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Turlock woman transforms house into spooky spectacle

Stephanie Valgos knows the exact moment she realized that she was more than just a Halloween enthusiast. She was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders at the time and her team was performing a dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" during a Halloween game. While her teammates donned skirts with artfully placed rips, Valgos took her costume to another level.

October 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Red Cross readies response to mega storm

The American Red Cross is proactively readying its workers and resources in anticipation of Hurricane Patricia in order to be ready to respond quickly to the enormous storm.

October 23, 2015 | | Local

The City of Turlock introduces its first Water Saving Hero: Covenant Village of Turlock

The City of Turlock is happy to announce the first Water Saving Hero, Covenant Village of Turlock. From Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 of this year, Covenant Village has reduced its landscape water use by 4,934,790 gallons of water!

October 23, 2015 | | Local

Martial Arts school breaks with tradition

Name of Business: Unleash It Martial Arts

October 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Tobacco sales to minors on the decline

A recent survey from the California Department of Public Health shows the rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors is decreasing from past years.

October 22, 2015 | | Local

Free program to help those grieving over the holidays

Grieving the loss of a loved one is hard any time, but especially difficult for many during the holiday season. Covenant Care Hospice is hoping to help those in the community who are mourning with a special program titled Coping with the Holidays.

October 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers work to make Turlock shine

Turlock was looking spiffier over the last week thanks to a volunteer clean-up effort as part of the Turlock Shines program.

October 22, 2015 | | Local

New energy, water laws to impact TID

An energy bill that was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this month will take him one step closer to achieving two of three of his "ambitious" clean energy, clean air and pollution reduction goals for California before his proposed 2030 deadline.

October 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Housing crisis

A recent report by the California Coalition for Rural Housing paints a bleak picture of the housing situation in Stanislaus County.

October 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Open house at Public Safety Facility

The Turlock Police and Fire departments will host the ninth annual open house event on Saturday.

October 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

College students tackle library safety issues

Security concerns at the Turlock Public Library and Turlock Senior Center led a group of 14 Stanislaus State Criminal Justice students to work closely with the Turlock Police Department and library staff to find solutions that if implemented will make the area safer for everyone.

October 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Turlock couple honor memory of sons with benefit dinner

There is a photograph that Carolina and Jose Alfaro hold precious over many others. They treasure it not just because it is a reminder of a joyful Christmas or for the disarmingly cute faces of their three sons. It is held especially close to their heart because it is one of just a few photos of their entire family - taken at a time when all of their sons were alive.

October 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Court rules Turlock Sikh Temple takeover illegal

A Stanislaus Superior Court ruling found a group of Turlock Sikh Temple members acted illegally in taking control of the temple in June 2013.

October 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

New name, same great cause

The former Active 20-30 Club has transitioned to Advancing Children of Turlock, but the club has the same goal of enriching the lives of local children.

October 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Cancer survivors unite for annual event

According to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, the probability that a woman will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer is greatest when she is between the ages of 55 and 64 years old.

October 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Child sickened after eating burrito at Chipotle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to search for the specific source of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants that has sickened 45 people ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flames erupt at Turlock apartment complex

An apartment that was supposed to be vacant caught fire Saturday forcing residents of the seven unit apartment complex to flee from the flames, according ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


· Myla Mohssin of Hughson is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce boy born Nov. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 20, 2015 | | Local

Unemployment rate records small growth in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County grew slightly in October, but remains below the year-ago estimate and under 10 percent, according to the latest numbers ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Annual Turlock Gospel Mission Thanksgiving dinner seeks volunteers, food

The Turlock Gospel Mission offers a free Thanksgiving dinner every year for people to come together, share and be thankful, and it wouldn't be ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Project Prom: Free dresses for local girls

The season of giving inspires the best in people and a new charitable cause for young ladies will bring more than just a smile for ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Turlock animator wins local Innovation Challenge

Only a month after launching his first animated comic book series "Crossblood™: The Spear of Destiny," Boyer Animation Studios President and CEO Michael Boyer illustrated ...

November 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Denair tornado leaves cancer patient, family without a home

In just eight minutes, Denair resident Beckee Bailey's life turned upside down.

November 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

New medical advances could help blind Turlock teen

A roof over your head, food on the table and good company are a few staples people are thankful for over the holidays, but something ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

New owner sought for historic Turlock home

One of the oldest houses still standing in Turlock is being readied to pass into the hands of a new owner.

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Dairy levee break floods Turlock neighborhood

Residents on W. Linwood Avenue in Turlock awoke to an unpleasant surprise Friday morning when they found portions of their neighborhood flooded from dirty water ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock Chipotle linked in E. coli outbreak

The outbreak of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest has spread to more states and locally, with two cases reported in Turlock ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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