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Coats 4 Kids

Westside Ministries is once again aiming to keep Turlock children warm and dry this winter season through the Coats 4 Kids program.

December 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Giving tree honors memories of lost loved ones

Debbie Murdock couldn't stand seeing children go without toys during the holidays. Every year, no matter how tough times were, she would make sure to pull tags from one of the many giving trees around town, purchasing toys from children's wish lists for the Salvation Army's annual toy giveaway.

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stocking stuffer central pops up on Main Street

Finding the right toys to stuff a stocking is hard enough, and the task becomes even more complicated when shoppers are seeking chimney-worthy gifts at a reasonable price. Enter Chuck Kringle's Christmas pop-up shop – an expansion of Five Buck Chuck, which focuses on providing quality products at a price that's affordable.

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Alexander T. Rosales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 08, 2017 | | Local


LIONS GIVE BACK

Turlock Lions Club members Conrad Renteria and Manuel Drumonde perused the toy aisles at Walmart Friday morning, searching for the perfect toys to purchase for Turlock Together's annual toy drive. The Lions Club donated $800 to be used toward buying toys, and despite the donation being an annual occurrence, this year was the first that Lions Club members have physically gone into the store to pick out gifts. Toys are needed for about 1,500 families this year, said Drumonde, who also serves as a Turlock Together chairman.

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


County resident sickened by mosquito transmitted virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has confirmed that the county has seen its first case of the St. Louis encephalitis virus with the diagnosis of a male county resident in his 70s.

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock teen finalist in national anthem singing contest

Makenna Boutelle is no stranger to the stage. The Turlock High School senior is already a past winner of her school's own singing competition, "THS Idol," and was cast as the lead in the Turlock Youth Performing Arts' summer production of "Bring It On, The Musical." Now, she has her sights set on an even bigger venue as she prepares to audition as one of 10 finalists for the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest.

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Youth program finds distracted driving an issue in Turlock

Drivers distracted by phones, passengers, pets, food and much more run rampant on roads across the country every day, and recently, a group of teens saw firsthand just how prevalent the issue of distracted driving is right here in Turlock.

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


HVAC fire reported at Turlock Walmart

A fire inside a heating and air conditioning vent was discovered Thursday morning at the Turlock Walmart and prompted an evacuation of the store.

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New boutique brings city style downtown

Name of business: Intro

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Memorial tree and candlelight vigil for homicide victims in Modesto

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 20th Annual Lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. Thursday.

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Valley Fever increases in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County Public Health announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase.

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Delhi couple transform tragedy into holiday cheer

As the holidays begin, a Delhi family continues to bring the spirit of the season to their community, as they combine food, gingerbread houses and a visit from Santa Claus into an event that brings family and friends together.

December 05, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Local


Mayors Kettle Challenge to help make up lost Salvation Army funds

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth is calling on the community to support a well-deserving cause during this weekend's fifth annual Salvation Army Mayors Kettle Challenge, which will raise much-needed funds for the nonprofit organization through some friendly competition.

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Fire fights flames in warehouse hopper

A fire inside a hopper at a large commercial warehouse prompted a brief evacuation Friday afternoon as Turlock firefighters fought to keep the fire from spreading to other areas of the structure.

December 05, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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