Playing host is nothing new for Turlock. The town welcomes thousands of athletes and fans to its fields and diamonds each year; sees over 200,000 visitors to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds; and is the site of Christmas and Fourth of July family traditions for thousands of parade attendees.
When San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick kissed his bicep after a touchdown run during the team's NFC Championship season, he started a Niner Nation sensation called "Kaepernicking." Although football season is over, Kaepernick's iconic pose is still inspiring fans.
The 8th Annual Taste of Turlock FEASTival brought local eateries, live entertainment and kids activities together for downtown fun on Saturday.
Warmer weather has finally arrived in the Valley - just in time for those who now have no option left but to sleep on the streets. The Turlock Gospel Mission's winter relief ministry for women and children and the We Care cold weather shelter for men both closed for the season last week.
A Valley-wide demonstration of love is set for Saturday as hundreds of volunteers will take to their city streets and neighborhoods to clean, paint, rebuild and repair.
I admit it; I'm a fan of Califia. Since 2005, when the 14-foot fountain statue was placed at the corner of Main and Market streets in downtown Turlock, it has evoked many a passionate opinion - mostly negative. But I , for one, am a supporter of the mythical Amazon queen that is supposed to symbolize this area's connection to the soil and its agricultural vitality.
Pitman and Turlock High Key Club members joined the Kiwanis Club of Turlock on Saturday for the annual Kiwanis One Day event. The combined club members made dozens of fleece blankets and ponchos that will be donated to the Delhi Fire Department, Turlock Gospel Mission women and children's shelter program, the We Care men's shelter program and the Turlock Police Department.
Turlock teen Linda Collins' near fatal allergic reaction to a doctor-administered tetanus antitoxin in 1953 - and her family's desire to prevent a similar medical emergency in the future - revolutionized the health information field.
The Mizuno Tournament of Champions, hosted by Cal State Stanislaus through Sunday, offers collegiate softball programs the opportunity to compete with 26 teams from across the state and region in a three-day event.
The saying 'it's a small world' has new meaning for Turlock resident Michele James.
When Nick Smith turned 18 he wasn't ready to live on his own. Unlike most young adults, however, Smith did not have a family able to offer a bridge of financial and emotional support to ease his transition into adulthood. Smith was a foster youth and lived in a group home with five other boys and constant adult supervision.
After a year at the helm of the Turlock Journal, Hank Vander Veen was named group publisher of Morris Newspapers of Northern California. The MNC group includes the Journal, Ceres Courier, Oakdale Leader, Escalon Times, Riverbank News, Manteca Bulletin and Ripon Bulletin.
Ciara and Zachary's love story began with a friendly game of bowling. The two met when they and a group of mutual friends got together to bowl. At one point in the evening pictures were taken and Ciara and Zachary were pushed together.
Those looking for treasure in Gold Rush country are sure to find it this weekend, as Columbia State Park hosts its annual Victorian Easter Parade and Egg Hunt.
On the front page of Wednesday's paper, there was a story about an open house at a new business in town and right next to it was a report on the number of unemployed in the county, which increased to 15.6 in the month of January. Along with the not-so-great news of increased unemployment, was the announcement that Post is closing its Modesto plant and laying off 140 workers.
A picture capturing an exploding nebula millions of miles in space and the fossilized jaws of a prehistoric giant shark don't have much in common, but the people who are bringing these exhibits to Turlock share the same passion for natural wonders.
Finances are not only the lifeblood of business, but also nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit advocate Kim Klein believes that nonprofits working together across a broad spectrum can have a more powerful voice in governmental finance decisions at all levels. Klein will be the featured speaker in an upcoming local workshop to discuss issues of public finance and the California budget process.
Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.
When Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was asked in 2010 to take an American flag off his bike due to safety concerns, it sparked a nationwide response that flooded the small Valley town with patriotic supporters of Old Glory and a debate on students' right to free speech.
More than two decades ago, Vivien Jacob came to America from Iran looking for a better life. The International Rescue Committee was there to help her resettle in her new country and now she is part of the 80-year-old organization's mission to bring refugees from harm to home.
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