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Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony

The Turlock fire and police departments will mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a memorial service at 8 a.m. Sunday.

September 08, 2016 | | Local


Veterans stand behind Kaepernick’s choice to kneel

As Colin Kaepernick continues his national anthem protest, one seemingly unlikely group is coming forward in support of the San Francisco 49ers second string quarterback – veterans who hope to show the country that his freedom to protest is exactly what they risked their lives to defend.

September 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock surpasses water conservation goal in July

Following the second month of eased water conservation standards, data released by the State Water Resources Control Board Wednesday revealed that some agencies throughout California have managed to maintain their water conservation ways, while others have reverted back to superfluous water usage.

September 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fire chars garage in Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a fire early Sunday morning that was sparked by a malfunction in a refrigerator in the garage.

September 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock hasn’t turned its back on Kap

The recent controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand during the playing of the national anthem has led a swarm of media personnel straight to Turlock's doorstep, painting a vivid picture of our city for the rest of the world to see, however, the image that has been portrayed isn't an accurate one.

September 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Soaring Over Ripon

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley - Soaring Over Ripon - lifts off Saturday and Sunday at 6 a.m. from Mistlin Sports Park.

September 02, 2016 | BY VINCE REMBULAT Turlock Journal | Local


Drought continues to impact ag revenue, jobs

While rain did finally fall last winter, the economic and agricultural impact of the previous four years of drought are still being felt, especially in the Central Valley, according to a recent report by UC Davis researchers. Those impacts include the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, over 1,800 jobs and millions of acre feet in water supply.

September 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Workshop to discuss improving traffic safety in Turlock

A recent study found that Turlock has a higher rate of traffic incidents than many other similar sized cities in the state has prompted city officials to take a multi-pronged approach at making the roads in town safer for motorists and pedestrians, including an upcoming traffic safety public workshop.

September 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shop Joy Dravecky finds new downtown home

Type of Business: Boutique

September 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Racing fans receive reprieve from closure

Horse racing fans will have at least a few more weeks to place their bets as a planned closure of the Turlock Turf Club has been postponed.

September 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Udder Place expansion ready to opens its doors

After months of construction and anticipation, The Udder Place in downtown Turlock will be opening its doors to the "udder" side Friday, welcoming the community to sit down and enjoy a drink in the bar's recently completed expansion.

September 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock BBQ teams among winners at Ceres ‘Smoke on the River’ event

An estimated 3,000 enjoyed live music, barbecued meats with its irresistible smells, beer, great weather and conversation at Saturday's third annual "Smoke on the River" event at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center.

August 30, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turf improvement plan reached for Joe Debely Stadium

The Turlock Unified School District has reached an agreement with a turf manufacturer that could see area football players taking the field at Joe Debely Stadium much sooner than anticipated.

August 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kaepernick sits during national anthem, causes national discussion

San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Turlock native Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem until he sees improved race relations in the United States – something that has caused a wildfire of discussion both nationwide and locally.

August 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mystery book lovers, pirates welcome at local libraries in September

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities for all ages scheduled in September including a new Mystery Lovers Book Club in Turlock and Talk Like A Pirate Day crafts in Turlock, Keyes and Denair.

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Tastes of the Valley fundraiser to benefit ag education

The Friends of the Fair Foundation and Stanislaus State Agricultural Studies Department will join together once again this year to celebrate agriculture with an evening ...

September 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Chamber to honor Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber ...

September 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Barn Bash to raise funds for equine rescue

The Oakdale Equine Rescue has saved more than 360 horses since its inception in 2010. What started with just six horses only six years ago ...

September 16, 2016 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


Don Pedro to increase fees in 2017

Don Pedro Recreation Agency will implement an 8.5 percent increase on average across all proposed fees in 2017.. Fee increases will range from just ...

September 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County unemployment rate falls in August

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued on a downward trend for the month of August, according to the latest report from the Employment Development ...

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gospel mission welcomes new director

As the days inch closer to November the Turlock Gospel Mission is moving forward with plans to open their emergency cold weather shelter and this ...

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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