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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


Local kids fundraise for friend with diabetes

A group of local youngsters are rallying on behalf of their friend Ellie Hart so that she can have a service dog to help her cope with her recent diagnose of juvenile diabetes.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Double amputee, open water swimmer taking on Lake Tahoe with son

Harry Boucher knows a thing or two about adversity, and even more about overcoming it.

July 10, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


'Stars’ and ‘Pros’ revealed for second annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars

A select group of locals will be finding room in dance studios, gyms, and school cafeterias across Turlock in order to practice their dance moves for the second annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus activity on the rise

The California Department of Public Health is warning residents to take precautions when going outside as the level of West Nile virus activity in the state continues to increase.

July 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Citizens’ police academy enrollment opens

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens' Police Academy starting Sept. 10. Registration deadline is Sept.1.

July 09, 2015 | | Local


National Night Out set for Aug. 4

Individuals hoping to join in Turlock's observation of National Night Out have until July 17 to register with the Turlock Police Department.

July 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Venture Fitness brings new meaning to personal training

Name: Venture Fitness

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hawk and hummer sightings a real treat

One of the best things about observing nature is the element of surprise. You never really know what you might see, even in your own neighborhood.

July 09, 2015 | BY LINDA FRUGE Special to the Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock’s first Yogurt Mill grand opening is delayed

Locals at the annual 4th of July parade were treated to a coupon for free mini frozen yogurt on opening day handed out by representatives of the new Yogurt Mill. That opening day is further out than expected, though.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Recent rainfall inches past July historical average

In a region spotted with signs that remind residents that "Every Drop Counts," the news that watershed daily precipitation for July thus far has surpassed the historical average rainfall for the month-although only by a meager 0.02 inches-was still gratefully received.

July 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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State hitting water saving goals; Turlock falling short

Even with the sweltering June temperatures, most of California's cities and water districts were able to make their target goals for water conservation for ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Incurable citrus disease triggers quarantines

Two more trees that have been infected by Huanglongbing disease have prompted quarantines throughout Southern California, adding on to the existing quarantines that are now ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Memorial Park prepares for future with expansion

Approximately 4,000 new interment spaces spanning over four acres are currently under construction at Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, although general manager Scott ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Beating the heat

As Turlock residents are bracing to continue enduring triple digit heat over the next several days, the Stanislaus Office of Emergency Services and the City ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Keep cool with Hilmar Cheese tour and ice cream activity

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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