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Turlock high schools prepare for Harvest Bowl

Turlock's most-anticipated high school football game of the year may not be for another week, but the Pitman Pride, Turlock Bulldogs and Turlock Unified School District are already preparing for the 14th annual Harvest Bowl.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Farmers soak up benefits of wet winter

The acres of almond, walnut and other crops surrounding Turlock have benefitted immensely from the surplus of irrigation water provided to them this year, with such conditions coming as a result of one of the wettest years on record for the Tuolumne River Watershed.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stan State to host candidate forums

During the Fall 2016 election, students at Stanislaus State were inspired to bring political awareness back onto campus and reinitiate the school's Democratic Party Club, hosting a variety of events aimed at encouraging students to rock the vote. The students' political activism has continued into 2017 and over the next few weeks, candidates from both the local Congressional and statewide Gubernatorial races will convene at the university for three such events where they will answer questions, beginning first with a forum featuring those running to represent Congressional District 10.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Pride rolls through Gauchos

The Pitman High School varsity football team ended homecoming week on a high note with its 50-27 defeat of the El Capitan High School Gauchos Friday night, heading into the last two weeks of Central California Conference competition with just one loss in league play.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


Local Realtors inspire children to read

Realtors are familiar with handing new home owners a shiny set of keys, but on Wednesday a group of agents from Turlock's Aspire Home Real Estate, Inc. visited Julien Elementary School to hand out not keys, but books to unlock knowledge to four lucky kindergarten classrooms.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown dining structures face enforcement

Downtown Turlock is known for its wide selection of restaurants, many of which provide outdoor dining for customers allowing them to soak in the sights and sounds of the city while they enjoy a meal. The canopies, awnings and other outdoor seating arrangements of select downtown businesses will soon be in jeopardy, however, as the City of Turlock is taking a look at structures that are noncompliant with a new outdoor dining permit.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Cancer survivors celebrate hope at annual event

When Turlock resident Clora McCray's daughter was diagnosed with childhood leukemia as an infant, the three years of radiation appointments, doctor's office visits and illness that followed were full of heartbreak. Soon, however, there was joy, when it was found that Marjorie McCray was cancer-free.

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Heritage Realty ready to help house hunters

Name of business: Valley Heritage Realty

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair Unified moves to even year election cycle

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees voted last week to transition from odd to even year elections, meaning the two candidates elected to the Board next month will serve an extra year.

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Governor vetoes water rights bill

All seemed to be going well for Assemblyman Adam Gray's water rights legislation, Assembly Bill 313, which in September received final approval on the last day of the legislative session – the next-to-last step toward becoming law – until Monday, when the bill was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown.

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development for the District's communications, outreach, education and government affairs programs and initiatives. Reimers advocates on TID's behalf via several state and national professional organizations and she is involved in local organizations as well.

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Orestimba remains undefeated after trouncing Denair

The Denair High School Coyotes came up short against the undefeated Orestimba High School Warriors Friday night, dropping the contest 58-20 in a game that saw little offense from the home team.

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


Rare condition doesn’t hold Denair student back

For most girls, a nomination for their high school's homecoming court brings with it a myriad of decisions to be made: Flats or heels? What color dress? To wear jewelry or not to wear jewelry? All are important questions, but before Denair High School's homecoming rally two weeks ago, senior Cierra Rodriguez was pondering a more difficult choice: Should I wear my wig?

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride culinary program gets taste of downtown

Though students in Pitman High School's culinary program are used to creating new recipes and whipping up dishes in the classroom, they still have plenty to learn. There's no better place to master the tricks of the trade than downtown Turlock, where some of the city's most skilled chefs and successful business owners met with the Pride cooks Friday morning, eager to share their experience and, hopefully, inspire some of Turlock's next restaurateurs.

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than fantasy, I've always secretly wished that I could be transported back in time to medieval days. On Saturday I finally got that chance, making my way – bow, arrow and all – to the Northern California Renaissance Faire for the first of what I expect to be many trips.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair superintendent to leave at school year’s end

In an emotional Denair Unified School District Board meeting Thursday night, Aaron Rosander announced that after over four years of service he will not be ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Three competing for county Superintendent seat

The 2018 midterm election this November will mark the end of an era for Stanislaus County's current Superintendent of Schools, and the race for ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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 ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock mom furious after teacher injures son

A Turlock mother has pulled her son out of his Medeiros Elementary preschool classroom for fear of his safety after a teacher dragged him across ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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


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


City Hall makes refugees feel at home

When Awad Al-krad arrived in his new home of Turlock 18 months ago, he was happy. His family was safe, away from Syria and the ...

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


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