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Man burned in home fire

A Turlock man was injured when trying to escape a house fire Sunday evening.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Deserie Garibay Villagrana graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Relay for Life

The combined Turlock-Hilmar Relay for Life event held Saturday at the Dutcher Middle School track drew over 400 participants and raised approximately $114,450 for the American Cancer Society.

May 16, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Explosion injures one in Turlock

A man received second and third-degree burns from an explosion at a Turlock duplex Saturday night, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

May 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sheriff’s deputy, community service officer killed in collision

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department announced earlier today that a sheriff's deputy and a community service officer were killed in a collision while in route to a burglary call in Modesto.

May 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife care center plans baby animal shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will celebrate spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower, allowing the public to see some animals up close and personal.

May 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Wet winter contributes to increased almond crops

The rainy weather that pummeled California for much of winter and into the spring was not only beneficial to the state's nearly-empty rivers and lakes, but to almond orchards as well.

May 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Remembering mom: Mother’s Day brings joy, sorrow for those grieving

Most people have no trouble recalling a fond memory of the person they grew up calling "mom." For Jenna Zaleski, that memory is of her hard-working single mother making the time to take her and her sister on day trips to the coast.

May 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock native captures community’s memories one photo at a time

Name of business: Marilyn Days Photography

May 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair brings back empowHER Lounge

In the hopes of embarking on a new tradition of building confidence and leadership skills in the region's young women, the Stanislaus County Fair will once again host the award-winning empowHER Lounge.

May 11, 2017 | | Local


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program returns to Turlock

Senior citizens on a limited budget can once again receive assistance to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

May 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Superheroes take over Turlock

Bad guys didn't have a chance on Saturday as superheroes of all kinds gathered in Turlock to run a mile or two for a good cause. The Advancing Children of Turlock club hosted its 2nd Annual Act Like a Superhero Fun Run at Donnelly Park, allowing comic book fans of all ages (and species as there was a doggie dash too) to display their inner hero. Proceeds from the run will go to fund ACT's annual shopping spree for kids in need, as well as a number of local nonprofits serving children.

May 09, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock athletes shine at Special Olympics

The 44th annual Regional Special Olympics held Saturday at John F. Kennedy School in Modesto was an exciting event for all of the athletes who competed, but for Ellie Brown it was an especially meaningful day. The 26-year-old Turlock resident and key athlete of the Stanislaus team celebrated a major milestone - her 10th year participating in the Special Olympics program.

May 09, 2017 | BY OSCAR COPLAND Turlock Journal | Local


Healthcare Hero: Betty Lopez

In healthcare, when you find someone who is incredibly competent and smart, cares deeply about her patients and places their well-being above all else, you know you have found a very special person indeed. That is Dr. Betty Lopez, the Chief Nurse Executive at Sutter Memorial in Modesto.

May 05, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Under new ownership, Vintage Lounge to transform into wine bar

In downtown Turlock, visitors can find plenty of country music, cold beer, dancing and cocktails, but where can they go to find a nice glass of Merlot? Noticing this missing piece in the city's nightlife, The Udder Place owners Jerry Powell and Shayne Heine recently purchased Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar, hoping to bring a bit of wine country to Main Street with their new bar, Grand Cru.

May 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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1,000 Flag Initiative off to good start

Turlock is looking a lot more patriotic these days - and it's not just because of the Memorial Day weekend. Old Glory can be seen ...

May 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fire destroys vacant home in Turlock

A large blaze left a vacant home in the 100 block of Hedstrom Road significantly damaged Friday evening.

May 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Contestants vie for dairy princess title

Five young women will compete for the title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The event will be ...

May 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Collision claims life of Turlock man

A Turlock man died at the scene of a collision with a power pole Thursday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Libraries offer educational, fun summer activities

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number special story times, book clubs, science-themed activities and crafting opportunities to keep all ages busy ...

May 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State health officials work on controlling norovirus outbreaks

A string of reported norovirus cases in California has state health officials working with local agencies to curb the outbreaks that have been occurring over ...

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Trixie, Turlock’s four-legged visitor, finds her way home

Trixie, the Maltese mix who was found wandering in a parking lot in Turlock, is back home in Kentucky with her family after a nearly ...

May 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Safety concerns at skate park decrease as summer approaches

Despite problems with bullying, graffiti and other Municipal Code violations at the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park during its opening last August, conditions at the ...

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Final farewell bid to community service officer

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, law enforcement from around the state, and the community at large gave a stately send off to Community Service ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson truck driver killed in Atwater crash

The truck driver killed when a tanker truck exploded in Atwater was identified as a Hughson resident, according to the California Highway Patrol.

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Physical therapy helps Turlock’s elite back on their feet

Name of business: Elite Physical Therapy and Fitness

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Library promotes summer reading with kick-off event

Summer may be better associated with swimming pools, barbecues, and vacations, but it is also a great time to crack open a book or two ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigarette fire chars shed

A poorly placed cigarette ignited a fire inside a shed that generated enough heat to cause debris on the rooftop to start smoldering, according to ...

May 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wet winter produces record-breaking runoff

Thanks to recent months that saw plenty of rainfall, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is currently holding 1.9 million acre feet of water content – and ...

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fallen deputy laid to rest

The sights and sounds at CrossPoint Church in Modesto on Tuesday were all too familiar for the men and women of the Stanislaus County Sheriff ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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