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The importance of reading aloud

Whether it was a mother or father or grandparent or older sibling or teacher who read to us, we probably all have memories of a special book shared with someone who brought it to life. We grew up listening to stories without anyone quoting evidence about why it was valuable, our parents didn't read the story to increase our vocabulary, and our teachers didn't plan on making us better test takers.

June 08, 2012 | BY SUSAN NEUFELD Community Contributor | Local


Church looks to provide school backpacks for kids in need

The Turlock Seventh-Day Adventist Church, is beginning its second year of fundraising and collection of donations for Project Backpack. The goal of Project Backpack is to distribute more than 500 backpacks to Turlock school children in need.

June 08, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock Chamber recognized by state organization

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce has yet again been recognized among California's best chambers, garnering a 2012 President's Circle award from the California Chamber of Commerce.

June 08, 2012 | | Local


Red Cross honors local community heroes

From individuals who stepped forward in a moment of crisis to those who have committed themselves to public service, the Red Cross deems them all heroes and paid tribute to them during the organization's annual awards ceremony.

June 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grass fire closes highway onramp

A small grass fire Sunday afternoon forced a temporary closure of the northbound Taylor Road onramp on Highway 99.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Library’s summer reading program begins

The Stanislaus County Library invites all kids to join the children's Summer Reading Program, "Dream Big! READ."

June 05, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Recruiters hope to take local dairy expertise out of state

The shortage of milk is fueling a dozen states to actively recruit California dairies to leave the state and make a move to better business climes.

June 05, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Increasing number of local homeless vets need help

Tim Guerino is passionate about helping local veterans. As director of the Homeless Assistance Ministry with the Turlock Gospel Mission and a veteran himself, he is concerned with the increasing number of veterans coming through the Turlock day center's doors seeking help getting back into society.

June 05, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Seniors to receive free coupon to purchase fruits and veggies at farmers market

Seniors living on a budget can eat farm-fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to the Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging and the Turlock Farmers Market.

June 04, 2012 | | Local


State, Central Valley failing small businesses, finds report

California is among the worst states in the country for small businesses, according to a new survey from the Kauffman Foundation and Thumbtack.com.

June 01, 2012 | | Local


In Service

Air Force Airman Mitchell A. Day graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 01, 2012 | | Local


Blistering hot temps to fall drastically, prompting alert

Break out the sunscreen for this weekend, but don't put away the umbrella just yet.

June 01, 2012 | | Local


West Nile virus confirmed in Stanislaus County

The presence of the West Nile virus has officially been detected in Stanislaus County as health officials reported a dead bird tested positive for the virus.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID encourages safe swimming with free pool passes

Many Turlockers are turning to the summer pastime of swimming to ward away rising temperatures.

June 01, 2012 | | Local


If you build it, they will come

If everything flies straight, Turlock could have its first disc golf course by the end of this summer.

June 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | 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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