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Contestants vie for dairy princess title

Five young women will compete for the title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The event will be held June 15 at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

May 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Collision claims life of Turlock man

A Turlock man died at the scene of a collision with a power pole Thursday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Libraries offer educational, fun summer activities

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number special story times, book clubs, science-themed activities and crafting opportunities to keep all ages busy as summer vacation begins.

May 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State health officials work on controlling norovirus outbreaks

A string of reported norovirus cases in California has state health officials working with local agencies to curb the outbreaks that have been occurring over the past few weeks.

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Trixie, Turlock’s four-legged visitor, finds her way home

Trixie, the Maltese mix who was found wandering in a parking lot in Turlock, is back home in Kentucky with her family after a nearly three-year absence.

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Safety concerns at skate park decrease as summer approaches

Despite problems with bullying, graffiti and other Municipal Code violations at the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park during its opening last August, conditions at the skaters' haven have improved significantly just in time for summer.

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Final farewell bid to community service officer

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, law enforcement from around the state, and the community at large gave a stately send off to Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson on Wednesday with a multitude of mourners in attendance.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson truck driver killed in Atwater crash

The truck driver killed when a tanker truck exploded in Atwater was identified as a Hughson resident, according to the California Highway Patrol.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Physical therapy helps Turlock’s elite back on their feet

Name of business: Elite Physical Therapy and Fitness

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Library promotes summer reading with kick-off event

Summer may be better associated with swimming pools, barbecues, and vacations, but it is also a great time to crack open a book or two or three, especially so children don't experience the "summer slide" when it comes to reading skills.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigarette fire chars shed

A poorly placed cigarette ignited a fire inside a shed that generated enough heat to cause debris on the rooftop to start smoldering, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wet winter produces record-breaking runoff

Thanks to recent months that saw plenty of rainfall, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is currently holding 1.9 million acre feet of water content – and that's after the month of April produced nearly a 100 percent increase in acre feet of runoff from April of last year. The snow is expected to continue melting at high volumes, making the 2016-2017 water year the highest runoff year on record.

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fallen deputy laid to rest

The sights and sounds at CrossPoint Church in Modesto on Tuesday were all too familiar for the men and women of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, as they once again bid a final farewell to one of their own.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire chars home in Turlock

One person was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in a Turlock residence.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock collision injures four

A motorist headed the wrong way on a freeway exit in Turlock collided head-on with another vehicle, sending four to area hospitals.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and ...

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Storage fire poses threat to Turlock apartment complex

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a large blaze at an outside storage unit that was rapidly threatening to spread to the adjoining apartment.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dryer fire starts blaze in garage

A fire that started in a clothes dryer ignited a detached garage and was threatening to spread to the residence before Turlock firefighters were able ...

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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