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August ushered in drop in county unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a decline in August and continues to fall below the 10 percent mark, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

September 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City, We Care partnership provides long-term, low-income housing

As the city's longest running homeless shelter operator, We Care Program Turlock will soon be able to offer four newly-renovated apartment units for low-income families looking for a long-term and affordable housing solution.

September 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Community donates mountains of supplies for fire victims

When the call went out to help the thousands of people who have lost their homes to wildfires in the past week, Central Valley residents responded in force.

September 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chance to learn about area wildlife on Saturday

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will celebrate their 31st anniversary on Saturday with their annual Day with Wildlife event.

September 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Annual pet event connects animal nonprofits and families

Tractor Supply Co. is hosting their annual Pet Appreciation Week through Sunday, complete with pet adoptions, demonstrations on pet nutrition, and drawings for gift cards and giveaways while supplies last.

September 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


New faces at TPD

The Turlock Police Department welcomed their newest employees as Officers Alex Jimenez, Jonathan Yerzy, and Marco Diaz were greeted by Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson at a reception on Monday. The three officers completed a 20-week program from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Regional Training Division that focused on active scenario training. The three officers were sworn in on Friday and were among 21 graduates to complete the program, which had been a causality of the recession and closed in 2010.

September 17, 2015 | | Local


Businesses warned of price gouging during wildfires

Officials issued a consumer alert Thursday that some businesses, in particular hotels, in the state are price gouging during the wildfires and California's Attorney General Kamala D. Harris warned violators would be prosecuted.

September 17, 2015 | | Local


Bilson’s continues to thrive in Turlock

Name of Business: Bilson's Sport Shop

September 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival goes back to its roots

Although the Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival will once again assume its original name-after being called the Hughson Harvest Festival for the past four years-its underlying purpose will remain the same.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock animal hospital cares for injured mountain lion cub

Another mountain lion was spotted in Turlock this week, but this time the animal did not merit warnings from local school districts or searches by the Turlock Police Department.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local organizations collect donations for fire victims

As evacuations continue throughout neighboring foothill communities affected by the Butte Fire, local residents and organizations are coming together to provide support through donations to relief agencies and by providing much-needed supplies for displaced fire victims.

September 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock continues to aid firefighting effort in California

A battalion chief has joined his colleagues with the Turlock Fire Department, as well as those from the Turlock Rural Fire Department and officers from the Turlock Police Department in the ongoing battle against the wildfires raging in California.

September 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Symbiosis celebrates 10-year anniversary

Symbiosis Gathering is returning to Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale for the event's 10 year anniversary on Sept. 17 - 20.

September 11, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Will El Niño bring an end to the drought?

State Climatologist Michael Anderson issued the following statement on potential El Niño conditions: "California cannot count on potential El Niño conditions to halt or reverse drought conditions. Historical weather data shows us that at best, there is a 50/50 chance of having a wetter winter. Unfortunately, due to shifting climate patterns, we cannot even be that sure."

September 11, 2015 | | Local


Mayor presents key to the city to Church of the East Bishop

Mayor Gary Soiseth presented his first Key to the City during Tuesday's City Council meeting to His Grace Bishop Mar Awa Royel of the Assyrian Church of the East. Councilmember Matthew Jacob said that he could not think of "anybody more fitting or deserving in the Assyrian community to hold this honor," and commended Bishop Mar Awa on his ability to demonstrate both integrity and a Christ-like humility. As the recipient of the Key, Bishop Mar Awa said that he accepted the honor on behalf of the Assyrian Church of the East and the Turlock Assyrian community, which has ...

September 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Structure charred in industrial area of Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department is looking into what ignited a fire inside a commercial structure in an industrial area of town.

July 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The bird, the bunny and the wardrobe

A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., the contestants are lined up on fold-out tables topped with a soft fabric. They are all dressed ...

July 21, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Student housing fills as semester approaches

Move-in day at The Vista, Turlock's newest student housing option, is still a month away, but the apartment complex is nearly at full capacity ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


The Vista investigates non-student leases

New Turlock student housing complex The Vista is coming under scrutiny for allegedly leasing rooms to individuals who are neither college students or faculty, which ...

July 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jessica Irish

Jessica Irish is the communications and brand manager for the Center for Human Services. She also has her own business, Jessica Chang Consulting, helping professionals ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock firefighters join effort to stop blaze in Mariposa County

As fires continue to rage across various regions of California, the state's mutual aid system has been sending firefighting teams out from agencies all ...

July 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Candace Gonsalves

Candace Gonsalves and her husband, Matt, started Rustic Metal Designs back in 2010, because they wanted to create unique custom metal pieces for family and ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former prison-themed restaurant now serves cosmic menu

Name of business: Cosmos Burgers

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fulkerth, N. Golden State intersection to close

One of Turlock's main intersections will soon be closed for much-needed safety improvements. The intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West ...

July 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Olde Tyme Pastries in running to be country’s sweetest bakery

Olde Tyme Pastries is on a quest to become the country's sweetest bakery, and the longtime Turlock business is asking for the community's ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Families continue fair tradition on opening night

For Arlen and Susan Peters, attending the Stanislaus County Fair is a tradition that goes back over 30 years to when they took their daughter ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


State wildfires impacting local air quality

Smoke from several wildfires burning in California is having an impact on the Valley's air quality, prompting air officials to issue a health warning ...

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Actor says local cooperation key to bringing film production to Turlock, Ceres

Corbin Bernsen says he will be back.

July 14, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Tia Fina’s Salsa, Big Tree Organic Farms ready for Fresno Food Expo

Two local food companies are looking to showcase their best products at the upcoming Fresno Food Expo, but the experience is sure to be different ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blue Diamond Growers helps Turlock girl’s wish come true

On Wednesday afternoon, five-year-old Aileen Aguilar was dropped off at her Turlock home dressed head to toe as Elsa from the Disney movie "Frozen." Little ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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