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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


Water conservation tips for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than an irrigated lawn? But that doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

July 10, 2015 | | Local


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City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty ...

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive ...

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis ...

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's ...

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind ...

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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