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Ashanti added to fair’s line-up

R&B artist Ashanti will be performing at the Stanislaus County Fair at 8:30 p.m. July 16 on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by 97.7 & 98.3 KWIN and is free with the price of Fair admission.

March 24, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Local students shine at Occupational Olympics

Future fashion designers, firefighters and business leaders were among the hundreds of students who gathered at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Wednesday to compete in the 31st annual Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition.

March 24, 2016 | | Education


ASSYRIAN NEW YEAR

Dennis Earl elementary students and previous students along with community liaison Caty Nariman participate in a parade to celebrate the 6,766 Assyrian New Year. Students paraded around the school as classrooms sat outside and learned about the Assyrian culture. The parade was put together by students to recite the Assyrian alphabet as they carried banners with the alphabet on them while others carried banners. "I think we are fortunate to live in a multicultural environment and have the opportunities to learn about a unique and diverse culture, tradition, and language. We love our community and are blessed to live ...

March 24, 2016 | | Local


Election fever at THS

Turlock High School held their annual election convention Wednesday with students vying for student government positions and a representative seat on the Turlock Unified School District's Board of Trustees. The event, which began in 1990, gives students a chance to participate in a simulated election process.

March 24, 2016 | | Education


CSU Chancellor talks innovation, student food insecurity during Stanislaus State visit

California State University Chancellor Timothy White shared his vision for the future of Stanislaus State - as well as answered to angry faculty who argued in favor of a five percent pay increase - during his visit to the Turlock campus on Tuesday.

March 23, 2016 | | Education


Births March 10 to March 16

• Joanna Villegas of Hughson is the mother of a 7-pound-3-ounce girl born March 10 at Emanuel Medical Center.

March 18, 2016 | | Births


Reforms needed to prevent lasting divisions from forming in Turlock

A city is made up of roads, sidewalks, parks, schools, and stores. Most importantly, a city is a community of various individuals living their lives. Different cities have different characteristics and atmospheres. They carry in them different experiences and histories. They mean different things to different people. However, in what seems to be this simple question, one finds that the complexities of life are demonstrated in the social fabric of modern civilization, the city.

March 18, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Dorothy “Dory” Brizendine

Dorothy Brizendine passed away on Monday 14, 2016 at Covenant Village in Turlock.

March 18, 2016 | | OBITS


Virginia Louise Norman

Virginia Louise Norman, 84, of Turlock, passed away on March 14, 2016. Virginia is preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Cabral. She is survived by her son, Kevin Norman; granddaughters, Jennifer Darnell (Stan), Melissa Espinola, and Carrie Tornquist; her grandson, Scott Cabral, and 9 amazing great grandchildren. A private luncheon will be held for Virginia in lieu of services.

March 17, 2016 | | OBITS


Bert Stephen Crane. Sr.

Bert Stephen Crane, Sr., passed away on Sunday at his home in Merced surrounded by loved ones. He was 84 years old.

March 17, 2016 | | OBITS


Carl Edward Meurrens

Carl Edward Meurrens, 80 years old of Turlock entered into heaven on Wednesday, March 9th. Carl was born in Kansas City , MO to Joseph Alfonso and Vera Marie Meurrens. He moved to California at an early age after the death of his father. He graduated from Lowell Grammar School and Turlock High School in 1953. He played football and ran track. He enjoyed painting, he entered into many shows in Turlock, Modesto and Santa Clara. Art was his passion. He loved God and Jesus Christ. Enjoyed reading the bible, going to church and listening to Southern gospel music. Carl is ...

March 17, 2016 | | OBITS


Baseball star turns towards music

Most people are much more accustomed to seeing Tim Flannery on a baseball field than a stage, but he's equally at home in both venues.

March 17, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Audit seeks to open books on school libraries

The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee has approved an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 11 to 0 vote that seeks to determine whether California's K-12 schools are providing the mandated services to students, and if those services are being provided by fully-trained, credentialed teacher librarians.

March 17, 2016 | | Education


Choral concert at Turlock Gospel Mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission will be welcoming the Fair Oaks Youth Choir to town on Saturday for a choral concert.

March 17, 2016 | | Local


Film duo finds ideal sets in local communities

RIPON – Quaint American towns are recreated all the time on Hollywood movie sets to appear as authentic. But a pair of Central Valley filmmakers – both of whom have a Hollywood background – are going to be shooting their next project in real quaint American towns that are close to their heart.

March 17, 2016 | JASON CAMPBELL | Local


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Births April 21 to April 27

• Jessica Donaghy of Winton is the mother of a 7-pound-11-ounce boy born April 21 at Emanuel Medical Center.

April 29, 2016 | | Births


Public invited to Congressional candidate forum

One of the most important jobs that the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County does is to provide educational opportunities for the voters by ...

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


California: Is it the next stoner state?

Jerry Brown a few years back was asked to comment on the drive to legalize recreational use of pot in California.

April 29, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Damage done by vaccinations are buried in special interest propaganda

This letter addresses an article which appeared on March 30, 2016, entitled "Charter school closed by measles case."

April 29, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Change in landscape watering hours coming June 1

The City of Turlock's current water schedule allows residents with an odd address to water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Residents with an even address ...

April 29, 2016 | | Government


Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education


Turlock native serving aboard U.S. Navy destroyer

A 2008 Turlock High School graduate and Turlock native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Milius.

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center ...

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Turlock tree lovers

The City of Turlock has a long tradition of celebrating Arbor Day - over 25 years - and a little rain didn't dampen Turlock's tree-loving ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Fair ticket sales start Saturday

The Stanislaus County Fair will open its box office to sell discounted Fair admission tickets, arena tickets, fair season pass, and discount unlimited ride wristbands ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Emanuel launches stroke awareness campaign

During American Stroke Month in May, Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca will launch a comprehensive awareness campaign ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


TAPO DONATION

It will soon be a lot easier for fans to follow along the play of their little leaguers thanks to a donation from the Turlock ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Turlock group to give free performance before ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway’

The Turlock Sunshine Strummers Ukulele Group will perform Hank Williams songs and other similar favorites during the hour before the May 1 and May 15 ...

April 28, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Shakespeare enters the Wild West in university adaption

The seventh annual production of Shakespeare Under the Stars will continue at the university with performances of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona."

April 28, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Distraught Keyes teen leads police on 23-mile chase

A 19-year-old Keyes man was arrested early Saturday morning after leading police on a 23-mile high-speed chase in a car which he took from his ...

April 26, 2016 | Turlock Journal | Crime


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