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Health officials advise flu shot for the upcoming season

The California Department of Public Health urges Californians to get the influenza vaccine in September or October ahead of the arrival of influenza season.

September 29, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Firefighters paint the town pink

The firefighters will be wearing and selling specially designed pink T-shirts in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the month of October. All the funds go to the Bill & Elsie Ahlem Cancer Endowment. Shirts will be available for purchase at the gift shop at Emanuel Medical Center. Last year's efforts brought in more than $20,000 for the endowment and over the years the fundraising campaign has netted more than $80,000 in funds.

September 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Government trailblazers inspire at Women’s Leadership Round Table

Women make up just a small percentage of leaders in government, but the five panelists at Wednesday's 2nd annual Women's Leadership Round Table reminded the audience why that statistic needs to change, challenging those in attendance to make a difference in their local communities.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Vista off to rocky start with neighbors

In May, Turlock resident John Snoke stood before the Turlock Planning Commission to voice concerns he and other community members had about construction of the student apartment complex, The Vista, in their neighborhood. In the 42 days since students moved into the complex, a litany of calls to the Turlock Police Department have substantiated those concerns.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Ali Cox

Allison Cox captured Turlock's heart when she was part of the U.S. Rowing team that won a silver medal in the 2004 summer Olympics. Since then, she has turned her experience in big city marketing firms to help the businesses and organizations in her hometown through her company, Ali Cox & Company Marketing. Cox also was fundamental in launching the HeyTurlock! Platform to help the community promote local events.

September 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Ag fundraiser offers tastes of local flavors

An assortment of wines, craft brews, and cheeses produced locally will be up for sampling during the upcoming Tastes of the Valley fundraiser to benefit agriculture education.

September 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ranch of Horror ready for opening weekend

Name of business: Ranch of Horror

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wild adventures await library visitors in October

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of educational and fun activities throughout the month of October. Halloween themed craft days and a visit from "Python Ron" McGee highlight activities for children, while adults can learn to paint like Monet and take a computer basics class.

September 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sexually transmitted diseases reach an all-time high in California

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to increase in California, according to new statistics from the California Department of Public Health. These diseases are reportable to the state and local health departments.

September 26, 2017 | | Local


Movie premiere to benefit Turlock Gospel Mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is hosting an exclusive, pre-release red carpet event for the movie "Same Kind of Different as Me" to raise support and funds for their mission.

September 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus’ top crops

The Stanislaus County Agricultural Report released Tuesday revealed that the value of agricultural commodities in the region continued to drop in 2016, with impacts from the drought and other factors contributing to a decrease of $618 million in crop value for county growers.

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock residents help ducks in distress

Two ducks are once again swimming around happily in the lake at Donnelly Park after some residents stepped up and freed them from the zip ties someone had placed around their beaks.

September 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Births

• Lakynn and Nick Seward of Hilmar are the parents of a 7-pound girl born Sept. 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 22, 2017 | | Local


Japanese ceramics, haiku poetry highlight upcoming Carnegie events

The Carnegie Arts Center presents the first instalment of the Fall 2017 Sunday Arts Lectures with renowned ceramic artist, John Toki Toki.

September 22, 2017 | | Local


EXPLORING DUST BOWL

Want to know how Dust Bowl Brewing Co. got its name? Or, are you just curious about how the Turlock brewery concocts a batch of its Central Valley-famous craft beer? Dust Bowl's newest location on Fulkerth Road is now offering public tours of the year-old brewery, where beer lovers can learn the answer to these questions and more.

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jerry Powell

Central Valley born and raised, Turlock resident Jerry Powell has made a name for himself in the city through his work in real estate, construction ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment rate rises in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight rise in December, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlocker heads effort to fight African illiteracy

In the villages throughout West Africa, school books are hard to come by, and over the past decade, Books and More Education Foundation has sent ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Lions help kids see the future

Within seconds, Turlock Lions Club member Leroy Knapp was able to identify possible vision problems for students at Cunningham Elementary School Wednesday morning – part of ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Town Center sees new life

Before Monte Vista Crossings became Turlock's go-to retail hub, the Turlock Town Center served as one of the community's largest, most-frequented shopping pads ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man killed in Highway 108 crash

A Turlock man died in a head-on collision with a flatbed truck Thursday morning while driving on Highway 108 in Knights Ferry.

January 18, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man finds cannonball on roadside

Plenty of people find interesting little trinkets and treasure alongside roadways, but what makes Mark Wendell's story of interest is that his find had ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local Las Vegas shooting survivors to run in remembrance

For several years Turlock resident Christie Marriott and Ceres resident Mary Sylvester have enjoyed the physical benefits of running, but over the last year they ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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