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State wildfires impacting local air quality

Smoke from several wildfires burning in California is having an impact on the Valley's air quality, prompting air officials to issue a health warning for the area.

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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


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Know Your Neighbor: Rosalee Rush

Stanislaus State's new Senior Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Media Relations, Rosalee Rush, was drawn to the university because of its focus ...

September 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Student art sought for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate sees drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a slight decline in August, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pour your own craft beer at Pizza Factory

In a perfect world, watching a football game with a group of friends at your favorite pizza parlor would never be interrupted by waiting in ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Construction continues at Turlock intersection

Detours around the intersection of Fulkerth Road and N. Golden State Boulevard will be up for at least another month, as crews continue to work ...

September 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Donnelly Park playground to close for renovations

The Children's Play Park at Donnelly Park will be closed for six days next week for repairs thanks to a partnership between the City ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock remembers 9-11

The Turlock fire and police departments hosted a remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 in recognition of the lives lost during the terrorist attack in 2001 ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Young Eagles fly at Turlock Airport

The Turlock Regional Aviation Association hosted the Young Eagles event on Saturday at the Turlock Municipal Airport. The program, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Power, irrigation affected by heat

The summer of 2017 has been exceptionally hot, and August was no different. The month brought record-breaking temperatures, affecting the demand for both power and ...

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hobby Lobby opens its doors

Type of business: Craft and home décor retailer

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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