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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Garrett A. Straughen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 12, 2018 | | Local


Homeless mission goal realized

The community had the opportunity to stroll through the doors of the Turlock Gospel Mission's shelter on Thursday night and see the completed project that has been years in the making.

January 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest

Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest is the owner of Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy in downtown Turlock. She's married and has a 14-year-old stepson and 2-year-old toddler. Gabrielle and her husband live on a 10-acre ranch which they share with Mark Sr. and Robin Forrest - and many animals and dead plants. She has two older sisters, Lucia and Cecilia Aguiar, who own Aguiar Milk Testing, a family business.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Elegant Bull celebrates 30th anniversary

Name of business: Elegant Bull

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock pair shares plant-based diet success

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flu season taking deadly toll in California

The current influenza season is proving to be more virulent and deadlier than in previous years and has health officials concerned about the rate of infections during the typical peak months of January and February.

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community bids farewell to fallen soldier

A mother wearing her son's final Mother's Day present to her. A young widow recalling her husband's penchant for hot Cheetos and punctuating his requests for them with a message of love. Four sisters remembering a brother who could both drive them crazy and make them smile one moment after the next. A final salute from a veteran.

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar man escapes fiery crash with minor injuries

A Hilmar man was able to scramble out of his overturned and crumpled dump truck before it went up in flames, escaping the fiery scene with minor injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wet weather postpones early irrigation season

An unexpected influx of wet weather this week has put a stop to Turlock Irrigation District's pre-planned early irrigation period.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man dies in multi-vehicle collision on I-5

A chain-reaction collision on a rain-slick freeway claimed the life of a Turlock man and injured several others Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Columbia State Park seeks docents

Columbia State Historic Park is recruiting for costumed interpreters to help teach history to its visitors through reenactments, staffing exhibits and assisting with special events. A costume loan may be available to those interested.

January 05, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


REALTORS GIVE BACK

Michael Drummond of Turlock Together (center left) accepts a donation of $15,666 from CanTree Chairperson Joanne Perez (center right) and CanTree committee members Lisa Cedillo (left) and Lloyd Blackman, courtesy of the Turlock Realtor Network's annual CanTree breakfast. For 35 years the event has reinforced the giving spirit associated with the holiday season, contributing to the city's efforts of making a difference for those in need through its annual breakfast fundraiser. The breakfast was held Dec. 6 and, thanks to some help from Off Center Thrift & Gift, raised a total of $21,000 for Turlock Together, Jessica ...

January 05, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Replacement heifer application deadlines approaching

Each year hundreds of youth proudly display their hard work and livestock knowledge at the Stanislaus County Fair - and one of the most exciting livestock events is the Replacement Heifer Sale. While fair season is still six months away, entry deadlines are fast approaching for Replacement Heifer applications for the 2018 Stanislaus County Fair.

January 05, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


209 leads in growth

The Northern San Joaquin Valley - San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties - was the fastest growing region in California from July 2016 through June 2017.

January 05, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Dan Cota

Hughson resident Dan Cota is a third-generation beekeeper, who was taught the tricks of the trade by his father and grandfather. While he often keeps a bit of his workers' honey for himself and family friends, the busy group of 300 hives – between 30,000 and 50,000 bees – remains active during the pollinating season by buzzing between the thousands of almond blossoms throughout the area.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Health endowment provides funding for sexually transmitted diseases testing

Legacy Health Endowment is continuing its mission to create health care solutions within Stanislaus and Merced counties, this time with a program aimed at preventing ...

February 22, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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