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New faces at TPD

The Turlock Police Department welcomed their newest employees as Officers Alex Jimenez, Jonathan Yerzy, and Marco Diaz were greeted by Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson at a reception on Monday. The three officers completed a 20-week program from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Regional Training Division that focused on active scenario training. The three officers were sworn in on Friday and were among 21 graduates to complete the program, which had been a causality of the recession and closed in 2010.

September 17, 2015 | | Local


Businesses warned of price gouging during wildfires

Officials issued a consumer alert Thursday that some businesses, in particular hotels, in the state are price gouging during the wildfires and California's Attorney General Kamala D. Harris warned violators would be prosecuted.

September 17, 2015 | | Local


Bilson’s continues to thrive in Turlock

Name of Business: Bilson's Sport Shop

September 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival goes back to its roots

Although the Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival will once again assume its original name-after being called the Hughson Harvest Festival for the past four years-its underlying purpose will remain the same.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock animal hospital cares for injured mountain lion cub

Another mountain lion was spotted in Turlock this week, but this time the animal did not merit warnings from local school districts or searches by the Turlock Police Department.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local organizations collect donations for fire victims

As evacuations continue throughout neighboring foothill communities affected by the Butte Fire, local residents and organizations are coming together to provide support through donations to relief agencies and by providing much-needed supplies for displaced fire victims.

September 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock continues to aid firefighting effort in California

A battalion chief has joined his colleagues with the Turlock Fire Department, as well as those from the Turlock Rural Fire Department and officers from the Turlock Police Department in the ongoing battle against the wildfires raging in California.

September 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Symbiosis celebrates 10-year anniversary

Symbiosis Gathering is returning to Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale for the event's 10 year anniversary on Sept. 17 - 20.

September 11, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Will El Niño bring an end to the drought?

State Climatologist Michael Anderson issued the following statement on potential El Niño conditions: "California cannot count on potential El Niño conditions to halt or reverse drought conditions. Historical weather data shows us that at best, there is a 50/50 chance of having a wetter winter. Unfortunately, due to shifting climate patterns, we cannot even be that sure."

September 11, 2015 | | Local


Mayor presents key to the city to Church of the East Bishop

Mayor Gary Soiseth presented his first Key to the City during Tuesday's City Council meeting to His Grace Bishop Mar Awa Royel of the Assyrian Church of the East. Councilmember Matthew Jacob said that he could not think of "anybody more fitting or deserving in the Assyrian community to hold this honor," and commended Bishop Mar Awa on his ability to demonstrate both integrity and a Christ-like humility. As the recipient of the Key, Bishop Mar Awa said that he accepted the honor on behalf of the Assyrian Church of the East and the Turlock Assyrian community, which has ...

September 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock remembers 9/11

When United States Army veteran Cory Smith decided to pick up an American flag and run with it three years ago on Sept. 11, he had no idea that only two years later he would be flanked by over 300 additional runners.

September 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock couple win Foster Farms turkey sandwich contest

As Chris and Natalie Lewis made plans for their fifth wedding anniversary on Friday, they found they had another reason to celebrate. One of their original sandwich creations was named the winner of the Foster Farms 'Don't Call Me Basic' turkey sandwich contest.

September 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock fire, police join effort in Butte Fire

Turlock fire fighters and police officers are headed up north to help authorities try to reign in the growing fire raging in Amador and Calaveras counties.

September 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Burt’s BBQ Shak brings mom and pop restaurant to Turlock

Name of Business: Burt's BBQ Shak

September 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Ability Resource Fair and Assistive Technology to help people living with disabilities in Central Va

A free event is coming to the Central Valley where people living with disabilities can learn of new ways to enhance their independence and quality of life.

September 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Survey: Thanksgiving dinner cheaper this year

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of ...

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Two people escape shed fire in Turlock

A fire of undetermined origin burned through a shed in Turlock, which displaced two people that had been living in the outdoor building, according to ...

November 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fields of Ice readies for seasonal skaters

Name of business: Fields of Ice presented by R.A.M. Farms

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire destroys shed, vehicles in Turlock

A fire of accidental origin ignited a shed and several cars parked nearby, but Turlock firefighters were able to keep it from reaching a neighboring ...

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pumpkin Pie Challenge: Turlock edition

Think you've got what it takes to bake a winning pumpkin pie? If the answer is yes, then local chiropractor David Dubyak is looking ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock student’s singing victory provides again for United Samaritans

Turlock High School senior Felisha Dias has an incredible singing voice, and her talent has now helped give back to the Turlock community twice in ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley fever cases on the rise locally and in the state

California is seeing a spike in cases of Valley Fever and health officials are flummoxed as to the cause of the increase.

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kettle Kickoff rings in holiday season

Some of Turlock's most generous community members packed into the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday morning for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Proposed Hilmar apartment complex has citizens concerned

Hilmar is a small town and it would like to stay that way, according to a petition circulating the farming community.

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Connie Tate

Connie Tate and her husband Mick have been calling Turlock home for more than 45 years. They have three daughters and ten grandchildren. For several ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hughson remembers veterans with memorial wall

The community of Hughson came together Friday morning to honor a number of locals who fought and died in America's wars over the past ...

November 10, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock pays tribute to veterans of all generations

Turlock is a patriotic town, and that patriotism is displayed by sights like the 20 banners flying over Countryside Drive, which honor citizens currently serving ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock HVAC company wants to repay a veteran with system donation

Mel's Heat and Air in Turlock is looking to add some warmth into the life of an area veteran this winter - and help them ...

November 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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