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State gas prices remain unpredictable

California drivers are once again paying for the most expensive gas in the nation and will continue to experience price swings in the near future, due to statewide refinery issues. According to the latest AAA Fuel Gauge Report, pump prices are up $0.17 with the average price of unleaded regular at $2.85 per gallon as of Tuesday.

January 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former Mayor joins Stanislaus Community Foundation Board

Former Turlock Mayor John Lazar will use his decades of public service expertise for philanthropic endeavors as he recently joined the Stanislaus Community Foundation Board of Directors.

January 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Channel your inner fun at Spirit Festival

A unique spiritual experience is coming to Turlock on Saturday, as the Spirit Festival returns to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for its biannual event.

January 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Eastside Water District moves forward with groundwater recharge plan

A groundwater recharge project expected to cost Eastside Water District landowners approximately $6 million over a ten year period is slated to go before the Board of Directors next month for final consideration.

January 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Building hope: Contractors help year-round shelter project

As anyone who has ever undertaken a renovation project can attest, in construction the devil is often in the details. But for the Hope Lives Here campaign, a fundraising effort to complete the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter, members of the construction community are energizing the project with a spirit of giving.

January 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Asian Citrus Psyllid found in Oakdale

Despite quarantine efforts made by the California Department of Agriculture up and down the state to stop the spread of the Asian Citrus Psyllid, another psyllid was found on a residential property within the City of Oakdale.

January 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


This is the year to get involved

As the first week of 2016 has come and gone, it's time to start putting those New Year's resolutions into action.

January 08, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Rents on the rise in Turlock, across California

Many families started 2016 having to pay more for a place to live, as a new survey found that rents across California went up 7.6 percent from November to December 2015 and 4.9 percent over the last year with median prices of $1,500 for a one bedroom home and $1,640 for a two bedroom.

January 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Auto sales without the salesman

Name of Business: SFS Vehicle Remarketing

January 07, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Author to offer tech tips for Turlock seniors

Technology guru and author Abby Stokes has helped thousands of seniors learn to navigate the latest technology. She will be bringing her expertise to Covenant Village of Turlock at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 for a program titled: "How to be Smart with Your Smartphone and Tablet."

January 07, 2016 | | Local


Wildfire season breaks record with over 10 million acres burned

Although California dedicated several months in 2015 to battling the Butte and Valley wildfires, which together scorched nearly 150,000 acres throughout the state, the National Interagency Fire Center revealed that this burned acreage was just a part of a much bigger, not to mention much more destructive, picture.

January 07, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Best RV Center and United Way partner in month of January

Those looking to hit the open road in the upcoming year can also support a good cause.

January 05, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Time to get cracking

Turlock's favorite fundraising feasts may be rewriting the menu, cancelling all together, or sourcing elsewhere for their annual crab feeds, as state officials just now opened up crab season.

January 05, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Turlock exceeds water conservation goal in November

After three straight months of not meeting Gov. Jerry Brown's 32 percent water conservation mandate, Turlock water customers delivered in November with a 33 percent water savings.

January 05, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Christian purchases MedicAlert building for expansion

The former MedicAlert Foundation building on the corner of Colorado Avenue and Tuolumne Road will no longer be a hub for lifesaving services during medical emergencies, but rather a hub of academic success following Turlock Christian Schools' decision to purchase and renovate the property for its new elementary campus.

January 05, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Service organization seeks board member

For over 36 years, the Central Valley Opportunity Center has worked to improve the quality of life in low-income areas throughout Madera, Merced and Stanislaus ...

February 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


American Legion supports local man

John Haggstrom of American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 presented Lauren Young a check for $500 to go towards her husband's medical expenses.

February 11, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Tower Pharmacy moves to downtown

Name of Business: Tower Pharmacy

February 11, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


In Service

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

February 11, 2016 | | Local


Report finds Stanislaus County still lacking in tobacco control

In the previous year Turlock and other Stanislaus County cities took steps toward curbing smoking, but as far as the American Lung Association is concerned ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Original exhibits, youth programs give Carnegie a successful year

The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock has closed the books on a year that saw more than 16,000 visitors come through the doors of ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Monteith highlights county’s successes, challenges in annual address

Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered his state-of-the-county address on Tuesday morning, which covered the past, present and future of Stanislaus County.

February 09, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


New report shines light on California water conditions

The idea of being "average" has likely never sounded so good to the Turlock Irrigation District following a report unveiled this week by the California ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Police resurrects K9 Unit

The welcome reception for new officers with the Turlock Police Department is more likely to include coffee and pastries and not Milk Bones and chew ...

February 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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