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GOH Fitness ups the intensity one class at a time

Name of business: GOH Fitness

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus Community Foundation awards largest amount of scholarships in organization’s history

Thanks to the generous contributions of scholarship donors and a grant from College Futures Foundation, 175 local students will receive scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year totaling $229,500. That's more than double the amount of scholarship dollars distributed by Stanislaus Community Foundation in 2016.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and engagement.

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Storage fire poses threat to Turlock apartment complex

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a large blaze at an outside storage unit that was rapidly threatening to spread to the adjoining apartment.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dryer fire starts blaze in garage

A fire that started in a clothes dryer ignited a detached garage and was threatening to spread to the residence before Turlock firefighters were able to bring it under control.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Tree ignites into tower of flame from firework

A firework sparked a fire in a tall tree Wednesday night that sent embers drifting in the breeze for blocks and threatened to ignite the homes in the surrounding neighborhood.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County Fair offers family fun, entertainment

The Merced County Fair opened its gates Wednesday for the 126th year of the annual festival. The fair will continue its run through Sunday.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A Mental Health Hero: Pastor Amanda Oppenhuizen

As a society, each of us is challenged every day. Our children face challenges that much greater. The forces of evil pulling at them are relentless. And, with the legalization of recreational marijuana, over time the proponents will come to understand how this will devastate future generations of children and adults.

June 09, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Library engages toddlers, preschoolers with weekly story times

The Turlock Library offers the city's youngest residents an opportunity to actively engage in literature through weekly story times.

June 09, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID endorses plan to avoid State Water Board proposal

Stream-bed gravel restoration, predator control and the strategic placement of rocks and trees are just a few projects that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission believe can be tackled along the lower Tuolumne River to aid the area's native fish, rather than the increased flows that the State Water Resources Control Board has proposed. On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to endorse San Francisco's plan.

June 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Silk Garden to close after two decades downtown

Since The Silk Garden opened its downtown Turlock doors in the spring of 1996, owner Terry Newcomb has seen countless neighboring shops come and go throughout the years. Now, Newcomb is preparing a farewell of her own, closing down the store that has connected her to the community for over 20 years.

June 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fatal distraction: Teens entering ‘100 Deadliest Days of Summer’

Teens drivers love hitting the road instead of the books during their summer vacation. But it's important for young drivers to remember: too much summer relaxation could become a fatal distraction when they're behind the wheel.

June 08, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Sandra Loza

When one of Turlock's newest Parks, Arts & Recreation Commissioners Sandra Loza, isn't busy reading or hiking, the 22-year old Stanislaus State student is hard at work pursuing her master's degree in Public Administration. As a daughter of Mexican immigrants, Spanish was the first language she learned, and she is a product of Turlock Unified School District, having attended both Osborn Elementary and Pitman High School.

June 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Turlock man drowns at Modesto Reservoir

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department dive team recovered the body of a missing swimmer nearly six hours after he was last seen.

June 24, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi man sworn in as a CHP officer

Daniel Cervantes Leon of Delhi successfully completed the 28-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the ...

June 23, 2017 | | Local


Blaze destroys trailer outside Turlock home

An overloaded electrical circuit ignited a fire that swept through a travel trailer Thursday afternoon in Turlock.

June 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Trampoline park to open in coming weeks, hiring 30 employees

After nearly a year of waiting, Turlock residents looking for some family-friendly entertainment will soon be able to jump for joy. The construction of Get ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Valeria Jimenez

After spending some time away from Turlock in big cities like Los Angeles and Tulsa, Oklahoma, local artisan Valeria Jimenez has returned to her roots ...

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Heat wave brings excess water

Yes, you read the headline right. The heat wave that has hit the state this week is drying out everything in the Valley, but up ...

June 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City to honor Vietnam veterans at July 2 ceremony

The City of Turlock, along with its Vietnam War Commemorative Partners, will host an event honoring those who served in Vietnam/ Vietnam Era July 2 ...

June 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


New Dairy Princess crowned

Makayla Toste of Newman was selected as the 2017 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6. The crowning took place before ...

June 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Weather service issues Excessive Heat Warning; Flex Alert called

The triple-digit temperatures seen throughout California this week have put the state's power grid at risk, prompting the California Independent System Operator to call ...

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Grant will help TGM open doors

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expecting its year-round shelter to be open and operating by the time the temperature drops for winter, thanks to an ...

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A friend indeed: Fundraising dinner planned for Turlock transplant families

Isela Scroggins, a hairstylist at Suddenly Perfect hair salon, is buoyant, bubbly and there is no way to tell, other than her laborious rising from ...

June 20, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Swimming in canal proves deadly for area resident

A Turlock man died Monday night after being found trapped underwater in a canal in a rural area of Turlock.

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fruit becomes indulgent treat thanks to The Apple Chick

Name of business: The Apple Chick

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell again, posting a new low for the area not seen in recent years.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chris Essary: Forming lasting connections with youth in need

For many boys who have walked through the doors of Turlock's Excell Center, "father" can be a word that has little to no meaning ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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