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Local Catholics welcome Pope Francis

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the Supreme Pontiff under the name Francis on March 13, Catholic churches throughout the Central Valley welcomed him with open arms.

March 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Mobile veteran’s clinic to roll into Turlock

Local military veterans seeking health examinations, benefit consultations or referrals, won't have to travel far this month. Opportunities for military veterans to meet with the VA Mobile Medical Outreach Clinic team will begin next week as part of collaboration with the Turlock VFW Post 5059.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


THE FIRE LANE: Fire Call Summary, February 2013

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 451 incidents during the month of February. These included a total of 289 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 21 motor vehicle accidents, and 16 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 29 fire type calls: 10 building fires, 3 vehicle fires, 3 fires in motor home/campers, 1 arcing shorted electrical, 4 unauthorized burnings, 6 Dumpster fires, 1 chimney or flue fire, and 1 excessive heat burn. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal problem, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks ...

March 15, 2013 | | Local


Visitors help boost Turlock economy

Tourism is growing in Turlock and the money it brings into town is becoming a strong economic driver for the city, according to the recently released annual report from the Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

March 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID rallies against state water board proposal

The Turlock Irrigation District is shouting from the proverbial rooftops about how devastating the new State Water Resources Control Board proposal would be to residents of the Valley.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Monte Vista crash claims life of Turlock teenager

A 17-year-old Turlock boy died in a traffic collision Tuesday night on W. Monte Vista Avenue.

March 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Argentina's Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis I

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected today as Supreme Pontiff, the 265th successor of Peter, and has chosen the name Francis.

March 13, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Autism grant program expands

The Carlos Vieira Foundation expanded its grant program to help families with autism into two more counties. Families that are in the counties of Mariposa and Tuolumne will now be eligible to apply for a grant up to $500 through the foundation that provides an item or service that directly helps their child with autism.

March 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Three die in fatal highway crash

A southbound passenger car packed with farm laborers on their way to work was hit by a big-rig from behind Monday morning, killing three men and sending the truck careening onto a freeway onramp below.

March 12, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


TID promotes energy conservation with shade tree event

Think that the only way to beat the summer heat is to turn on the air conditioner? Hold that thought.

March 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


New home, same Carpet Man Pro Flooring service

Name of business: Carpet Man Pro Flooring

March 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Film documents rescue of 4,500 starving hens from Turlock farm

In order to mark the anniversary of one of the largest rescues of farmed animals in California history, farm sanctuary Animal Place created a film directed by Keegan Kuhn titled "Turlock."

March 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Foster Farms one of few certified humane producers in country

Family-owned Foster Farms proved it's not "chicken" to be the first large scale poultry producer in the West to have its products overlooked by the American Humane Association. In fact, Foster Farms is at the forefront of maintaining animal welfare through their recent partnership, which includes supplying additional funding for organizations handling animals humanely.

March 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Turlock could be stop on new commuter rail system

Whoever came up with the phrase "out with the old and in with the new" never thought of recycling their resources. Fortunately, the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission is developing plans to do just that and could potentially utilize land recently purchased for Turlock's Regional Transit Center and other resources to implement a commuter rail service connecting Modesto, Turlock and Merced to the Bay Area.

March 08, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Eyesore to become haven for kids

Work began last weekend to convert an eyesore rental property on North Street into a new Ceres site for the Children's Crisis Center of Stanislaus County.

March 08, 2013 | | Local


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Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Police launch new mobile app

The Turlock Police Department is rolling out a new crime prevention and information tool for the public and it's right at your fingertips.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report points the way to secure ag future

As the 114th United States Congress settles into session, the Family Farm Alliance aims to guide the steps legislators should take towards securing the agricultural future of family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in the 17 Western states.

January 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Applications sought for San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge

Driving to work, taking a shower, fixing a snack. Good ideas can be born at anytime and those individuals who have been struck with the creative impulse to invent now have an opportunity to showcase their idea at the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge for a shot at $20,000 in cash and services.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to provide water update at grower meetings

As the state faces its fourth consecutive dry year, Turlock Irrigation District is preparing local growers for a potentially rough irrigation season with two upcoming evening grower meetings.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Controversy follows Cosby into Turlock

Turlock is once again being thrust into the national spotlight with the planned appearance of beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby at the Turlock Community Theatre.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Save Mart and affiliates now offer Apple Pay

Now all you need to check out at the grocery store is your phone - that is if you're shopping at your local Save Mart, FoodMaxx or Lucky markets as each Northern California business now offers Apple Pay.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire ignites in home for second time in two weeks

Turlock Fire fighters were able to quickly douse a house fire after noticing the smoke and flames while extinguishing a vehicle fire just down the road.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN

Although Evelyn Matney is technically a novice painter, but her works of art are far from elementary. In fact, she earned first, second, and third place with her oil paintings at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair – she is also 96 years old.

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi school evacuated for possible gas leak

Even though El Capitan Elementary School suffered a potential gas scare that merited the evacuation of several classrooms early on Thursday morning, Delhi Unified School District superintendent Adolfo Melara reported that one of the teachers positively equated it to the calmness associated with any other day.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


RV fire threatens Turlock business

A fifth wheel caught on fire Wednesday morning and erupted into a blaze that threatened to ignite the commercial buildings it was parked next to, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Creative primping for pooches at Lisa’s Pet Styles

Name of Business: Lisa's Pet Styles

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Farming root zone topic of field day event

With the drought carrying on with no foreseeable end, sustainability and conservation practices are more crucial than ever.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Methodist churches Imagine No Malaria

The United Methodist Church has a specific outreach goal for 2015 - end preventable death from malaria in Africa.

January 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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