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California Statewide Fire Summary

More than 4,300 firefighters remain on the frontlines of nine active wildfires around California, many of which are projected to be fully contained by the end of the week. Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and perform fire suppression repair work.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Foster Farms seeks local singer for college bowl game

Last year, Turlock teen Felisha Dias won the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest and sung the national anthem in front of thousands of football fans, while also helping to deliver thousands of pounds of food for those in need. Foster Farms is once again looking for a local singing sensation to perform in front of 70,000 football fans before the Bowl game at Levi's Stadium on Dec. 27.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Farmers soak up benefits of wet winter

The acres of almond, walnut and other crops surrounding Turlock have benefitted immensely from the surplus of irrigation water provided to them this year, with such conditions coming as a result of one of the wettest years on record for the Tuolumne River Watershed.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Police investigate train fatality in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train early Saturday morning.

October 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate falls in Turlock, Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to decline in September, according to the latest data from the Employment Development Department.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State records first flu-related death for the season

The California Department of Public Health received the first report of an influenza-associated fatality in a person under the age of 65 for the 2017-2018 flu season on Thursday. The person had chronic conditions and the death occurred in Yolo County.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Realtors inspire children to read

Realtors are familiar with handing new home owners a shiny set of keys, but on Wednesday a group of agents from Turlock's Aspire Home Real Estate, Inc. visited Julien Elementary School to hand out not keys, but books to unlock knowledge to four lucky kindergarten classrooms.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Diane Bartlett

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett grew up in the Bay Area, the youngest of five children. She was not unfamiliar with this area, however, because as a child she made many trips to Turlock to visit her mother's relatives and to attend swap meets with her dad. She graduated from CSU Hayward (now East Bay) with a BA in Liberal Studies and after working a variety of jobs, went on to graduate from San Jose State with a Masters in Library and Information Science in 1986. She worked in both public and academic libraries as student assistant, page, cataloging clerk ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health agency offers flu vaccine clinics

Local and national health officials are hoping to mitigate the impacts of the oncoming influenza season by recommending a flu vaccine as the best course of coverage.

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cancer survivors celebrate hope at annual event

When Turlock resident Clora McCray's daughter was diagnosed with childhood leukemia as an infant, the three years of radiation appointments, doctor's office visits and illness that followed were full of heartbreak. Soon, however, there was joy, when it was found that Marjorie McCray was cancer-free.

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Heritage Realty ready to help house hunters

Name of business: Valley Heritage Realty

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hospital volunteers pitch in for homeless shelter

Emanuel Medical Center Volunteers donated $10,000 to the Turlock Gospel Mission on Tuesday to help the organization complete its homeless shelter on Broadway Avenue.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Community health fair set for Sunday

The Assyrian Wellness Collaborative is partnering with Stanislaus County to present the Community Health and Wellness Fair on Sunday.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ahlem Cancer Endowment offering free mammograms

The Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center at Emanuel Medical Center will be using a $20,000 grant from the Bill and Elise Ahlem Cancer Endowment will provide free mammograms and any necessary follow-up tests to women in need.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local seniors ‘Pedal to End Alzheimer’s’

Residents of Covenant Village of Turlock used brains and brawn to pedal 334 miles and raise nearly $1,200 during the first annual Pedal to End Alzheimer's CyberCycle Challenge, a month-long cycling competition in September against sister community, The Samarkand, in Santa Barbara. During the challenge, 21 residents took turns riding the CyberCycle, a recumbent bike that uses virtual environments, video game features, group rides, and the spirit of healthy competition to motivate riders.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Valley fever cases on the rise locally and in the state

California is seeing a spike in cases of Valley Fever and health officials are flummoxed as to the cause of the increase.

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kettle Kickoff rings in holiday season

Some of Turlock's most generous community members packed into the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday morning for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Proposed Hilmar apartment complex has citizens concerned

Hilmar is a small town and it would like to stay that way, according to a petition circulating the farming community.

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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