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Giant sequoias' namesake park deserves a visit

Grand as they are, it's easy to overlook giant sequoias, even for those who visit the Sierra Nevada range often. Tahoe skiers and Yosemite climbers don't even pass close to the biggest clusters of the world's largest trees in Sequoia National Park.

May 17, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Annual farm and river festival returns to Livingston

Valley dwellers will have the opportunity to pick, taste and learn first-hand about the local ecosystem when the Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms and Merced River Fair roll into Livingston on June 4 and 5.

May 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Honey bees still declining, finds survey

The number of honey bee colonies in the United States experienced an 8 percent decline in 2015, according to a recently released study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Father, son monster truck duo compete together for the first time

The 2016 Budweiser Monster Truck Spring Nationals are taking place this weekend at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, but for Jeff Souza of Denair, the event is especially significant. Souza has been actively participating in monster truck competitions for a few years now, but this weekend marks the first time that he will compete alongside his son, Hunter Souza.

May 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildlife center to hold animal baby shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is hosting a baby shower this Saturday, but be sure to leave your diapers, toys and formula at home. The 2016 Baby Animal Shower is a way for the community to help out young animals in need and enjoy a day learning about wildlife.

May 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair’s new lounge looks to inspire young women

The Stanislaus County Fair has partnered with Vintage Faire Mall and Yonan's Jewelers to bring guests a contemporary and inspirational lounge for young women, ages 16 to 25, to enjoy. The empowHER Lounge will be a lounge geared towards inspiring young girls to be great leaders in our community.

May 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Downtown association looks to build on re-branding year

The Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is getting to close the books on the 2015-16 fiscal year and is reporting a year that saw more partnerships and programs, all of which helped to shine a light on the downtown area.

May 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Skate park readies for summer opening

The Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park is expected to open this summer after experiencing multiple setbacks in the completion of the project.

May 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Trampoline park coming to Turlock

Local residents looking for family fun will soon be able to 'Get Air' as Turlock is set to welcome its first trampoline park.

May 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock feels the love

Over 700 volunteers hit the community's streets on Saturday for the fifth annual Love Turlock event, showering the city in good deeds. There were at least 75 projects that took place throughout the day, ranging from yard work for the elderly to house repairs for a single mom.

May 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Post Office asks community to help 'stamp out hunger'

Since 1995, the Turlock Post Office has participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, collecting donations in an effort to "stamp out hunger" in the community.

May 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown Farmers’ Market battles rain on opening day

In an opening day that was marred by rainy weather, the new Turlock Downtown Farmers' Market saw a small but eager crowd, complete with a live band, magician and of course, produce.

May 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market celebrates new home

The gray skies looming over Turlock on Saturday didn't dampen the festive mood at the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market, as they opened their seventh season and the first at their new home at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

May 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Generous donation propels goal of new Turlock library forward

The goal of building a bigger library for the Turlock community took a big step forward Tuesday when Turlock residents John and Jeani Ferrari made a donation to the fund established by the Friends of the Turlock Public Library that doubled the amount raised.

May 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Art, history mingle in downtown stroll

The popular art walk around downtown Turlock returns Thursday with a distinct history bent in recognition of the centennial celebration of the Carnegie facility.

May 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Local organizations to hold summer arts camps

Summer is here and those looking to keep themselves or their children busy during the hotter months need to look no further than local arts ...

May 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock prepares to honor its fallen veterans

Those driving through Turlock Memorial Park this weekend will have no doubt that Turlock remembers the men and women who died in service of their ...

May 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New program hopes to find year round opportunities for seasonal workers

A pilot program from the Stanislaus Business Alliance is hoping to take traditional seasonal workers, who often are unemployed for stretches of the year, into ...

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Buy, sell and trade at Ziggy’s Video Game Exchange

Type of Business: Video game sales, trades and repairs

May 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Anti-DUI efforts planned for holiday weekend

The Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force is sending DUI officers out this holiday weekend for DUI/drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


promoting food safety tips for holiday

With Memorial Day weekend approaching and all the picnics and barbeques that go along with it, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reminding people ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


County approves staffing plan for expanded jail

The county is crafting the move into the new $89.5 million expansion of the Public Safety Center being constructed in west Ceres in phases ...

May 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


EMC to tout cancer survivors with ice cream

Emanuel Medical Center will be celebrating cancer survivors with a sweet treat come Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Turlock to celebrate Independence Day with parade, car show and fireworks

Turlock will put its patriotic spirit on display with a host of activities planned for the Fourth of July holiday, ending with a spectacular fireworks ...

May 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community rallies to find missing tortoise

Tortoises aren't known for their speed, but one Turlock tortoise seems to have made a quick getaway. George the California desert tortoise has been ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New downtown eatery donates $8,500 to local athletic programs

The opening of Hauck's earlier this month generated a lot of buzz from Turlockers excited to see the historic downtown building and one-time pharmacy ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Education Foundation seeks public’s help in shipping books to Ghana

In the villages of Ghana, West Africa, school books are hard to come by. Over the past ten years, Books and More Education Foundation has ...

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Seniors go head-to-head in cycling challenge

Seniors at Covenant Village of Turlock were off to the races Monday as the retirement community kicked off the Tour de CRC, a five-day CyberCycle ...

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Sweet time promised at Oakdale Chocolate Festival

Whether you just want to visit a few favorite chocolate booths, find some unique artwork, get some kettle korn or listen to some tunes, there ...

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock students vie for Dairy Princess title

Three local women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event ...

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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