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Haunted history explored in Downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock is known for its delectable dining and plethora of shopping options, but it also has a mysterious and at times eerie past that has some people believing ghostly apparitions stroll the markets and corridors downtown.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash on Highway 99 injures one

A man sustained major injuries and was rushed to an area hospital after a single vehicle accident on Highway 99 in Turlock Tuesday morning.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development for the District's communications, outreach, education and government affairs programs and initiatives. Reimers advocates on TID's behalf via several state and national professional organizations and she is involved in local organizations as well.

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance stars, pros and the hundreds of community supporters of the popular dance competition fundraiser.

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air Quality Alert.

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services provided by the public safety agencies - and a free hotdog courtesy of the Turlock Associated Police Officers.

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than fantasy, I've always secretly wished that I could be transported back in time to medieval days. On Saturday I finally got that chance, making my way – bow, arrow and all – to the Northern California Renaissance Faire for the first of what I expect to be many trips.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey Hashimoto permission to file the final license applications for Don Pedro and La Grange – a milestone in the relicensing process for both projects, which first began over six years ago.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors down at Mid Valley Smoke Shop, the store typically brought in around $350 every day, and at Los Gallos, just across the intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West Hawkeye Avenue, the restaurant was prospering, selling $2,000 worth of food daily.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California agriculture leads nation in specialty crop funding

California received $19.2 million out of approximately $60.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block grants awarded nationwide.

October 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


IN SERVICE

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

October 06, 2017 | | Local


Sweet treats for a great cause

Olde Tyme Pastries has joined the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434's campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Out of pain springs forth kindness

On three occasions the Shimrado family has known the bliss of welcoming new lives into this world. Twice they have known the deep sorrow of watching those lives depart. Now, out of that pain, they are creating happy memories for the community at large through Two Hearts Bring Joy.

October 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Dec. 20, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair hiring ...

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Middle Eastern cuisine a family affair at Nami-No

Name of business: Nami-No

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire at vacant home

The cause of a fire in a Turlock vacant home remains under investigation.

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Record 129 million dead trees in California

The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number ...

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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