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State hitting water saving goals; Turlock falling short

Even with the sweltering June temperatures, most of California's cities and water districts were able to make their target goals for water conservation for the month, according to the State Water Resources Board.

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Incurable citrus disease triggers quarantines

Two more trees that have been infected by Huanglongbing disease have prompted quarantines throughout Southern California, adding on to the existing quarantines that are now in place in 17 California counties.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Memorial Park prepares for future with expansion

Approximately 4,000 new interment spaces spanning over four acres are currently under construction at Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, although general manager Scott Atherton said that it will be quite some time before they are actually put to use.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Beating the heat

As Turlock residents are bracing to continue enduring triple digit heat over the next several days, the Stanislaus Office of Emergency Services and the City of Turlock have partnered to keep locals safe with a number of designated "Cool Zones" throughout the city.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members and their families, provides emergency preparedness education, health and safety courses, first aid stations and blood services. And, of course, responds to disasters both locally and around the world.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder (525-5269), the Stanislaus County Public Health Department (558-8070) and the California Office of Vital Records (445-2684) may soon be in short supply.

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Keep cool with Hilmar Cheese tour and ice cream activity

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price paid to dairy farmers was welcomed by producers throughout the state, the California Dairy Campaign is still emphasizing the need to join the federal milk marketing order.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling lonely and disconnected throughout her first two days in captivity.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Structure charred in industrial area of Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department is looking into what ignited a fire inside a commercial structure in an industrial area of town.

July 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The bird, the bunny and the wardrobe

A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., the contestants are lined up on fold-out tables topped with a soft fabric. They are all dressed ...

July 21, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Student housing fills as semester approaches

Move-in day at The Vista, Turlock's newest student housing option, is still a month away, but the apartment complex is nearly at full capacity ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


The Vista investigates non-student leases

New Turlock student housing complex The Vista is coming under scrutiny for allegedly leasing rooms to individuals who are neither college students or faculty, which ...

July 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jessica Irish

Jessica Irish is the communications and brand manager for the Center for Human Services. She also has her own business, Jessica Chang Consulting, helping professionals ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock firefighters join effort to stop blaze in Mariposa County

As fires continue to rage across various regions of California, the state's mutual aid system has been sending firefighting teams out from agencies all ...

July 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Candace Gonsalves

Candace Gonsalves and her husband, Matt, started Rustic Metal Designs back in 2010, because they wanted to create unique custom metal pieces for family and ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former prison-themed restaurant now serves cosmic menu

Name of business: Cosmos Burgers

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fulkerth, N. Golden State intersection to close

One of Turlock's main intersections will soon be closed for much-needed safety improvements. The intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West ...

July 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Olde Tyme Pastries in running to be country’s sweetest bakery

Olde Tyme Pastries is on a quest to become the country's sweetest bakery, and the longtime Turlock business is asking for the community's ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Families continue fair tradition on opening night

For Arlen and Susan Peters, attending the Stanislaus County Fair is a tradition that goes back over 30 years to when they took their daughter ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


State wildfires impacting local air quality

Smoke from several wildfires burning in California is having an impact on the Valley's air quality, prompting air officials to issue a health warning ...

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Actor says local cooperation key to bringing film production to Turlock, Ceres

Corbin Bernsen says he will be back.

July 14, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Tia Fina’s Salsa, Big Tree Organic Farms ready for Fresno Food Expo

Two local food companies are looking to showcase their best products at the upcoming Fresno Food Expo, but the experience is sure to be different ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blue Diamond Growers helps Turlock girl’s wish come true

On Wednesday afternoon, five-year-old Aileen Aguilar was dropped off at her Turlock home dressed head to toe as Elsa from the Disney movie "Frozen." Little ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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