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Golf Road resident spreads joy with light display

Every year at this time, the town of Turlock is little bit brighter as many residents go all out with holiday light displays. Turlock is home to many stand-out homes, but one in particular is a must-see this season.

December 11, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Travelers advised to take precautions against mosquito bites

With an uptick in mosquito-borne illnesses occurring in different parts of the world, the California Department of Public Health is urging travelers to be cautious as they venture out over the holiday season and beyond.

December 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City adopts process to address duplicate farmers’ market requests

There will definitely be a farmers' market in downtown Turlock come next season, however, the organization running it is still up in the air as City Council voted on Tuesday to implement a Request for Proposal process to see whether or not Turlock Certified Farmers' Market would carry on with its seventh season or if newcomer Golden State Farmers' Market Association would bring its farmers' market vision to life in downtown Turlock.

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Inaugural Chanukah ceremony in Turlock adds light, peace to holiday season

A small, but mighty gathering of Jewish community members brought both figurative and literal light to Stanislaus State and greater Turlock on Wednesday evening as they lit the candles of a five-foot menorah during the town's first-ever public Chanukah ceremony

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New thrift shop keeps funds local

Name of Business: Charity Thrift Store

December 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Theta Omega brightens Christmas for kids

Each year Theta Omega, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and a nonprofit women's group, raises money to help the Turlock community around Christmas time.

December 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


TWISTED HOLIDAY TRADITION

Backstage Academy of Dance has put their own twist on holiday classic "The Nutcracker Ballet."

December 08, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


ROLLOVER RESCUE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a vehicle rollover accident on Highway 99 Saturday night with one person trapped in the vehicle.

December 08, 2015 | | Local


Tour helps Afghan officials envision better water management

Despite the fact that they live on the other side of the world, a number of Afghanistan government officials took time during their tour of the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Visitor Center on Tuesday to remark that the California climate reminded them much of home.

December 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Air district rolls out new programs for schools

Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, the Central Valley acts as a pool for pollutants produced by the region's roughly 3.5 million residents-this results in some of the worst air quality in the United States.

December 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Mayors compete in Kettle Challenge

Sometimes a little competition can spur the giving spirit, at least when it comes to the Stanislaus County Mayors' Bell Ringing contest in support of The Salvation Army.

December 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Collision claims life of Stanislaus Sheriff’s sergeant, Modesto woman

A sergeant with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and a Modesto baker were killed Friday evening in a head-on collision in Hughson.

December 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands flock to downtown Turlock for annual parade

Maybe it was the array of lights on every float, person or car? Perhaps it was the funnel cakes, kettle corn or Santa up on the fire truck? Regardless the reason, roughly 30,000 people gathered in the heart of downtown Turlock Friday night for the 37th annual Downtown Christmas Parade, hosted by the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434.

December 04, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


ACT GIVES BACK

The Advancing Children of Turlock club took 35 local children on a shopping spree at Target on Wednesday. The club members focused on buying the children coats, shoes and warm clothes for the cold winter season. At the end of the shopping spree, the kids received a hot meal and a visit from Santa.

December 04, 2015 | | Local


Mary and Joseph seek shelter in Gold Rush town

For over 30 years, the community of Columbia has come together each December to present their unique take on Las Posadas. The original Spanish holiday tradition re-enacts the biblical story of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter in Bethlehem on the original Christmas Eve. In Columbia, as Mary and Joseph seek shelter they encounter gold mining shepherds, saloon tenders and 1850's fire fighters, along with a host of more traditional angels.

December 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Freezing weather hinders almond pollination

Mid-February is typically a busy time for the honey bees tasked with pollinating the Central Valley's almond orchards, but this week's freezing temperatures ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dance troupe takes home Tam-Tam’s top prize

It's been just over three weeks since they took the stage, but dance troupe Lost and Found is still reveling in their first-place finish ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock musician sets up shop in Hilmar

Name of business: Chris's Music

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flu cases continue, but peak may have passed

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the most virulent health officials have seen in a decade and has been responsible for a high ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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