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Turlock church offers free youth sports league

While many parents would like their kids to get outside and play this summer, sometimes the cost of recreational activities can put a wrench in that plan. The Turlock Church of Christ is offering a free youth sports league to help local families insure that their children are staying active, healthy and happy, all without financial strain.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Navy SEAL promotes alcohol and drug abuse prevention at Turlock seminar

Whether they hope to one day become a United States Navy SEAL or simply want to do their best in school, the Assyrian American Civic Club Youth Group now knows one thing: substance abuse will keep them from achieving their goals. Jason, a U.S. Navy Seal and speaker for Applied Performance Sciences, educated the group Sunday on the physiological effects of poor lifestyle choices and the specific ways in which these choices directly impact their ability to perform on the sports field, on the stage, in the classroom and, ultimately, in life.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continuing a family tradition: Local student vies for national rodeo title

For the Brazil family, rodeo isn't just a hobby – it's a way of life. Years after both Mandy Brazil and her husband, Jeff, competed individually in the National High School Finals Rodeo, their daughter, Londyn, will now continue the tradition as she prepares to travel to Lebanon, Tennessee for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Patient care efforts earn recognition for EMC

Emanuel Medical Center recently earned two national accreditations and recognitions for the efforts of the hospital to advance patient care.

June 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Foster Farms named 2016 Processor of the Year

Foster Farms has been selected as the 2016 Processor of the Year by The National Provisioner, a leading meat and poultry trade publication that has been around for 125 years.

June 10, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Local jeweler offers scholarship to be awarded at fair

Yonan's Jewelers will be giving away a $1,000 scholarship at the Stanislaus County Fair in connection with this year's empowHER Lounge, a series of workshops and other activities meant to inspire young girls to become great leaders in their community.

June 10, 2016 | | Local


Turlock Fire Department adds Division Chief

A position in the Turlock Fire Department that has been vacant since the recession was filled Friday when the department promoted long-time employee Gary Carlson to Division Chief of Operations.

June 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lifeguards perfect their skills at regional training

As pools around the valley begin to open for the summer, local lifeguards were able to perfect their life-saving skills Friday morning at the fifth annual California Park and Recreation Society's Aquatic Training for District Five lifeguards. Around 120 lifeguards gathered at the Johansen High School pool in Modesto to work on their ability to prevent and save swimmers from drowning, as well as their capability to work efficiently with emergency responders in crisis situations.

June 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pho 7 Anh provides diners with authentic cultured cuisine

Type of business: Vietnamese, Thai and Lao restaurant

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blood bank has urgent need for local donors

Delta Blood Bank has an emergency need for blood donors.

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Fair hopes to spellbind audiences with returning act

The Stanislaus County Fair is bringing back crowd favorite Suzy Haner the Hypnotist for a series of performances during the 10-day run.

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Turlock boys’ lemonade stand fundraiser a success

When life handed their neighbors lemons, Wesley and Colvin Hamel took it upon themselves to make lemonade – and plenty of cash.

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Low survey return results in planning of second study for Turlock facilities

The Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission received results Wednesday from the Sports and Recreation Facilities Prioritization and Feasibility Study that was conducted in order to assess the opinions regarding the need and support for recreation facilities in Turlock.

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Harding Kids Camp offers summer fitness fun

School is out for the summer, and that means that kids now have a lot of free time on their hands. Fitness instructor Anthony Harding is hoping to make that free time count by offering a fun way for kids to stay active through Harding Kids Camp.

June 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


State sees improved reductions in water usage

Californians recorded a water conservation rate in April that surpassed state standards, according to the latest numbers from the State Water Resources Control Board.

June 07, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Local retailer set to train with DIY guru

Considered by many to be the leading authority on color, decorative paint and DIY makeovers, Annie Sloan is the woman who started the painted furniture ...

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Survey shows California among worst states for small business

When it comes to small business friendliness, California is among the worst states in the country according to a recent survey by Thumbtack, which gave ...

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


South Turlock fire destroys outbuildings, vehicles

A large vegetation fire at a property between Hilmar and Turlock drew out multiple fire agencies Thursday night as crews tried to stop the flames ...

June 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Distracted driver injures Turlock family in chain reaction crash

A Turlock family is starting on a long road of recovery after their minivan was hit from behind by a distracted driver, according to the ...

June 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hospitals sponsor CPR lessons, baby care center at Stanislaus County Fair

Visitors at the Stanislaus County Fair can learn to help save a life or just grab a few precious minutes of relaxation with their children ...

June 23, 2016 | | Local


Fair’s Kids Club featuring Disneyland getaway

The Stanislaus County Fair is offering a chance to extend the fun with a trip to Disneyland for four.

June 23, 2016 | | Local


Inspirations Salon finds success at new location

Type of business: Salon

June 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


National charity to hold fundraising race in Turlock

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, consists of many disaster-torn communities and poverty-stricken residents. Without help from non-profit organizations like ...

June 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar festival celebrates dairy industry, community

For over three decades the community of Hilmar has gathered at the end of June to pay homage to the community's agricultural lifeblood - dairy ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man behind wheel in fatal crash

The California Highway patrol is investigating a collision where a Waterford teenager was killed when a Turlock man ran a red light.

June 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID approves plans for new substation project

On Tuesday the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors took a step forward in constructing a new electrical substation to be built off Washington Road.

June 23, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock Transit coming soon

Public transportation around Turlock is set to start making major changes starting in January with the City Council's approval of a new short range ...

June 23, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Study: Parking limits, not lots needed in downtown

Downtown business owners and those looking to spend a night out on Turlock's Main Street may think that there is a lack of parking ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Syrian refugee resettlement coming to California

The California Endowment announced they would grant the International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles (IRC) $306,344 to assist with the relocation of Syrian refugees ...

June 21, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bakers, grillers, decorators wanted for special fair contests

With the Stanislaus County Fair just around the corner, residents of the 209 are growing more and more anxious for all the fun and entertainment ...

June 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


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