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Vehicle fire threatens Turlock home

A fire that ignited inside the engine compartment of a vehicle was quickly contained by Turlock fire fighters Tuesday night, keeping the blaze from the residence.

July 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Security company offers safety, self-defense workshops

While working in San Francisco at 22 years old, Liberty Private Security, Inc. & Training Academy president Ashley Cahill vividly remembers the night where she was followed into an abandoned parking lot by someone she did not know.

July 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Red Cross honors Turlock resident

While giving back may be an occasional decision for some, for Turlock resident Jodi Karambela it is part of her life.

July 16, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Garden Club beautifies fair, takes Best of Show

One of the first stops for many of the thousands of fair goers who pour through the historic arch gates of the Stanislaus County Fair every night is the Floriculture Building. As its name implies, this is where anyone with a green thumb - from backyard gardeners to FFA students and even youngsters who like to play in the dirt - can put their landscape designs on display for the entire county to see.

July 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


War Memorial Cannon set to move to Central Park

Veterans Day this year will be specially marked with a rededication ceremony for the War Memorial Cannon following approval regarding its location to Central Park from theTurlock City Council.

July 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Collision critically injures Hilmar motorcyclist

A Hilmar man sustained severe injuries when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Wednesday night on Lander Avenue.

July 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local musicians heat up fair's Center Stage

The Stanislaus County Fair is known for bringing top performers to the Turlock farigrounds each summer, and this year is no different with country stars like Colt Ford and Jerrod Niemann and rock legends like Eddie Money and Bret Michaels.

July 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Property owners prepare for costly repairs

Kensington Court is known for its leafy Sycamore trees, but recently there has been something else lining the picturesque street: bright yellow signs that read "Uneven Sidewalk."

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boxing site could become a reality at Columbia Park

A new Turlock nonprofit, Off the Hook Ministries, is aiming to bring a boxing facility to Columbia Park to provide at risk youth a physical outlet while also building community in the area.

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California leads nation in gas prices

California is once again the nation's most expensive market for retail gasoline. A gallon of unleaded gasoline was averaging $3.80 on Tuesday. The state average has climbed by 22 cents per gallon since Friday and has gained the attention of the California Energy Commission.

July 14, 2015 | | Local


Fine dining experiment in Delhi finds success

When Frank Machado opened the Elegant Bull restaurant in Delhi on December 28, 1989 the plan was simple: He would cook, his wife Karen would waitress, and together they would do the dishes.

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chemical spill blocks highway traffic for five hours

A morning crash that caused a pickup to flip onto its side and spill caustic chemicals in the Hatch Road area created Highway 99 traffic backups as far south as Turlock yesterday.

July 14, 2015 | By JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Hard work is the rule for FFA exhibitor

For Turlock High School senior Alexia Nunes, days at the Stanislaus County Fair begin before the sun even rises.

July 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Regional water agreement moves forward

A project nearly 30 years in the making is one step closer to fruition after Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a Water Sales Agreement that aims to provide Tuolumne River water for domestic use to the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority.

July 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair new experience for some, annual tradition for others

Friday not only marked the exciting opening of this year's Stanislaus County Fair for hundreds of fairgoers, but also the last fair under the direction of Chris Borovansky, who has served as the fair's chief executive officer for the past five years.

July 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Feed company’s donation keeping livestock cool and comfortable

Denair FFA members Tristan Haile and Kendra Womack may have been feeling the effects of the rising temperatures Friday as they went about their work of cleaning out the pig pens, but thanks to some new upgrades in the Stanislaus County Fair's livestock area, the pigs and all the other animals had it made in the shade.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Entrepreneurs wanted for 2015 Innovation Challenge

The Stanislaus Innovation Challenge is once again looking for local entrepreneurs who want to take their great idea to the next level.

July 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


La Mo Cafe launches eco-conscious campaign in honor of Justin Ferrari

Reusable cups and bags will soon be available for purchase at Café La Mo, a campaign dedicated to not only raising awareness of living more consciously but also honoring a former Turlocker.

July 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment reaches new low in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued a steady decline, with the area recording its lowest rate since climbing out of a hole of unemployment in the wake of the Great Recession.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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