honor on behalf of the Assyrian Church of the East and the Turlock Assyrian community, which has ...

September 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock remembers 9/11

When United States Army veteran Cory Smith decided to pick up an American flag and run with it three years ago on Sept. 11, he had no idea that only two years later he would be flanked by over 300 additional runners.

September 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock couple win Foster Farms turkey sandwich contest

As Chris and Natalie Lewis made plans for their fifth wedding anniversary on Friday, they found they had another reason to celebrate. One of their original sandwich creations was named the winner of the Foster Farms 'Don't Call Me Basic' turkey sandwich contest.

September 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock fire, police join effort in Butte Fire

Turlock fire fighters and police officers are headed up north to help authorities try to reign in the growing fire raging in Amador and Calaveras counties.

September 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Burt’s BBQ Shak brings mom and pop restaurant to Turlock

Name of Business: Burt's BBQ Shak

September 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Ability Resource Fair and Assistive Technology to help people living with disabilities in Central Va

A free event is coming to the Central Valley where people living with disabilities can learn of new ways to enhance their independence and quality of life.

September 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Fire fighters select winning design for breast cancer awareness campaign

Come October when hundreds of Turlock residents start donning pink T-shirts, Gregory Asher can point to one and say he made that.

September 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Drought Listening Tour opens dialogue between state, local officials

State officials met with local governments and water district representatives on Wednesday as part of the Drought Listening Tour to discuss the current impacts of the drought in Stanislaus County region, as well as future implications.

September 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


PG&E to relocate Turlock trees for better gas line safety

Pacific Gas and Electric Company will soon be doing work around Turlock, but not on the gas lines. Instead, the company will be relocating a number of trees in town in an effort to make it easier for first responders to access gas transmission lines in the event of an emergency situation.

September 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Officials issue an Air Alert through Friday

The Valley air basin is in an Air Alert episode beginning today through Friday. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley air basin portion of Kern Counties.

September 09, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Wildfire prompts air alert for Valley

Smoke from the Rough Fire is affecting air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley prompting air officials to issue a health cautionary statement.

September 08, 2015 | | Local


Ceiling fan ignites house fire

A fire believed to have started in a bathroom ceiling fan caused extensive damage to a Turlock residence Monday morning.

September 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shining a light on the stigma of suicide

At 20 years old Olivia Louise Bell Valentine, a Pitman graduate, decided to take her own life.

September 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Summer's end brings cheaper gas

As summer comes to an end, gas prices continue to plunge as an ongoing oversupply of crude oil and record-high refinery output continues to drive state and national gas prices down, according to AAA Northern California's latest gas survey.

September 08, 2015 | | Local


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Funeral services set for fallen deputy, CSO

The funeral services for the two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees killed in a fiery collision will be open to the community.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel toasts cancer survivors with ice cream

Cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates are all invited to join Emanuel Cancer Center and Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day ...

May 18, 2017 | | Local


Make beer at home with the help of Renegade Brewing Supplies

Type of business: Homebrew shop

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Free child car seat safety check in Turlock

The Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free car seat safety inspection event from 9 a.m. to 12 p ...

May 18, 2017 | | Local


Area fires create hazy skyline

Two grassfires west of Turlock sent thick plumes of smoke into the sky Wednesday afternoon.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair cyclist killed in crash

A Denair man out for a bicycle ride Wednesday morning was struck by a vehicle and killed along the outskirts of Turlock, the California Highway ...

May 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man burned in home fire

A Turlock man was injured when trying to escape a house fire Sunday evening.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Deserie Garibay Villagrana graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Relay for Life

The combined Turlock-Hilmar Relay for Life event held Saturday at the Dutcher Middle School track drew over 400 participants and raised approximately $114,450 for ...

May 16, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


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