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Undead invade the rails on Zombie Train

Bad news: There's been an outbreak of the zombie virus and all of society is breaking down as people struggle to survive in the new post-apocalyptic world. The good news is you've secured a seat on a train that is staffed by soldiers, a zombie tracker, a gamer turned zombie expert and a doctor working on a cure for the virus. And thus your journey on the Zombie Train begins.

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID approves $75K Don Pedro boat launch project

As the only boat launch ramp available with current Don Pedro Lake elevation levels, the Fleming Meadows launch ramp has encountered troublesome boating traffic, significant wait times and substantial labor hours to manage the ramp during peak operation times.

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public health department, the person who tested positive for WNV was hospitalized but has since been released and is expected to recover.

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local




PINK CHALLENGE

The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for cancer research and awareness and wear them during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at www.turlockfirefighters.org or at the Turlock Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings and Crivelli's Shirts and More, both in downtown Turlock, and the gift shop at Emanuel Medical Center.

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Steam House Con 2015 brings steampunk to the Central Valley

Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House Con 2015, a steampunk convention, rolled into town on Friday bringing all of this and much more to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, complete with celebrity appearances and world renowned host Doc Phineas.

October 02, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded Ag Link of Ballico nearly $100,000 in grant funding to bolster affordable access to local, fresh and healthy foods.

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to enroll in a drug plan, review their health care and drug coverage, and make changes. The Stanislaus County HICAP is hosting Medicare Advantage forums this October at local senior centers so Medicare recipients can learn about the changes coming for 2016 premiums and benefits offered by the plans.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in July, hot and dry conditions in August caused the city's conservation rate to fall back slightly to 26.3 percent, placing the City farther away from reaching its water saving goal.

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air Act.

October 01, 2015 | | Local


Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just a part of the discussion held Thursday at the 'Finding Our Way Home' summit.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Ryan Tribble is a fourth-generation Turlocker, but many around town know him for the role he plays at Turlock High School teaching Psychology. After earning ...

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Bank of Stockton celebrates 150 years

The Bank of Stockton celebrated its 150th anniversary with cake, candles and gifts on Friday, and while the bank has seen many technological advances over ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair student organizes relief for Mariposa fire victims

The high schools in Denair and Mariposa may be Southern League rivals on the sports field, but when DHS student Drew Pritchard heard news of ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Fever cases spiking across state, locally

The number of Valley Fever cases in California and the Central Valley has been on the rise since last year, prompting health officials to undertake ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police honor heroics shown during fiery crash

The Turlock Police Department took time Thursday to honor the heroism of one of its own and three other citizens, who all played a role ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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