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Fire races through Turlock condos

A fire possibly ignited by faulty Christmas light wiring burned through four Turlock condominiums Wednesday morning, leaving several residents displaced.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Illegal tobacco sales to minors increasing

California's first ever detailed report on trends among tobacco users and the advertising targeting them was released Thursday by the California Department of Public Health and it reflects an increase in youth smokers.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Canal repair almost complete; no major damage done

A million-dollar project to remove a mountaintop that threatened to cave in on a Turlock Irrigation Canal is nearly complete.

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hen sanctuary lawsuit moves forward

Three non-profit animal sanctuaries are a step closer in seeking justice for 50,000 hens who were abandoned this past February in what Stanislaus County Animal Services executive director called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

December 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


E Main Skin & Body: A great escape

Name of business: E Main Skin & Body

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Volunteers prepare 4,000 holiday food boxes

Despite a tough economy and thousands of hungry mouths to feed, Turlock Together is right on track to fulfill their 4,000 food box goal this Christmas season thanks to support from area volunteers and supporters.

December 11, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Judge orders reprieve for dog

The Alaskan malamute Bolt, the dog that has sparked a community discourse on the scope of dog owner responsibility, has been given a temporary reprieve by a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge from his slated euthanasia.

December 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rain year now above average

The 2012-2013 water year is on the right track for the first time, with year-to-date precipitation of 110.5 percent of average for this date.

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Toy drive offers hope to sick children, grieving families

The Destiny and Isaac Memorial Toy Drive not only honors the memory of two children whose lives were cut short due to illness and tragedy, but also offers a way for grieving families to help others during a difficult time.

December 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock student turns 12 on 12-12-12

Today - 12/12/12 - will be the last date with all the same numbers for almost 1,000 years, which makes it special and exciting for Lilliana Lansely.

December 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Pilots brave winter storms in cloud seeding program

When winter storms force most small planes to land with iced-over wings, it's time for these pilots to take off and fly straight into the storm.

December 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Business promotes Christmas cheer

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas inside Smith Chevrolet Cadillac in Turlock. There were signs of Christmas cheer in almost every department of the dealership; the inside is decorated with a festive Mickey and Minnie, a snowed in village featuring 48 houses, and even old Saint Nick himself.

December 08, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Three Californians chosen to serve on House Ag Committee

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was one of three Californians chosen to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in the 113th Congress, it was announced Wednesday.

December 08, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 491 incidents during the month of November. These included a total of 283 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents, and 35 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 23 fire type calls: Three building fires, one cooking fire, four vegetation/ rubbish fires, two electrical wiring type fires, three excessive heat, scorch burns fire, three vehicle fires, six unauthorized burnings, and one chimney or flue fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, chemical reaction rupture, water or steam leak, smoke checks ...

December 08, 2012 | | Local


Local business 'Paints It Forward'

Lancaster Painting is once again looking for an opportunity to share its services by providing a free paint job for their 3rd annual "Paint It Forward" program.

December 08, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlockā€™s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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