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Sheriff department hosts virtual ride-along

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will host their first-ever "virtual ride-along" via Twitter from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.

August 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock Police promote two

Two of Turlock's finest were promoted at a ceremony held at the War Memorial on Tuesday. Miguel Pacheco, a 14-year police veteran was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and nine year Turlock Police veteran Dave Shaw was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dental office turns into spa experience

Name of business: Dental Spa, Antoine Varani DDS

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Army Pvt. Joseph N. Nelson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 21, 2012 | | Local


Local gym asks community to help them grant a child’s wish

Grace Hopkins is just 4 years old, but she has already had to endure a lifetime of challenges. When Grace was 18 months old she was diagnosed with Vater Syndrome, a rare disorder that affects multiple organs of a child's body.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Irrigation season ends on dry note

The Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season is unlikely to be extended beyond its scheduled Oct. 10 end date, directors learned Tuesday, due to much lower-than-anticipated water levels in Don Pedro Reservoir.

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Merced fair announces slogan winner, opens logo contest

Sometimes a simple "Thank You" says it all.

August 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Promise Scholars seeks support for brunch competition, fundraiser

Every year, area young people "graduate" from foster care with little or no resources to start life on their own. Yet, like most college hopefuls, foster youth have ambitions, goals and dreams. The Promise Scholars program aims to help former foster youth succeed as students at California State University, Stanislaus, and provide a bridge to a brighter future for many of these young adults.

August 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Securing TID’s future

Looking back on the past year, two words define the work of the Turlock Irrigation District, according to TID General Manager Casey Hashimoto.

August 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local Girls State delegates return from summer citizenship training

Two local high school students, who spent part of their summer at an intense citizenship training program, shared their experiences Friday night at a dinner hosted by the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 Auxiliary.

August 17, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Pipeline testing set to start Sept. 6

Pacific Gas & Electric is continuing its public outreach effort in advance of planned September testing of a section of natural gas pipeline in Turlock.

August 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County records unchanged unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained unchanged in July according to the latest figures from the California Economic Development Department.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Season’s first Air Alert expected next week

Air District officials are planning on issuing the first Air Alert of the year on Monday because high temperatures combined with increased road traffic are expected to raise smog levels.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire damages garage

A fire Tuesday afternoon caused moderate damage to a garage, while fire fighters had to contend with battling the blaze in 100 plus temperatures.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CALIFORNIA FRUIT & NUT REVIEW

Peach, plum, and nectarine harvests continued as apricot harvest neared completion. Clingstone peach harvest began in the Sacramento Valley. Prunes progressed well as irrigation and potassium applications continued. Harvest of table grapes in the Coachella Valley finished, as harvest in the San Joaquin Valley began. In the San Joaquin Valley, wine grapes began coloring and sugaring as harvest approached. Napa Valley growers applied the second European Grapevine Moth application. Gala apple and Bartlett pear harvests began. Kiwi, fig, jujube, and pomegranate fruit continued to develop. The olive bloom completed and fruit began to size. Strawberries and blackberries were picked and ...

August 17, 2012 | | 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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