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Actor says local cooperation key to bringing film production to Turlock, Ceres

Corbin Bernsen says he will be back.

July 14, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Tia Fina’s Salsa, Big Tree Organic Farms ready for Fresno Food Expo

Two local food companies are looking to showcase their best products at the upcoming Fresno Food Expo, but the experience is sure to be different for the pair. One has never attended a food trade show and began bottling their product just a year and a half ago, while the other is a seasoned trade show attendee that has been in the game for nearly 20 years.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blue Diamond Growers helps Turlock girl’s wish come true

On Wednesday afternoon, five-year-old Aileen Aguilar was dropped off at her Turlock home dressed head to toe as Elsa from the Disney movie "Frozen." Little did she know, a playground fit for a princess would be waiting for her thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Neighborhoods, law enforcement prepare for National Night Out

On Aug. 1, Turlock residents will be asked to leave the comfort of their homes and do something that seems almost archaic in this digital age: get to know their neighbors.

July 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Navy mom organizes care package drive

Linda Juliot has always enjoyed sending care packages to her daughter while she serves in the Navy, taking the time to pick out treats and necessities that will remind her of home. But, when the Turlock resident realized that not all of the sailors on her daughter's ship are lucky enough to receive packages in the mail, she took it upon herself to organize care packages for those deployed on the USS Nimitz.

July 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mariah’s Fair Treats ending sweet run

Mariah Vitoria is 24 years old, and she is about to retire.

July 11, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


All in the family: Abe Rojas and co. make fair time volunteering a tradition

When Abe Rojas was a kid, he and his friends had free entry into the fair; they would lay a plank over the canal behind the grounds, trot across and scale the fence.

July 11, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Fire will get real-life experience at new drill grounds

It may look like a grouping of cargo containers, but for Turlock firefighters it's an apartment complex next to the university, or a hotel near the freeway, or a house on Main Street or a suite of offices on Geer Road. Whatever it might be at the moment, the new training facilities at the fire department's drill grounds will be used to enhance the skills of Turlock's firefighters like never before.

July 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


I Am Yoga celebrates nine years in Turlock

Type of business: Yoga and wellness studio

July 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


House fire injures one in Turlock

A fire Sunday night at a two-story residence in Turlock sent one man to the hospital with burn injuries, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

July 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Candy Padilla

Candy Padilla has lived in Turlock since she was a baby, and over the years has established a family and two successful businesses. She does family and event photography through Candy Padilla Photography, and operates a photo booth business, The Photo Lounge. The mother of four is also a staff photographer for the Journal. She believes the fact that she is an only child has helped contribute to her creative side.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blood shortage prompts emergency call for donors

The American Red Cross often faces a critical blood shortage during the summer months and this year is no exception. As a result, the organization has issued an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save countless lives.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Guide dog training is now family affair

It is a request which, at the time, may have seemed simple and worth investigating – hosting a guide dog. This was the idea of David and Brenda Kindred's daughter Hope, five years ago when she was in seventh grade.

July 07, 2017 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


Fire leaves Delhi business in ruins

A long-burning fire destroyed a tire shop in Delhi on Thursday evening, according to Cal Fire Merced County.

July 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tragedy strikes at Fourth of July celebration

A 7-year-old boy drowned Tuesday night during a family get together for an Independence Day celebration.

July 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air ...

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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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