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Rim fire smoke poses local air quality threat

The Yosemite-area Rim fire has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts at various locations in the Valley through the weekend.

August 27, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock woman reunites with daughter after 48 years apart

When a teenaged Kathy Tucker held her newborn baby girl nearly five decades ago, she thought it would be the last time she ever saw her.

August 27, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock woman loses life in South Dakota crash

A Turlock woman sustained fatal injuries in a crash in South Dakota that also claimed the life of two others and left her husband critically injured.

August 27, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim fire will not affect TID, officials say

Despite having affected many operations along the Tuolumne River, the rim fire currently burning in Tuolumne County and Yosemite will not affect the Turlock Irrigation District, officials told the Board of Directors on Tuesday.

August 27, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


BMX accident claims life of Pitman grad

Turlock native Stephen Gugel, 19, died Friday after being injured in a BMX bike accident at the Patterson Skate Park. Gugel, a 2012 Pitman High graduate, fell off a ledge onto his handlebars while performing a stunt, according to the Patterson Irrigator.

August 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local businesses offer specials, NFL themed confections for football season

With the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders preseasons underway, local businesses around the area are preparing for a long football season with various specials that include viewing of the Bay Area National Football League teams.

August 23, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Rural fire raising funds for Jaws of Life

Hydraulic extraction tools, better known as the Jaws of Life, can cut through metal like scissors through paper and have proven themselves to be invaluable in critical rescue missions. But they come with a hefty price tag, as the Turlock Rural Fire Department can attest.

August 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock City Fire call summary, July 2013

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 532 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 309 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents, and 23 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 35 fire type calls: 3 building fires, 4 vehicle fires, 14 grass/ rubbish fires, 5 Dumpster fires, 1 cooking fire, 2 excessive heat, scorch burns, 1 outside storage fire, 1 authorized controlled burn, 3 unauthorized burning, and 1 water vehicle fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, fireworks explosion, water or steam ...

August 23, 2013 | | Local


Turlock resident to fill CEO role for Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance announced on Monday that long-time Turlock resident Jeff Rowe will temporarily fill the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Alliance.

August 23, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local crews help battle 'Rim' fire

FRESNO - Turlock fire and police crews are helping battle the 'Rim' fire that spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, causing authorities to urge more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands have already been forced out by flames marching through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada.

August 23, 2013 | BY GOSIA WOZNIACKA Associated Press | Local


First Air Alert ends as a success

The Air District officially lifted its first Air Alert of the season on Thursday; and the Valley is even closer to a historic achievement.

August 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Car drives into train; one dead

With the crossing alarm clanging distantly down the tracks, emergency personnel peered into the crumbled wreckage of a four-door sedan that moments before was struck by a passing freight train in downtown Turlock, killing the 80-year-old woman behind the wheel.

August 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime pastor, community leader Oren Geiger dies at 94

One of the city's most influential faith leaders has left a hole at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - and the community at large. Reverend Oren Geiger passed away on Aug. 15 at the age of 94.

August 20, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Ice rink gets final approval from county

It's official, Turlock is getting it's very own ice rink.

August 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

August 20, 2013 | | Local


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Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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