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Stanislaus County sees high rate of flu deaths

The influenza virus that has been spreading across California continues to claim more lives, with Stanislaus County recording an alarmingly high rate of fatalities compared to other larger counties.

January 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Book sale final call

Today is the last day of the Friends of the Turlock Public Library annual book sale. The group sells hardbound books for $1 and most paperbacks for 50 cents, all of which raises much-needed funds for the library's operating budget.

January 31, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local

Amidst drought, rain finally falls

As Californians across the state have been hoping for rain over the past several weeks due to the ongoing drought, several communities finally experienced some rainfall.

January 30, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Alliance receives grant to help rural business owners

Over the years, the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has committed itself to helping new, existing and expanding businesses throughout the county. With the help of a recent grant from Wells Fargo Bank, hundreds of business owners will soon receive the assistance they need.

January 30, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Power line falls near Turlock park

Nette Silva was at the Crane Park playground Thursday morning with her kids when a large tree branch suddenly fell, taking with it a power line.

January 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fitness class keeps seniors young and lighthearted

The Healthy Aging Association is working to make the benefits of physical activity a foundation for local seniors through their Young at Heart fitness classes.

January 30, 2014 | | Local

Work on Turlock shelter commences

With one scoop of turned soil, Turlock marked a major milestone in the quest to construct a year-round homeless shelter.

January 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Trevethan wins Rotary speech contest

Being able to speak passionately and persuasively about topics that can make a difference in the lives of those in need is a valuable asset to community leaders - and leaders in training.

January 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock Gospel Mission starts work on year-round shelter

The Turlock Gospel Mission is breaking ground on phase one of the new year-round shelter Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock gets low ranking from lung association

When it comes to tamping out cigarette smoking, Stanislaus County and Turlock are getting failing grades from the American Lung Association.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Community's 'Best' honored at annual event

Turlock is a town marked by the enduring traits of its community members: commitment, care and selflessness. The 46th Annual Best of Turlock awards program was a testament to its residents that possess these traits.

January 24, 2014 | | Local

Bluebirds find winter feasts in Valley trees

Have you seen the bluebirds? Western bluebirds, that is-not to be confused with the scrub jay, our valley member of the jay clans of the family Corvidae.

January 24, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local

TID to review investment portfolio and activity

The fourth quarter Treasurer's Report will be presented at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, reviewing the district's investment activity and transactions throughout the end of 2013.

January 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Unemployment rate steady at year’s end

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed steady for the month of December, while continuing to fall below the year-ago estimate, the Employment Development Department reported Friday.

January 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Local artist finds inspiration in nature

Rhett Regina Owings is a retired art and history teacher, who now works as a fine artist. She finds inspiration in the California landscape and recreates them in oils, pastels and acrylics. Her works have been shown all over California and locally can be seen at the Turlock Community Art Gallery at 132 S. Center St. or on her website at

January 24, 2014 | | Local

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Turlocker reflects on life-changing encounters with the Pope

Amidst the thousands of people who gathered to see Pope Francis during his whirlwind visit to the United States last week was Turlock resident and ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Burnt American flag cause of concern in Turlock neighborhood

When retired Marine Loren Vincent returned from church on Sunday night, he said that he remembers seeing his American flag flying proudly outside of his ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Crop report reveals historic boost for ag commodities

Stanislaus County agricultural producers not only managed to pull through another year of drought conditions in 2014 with a record-breaking year for agricultural commodities, but ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Sharing the silence

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

September 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Young Eagles fly Turlock skies

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson 7th grader had always wanted to ...

September 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. That leads to clogged storm drains, polluted water ...

September 26, 2015 | | Local

Local Girl Scouts encourage reading with book box

Sarah Gordon and Sarah Romo, two members of Girl Scout troop 3289, are hoping to increase literacy in local youth by offering a Little Free ...

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Local business aims to educate about arbor health

All it took was just one look at a discolored hackberry tree at a local park for American Tree Medics Inc. founder and certified arborist ...

September 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Stanislaus County medical corps sent to help fire victims

Although the Valley Fire in Lake County is now 90 percent contained, thousands of people left homeless due to the fire are still in need ...

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock’s fire fighters back from blazes

All the personnel from the Turlock Fire and Police departments have returned home after helping battle the wildfires burning in parts of California.

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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