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Operation Fog going into effect

During the winter months, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties are plagued by extremely dense fog which poses a severe hazard to drivers. Typically the fog season begins during the month of November and continues through February. Despite this predictable seasonal occurrence, multi-vehicle accidents are commonplace due to the combination of fog, excessive speeds and traffic congestion.

November 07, 2014 | | Local


Authorities release identity of man killed crossing Geer Road

The man killed in a vehicle versus pedestrian collision Thursday in Turlock has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office as Khananshoo Safarkaylan, 66, of Turlock.

November 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Planning Commission approves Dust Bowl’s brewing, tasting facility

Bigger is better, at least for Dust Bowl Brewing Company and the citizens of Turlock, they say.

November 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Retired missionary passes away at 100

Duane Johnson, the former Turlock Journal press foreman and missionary who recently celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends last month, passed away on Nov. 2, in Turlock.

November 06, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ritzy Ragz a downtown staple in Turlock

Name of Business: Ritzy Ragz & Thingz

November 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Final innovation challenge in Turlock before regional $2,500 competition

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words but an invention is worth $2,500, at least for one lucky contestant of the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Prop 1 will fund comprehensive water plan, water storage projects

Regional water reliability, safe drinking water, and clean water programs are set to become more of a reality in California as a result of voter's approval of Proposition 1, or Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

November 06, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Residents ready to run in the cash for Kettle Dash

Despite fundraising $34,000 less than two months ago through the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars event, the Salvation Army fundraising committee is still bringing in the bucks by breaking fundraising goals for its next event: The fourth annual Kettle Dash.

November 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Statewide streets still in poor condition, including Turlock's

Poor road conditions are not unique to Turlock because no matter where you travel in the Golden State you're bound to hit a few bumps.

November 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Soiseth set for mayoral seat

The face of Turlock is getting younger, or at least the faces of its leaders.

November 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


We Care homeless shelter holding open house

The We Care program, which operates a cold weather shelter for homeless men in Turlock, is hosting an open house of their facilities on Thursday.

November 04, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock inventor pitches idea to 'As Seen on TV' industry leaders

What can you do in five minutes? If you're like Turlocker Juan Pineda Sanchez, you've got those 350 seconds to pitch your latest invention.

November 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes could play host to third Dollar General in the region

A Dollar General may be setting up shop in Keyes, the third unincorporated community in the region that the retail chain has begun plans in which to expand in the last eight months.

November 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gas prices reach lowest point since 2010

The average price of gasoline fell below $3 per gallon in the United States for the first time over 46 months, according to GasBuddy.

November 01, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Don't forget to set your clocks back

Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

November 01, 2014 | | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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