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Gas prices inch upward

As the calendar inches closer to summer the gas prices are reflecting a slow trek upward, according to the latest numbers from GasBuddy.com.

April 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Clean-up in Denair

Residents of Denair proved they care about their community by turning out Saturday for some clean-up projects. The campaign drew out about 15 volunteers, including sophomores from Denair High School, for a day of cleaning up along the railroad tracks and planting trees at the Senior Center and Denair Friends Church. The plantings were to replace the trees that were lost when a tornado came through town. The clean-up project also had a community dumpster at Connecting Points Church for residents to use to dispose of any non hazardous materials.

April 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flag retirement ceremony provides special moment for Girl Scouts

Denair Girl Scout Junior Troop 3102 received a lesson in patriotism Monday when the Denair Lions Club showed them how to properly retire flags. The troop learned how to dispose of flags that are no longer fit to fly in a ceremony held at the Denair Community Center.

April 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar walks for a cure

Businesses, nonprofit organizations and families donned purple and walked around Hilmar High's track on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society as part of Hilmar's Relay for Life event.

April 19, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock, state median home prices on the rise

This may be the "perfect storm" season for real estate, as average home sale prices are up locally and across the state, giving sellers a reason to celebrate, and buyers can still take advantage of low interest rates. These market conditions have resulted in increases in sales and price across California. Closer to home, however, a lack of inventory makes for a more competitive market for those looking to buy.

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


First annual Tamale Festival set to hit Turlock

Another delicious festival will hit the streets of Turlock on May 1 when the Turlock Poker Room and Casino hosts the first annual Turlock Tamale Festival. Poker room owner Joe Fernandez wanted to bring something new and fun to the Turlock community, ultimately deciding on a festival complete with live performances, vendors and of course, tamales.

April 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment rate grows slightly in Stanislaus County

The number of unemployed in Stanislaus County grew by a slim margin in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

April 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State survey paints grim picture for health of Stanislaus County residents

The overall health of Stanislaus County residents could be better. In fact it could be a lot better according to the California Department of Public Health's recently released County Health Status Profiles 2016.

April 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Strong winds blow into Turlock

Turlock residents were subject to strong winds Friday, resulting in dangerous driving conditions and a power outage that left downtown in the dark for nearly two hours.

April 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Professor integrates community service into coursework; students take aim at homelessness

Homelessness is often an out of sight, out of mind issue for many, but for a group of 20 students at California State University, Stanislaus it's an issue that has been brought into the light by, of all things, a first-year composition English class.

April 14, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New yoga studio provides a unique workout experience

Type of Business: Yoga studio

April 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Love Turlock a chance to better community

Turlock community members will feel the love on May 7 as the fifth annual Love Turlock event hits the city's streets.

April 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock church 'springs' into expansion

New Life Christian Center isn't just growing Turlock's faith community, it's also bringing new architecture to the city.

April 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


One flight dream made reality

Jack Bright was able to see his flight dream come true on Sunday thanks to Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation and pilot Darryl Fisher. Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation honors many senior citizens and veterans by giving Dream Flights in their restored Boeing Stearman that was once a trainer from World War II. The foundation owns three planes and travels the country in hopes of making dreams come true free of charge thanks to sponsors. Last year they provided 650 flights in 23 states.

April 12, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock and Hilmar prepare to relay for a cure

The battle against cancer is something that affects many people, and every year hundreds of community members come together through Relay For Life to raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from the terrible disease. This year, Hilmar and Turlock will host their own community fundraising walks to help find a cure.

April 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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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


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


Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast honors service and strength

Members of the Turlock community came together on Friday morning to eat, pray and reflect at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, giving thanks to ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Children’s Play Park a project of community pride

The children scampering up and down the wooden play structure at Donnelly Park likely haven't given much thought, if at all, to how the ...

April 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock's growing ag industry

Turlock welcomed a new powdered milk processing plant on Friday, and took one step closer to former Mayor John Lazar's vision of becoming the ...

April 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


Global consumers: More almonds, please

Driving through the Turlock countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has taken ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | 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 Police sponsoring rape defense class

The Turlock Police Department is currently taking sign-ups for their Rape Aggression Defense class.

April 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sewn Up Clothing: Name brands for every style

Type of Business: Men's clothing store

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Gear up for Summer Reading Challenge at May library events

Families attending events at branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May can learn more about science, Angry Birds and My Little Pony. Along with ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Olde Tyme Pastries turns 35 years old

Olde Tyme Pastries opened its doors on May 1, 1981, bringing with it a delicious selection of cakes, cookies, pies and other desserts that the ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Driver freed from crashed car by Turlock Fire

The Turlock Fire Department rescued a motorist from his crushed vehicle after the driver struck a light post.

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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