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$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more attractive destination for potential new hirers to the tune of $16,000.

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision for the building the store has called home over the years has the music shop making a move.

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Know Your Neighbor: Toni Cordell

Toni Cordell has been employed as Staff Services Technician in the Regulatory Affairs Division of the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department for the last 10 years. She developed the Go Green Program to help facilitate education and outreach efforts for City's various environmental programs. The regulatory aspect of her position covers numerous State and Federal compliance and reporting mandates for a range of different environmental branches. She also chairs the department's Safety Program, which involves conducting employee training, safety compliance and policy development and implementation.

February 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Conservation is key for cannabis cultivators

As the Central Valley nears the end of yet another dry winter, farmers around the region have water on the mind with irrigation season looming. While the area's largest agribusiness operations include fruit, nut and vegetable crops, marijuana is the state's newest cash crop, and its cultivators are looking to conserve water when growing the in-demand plant.

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Irrigation season to begin in March

After an unexpected influx of wet weather put a stop to what would have been an early irrigation period for Turlock Irrigation District water customers in January, dry conditions as of late have growers wondering when the water will come.

February 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock gym lifts women’s fitness to new heights

Name of business: Lifted Fitness

February 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Donors urged to help the Red Cross maintain blood supply

The flu isn't just causing a lot of people to miss work and school – it also means they can't keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need.

February 06, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Reader Request: Number of Turlock residents who voted to legalize recreational marijuana

Editor's Note: This is a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To submit a Reader Request topic, email or call 209-634-9141.

February 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Art Around Town returns to downtown

The first of four art walks in downtown Turlock is set for Thursday evening, with seven businesses participating in the event.

February 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Third Comic Con rolling into town

An event that can only be described as "Halloween in February" is making its way to Turlock for the third time this weekend, with thousands of people set to make their way to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for Comic Con – a celebration of all things pop culture, from film and television shows to comic books and video games.

February 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Influenza continues deadly toll nationally, locally

As the current flu season unfolds, health officials locally and nationally continue to see the number of cases and deaths rise, with a level of uncertainty as to if the season has reached its peak.

February 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Country performer will be first in Fair’s line-up

The Stanislaus County Fair will have John Michael Montgomery kick off this year's run as the first headliner on July 13. The performance will ...

March 23, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Unemployment sees slight increase

The unemployment rate rose again in February, albeit slightly, and remains below the year-ago estimates, according to the latest number of Employment Development Department.

March 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

County seeks new provider for senior meals

For the last 11 years, Howard Training Center has produced lunches for 20,000 senior citizens a month across Stanislaus County through the Elderly Nutrition ...

March 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Modern meets rustic at A Home Décor

Name of business: A Home Décor

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

AAUW honors women leaders of the past

Groundbreaking female leaders of the past will be brought to life in a program aimed at celebrating Women's History Month.

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Assyrian community set to ring in New Year

Turlock's Assyrian community will celebrate its culture's 6,768th New Year this weekend, highlighting the rich history of a population that has provided ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

New playground equipment coming to Summerfaire Park

A Turlock park will soon be home to brand new playground equipment, thanks to a matching grant awarded to the City as part of the ...

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

March miracle brings ample rainfall

After a disappointing winter in terms of rainfall, this month's wet weather was a cause for celebration at Turlock Irrigation District's Board of ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Family, pets displaced by Turlock blaze

Four people, one dog, and two birds escaped serious injury Saturday night when flames spread from their attached garage to their home.

March 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Zumbathon to benefit Salvation Army

The RAIZ Promotora Program at Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center strengthens the well-being of the local Latino community through family-friendly activities – one of which ...

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Search continues for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is still seeking a missing man who was supposed to return to his Turlock home earlier this month after a trip ...

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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