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Turlock soldier laid to rest

In a somber ceremony Wednesday, family, friends, fellow soldiers and the community paid their final respects to Spc. Benjamin Carlos Pleitez, the 25-year-old Turlock soldier who died July 27 while serving in Afghanistan.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heat is on

A high pressure system hovering over the West is causing temperatures to spike and is testing the electrical grid.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One dead after Hwy. 99 crash

A Turlock woman was involved in a chain-reaction crash in Modesto Thursday that claimed the life of an Antelope man.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildfire smoke making its way to Central Valley

Smoke from a wildfire near the northern boundaries of the San Joaquin Valley air basin is impacting San Joaquin County, with potential impacts in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Flames devour vacant home

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating a fire of suspicious origin at an abandoned home frequented by transients.

August 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Sikh Temple to hold vigil on Friday

The Turlock Sikh Temple will hold a candlelight vigil from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, in remembrance of the victims of the Wisconsin temple shooting.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Deputy awarded Medal of Valor

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department awarded the Medal of Valor to Deputy Mike Glinskas, who survived a deadly shootout with an armed man that claimed the life of fellow Deputy Robert "Bob" Paris and locksmith Glendon Engert.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers markets on the rise nation-wide

The trend of buying locally made products and home grown produce is continuing to gain momentum according to a newly released report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bank gives money to schools for every ‘Like’

Umpqua Bank is offering families a simple way to give back to schools with the launch of its Give Back to School Fund on Saturday.

August 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Boucher’s: Outfitting Turlock’s feet for 40 years

Name of business: Boucher's Shoes

August 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Mental Health Act funds create ‘help-first system’

Standing in front of a group of Kiwanis Club of Turlock members at the Hometown Buffet conference room was a volunteer from the Stanislaus County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This local teacher shared with the service club members her own personal struggle with mental illness - its affects on her work, her home life and social activities.

August 07, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikh community reacts to Wis. shooting

On Sunday, a white supremacist opened fire on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers and wounding several others.

August 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers party together in annual night out event

Turlockers turned on their porch lights, locked their front doors and joined their neighbors for National Night Out on Tuesday evening. Neighborhoods across the city held block parties and were visited by police and fire department officials.

August 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Downtown turnaround?

Downtown Turlock's recovery wasn't heralded by the long-awaited tinkling of wedding bells in a bridal shopping district.

August 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cyclist killed on Golden State Boulevard

A 40-year-old man looking for recyclables along a Turlock road was struck by a sports utility vehicle and died Friday night.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Locals find mental, physical strength at Combat Zone Fitness

Name of Business: Combat Zone Fitness

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


PET PARADE PLANNED

Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock - Swanson Centennial Dog Park - on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Weekend festival will showcase the city of Hughson

Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim Fire effects linger a year later

It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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