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Savemart continues to care

Savemart's Evo Silva and Tony DeWinkle presented a check for $900 to Beverly Schiegel and Valerie Doherty of the American Association of University Women on March 10. The money will help fund the AAUW's Tech Trek, a science, engineering, math and technology camp.

March 14, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Small Business Development Center to educate employers on new laws

With a new year come new laws, and for business owners, there are countless rules and regulations to remember. The Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center is hoping to help employers be in compliance with new laws by hosting an informative 2017 Employment Law Update event.

March 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


The greening of Turlock

Turlock City Workers Ryan Everrett and Art Padilla assisted Dutcher's Garden Club in planting three October Glory Maples on campus Tuesday for Go Green Week. The City will plant a total of 27 trees at nine school sites this year and have planted 219 trees total in the past 10 years of the program.

March 14, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Prom dress secondhand sale to offer affordable gowns

Prom season is just around the corner, but the glitz and glamour of high school dances often come with a hefty price. Downtown Turlock boutique OneSixteen Bijou is helping to alleviate some of that financial strain through its 209 Prom Dress Sale – an opportunity for high school girls to trade, sell and buy secondhand prom dresses.

March 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock park to be featured in inspirational documentary

A local filmmaker is hoping his documentary on the construction of the Children's Play Park at Donnelly Park will motivate those in the community to go out and make a difference - no matter how old or young they may be.

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Casting call looking for Turlock performers

Any local residents hoping for that one big break to launch them into stardom might find their opportunity at a casting call coming to town.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Regional summit aims to strengthen agritourism connections

As the first-of-its-kind throughout the region, an upcoming summit in Modesto hopes to bring together Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced county residents who are involved in agritourism.

March 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Yoga studio hopes to heal, honor first responders

Warrior Yoga owner Lorie Wilson knows just how taxing a first responder's job can be, having helped numerous who have walked through the doors of her yoga studio in Turlock find ways to destress and stay healthy, both physically and mentally. Wilson hopes to help other first responders in the area discover the benefits of yoga and give back to some of the community's bravest by inviting them and their families to a free Saturday practice at the studio's First Responders Appreciation event.

March 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Spring forward

This Sunday, people across the country will set their clocks forward an hour, marking the start to Daylight Saving Time. But it hasn't always happened on the second Sunday in March. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was implemented in 2007, added four weeks to Daylight Saving Time by changing it to start on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November.

March 10, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Rainbow Fabrics to leave downtown

Longtime downtown business Rainbow Fabrics is packing up shop and moving to a new location just down the road in search of a change of scenery, more customers and, hopefully, better parking.

March 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock celebrates 10 years of going green

While they may not sling spider webs or leap tall buildings in a single bound, the City of Turlock's Team Green Kids Club super heroes Water Woman and Recycle Man still play an important role in the community. The two mascots recently paid a visit to the Turlock City Council to help promote the 10th anniversary of Turlock's Go Green Week, which will be celebrated March 13 to 18.

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emergency food and shelter grant program seeking applicants

Local organizations who help feed and shelter the hundreds of homeless and in-need residents of Stanislaus County may be able to receive federal funding through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Free Will Baptist celebrates 75 years

The Turlock Free Will Baptist Church is the oldest of its kind in the state, and is preparing to celebrate 75 years of rich history and outreach within the city.

March 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


New eateries coming to Turlock

Lovers of pizza and Mexican food alike will be pleased to hear two distinguished providers of the cuisines are set to make Turlock their newest home.

March 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Cosmic Bath and Beauty creates home for all-natural products

Type of business: Bath and beauty product company

March 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Turlock Chaplaincy to host annual Fun Run

Running is the perfect way to squeeze some exercise into your day, but it's even better when you are running for a good cause ...

March 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


County sees drop in unemployment

While 2017 started with an increase in unemployment, February has seen those numbers slightly fall.

March 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Still a free agent, Kaepernick’s job hunt influenced by the President

Turlock native and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been no stranger to headlines over the course of the past year, from refusing ...

March 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers Market gets early start on season

Those looking forward to the fresh fruits and vegetables, locally made meats, cheeses and bakery treats found at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market won't ...

March 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Deli Delicious serves up fresh sandwiches

Type of business: Sandwich shop

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar, Turlock to come together for Relay for Life

It's time once again for community members to relay for a cure, as the internationally-known nonprofit American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for ...

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Radio station fundraiser to benefit Salvation Army gym

While Salvation Army Advisory Board member Kristin Bettencourt's birthday is Friday, she isn't expecting any presents - at least for herself.

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day

The City of Turlock will pay tribute to area Vietnam veterans with a special ceremony March 29 at the historic war cannon in Central Park ...

March 23, 2017 | | Local


Exchange program looking for families to host international students

Modesto resident Carol Berger thinks that the best way to learn about other cultures is to actually live with someone from another culture and foster ...

March 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County lags in tobacco prevention efforts

Turlock and the other cities in Stanislaus County continue to score poorly in the American Lung Association's annual report measuring the state of tobacco ...

March 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New banquet hall in the works

A desire to bring an elegant, affordable banquet hall to the west side of Turlock inspired Raja Singh to begin plans for Mirage Banquet Hall ...

March 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID to provide plenty of water for local growers this year

After five years of severe drought conditions, the Tuolumne River Watershed is in the midst of one of the wettest years on record. What this ...

March 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Tornado scare rolls through Turlock

Springtime in the Central Valley is no stranger to rain, but Tuesday afternoon Turlock residents were on the lookout for a different force of Mother ...

March 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown farmers market under new leadership, moving to Thursday nights

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is starting the 2017 season under a new name-Central Park Market Turlock - along with a new operator and is ...

March 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pacheco State Park celebrates Wildflower Day

Pacheco State Park invites all those looking to welcome the colors of spring to come celebrate the 14th Annual Wildflower Day.

March 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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