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Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey Hashimoto permission to file the final license applications for Don Pedro and La Grange – a milestone in the relicensing process for both projects, which first began over six years ago.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors down at Mid Valley Smoke Shop, the store typically brought in around $350 every day, and at Los Gallos, just across the intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West Hawkeye Avenue, the restaurant was prospering, selling $2,000 worth of food daily.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California agriculture leads nation in specialty crop funding

California received $19.2 million out of approximately $60.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block grants awarded nationwide.

October 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


IN SERVICE

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

October 06, 2017 | | Local


Sweet treats for a great cause

Olde Tyme Pastries has joined the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434's campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Out of pain springs forth kindness

On three occasions the Shimrado family has known the bliss of welcoming new lives into this world. Twice they have known the deep sorrow of watching those lives depart. Now, out of that pain, they are creating happy memories for the community at large through Two Hearts Bring Joy.

October 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community outreach

The Turlock Police Department Homeless Engagement Multi-Disciplinary Team hosted a Community Outreach Fair on Tuesday at the City Hall parking lot. A number of organizations and support groups offered information on resources available in the community.

October 03, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


The Tri-Tipery pops up in Turlock

Name of business: The Tri-Tipery

October 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Swedish family celebrates 100 years in Turlock

It was Sept. 28, 1917 when eight-year-old Ellen Johanson stepped off the train at the Southern Pacific Railroad station in Turlock with her Swedish family, giving up everything they owned to come to the still-primitive city. In 2017, the Turlock residents that exist today as a result of that brave journey celebrated their family legacy that has flourished in the city for a century, and is still known today thanks to one family member who decided to write everything down.

October 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Syrian refugees find new home in Turlock

When Adnan Alnabolsi glances at his cell phone to check the time or to make a call, a photo of his son, Waseem, smiles back at him. At the store, when Alnabolsi opens his wallet to make a purchase, the same image of Waseem is the first thing he sees.

October 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


PETA offers reward for information on duck abuser

The efforts of several Turlock residents to save a pair of ducks that had their bills zip tied has not only earned them the appreciation of their community, but also a commendation from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

October 03, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County resident dies from West Nile Virus

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency announced Monday that a 74-year-old man died from exposure to West Nile Virus, marking the county's first fatality from the disease.

October 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Giant human pink hard hat ribbon creates visual call to action

Pink ribbons are a common sight leading into October, as communities aim to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Wednesday, however, EMCOR/Shambaugh & Son, L.P. went above and beyond to make breast cancer screening a topic of discussion for everyone when the contractor gathered over 440 people donning signature pink hard hats for an oversized, human display of a pink ribbon.

September 29, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Newest downtown shop ready to transform homes

Name of business: Urban Market Design and Decorating

November 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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